Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Elephant Dream: world’s first 3-D open movie

Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all production files freely available to use however you please, under a Creative Commons license.


Elephants Dream 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.

As a dream, only
people of post industrialization period can able to see it or this kind of surreal enactment. It is always wonderful to see that more industrialization initiated, as a result in unconscious mind of human being, more they lose control on human supremacy and human individuality, which is an irony. Nervousness is always there that what they create now that might rule them or will control them very next day. There is a suffocating environment evolve throughout machine domination in the movie.
Somehow this movie reminds me Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, but Metropolis is very different from this movie. May be the volume of machine and limitless imposition of machine, structure  of machine can bring resembles to that film. Paradox is that sometime human trapped in their own creation. It is so foolish and at the same time encouraging too that hope and illusionary vision always remains like a shadow to a human.

Interesting to observe when Proog ask Emo, “Do you see?” at limitless darkness.
And what Emo represent is might be a soul searching entity. Once he is shown as very curious toward a closed door where we heard music is coming from that room. But Proog doesn’t allow him to enter the room.

A nice movie about human anxiety, fear, hope, dream, communication, fate etc mostly belongs to a human subconscious mind. And the human being carries them and transmits them generation to generation since primeval time when they learn to make a fire or learn to draw a line in a cave wall. Of course those will remains forever and those are beauty of human nature. 


More information about the film, visit here














Team at creation of the movie

2 Earthling’s comments:

NathanKP said...

I just posted about this movie as well! It really is an excellent piece of work, and as a Blender user myself it thrills me to see the potential of this piece of software.

NathanKP - Imagination Manifesto

noni said...

@NathanKP

yes..blender is amazing...new to me..but exploring now
thx for visit and comment

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