A poetic fantasy film

Spring is the first Blender Open Movie directed and written by Andy Goralczyk. It's a poetic short film about a mountain spirit and her little dog. Together they bring spring to the valleys after a long and dark winter in the mountains. The film's art direction is in the hands of David Revoy - who worked on three of our short films as concept artist before. For Spring we'll stay very close to David's creative universe - presenting a universe influenced by European and Asian folk tales and myths.

Aligned with Blender 2.8

The 7 minutes film will be made possible thanks to Blender Cloud subscribers, and will be produced by the studio of Blender Institute in Amsterdam. Production time is predicted to be 8-9 months, aligning the film with work on Blender 2.8. Just like how Sintel made 2.5x stable, we will use work on Spring to give Blender 2.8 a full production test before it gets officially released.

  • Weekly 2018-04-19

    Spring is definitely here, as you can see from our latest Production Log! As we mention in the video,... read more

    Post · 19 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-03-16

    Let's celebrate the beginning of Spring here in Amsterdam with with another weekly production report! For the... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-02-16

    Last week the Spring team was partially decimated by the flu, but this did not stop the flow of awesome work!... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-02-09

    Our nimble team has continued to work on look development and layout. Like last week, but more and better! As... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-02-02

    The adventure of Spring continues, and it's already February! This week the team continued their work on... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-01-26

    Welcome to our Spring weekly report! Since character rigging for Spring is almost complete, we got to see... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • Weekly 2018-01-19

    It's been another great week for the Spring team! The focus was mostly split between character development... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byFrancesco Siddi
  • 2018 Kick Off

    It's a brand new year! Production at the Blender Animation Studio haven't stopped during the holidays. Work has... read more

    Post · 19 Jan byPablo Vazquez
  • Meet Spring & Autumn

    Early images of the main characters are popping up! Julien has been hard at work bringing the designs from... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byPablo Vazquez
  • Announcing "Spring" - A Poetic Fantasy Film

    A month ago I pitched a story to our whole Blender Animation Studio team. Luckily everyone liked it and it got... read more

    Post · 03 Apr byAndy Goralczyk
  • Spring - Expression Sheet 1

    [A] Surprise (disgust) : [B] Happy (enthusiast) : [C] Happy (about herself) [D] Doubting (not sure) : [E]... read more

    File · 16 Oct 2017 byDavid Revoy
  • Video timelapse Krita speedpainting

    During the first kickoff monday kick-off artwork, I setup screen-recording in background. The real-time... read more

    Video · 13 Oct 2017 byDavid Revoy
  • Sample of colored storyboard sequence

    A Gmic montage of colored storyboards frames painted with Krita.

    Image · 13 Oct 2017 byDavid Revoy
  • Spring: Model-sheet

    The Krita file contains multi-layers : body shape ( xray layers) and the grid.

    File · 29 Jan byDavid Revoy
  • Autumn - Model-sheet

    The multi-layered Krita file contains the dog without hair, the grid and more on split layers.

    File · 05 Mar byDavid Revoy
  • Concept-art: general environment around the house of Spring

    Multi layered Krita file, with each ground ( eg. sky/mountain/house/waterfall ) split for flexible changes.

    File · 26 Oct 2017 byDavid Revoy
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