[Consortium] A New Blender Open Movie project : Durian

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Jun 17 10:25:32 EDT 2009

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Marc-Olivier Barre wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 23:37:26 +0800, Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Having had done film audio for a few months, I have to say it's a really
>> difficult task for free software to handle as of the current state
> (Ardour
>> +
>> Xjadeo is not a solution).

Why that? Ok, it is minimalistic, but a full-screen video monitor
synchronized to the soundtrack is quite sufficient. I've done a few film
soundtracks like that.

> Well, Blender has it's own audio track... we could also try that out
> Robin: btw, how's your ardour patch going ?

Frozen in ice :-/ I'm too busy with work and don't have another film
project until the end of the year that would make scratch this itch.

>> Anyway, why not get together and provide THEM w/ content? The Blender
> team
>> wants to test their capabilities, and in order for LA to do the same, I
>> suggest taking the initiative first and offer something to someone
> instead
>> of waiting for an offer.
> Indeed, taking the fight to them is probably better suited. But in this
> case it would not be a matter of working on durian, but taking the former
> projects and making our own audio ?
>> I'm thinking sound design collaboration:
>> * Create a team (open to all LA subscribers and anyone interested in
> Linux
>> +
>> Audio)
>> * Finalise registrants/team members (if you don't do this and decide to
>> make
>> the whole thing informal there'll be trouble later on)
>> * Set up a Wiki with the tasks; each member puts their name down if they
>> want to undertake a task (eg. sound design for character so
>> and so, include a README of sort documenting the software used - can be a
>> logbook if you want)
>> * Set up a VCS repo so each member can commit his work, and it can be
>> reviewed and edited by others if required (perhaps a core committee;
>> decided
>> upon during the registration finalising stage) eg.:
> That could work. Now, where do we host ?

There's a git repository and gitweb available on git.linuxaudio.org,
even though it's not been used for much yet.
Furthermore the wiki allows for personal pages. eg.

There's a GTD (getting things done) plugin for dokuwiki to schedule
tasks and organize collaborations. Surely it'll need some customizing
and a certainly a moderator who manages the project(s).

We're using < 20% of our bandwidth and download.linuxaudio.org currently
has ~100GB available.  OTOH. archive.org would just as well be usable to
host the audio and project files.

> (I'm trying hard to send a signal here :D)

Yeah, Mr. linuxaudio.org, what do you think?

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