[Bf-education] Start Open Movie Projects

Ernesto Del Valle cecilff at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 15:10:44 CET 2011


Historias Nativas, http://historiasnativas.macuare.org/ is a project that
started trying to be an open movie project. We knew that in our country,
there was so few artists that were working with Blender, so we did the call
to participate in workshops first (one generally basic and
another specialized in their working area with the help of latinamericans
BFCT) and then started production, so, everybody was at a learning level in
their specific area. This learning condition led to a series of
very difficult situations on production. We did this from a production
company and our idea was to begin in the 3D animation field, but due to
funding problems we had to temporally stop production for some months.

We had a break in the project and started again with a new team, this team
was also new to Blender and did receive the initial workshops, but the
learning curve kept making a lot of noise in the production environment. So
we are now changing strategies and will try to include more specialized
artists, but really almost none have studio experience with Blender.

Anyhow, after the first chapters of the series are finished, we would like
to transform the production in a specifically learning project, that could
be organized more like a class - assignment dynamic. So a study program
could be applied and the deadlines are not set by production but by
learning processes. Also keeping the classes regular in the specific area.

Funding could be met by our state or by students, also half and half.

Well any feedback of what all of you think of this experience, new ideas or
any other comment, are most welcome ;)


Ernesto Del Valle

2011/12/13 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Shashank duhan <milkyduhan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I believe that the best way to learn or teach Blender is start an Open
> Movie
> > Project with students and Blender enthusiast which allow them to
> filmmaking
> > process, pipeline, as well as Blender itself. The students will then get
> > credits in the movie which can act as certification or proof that they
> can
> > work with Blender.
> >
> > I am going to start teaching kids blender by this process. First by
> giving
> > them a brief introduction of blender than start an Open Movie project, in
> > which students will done all work and i will lead them. and it's gonna be
> > free, because i believe education should not be commercialize.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Shashank Duhan
> > facebook.com/shashankduhan
> I like the idea but I have run into problems with 2 things here. First
> is finding good scripts. At first you think that will be the smallest
> problem but it is not. My answer so far is to use Shakespear because
> his works are free and because you can translate them into almost any
> time or place without much problem. I would love to hear where others
> find good scripts.
> Free classes: I used to each martial arts. I started with free
> classes. My students would often not to their homework and only came
> to class sometimes. Then I thought that this was stupid and why should
> I work myself to death for a bunch of people that did not care and for
> free? So I started changing on the high end of a normal price for such
> a class. Results? Students came to EVERY class, they did their
> homework and they progressed much faster. I also do TCM (acupunture)
> against smoking. The best predictor of success for smokers with
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> research has shown the acu almost doubles the chances of success).
> Don't do it for free. Charge them enough that they have respect for
> the class and the teacher. Perhaps what I say here is only true in the
> USA.
> Good luck!
> --
> Douglas E Knapp
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