Martin Lubich worked for a staggering three years on 'Ara's Tale', and the result is beautiful.
This movie was created in my sparetime over the course of 3 years. It was produced in the spirit of an Open Movie, which means that all production files will be made available (under a CC-BY license).
I developed this short over the course of 3 years in my spare time. Which started as a simple naive idea, soon grew into something hugely complex, but in the end utterly rewarding.
Without the work done by Phil Rey (Music) and Mikkel Nielsen (Sound) this movie wouldn't be what it is today. I want to express my deepest gratitude for their work and dedication throughout the project.
This short is intended to be seen and heard. So turn on the volume when watching this short.
The movie was mainly done in blender. Blender 2.49b for modeling, animation, rendering (BI). Blender 2.60a for sculpting, texturing and compositing. Other software used was mypaint, gimp, Mari and DaVinci Resolve Lite.
This short is a accumulation of firsts for me and has brought me countless adventures during its development
- first short film
- first serious character development and rigging
- first character animation
- first vfx development
- first serious compositing
I also want to thank all who have given feedback and have shown their interest in this project. This gave motivation in times when everything seemed hopeless . Thank you!
The full movie is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND).It was created in the spirit of an Open Movie, thus I am in the process of preparing all the production material for release under a CC-BY license as well. With this a visuals only version of the movie with a CC-BY license will be released as well.
Enjoy the movie. Any comments and/or critique are highly appreciated and encouraged.
If you like the movie, please spread the word. If you don't, spread it nonetheless ;-)