20 Oct 2010

Sintel - Incredible CG fantasy short film

This has been making the rounds on Facebook for a little while, and it's taken a little while for me to get it up on here. Sintel is a short film that tells the story of a young girl who rescues and befriends a young dragon. When it is taken  away from her, she begins an epic journey to find her friend, taking her into the very lair of the enemy.

The film has incredible visuals, made all the more incredible because the entire thing is made using Blender technology (Blender is an open source program for 3D creation, often criticized by the animation community as being unable to create truly beautiful 3D animation) and the entire thing relied on donations to bring the project to fruition.

The movie in its entirety and some stills are below. Considering the lack of financing and the apparent rudimentary nature of the software, the film looks fantastic.  What do you think?