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Amazing CG Animated Dark Fantasy Short Film - SINTEL

You've got to watch this fantastic CG animated fantasy short film called "Sintel." It was created using the free, open source 3D creation suite Blender. I was really impressed with what they pulled off. I also really liked that story. 

The film follows a girl named Sintel who is searching for a baby dragon she calls Scales. A flashback reveals that Sintel found Scales with its wing injured and helped care for it, forming a close bond with it. By the time its wing recovered and it was able to fly, Scales was caught by an adult dragon. Sintel has since embarked on a quest to rescue Scales, fending off beasts and warriors along the way. She eventually comes across a cave housing an adult and baby dragon, the latter of which she believes to be Scales. 

The film has a sad ending, so I just wanted to prepare you for that. Here's a little more information on the production of the film, which was directed by Colin Levy.

"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. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.

This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.

 

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