We, the people from the collaborative muffin project, are a bunch of animation fans who want to create some great 3D animation shorts.
We started from scratch and have developed a funny screenplay together.
It’s about our lazy teenage hero Joe, who lacks both money and food. He decides to apply for a job as a pizza delivery boy, but in order to get the job he has to pass a test. Will he succeed? Read the whole screenplay here:
Some visual concept/design work is already done, but we are just at the beginning and we are always happy for enthusiastic and gifted people who want to participate creating the movie.
In order to make that easier, we maintain a list of open tasks: http://openmuffin.net/tasks/
Just pick one that you’d like to do and get in contact with us in the forum.
Unless this is going to be a porn project, I highly suggest changing the name to open cupcake. Muffin is sometimes used as slang to describe the female reproductive organ in the USA, Australia, and the UK.
Oh, by far the most serious idea for a community project I’ve seen! How is the the project going to be managed (are you the project manager?). Just wondering 'cause I’ve seen numerous online collaborative fail and in most cases it’s due to lack of project management… I think for this project to succeed it’s needs to be well organized…
didn’t know that, but i guess the attention to this thread is secured
@gustav: project management will be crucial, you’re right. i will coordinate the project and since it’s a student project, i will have lots of time for it (a year almost full time). i’m certain that this project will have good results. the question to me is how good
half a year ago or so, i wanted to show some colleagues the mancandy rig, so i used firefox’s awesome bar and typed in mancandy.
it quickly directed me to a gay partner site with a big picture of a handsome man. kind of embarrassing, but funny as hell
This looks like a great project! I’d really like to see a short film be developed in such a way, but like others here I have my doubts about how it would be managed and whether or not it’s actually possible. I really hope it works. I think it would be a pretty awesome way to shake up the animation/film industry!
That said, I’m just a Blender beginner (and a 3D noob altogether) so I probably can’t help with much but if I find something I’ll give it a try.
Good luck with everything! I’ll be following the progress.
i’m glad you like the idea. your scepticism is totally ok, since i don’t know for myself if it’ll work out the way i want. the only thing i know is that i’m motivated and for i’m going to spend one year on the muffin. we’ll see how well it works out.
i also want to invite beginners. if you’re willing to learn, working with pros can be a great experience for you. the worst thing that could happen is you spend some time and it doesn’t get appreciated/accepted.
To be fair, although I was involved with the original muffin project, I cannot say that it was mine. Looking at the first thread I linked, you may notice that as time moved forward the project started suffering from scope creep and was ultimately never completed as interest waned on it. The second link was my implementation of the original project’s story; making it just to get something produced. I have a link for it somewhere around here. I’ll send it to you once I remember where it is.
Good planning takes time and we don’t want to rush into production. So we postponed the deadline for story development to the 27th of january. That’s your chance to submit your own story or help improve other stories.
P.S.:@jdbentley: thanks for sharing. i liked it a lot