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Elephants Dream (2006)

Unrated | | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi | Video 4 May 2006
Emo and Proog are two men exploring a strange industrial world of the future.

Director:

Bassam Kurdali

Writers:

Pepijn Zwanenberg (screenplay), Andreas Goralczyk (original concept) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Emo (voice)
Tygo Gernandt ... Proog (voice)
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Storyline

The two main characters are on a journey in the folds of a giant Machine, exploring the twisted and dark complex of wires, gears and cogs. Until one moment a conflict arises that throws out all their assumptions. This movie short couples lively fun with passionate characters in an epic story line. Written by Anonymous

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Unrated
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Made entirely with open source software. Modeling, animation, compositing, and editing were done with Blender 3D. Postpro and texturing in the Gimp. See more »

Quotes

Proog: Emo, why? Emo... why? Why can't you see the beauty of this place? The-the way it works? How... how perfect it is?
Emo: No, Proog. I don't see. I don't see because there's nothing there. And why should I trust my life to something that isn't there?
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Referenced in Sintel (2010) See more »

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Technical Demo
4 May 2007 | by exkendSee all my reviews

Having been a user of Blender for a few years, I couldn't wait to see this film. Having recruited the most talented users this was to be Blenders big promotional push to the rest of the cg industry, the expectation was high for something special.

The result is a very mixed affair. Technically this is amazing, very few users have been able to squeeze this kind of performance from the best open source 3d package. Modeling, lighting, texturing, animation, rendering all are very high quality. This brings me onto the obvious and often heard criticism: the story is almost buried under it's own multi-layered highbrow pretentious Art wannabe hopes.

Sadly what should have been accessible and inviting, ironically,instead reflects Blenders UI: unappealing and awkward.

As a film it's a failure, as a HD-DVD tech demo(first in Europe*yawn*) it's great.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Machina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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