It is done! A few weeks ago, we brought you a story about a dad sharing his passion for Blender with his daughter's elementary school class in the UK
Now, the 3D Movie School Club has completed its mission; the transformer has been brought to the school playground, with a little help from CG Cookie and Richard van der Oost
The project’s aim was to involve the children in the process of creating a 3D movie, with visual effects and animation – including getting to make some of the 3D animated items themselves.
The “world premiere” was a glittering affair, restricted exclusively by invitation only to parents, teachers and pupils at the Leaver’s Assembly. Luckily for the rest of us, the full movie is available on YouTube so make sure to check it out: the transformer action begins at around the 3-minute mark. The movie finishes with the children's names exploding in 3D.
Huge props go to Pete Dakin who conceived of the project, coached the children throughout the 8-week program and created the final movie. CG Cookie is honored to have been with him on his journey and we expect to see great things from this group of future CG artists.
UPDATE: Pete is actively looking for UK-based Blender coaches to help him spread the projects to other schools; if you are interested, make sure to contact Pete via his site!
For behind-the-scenes stories, visit the project's official website at 3DMovieSchoolClub.com
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