Andy Goralczyk will be directing the 12th open movie project by the Blender Animation Studio. Similar to how Sintel was a driving and validating force behind the Blender 2.5 project, Spring will be the "full production test" of Blender 2.8. Andy is aiming to produce a 7-minute film in 8-9 months.
A month ago I pitched a story to our whole Blender Animation Studio team. Luckily everyone liked it and it got green-lit as our 12th Open Movie production!
The film follows a mountain spirit and her wise little dog. Together they bring spring to the valleys after a long and dark winter in the mountains.
The film’s art direction is in the hands of David Revoy - who worked on three of our short films as concept artist before. I’m very excited to be working with him! For Spring we’ll stay very close to David’s creative universe - presenting a universe influenced by European and Asian folk tales and myths. The resulting film will look beautiful and atmospheric.
I’m trying to have my camera around for most of the production and post video updates as often as I can. Here is a video showing the first concept week where I went to France to work with David: