The Elephants Dream DVDs will hopefully be shipped during the next few weeks, and the excitement in the Blender community about this event is mounting. This leads to interesting new activities: I received an email from Paul Venezio who is planning to rent a small theatre to show the movie and have a Blender usermeeting.
Coming Soon to a venue near you, the first open source animated film "Elephants Dream"!
Sounds exciting doesn't it? I can't wait to see it in theatres! Oh wait, there's no distribution network for the movie other than festivals, or is there? All of us that purchased the DVD, we are a distribution network! We can rent venues to show the DVD! We can place an ad for the premier! We can meet other Blenderheads and possibly create a few!
I've looked into this a little and I can rent, for an hour, a mini-theatre that will show the DVD on a large projection screen with surround sound during a week day for $200 US here in Phoenix, Arizona. I'll post the who, what, where and when soon. If your venue is more expensive, a few of you could join forces or charge admission, whatever it takes.
I challenge the rest of you who supported the movie by purchasing the DVD to go the next step and have your own premiere! Let's see how much world wide buzz we can create over this truly historic cinematic creation.
I love this initiative! If you are going to organise a similar event, please let us know and we'll spread the word.