Uploaded on May 18, 2010
THIS IS THE COMPLETE SHORT MOVIE, NOT A TRAILER
now in HD resolution 1080
from the guys that brought you Big Buck Bunny and Sintel
Elephant Dreams is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.
Elephants Dream is a story about communication and fiction, made purposefully open-ended as the worlds first 3D animated Open movie. The film itself is released under the Creative Commons license, along with the production files used to make it (roughly 7 Gigabytes of data). The software used to make the movie is the free/open source animation suite Blender, along with other open source software, thus allowing the movie to be remade, remixed and re-purposed.
All content, including the production and render files, is release under a Creative Commons license, which means you can edit remix and basically do with the mocie as you like. Find more details here: http://orange.blender.org/
Production blog: http://www.elephantsdream.org
Director: Bassam Kurdali (USA, Syria)
Art Director: Andreas Goralczyk (Germany)
Lead Artist: Matt Ebb (Australia)
Lead Artist: Bastian Salmela (Finland)
Lead Artist: Lee Salvemini (Australia)
Technical Director: Toni Alatalo (Finland)
Music and sound design: Jan Morgenstern (Germany)
Producer: Ton Roosendaal (Netherlands)