“...That was the original idea from day one - the elimination of the tweening process. But it is certainly not the only feature of Synfig that makes it unique. In addition to eliminating the tweening process, I also wanted Synfig to be used for pretty much every part of production except story-boarding and editing.”
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Posted by Carlos López González on February 28, 2010
Ordinarily creative writers, inspired by existing works, cannot go beyond the confines of written fanfiction due to legal copyright threats and thus the emerging skills of amateur artists are restricted. Though admittedly uncanon, Freedom of Thought/Art is often chained so long as the work is a derivative.
Secondly, quality digital animation has often been the end result of a studio with hundreds of artists and writers armed with proprietary tools such as Adobe Flash, TVPaint, ToonBoom, Animo and Retas. The tediousness of animation normally keeps solo animators or small groups from creating quality works of today’s day and age, and huge production studios have a pretty high budget for feature length films. Of course, there are plenty of good solo projects at Newgrounds or Youtube, but almost every one of them require Adobe Flash.
But ever since the rise of Open Source and Open Media, a group of ambitious artists called the Benevolence Group seek to prove that making a good feature length movie requires no budget, only skill and some free tools, at the same time encouraging an individual’s freedom of thought, taking FanFiction to a new level.