Jason van Gumster writes:
On the weekend of July 16th, Hand Turkey Studios again entered into the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project with the insane goal of producing a 4-7 minute animated film in a mere 48 hours... and we did it using Blender.
For those of you who don't know, the 48 Hour Film Project is a contest that's targeted at live action filmmakers; it's not really designed for animation (evidenced by the minimum required length of 4 minutes for any submission). Despite that, we took the challenge and succeeded! And we did it using Blender 2.5.
On the Friday night when the contest started, we received the genre "Adventure Serial." Then, all 48 teams in the Richmond area were told that we had to include a character named "Dwight or Dannette Williams, Party Planner", a prop of a CD, and the following line of dialog: "How do I look?" With all of those elements, we had 48 hours to produce our film. With an international team of 30 members, this is the animation that we produced:
Also, for kicks, some of our team members did timelapse screencasts of their work during the weekend and posted them online:
Thanks for viewing!
Jason van Gumster (Fweeb)