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Explain Stuff – Elephants Dream :World’s first Open movie

We have heard of open source softwares very much. But what about movie ? Let’s see…..

Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all production files freely available to use however you please, under a Creative Commons license.

Elephants dream

The short film was created by the Orange Open Movie Project studio in Amsterdam during 2005/2006, bringing together a diverse team of artists and developers from all over the world.

It is the result of almost a year of work, a project initiated and coordinated by the Blender Foundation. Six people from the Blender user/development community were selected to come over to Amsterdam to work together on an animated short movie, utilizing Open Source tools only.

It was produced almost using open source software, except for the modular sound studio Reaktor and the cluster that rendered the final movie which ran Mac OS X. Click here to get a Complete Worry-Free Security Suite for Your Entire Network. Buy Now!
Complete Worry-Free Security Suite for Your Entire Network. Buy Now!It premiered on March 24, 2006, after about 8 months of work. Beginning in September 2005, it was developed under the name .It’s first name “orange” was later changed to Machina and then to Elephants Dream. (name means a kind of Dutch children’s story genre where a story ends abruptly as if or saying it’s a dream )

At www.elephantsdream.org you can download high quality movie , the making and all other files related to this project.

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  1. Mark.mint

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  2. Mark.mint

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