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'Doljer' Playing on UK Filmfestival Filmstock


still2.jpg"A racoon, alone in the woods, to the haunting sounds of ‘The Knife'. "

This is the description of Adam Procter's short 'Doljer', which has been accepted into the UK filmvestival Filmstock in Luton.

Adam writes:

I have recently completed 'Doljer' an Open Source & Carbon Netural animated film made predominately in blender and other open source software. It has just been accepted into the UK film festival filmstock for its first public screening.

I am also planning to release the files under a creative commons licence shortly after the screening.

More details are [available on my site] - including a full production blog post on how the film was made using opensource software and the ideas process I took, along with details about my next open source participation film 'Urban Monk'.

Adam expects to publish Doljer on the web after the festival. When he does we'll let you know!

The festival's program is a little confusing, but I *think* Doljer will play on Saturday, November 3rd on 7pm and on Sunday, November 4th on 12.10PM

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. @x:
    yeah, bart is right and did you notice he's using blender?
    Combining commercial and non-commercial tools is a good way imho since
    many features that are given in comm. packages are not existing in the OS tools yet.
    And as he said, he's more used to illustrator than to inkscape, so why
    should he use inkscape for a film he has to create in a certain amount of time?

    Many people seem to make OS their religion which is a bad tendency in my eyes since
    diversity is a big plus in the creative world!

  2. "how come ppl who use flash and illustrator talk about open source oO"

    Some of us--myself included--use Blender because we like it, not because we have an ideological hatred of all proprietary software.

  3. guys... didnt mean to flame, just wanted to remind that using blender doesnt make your whole workflow open source.
    to be real, using opensource only wouldnt have produced such a movie, or no movie at all ;)

    so plz save the words gestapo and religion

  4. "how come ppl who use flash and illustrator talk about open source oO"

    I would have used inkscape and pencil but my speed in the 'commericial' apps was far more usefull. See blog post on my site. I wish I had to a degree but I time was also a factor.

  5. x:
    yep, but i dont think he ever said it's completely made with opensource tools.
    he said it's made with blender and some other tools.

    BUT, i don't believe for a second, that only opensource tools couldn't have been used. as the author said.
    ofcourse, i haven't seen the movie yet, but still.

    hmm, i can't believe i actually went along with this conversations.. oh well..


  6. TO be precise his movie is opensource if he opens up his sources. A project is not opensource just because you use opensource ;

    BTW Adam how do you know that it is carbon neutral? Didn't you use a computer that uses electricity ;) Just nit picking...

  7. ok your are right,
    im out of this silly conversation :)
    looking forward so see the movie,
    judging by the pictues that are released so far the style looks very promising

  8. Hello, I paid to offset the Co2 - I have a certificate and everything (see blog post about it) - if you want usage calcluations I have them ;)
    I am pretty sure it could have all been done opensource, when you see it im sure you will agree, I am not the most complicated animator in the world, its the story that I wish to tell.....I suppose I should have not said opensource movie - maybe predominately opensource plus the creator loves open source and the blender community .... but I am trying to also market it a little :D and I am chuffed to be on blendernation too :D

  9. @x: I misinterpreted your comment then, sorry about that. We get many over-zealous comments about open source here and sometimes they tick me off, I guess ;-)

  10. ...a carbon neutral animated film...ROTFLMAO! That is just funny as hell. LMAO...

    ...anyway, it looks interesting and I look forward to seeing it. Good Luck.

    BTW, how do you carbon-neutrally view a carbon-neutral animated film?...LMAO!

  11. This looks like an awesome animation. I'm really looking forward to seeing it and checking out the source files. The Blender community benefits a lot when people do work like this, and even more when they make the source files available. Thanks!

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