Composer Joram Letwory sent me the original soundtrack files. You can now download these via our brand new download page (see above) or just click on this link. The files have been released as CC-by-nd, which is quite common for music. It means you can use it freely, also commercially, but you cannot disassemble or remix it.
Added note from Joram:
I partly used commercial sample libraries for the Tears Of Steel music and sound. Because of that we published the soundtrack as a CC-by-nd. This covers the limitation of some of the commercial libraries that their sounds may not be used in new samples (even if they are layered with original samples). However, I would of course very much like it if the soundtrack were to be remixed. So, if you do want to cut up the music (for any reason), please send me a personal message and I’ll give you permission in writing including the restrictions and conditions to cover the previously stated limitations.
I’m very proud to announce the premiere of our 4th short film – Tears of Steel. The online release will be on this website, around 17h UTC, this Wednesday 26 September.
A theatrical premiere will be friday evening in Los Angeles – hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood.
As a result of this crowdfunded project, Blender now covers a full pipeline for vfx artists – starting with camera tracking and roto, all the way to color grading. An official release of Blender is expected early October.
Or get the full press kit, including press release and high resolution graphics. (250 MB).
I would appreciate it if you would give our project attention on your website or in your magazine. Please tell your users that we still sell the DVD box! We still have bills to pay, and there’s a lot of work on Blender to do as always!
Last week I was interviewed by a very enthusiastic reporter from Parool (weekend edition with 300,000 readers). Today we’re on the front page and a double spread with a lot of backgrounds of the film and Blender.
In the text review I had to tone down the reporter’s enthusiasm a bit, but well – you know, press likes to make things a bit bigger! :) It’s a well written article, fun to read… and good to reach out to so many people here in the city.
ASIFA-Hollywood – the society of animation studios, including Pixar, Dreamworks, Weta, and so on – will organize and host a special screening event with three of our movie shorts – including the official premiere of Tears of Steel. We’re very proud! After the screening, the audience will participate in a Q&A session with Ian Hubert (via Skype).
The renowned Gallery of Contemporary Art W139 has invited fashion and costume designer Pablo Londono Sarria to exhibit his work for Tears of Steel. He will show his costumes, movie frame prints, and a collection of the props for the film.
The gallery is located very close to the “Oude Kerk” in Amsterdam – the location where our film takes place – in the middle of the Red Light district! Title of the exhibit is “Warriors at the Edge of Time”. The exhibit opens friday 14 September at 1600h.
Today production of the DVD box has started. We aim at squeezing everything on a 4 DVD box – which gives max 24 GB of data (minus the PAL and NTSC sections). There’s still hope we can even go back to 16 GB data even – in that case we can also sell as extra service for everyone a 16 GB USB stick! That we only know end of next week probably.
Here’s the projected contents overview:
DVD VIDEO (NTSC and PAL discs)
Movie itself (subtitles in EN, DE, NL, FR, ES, RU, NO, IT)
Addition credits section for our loyal sponsors
DVD ROM (2 x 8 GB + 2 x 4 GB optional)
Movie itself in HD, compressed in several qualities/sizes.
Movie in quad-split (or 6 split even): showing storyboards, animatic, original footage, cleaned footage, shots with preview renders, screenshots, …
All used footage in JPEG2000 (HD)
Selection of original footage frames (4k OpenEXR and F65 RAW)
Press and print section: high quality renders (in 4k), backdrops, film poster
The cleaned studio database with .blend files, textures, etc.
Studio 1-week screencast (every artist was captured a full week)
Tutorials about the studio data – how to use files