Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. Between, if you haven't heard about it yet, you probably haven't heard about 2 previous open source movie projects by Blender namely Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny which we have featured here. Update: Sintel Open Movie Released.
About Project Durian
Blender is the most powerful open source 3D graphics application out there and what better way to showcase its potential than to make short films exclusively using Blender. Durian is the project behind upcoming Sintel open movie. The open movie project that started almost an year ago is all set to premiere at Netherlands Film Festival in another 14 days! Official premiere Sintel: Monday 27 september, 19:30h, in Rembrandt theatre, Utrecht, Netherlands.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. Also, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.
Sintel will be featured on 3D World’s October issue
Sintel will be featured on 3D World's October issue. 3D World is widely covering Blender topics and will showcase Sintel on its cover. There will also be an interview session with Ton (Producer), Colin (Director), and William (Animator).
Preview Sintel Trailer
Let me remind you that, the trailer is a really old one and don't judge anything based on this video(though I thought it was awesome). If you want to help this awesome open movie project, pre-order Sintel 4 DVD box now and you may even find your name in DVD credits.
Good luck to the project and lets hope Sintel will turn out to be an even more beautiful open movie from Blender Foundation. Make some noise guys and let everyone know about the project and the application behind it.