[opensource] Fwd: [COLUG] Elephants Dream: Open Source movie

Adam Porr porr.4 at osu.edu
Mon May 22 15:15:13 EDT 2006


Hi all

Saw this on the COLUG list and I figured you all might be interested!
Sorry for the duplicate if you are already on the COLUG list!

Adam

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From: Josh Locklear <joshlocklear at gmail.com>
Date: May 22, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: [COLUG] Elephants Dream: Open Source movie
To: Central OH Linux User Group <colug432 at colug.net>


Hey all,

I thought this was pretty cool, it was released a few days ago.  Due
to huge demand, they changed their home page, but this was from the
original:

"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."

It is available at http://orange.blender.org/

It is really a short, as it clocks in at 9:55, but this is still a
really cool idea.  They offer varying qualities of the film, going all
the way up to 1920x1080 (1080p).  They are kind of slammed on
bandwidth, so using the torrents would probably be a good idea.

This just shows what can be accomplished using open-source tools,
methods, and licensing.  With the production files being available
under the CC license, we may also see some cool derivative work as
well.  Hope you enjoy.

Later,
Josh Locklear
Former TALUG member, now in central OH and (mostly) lurking on the COLUG list
joshlocklear at gmail.com

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