Just arrived: a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova

Just got a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova, which was was successfully defended on December 8th, 2017 at Södertörn University. This is a first ever PhD thesis about open-source animation software and people around it. It is about Blender, about Synfig, about Krita and, of course, about Morevna Project. Many parts of the […]

Morevna Episode 4 crowdfunding campaign is started!

So it is here – our crowdfunding campaign is officially started now! We have set an ambitious goal – bring a talented artist Nikolai Mamashev to help us with animation for the new episode. With his help we will be able to significantly boost the production progress and release the new episode faster for you! […]

“All-or-nothing” or “Keep-it-all”?

After analyzing reactions to my previous post on social networks (thanks to everyone who took their time to leave feedback!) it gets pretty much clear: the availability of PayPal payment method heavily influences people’s choice to contribute. That’s logical – there are plenty of people who just prefer do not use their bank cards online. […]

Crowdfunding platform?

I have a question to solve and I want to know your opinion about it. Yesterday in my production report I have mentioned that we are preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Initially we were targeting to run it on Indiegogo platform. But recently I discovered that Indiegogo dropped support for PayPal payment method. That’s […]

Synfig and Blender in PhD thesis by Julia Velkova (full PDF)

Full text of PhD thesis by Julia Velkova is now available online for free download. The PhD dissertation explores the antropological and culturological aspects of producing animated media content using free software. The research is based on two empirical case studies – Blender Institute (Amsterdam, Netherlands)  and Morevna Project (Gorno-Altaisk, Russia).

Visit by Sam Muirhead

A few days ago we’ve got a visit from one of our Patrons! Sam Muirhead (http://cameralibre.cc/) traveled all the way from Berlin to Gorno-Altaisk to meet the team of Morevna Project. Sam spent 5 days at our small town shooting a video about our studio, our work, and the context where everything is happens. His […]

Happy Birthday, Morevna Project!

Today is 30th of May and it’s a birthday of Morevna Project. Hard to believe – it’s been exactly 9 years, since morevnaproject.org got online and I published a first post on this blog. morevnaproject.org is born It is really fun to remember how it all began, awesome to see how far it got and […]

Morevna Project’s Roadmap

Well, as you might guess, our top-priority task is producing the new episodes of Morevna. But in fact we have much more in our minds to get done as part of Morevna Project! Last time I am often catching myself on being eager to share  all our big plans and ideas. I want you to […]

Sponsorship from Travel Ticker

Morevna Project just received a $400 sponsorship from “Travel Ticker” hotel booking website! This is already a second sponsorship from this company – previous one was received in January this year. This time the money will be used to pay our hired developer Ivan Mahonin for fixing bugs and improving stability of Synfig Studio (which is […]

Pepper and Carrot models by Nikolai Mamashev

A few weeks ago our studio artist Nikolai Mamashev published two blender models (rigs), based on original characters from the «Pepper & Carrot» open-source web-comic by David Revoy. Both models are available for free download and use under the therms of  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.