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Elephants Dream Director Readies Blender-Animated Tube 40

Posted by timothy
from the moving-pictures dept.
TheSilentNumber writes "Bassam Kurdali's free culture 3D animation, Tube, is nearing the final stages of production. Tube is a collaborative effort between 56 artists from 22 countries — some of which are at war. After directing the first of the Blender Institute's 'Open Movie Projects,' Elephants Dream, Bassam wanted to prove the viability of free cultural works and usability of free software like Blender and PiTiVi for independent filmmakers. Just a few days after launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project, the goal has been met, which means we should see the final release in seven months!"
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Elephants Dream Director Readies Blender-Animated Tube

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  • by Jonah Hex (651948) <hexdotms&gmail,com> on Sunday April 22, 2012 @12:00AM (#39760263) Homepage Journal
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    • by Taco Cowboy (5327)

      So far I have been able to use a combo of open source and commercial products to create a distributed workflow, but tying it all together under single sign on is next to impossible especially to a wiki for organizing all the fiction. Anyone interested feel free to visit us, we seriously need some more creative people working on the site and projects.

      Check out the project I've been working on for some time: www.HEX.xxx

      Taking place in an alternate universe known as Obscure Delusion, several videos are now coming to light.

      * Maniac Loveseat is a short episodic format show in the Obscure Delusion universe. Featuring HEX and Jacky Paper, it is an unscripted improvised brainstorming session. Things that may be used for building parts of the canon universe and considered madness are wrenched from our viscera on the Maniac Loveseat.

      * The Unknown Truth is a science documentary show in the Obscure Delusion universe. Now in itâ(TM)s land mark 37th season, welcome to **The Unknown Truth** Episode 2012-03-16 with your host, Doctor Watt.

      Obscure Delusion Fictional Universe Original Material with references to public domain H.P. Lovecraft characters and works.

      Our Distribution Channels:
      * Our Main Site www.HEX.xxx
      * Facebook Page & Twitter Updates
      * YouTube Channel (Original Content Verified!)
      * DailyMotion (Original Content MotionMaker!)
      * Funny or Die Channel (Funny Videos!)
      * Phone 1-800-HEX-SETX - Located Downriver in Trenton, MI.

      I am sure you guys are contributing a lot to the community but need to ask you a question;

      How to encourage artists from developing world to participate ?

      They are not as rich as you guys

      They do not have as many advance hardware as you guys ... and ...

      They can not devote as much time to crunch out the scene as you guys

      • by Jonah Hex (651948)
        The wonderful part of using Wordpress as our base and bringing in a Wiki and Forum is so anyone who can participate via text is included, creating a fictional universe is a huge undertaking, and most of it will happen via the written word. Additionally, after doing quite a bit of research I believe Kompoz will allow us to have musicians with even the most basic computer recording hookup participate. Video is where it gets very tricky, and starts to shut out even those of us who have high quality machines to
      • by Jonah Hex (651948)
        Also wanted to mention that Kaltura [kaltura.com] is pretty much the list of online video collaboration once we can either get it implemented on a VPS or hosted. (new YouTube editor is also surprisingly good for a web video editor) Currently we are running on a decent HostGator VPS with CloudFlare and MaxCDN, and I recently got a free trial node from VPS.NET to try new Wordpress configs [getsatisfaction.com] on as well as examine moving from a single HostGator to a cloud VPS model. - HEX
    • by Grayhand (2610049)
      Congradulations. I think you set an all time record for the number of links in a single post.
      • by Jonah Hex (651948)
        Not even close, but my link to verbiage ratio is a bit unbalanced. But then again it is meant to be a list of links and info to show we are not just screwing around, we are putting our own money and time behind the project. - HEX
  • His KS page show the project is starting the animation process, hardly the final stage of production.

  • He should really consider making a series.
  • Just a clarification -- There is no precedent for attempting an open movie at this scale and complexity outside the Blender Foundation, and pledges are only earned once a project's official funding goal is met at Kickstarter. We set a conservative target, cautiously optimistic that community support can exceed that figure and supply the production with full funding.

    For more info check out the Tube campaign's [kickstarter.com] main page and update tabs.
    Tube has an ongoing production blog at URCHN [urchn.org]

    Thanks for your solidarity

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