Initial Movie Concepts

  / by Matt

We’re releasing some of our initial concept ideas and drawings to give an idea of what we’re going to be working on. In order to keep our energy focused and coherent, we can’t reveal everything at once, but here’s a brief description:


A small group of engineers and helpers explore a giant machine that forms their world. So vast that it defies explanation, the machine eludes the engineers as they traverse its dense networks of wires and automata, until one day a conflict arises that throws out all assumptions about the world they inhabit.

This 3D animated short movie couples passionate characters with a truly epic story line

And some initial visual concepts:

Storyboard Concept Environment Concept Action Concept

Stay tuned for more!

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21 Responses to “Initial Movie Concepts”

  1. Manuel Dye said on 8 Sep, 2005:

    I am realy loking foward to seeing more.I have already bought extended DVD.
    Thank for the hard work: Manuel Dye

  2. Chris Burt said on 8 Sep, 2005:

    You guys have done it again! Thanks for your openness (get the pun?). It’ll be great to see this as a work in progress and feel like you’re some part of the production by getting the inside scoop on something so big!

    Concepts look great! Thumbs up and good luck!


  3. Rui Campos said on 8 Sep, 2005:

    Looks great so far.
    Good work and I will see you guys at BlendConf 2005.


  4. Richard said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    It’s looking great. I can’t wait to the completed movie.
    Keep up the great work.

    – Richard

  5. Jakub Steiner said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Amazing site redesign, Matt.

  6. Pedro Sacramento said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Wow, sounds great! Great site!
    Pedro Sacramento

  7. Andrea Weikert said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Amazing concept, the descripton and artwork so far is great! Site design is great too.

    Good luck!

    — Andrea

  8. Luis Augusto said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Great work!
    Great website!
    Good luck!

    – Luis Augusto (a big fan of orange project, from Brazil – South America)

    Guys, if require any help in programming (C, C++ and python)!!! ask me, ok?

  9. Scott Morrison said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    The idea sounds very cool. I am a mechanical engineer (with some electrical background) who uses Blender, so I am very interested in the concept. I would love to help! Let me know.
    The new site is very nice.
    I have already pre-ordered my DVD. You have my support!

  10. Ronald Patino said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Lookinh forward to see more artwork, keep working hard, good luck and have fun doing this movie 8-)

  11. David Rodriguez said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Good Work guys!

    the concept is awesome!!
    I m whaiting for moore!!
    Good luck!


  12. Derek Marsh said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    The initial concept work looks very promising guys. Can’t waitt to see some actual models and test anims.


  13. Matt said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    Thanks guys, keep checking back, we should have some interesting things to post over the coming days! :)

  14. Francisco Ortiz said on 9 Sep, 2005:

    I this project is going to change the way people think “collaborative team work”. It has all will be a “open mind” piece of art.
    It is quite emotive to watch all this hapenning! :_)

  15. Renato Perini said on 10 Sep, 2005:

    Can’t wait to see this great work!!!
    I’m a blender fun and an open source advocate.
    You guys rock!!! Tell the world how powerful Blender is.
    I hope that all of this work will reflect in other great features for Blender.


  16. Michael Fox said on 10 Sep, 2005:

    Cannot wait for this to be released just by looking at the sketches!!!
    The effects will look truley awsome in 3D

    (After this Blender and Open source might get some respect in the 3d Community)

  17. kemikazi said on 10 Sep, 2005:

    Sounds innovative and exciting – sky’s the limit!

  18. Ian r said on 10 Sep, 2005:

    I don’t like this idea, this concept is not going to appeal to everyone,I paid into this project expecting something better than this. DO SOMETING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Sven said on 13 Sep, 2005:

    Looks like you guys were inspired by Giger alot…

  20. Chris said on 15 Sep, 2005:

    Great job. Can’t wait for the release. Keep up the good work.

  21. Juan Javier Martínez said on 15 Sep, 2005:

    Wonderful concept…I love blender and the open movie idea (pity I did not had that idea before you…) -just kidding-

    Great website….

    As for contributing (I am really wishing to) I emailed Ton a pair of months ago and he told me to stay tuned with the web….

    Keep the groove going, many of us are wishing how to contribute directly with concept, skills, sketches, test renderings or ideas….show us how!!!