This is the home page of Morashon, a creative work being developed as an Open Source project. I am seeking collaborators who are able and willing to help me realize my vision.
The whole enchilada (radio play with subtitles; best to download it):
avi format (Windows/UNIX users; 600mb)
mov format (Mac users; 360mb)
Play or download the "trailer"**:
trailer1.webm WebM is a great new open format sponsored by Google. Works with any recent version of Firefox or Chrome.
trailer1.avi Windows/IE friendly version (slightly evil)
trailer1.mov Mac/Safari friendly version (more evil)
If all else fails, there's always Youtoob
Initially, I am hoping to find one or more people who are capable of contributing to creation of a visualization of the music and dialogue in the trailer. The goal is to produce a computer-generated mini-movie, with detailed backgrounds, compelling characters, animated (with lipsynch), and rendered at a resolution appropriate for online delivery (Youtube HD quality or better). I am open to any and all suggestions as to how to move towards this goal, including potential interim milestones such as a storyboard, character and scene designs, 'pre-visualization', and so on. Ideas off the beaten path will be entertained, as long as they are at least somewhat relevant to the stated goal. This (the visual side) is not presently in my wheelhouse, so I expect to be educated/surprised/inspired/amazed.
Morashon is a cinematic work of music and drama that I am attempting to develop using the principles of Open Source as they are traditionally applied to software (wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source). The project is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. CC licenses are to general creative works what Open Source licenses are to software. The CC 3.0 license I have chosen is roughly equivalent to the BSD and MIT software licenses. It is a permissive license, in that anyone is free to change the work or use it for commercial purposes, as long as they give proper credit to the original authors. If you choose to collaborate with me on this project, you will by definition become a co-author, and will be credited as such for your contributions. You will be free to distribute the final product, or any version you or anyone else creates, to anyone you like, free of any obligations other than attribution (credits) as required by the license. The end goal is to develop a complete, feature-length movie, capable of being distributed online, on DVD, and (who knows? stranger things have happened) for theatrical release.
The 'source code' for the work is presently hosted at github.
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All material on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
© 2013 by Morashon
Contact: morashon at morashon dot com