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The Secret of Kells: Free Screening in New York, Saturday July 10th


Tonight there's a free screening of the Academy Award nominated animated feature film 'The Secret of Kells' on the lawn at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. Parts of this movie have been produced in Blender by the Belgian studio Digital Graphics.

Rooftop Films writes:

Saturday, July 10th


A free screening of this Academy Award nominated animated feature film on the lawn at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. A surprise Oscar nominee for Best Animated Film, THE SECRET OF KELLS follows the adventures of 12-year old Brendan on a dangerous mission to help complete a magical illuminated manuscript. Almost entirely hand-drawn, this dazzling film, made in the iconic style of medieval art, is a gorgeous antidote to the familiar style of today's digital animation.

On the grass along the water at Socrates Sculpture Park
3134 Vernon Blvd. (Long Island City, Queens)

7:00 Live Music
8:30 Film Begins

Schedule and last minute information.

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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. I'm looking forward to seeing this. Very promising. I wonder how much has been made in Blender, and what precisely.
    By the way, no comments since morning??

  2. I showed my son and daughter the trailer of this a while ago, and they REALLY want to see it!

    Anyone know if there is a DVD yet? It looks magical!

  3. Saw this movie and for the most part loved it. Great (2D) visual style. Would love to see a breakdown (hint hint) of the shots done in blender

  4. Saw it recently at a local "dollar" theater. While the visual style was very appealing to my wife and I, neither of us really understood the story and I had to do a bit of searching to get a good breakdown to enlighten me. Even after getting a better idea what the mythological and historical references were from I was still less than thrilled with it overall. Scenes didn't flow together well and the long build up in the story ends anticlimactically. Perhaps if I had a deeper tie to some cultural / religious roots I might find it more appealing.

  5. there is a dvd, I've owned it for some time now, and I really like this movie. I disagree about the anticlimactic ending. I wasn't really hoping for a hollywood-magic-book-saves-the-day-and drives-the-baddies-away ending.

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