Progress Report #27 – Sunday Streams

Hi everyone! Some news about my progress. I have started working on animatic for Morevna Episode 2. By the moment got first 30 shots done. For animatic I am using OpenToonz. The process is completely open for public – I am doing test streams and uploading them on YouTube. You can watch them here: Also, […]

Anastasia leaves the project

Today our lead artist Anastasia Mayzhegisheva announced that she is leaving Morevna Project. Anastasia has discussed this with me a few days earlier and today made a final decision. She pointed that she is stressed to combine the work on the project with her studies in college and feels complete burnout about the project. She […]

Discord benefits for Patrons

Hi Patrons! Just want to let you know that we enabled Discord benefits for everyone who supporting us via Patreon. Yes, at the moment we do not have any activities on Discord, yet we plan to have some. With this benefit your nickname in chatroom will be highlighted with particular color, so the fact of […]

Progress Report #26

I intentionally called this “Project News”, instead of usual “Production Report”, as it is more about infrastructure, not the production itself. Possibly, I will stick to this name in the future. ^__^

So, here’s what’s going on in the project…

Happy New Year 2020!

Morevna Project team wishes Happy 2020 Year to you!

Here in Russia this night is the biggest celebration in the year, when everyone remembering passing year, and making wishes for upcoming one. And in this post I would like to do the same.

Migrated to new server

You probably noticed that morevnaproject.org gave a few hiccups during last 3 days. This is because we were migrating to a new server! I would like to say much thanks to TuxFamily.org for serving our website more than 10 years absolutely for free. They are absolutely great at supporting many open-source projects, and without them […]

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 […]