Bloodspell, the machinima film project we mentioned last November, has been released as an 84 minute feature. This is a first feature length machinima production, and it’s released under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license:
We`re fairly sure BloodSpell is the largest Machinima film ever created. It`s an independent film that, because it is using Machinima technology, isn`t subject to the usual limitations of smaller films. But, at the same time, we don`t have the politics, money and producers of a Hollywood production involved, so we can experiment with ideas, styles and attitudes that wouldn`t be possible in a more top-heavy Hollywood production.
Of course, we still have some limitations, and BloodSpell won`t be beating out `Lord of the Rings` for visual effects. But we hope that what we lack in slick polish, we can make up for in originality and passion.
The other unique thing about BloodSpell is the way it`s being released. We will be releasing BloodSpell under a Creative Commons license, meaning that it will be free both to download and to modify: in other words, where even many indie filmmakers might get upset if you put their work up on Bittorrent or translate it into a new language, we`ll be encouraging work like that, and supporting it as much as possible.
Via Boing Boing, which calls BloodSpell “a pioneering and important start for a new industry.”