Since I started editing about 6 years ago, I’ve been aiming to produce videos using purely open source / legal tools. My goal was to prove that everyone is capable of creating amazing things given right tools.
Later I found out that not even expensive tools are always a key to the victory. After all, tools are just tools, the most important is the hand and the mind that guides it.
Even though I did not succeed in creating an AMV using genuinely open-source tools (SONY Vegas Video is hardly an open source), I discovered Blender to be quite a handy companion.
The video has been edited and put together in Vegas Video. Some parts are 3D scenes rendered in Blender 3D – the opening book, transition from book to painting easel, books with moving pictures and closing book.
To emphasize the intended fairy-tale atmosphere, I created a story book model using Blender. The fairy-tale book is a central element in the video, it opens and closes the story.
To create the effect of book pictures coming alive, I imported short clips to Blender as an animated texture, rendered the scene and put it together in Vegas.