[Bf-education] Call for participation.
sakrecoer at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 23:23:53 CEST 2013
About the Certificate: Perfect! :)
Yes, such list of agencies/artists is very important.
It's difficult to get the schools attention, also because the key
persons buying things for schools are old, scared about change that
could make them obsolete, and sometimes even "corrupted" by
bigcomputing. (I use the word corruption with LOTS of reserve because
legally it is not the case. But they do get a lot of promotion, and test
devices that they enjoy receiving. However it is not the topic of this
The point is, i believe we are at a shift, because the old chaps I’m
talking about will retire at some point :) And FLOSS has become
compatibility. Not to mention the competitive price tag of their
I really believe Blender3D is a perfect starting point to comprehend the
advantages of FLOSS computing. Not only, but because it is built for
artists, and artists have a thriving or/and attractive power over their
fellow humans consuming choices, in an era where everyone can be creative.
I will look, search and talk around, to put this list together. We are
going to need some tools to compile all this information. like a wiki? I
am open to any suggestion, (given it is FLOSS tools :D) and posses a
server that could do it. I also have google account (obviously given
this email adress) and their tools are powerful, but not preferred in my
On 2013-07-17 23:01, Oskar Jungell wrote:
> There is the Blender Foundation Certified Trainer certificate.
> So I don't think we really need anything else besides that in terms of putting your qualifications on display.
> As long as it is in combination with other qualification. Like a bachelor in graphics or animation, perhaps.
> I think the problem lies in the Swedish school system and their views on Blender.
> They think it is disconnected for the market. A good place to start would be to reach out to all the advertisement agencies that use Blender and other companies like them and make some kind of list. And also to find a way for the schools to realize the value in Open Source learning environments.
> Oskar Jungell
> 17 jul 2013 kl. 22:49 skrev Set Hallstrom:
>> Thank you for those valuable pieces of information!
>> A netmeeting is a VERY good idea. Perhaps that way, we could even extend
>> the brainstorming part of the strategy to a broader and international
>> level. Because after all, it is exactly the problem you depict i would
>> like to find a sollution to: How to give blender3d that "professional"
>> status? What would it take to qualify people, or give them a certificate
>> to teach. Perhaps such certifs already exist? And if not, it could be an
>> interesting and fair source of revenue for the blender foundation.
>> There are many questions that needs to be asked and answered before
>> anything can be done. Many of my own have perhaps already been asked an
>> answered 100 times before? However, i am definitely up for an online
>> Is this list a good channel for that?
>> Set Hallstrom
>> On 2013-07-16 22:55, Oskar Jungell wrote:
>>> This sounds interesting.
>>> I was employed by the University of Gotland as a mentor in 3D modeling,
>>> for a short period of time, before they merged with Uppsala University.
>>> I did not teach Blender, as the students either used 3Ds Max or Maya.
>>> But I did show them every modeling example using Blender. Many of the
>>> teachers and the head of the game/graphics department showed interest in
>>> Blender. So there is definitely a chance here. I think the problem is
>>> that they don't recognize Blender as a part of the professional
>>> software-ecosystem and it's hard to find qualified people.
>>> I would probably not attend a physical meeting in Stockholm as I have
>>> virtually no money at all and I am currently looking for work in
>>> Norrland. So if we could turn this into something else, an online
>>> meeting maybe, I think more people would attend. Though the outcome of a
>>> meeting like this will probably be greater if the meeting is physical.
>>> Either way, I am interested in contributing in some form.
>>> Oskar Jungell
>>> 2013/7/16 Set Hallstrom <sakrecoer at gmail.com <mailto:sakrecoer at gmail.com>>
>>> Dear all,
>>> I would like to invite any member of this list, or friends of this list
>>> members present in Sweden to gather to a meet-up:
>>> The purpose of this meet-up is to gather blenderheads together in
>>> Stockholm, in order to set up a strategy to make the Swedish school
>>> system aware of Blender as a multi-platform, fair and advantageous
>>> production kit. I took the liberty to formulate this initiative in an
>>> attempt, and with the strong desire to contribute to the blender
>>> community, without being a master artist or a having the skills to teach
>>> how to use it.
>>> The idea is basically to create working opportunities for Blender
>>> Artists in Swedish schools. Not only because it is a truly potent piece
>>> of software, but also because it is a great starting point to create
>>> awareness for GPLicensed software within the teaching community.
>>> To achieve this, we need to set up a plan to "sell blender in" to the
>>> school system. My limited experience in 3d modeling, graphics and/or
>>> film making requires me to ask you for help, since in writing moment i
>>> could not take on a teacher job myself nor point out ALL the advantages
>>> blender is offering over other software choices. What i do have is
>>> experience in promotion of Libre Software through the coordination of
>>> the free culture section in the French speaking community meetings:
>>> Rencontre Mondial Du Logiciel Libre (or LMS in English rmll.info
>>> I think and hope this could create a lot of opportunities for
>>> blenderheads to earn a decent living from their passion, and also
>>> democratize the way the Swedish school system is dealing with software
>>> and licenses. Also, because of the international reputation of Swedish
>>> design schools, in the long term perhaps even provide blender artists
>>> world wide with the same opportunities.
>>> For freedom in time and with optimistic salutes,
>>> Set Hallstrom
>>> AKA Sakrecoer
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