Over the last few weeks we have received information of a few remarkable Blender movie projects that are being worked on around the world. This week we'll be highlighting some of them in our 'Blender International Movie Week'. Today part one: Mexico, where Oscar Alvarado is working on the short animation movie 'Murnau the Vampire'.
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Teaser from "Murnau the Vampire"
Oscar follows the model of Elephants Dream: he hopes to finance the production of the movie with the pre-orders of the DVD which, like Elephants Dream, will contain all the production files under a Creative Commons license. Also, the names of the people who pre-order the DVD will appear in the credits. You can also donate to the project directly through PayPal.
The official release date will be March 2008, and the DVD will contain all the material generated trough the production. Besides the short film, All the material will be under some of the Creative Commons Attribution licenses.
We wrote about Oscar's 'Chibi World' before. He has a distinct graphical style (which I really like) and his productions are very professional. All in all, I have high hopes of this project - I just hope that replicating the Elephants Dream model will work as well for him as for the Orange project and that such an endeavour is achievable by one person only.
Do you know of an interesting Blender movie project that we should highlight here? I'd love to see something from, for example, India, China or from the Middle East. Please get in touch - let's hope we can make the Blender International Movie Week last two weeks ;-)
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