Sintel by the Blender Foundation

Sintel - Third Open Movie by Blender Foundation

Ton Roosendaal of the Blender Foundation has given us permission to use the wonderful Blender film “Sintel” in our film scoring practice. Be sure and turn down the sound to begin imagining your own music enhancing this film.

Sintel – Third Open Movie from the Blender Foundation
By permission from Ton Roosendaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Project Durian was the third Open Movie, which started in September 2009 and premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival end of September 2010.  With a much larger team and bigger budget, the targets were very ambitious, resulting in a 15 minute short film that has found much acclaim on the web. Especially story telling and editing has been paid much attention to.

The original credits include people from many countries:
Director: Colin Levy (USA)
Art Director: David Revoy (France)
Script: Esther Wouda (Netherlands)
Artists: Angela Guenette (Canada), Soenke Maeter (Germany), Ben Dansie (Australia), Pablo Vazquez (Argentina), Dolf Veenvliet (Netherlands), Nathan Vegdahl (USA), Lee Salvemini (Australia), Beorn Leonard (Australia/UK), Jeremy Davidson (Australia/UK)
TDs: Brecht van Lommel (Belgium), Campbell Barton (Australia)Music and Sound design: Jan Morgenstern (Germany)Producer: Ton Roosendaal (Netherlands)

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All of them are united by an interest to have access to a fully free/open source 3D creation pipeline. Blender Foundation supports and facilitates these goals – even employs a small staff for that – but fully depends on the online community to achieve this goal.

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