Studio Orange Begins work on Elephants Dream
The Studio Orange core team have assembled together in Amsterdam and
have now begun the pre-production phase of their open CG short film
project: Elephants Dream. Initial concepts and sketches have been released on
the Orange website: orange.blender.org. The website has been
updated with galleries and a blog where snippets about the movie,
concepts and shots, technical tests and info, and general ramblings
from the team will be posted.
For the next six weeks, the team will be working on concept design,
scripting, storyboards, technical research and development, in order
to present a teaser trailer at the 2005 Blender Conference in
Amsterdam. From then on, production will begin in earnest and
continue until the deadline next year.
The movie will be created with open source software, and will be
released as open content under a Creative Commons license. To help
make the project a continued success, you can pre-order the extended
edition DVD, with the movie, making-of documentary and all production
files included on the disc as open content.