Sintel – A stunning short film

Sintel┬áis an animated short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the open source 3D creation suite Blender. Following Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny, the short movie is the third project created by the Blender Institute – a division of the Blender Foundation set up specifically to facilitate the creation of open content films and games.

The most notable feature of the movie is that every part is skillfully animated. The graphic rendering and detail are excellent. Above all the entire film including the production data, animation data, characters and textures are released under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Many may find it as a fantasy action movie, but what I think is that it has a serious life lesson.

The film follows a girl named Sintel who is searching for a baby dragon she calls Scales. It includes a flashback which reveals that Sintel finds Scales with its wings injured. She takes him home and cares him much. Their friendship strengthens day by day and eventually becomes inseparable. Later the baby dragon Scales will be abducted by a larger dragon. She decides to take up the challenges and rescue Scales. In the coming scenes, her adventurous journey in search of Scales is depicted. The climax, in particular is totally unexpected and I think it is best to just let you watch it and appreciate yourself.