Talk:Interview with Ton Roosendaal about Elephants Dream and free content movies

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I conducted the interview by e-mail on May 21, 2006. The answers as received unedited can be seen in the first revision of this article.--Eloquence 15:11, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great work. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 20:20, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Doing e-mail interviews is great fun, and not at a lot of work at all. I've got another one with LibriVox coming up. If you have ideas for interviews, but not for questions, let me know.--Eloquence 22:32, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've submitted the story to If you have an account, you can digg it here.--Eloquence 23:43, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Was the response "(the first one)" in reference to Ice Age the interviewee's addition? If it isn't, I believe there were a few before it, such as Toy Story and the such. --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 23:45, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He wrote "Ice Age (1)". There's a sequel out now.--Eloquence 23:48, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah. Please excuse my idiocy :). --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 02:20, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well-done interview, with quite an interesting subject. Thanks for your work. Rob T Firefly 16:35, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Please don't take offense, as I really respect the work of everyone involved, and I know I'm going to sound like a troll, but as someone who's done computer animation for years, I have to ask: Why couldn't the first "open source" CGI project use some real writing? I mean, I do appriciate abstract art from time to time, but a good short fiction plot would've advanced the idea of Open Source Content lightyears compared to the abstract (though well animated) film I just viewed. When 10% of the dialogue is a characters name (how often did he say "Emo?") you begin to question the abscence of plot. I know the interview addressed this as "non-arists don't get blender" or some such, but the fact is, I use blender a lot, I love it, it's great. "Elephants Dream" was rather lame though. The animation and the effects were a big step forward, especially for open source software, but the plot... it might as well have been a silent movie. People are going to look at this, and declare it useless, whereas if you'd done some existing story (maybe some old H.G. Wells tale or something) it could've been really be revolutionary. Was the plot a side-effect of having so many artists working on it, or was it intentional?--Xepher 2006-05-23


[1] --Deprifry|+T+ 09:11, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've move semi-protected based on our last experiance with /. and WoW. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:28, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
People seem to mention the movie more then the interview, or us. The only person mentioning wikinews so far, wasn't very nice about it: And somebody else thought he sidestepped a few questions. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:28, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you read down theres a couple people who said they enjoyed reading the interview. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:31, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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