For about ten months, I worked on a ~5 minute video project using Blender. I was only able to work on it during times of the year when I was not in school or away on research. It has a Blender CGI sequence near the beginning, all lightsabers were done using a vector blur process I developed when nodes first came out in Blender 2.42, and a few other special effects also done in Blender. Credits, etc, too. I edited it entirely in Blender, although a little of the sound editing was done in Audacity, and GIMP was useful occasionally, too. I used Voodoo Camera Tracker for one shot, too. I love following new developments in Blender, and you can see several of the new features used, like sky and shrinkwrap. Can you see where shrinkwrap was used?
It was a family project; the only other people involved in the production were my brother (some sound and acting), my mother (camera when we both were in the shot), and my father (narration for intro).
I’ve used Blender quite a bit in the last three and a half years. I found it right when I started college, with Blender 2.40. I loved it, and since then I’ve used it in almost every class (I’m a physics major/math+geology minor), and produced many illustrations. I loved special effects, and always wanted to put together an actual short with my own effects.
My video is up on youtube, just search for Brothers of the Force, I’ll try to post a link here, too.
Be sure to watch in Hi Quality, I made it to be heard in stereo!