Bassam Kurdali
Creative Director, URCHN

Website | @bkurdali

Bassam is a 3D animator/filmmaker whose 2006 short, Elephants Dream, was the first ‘open movie’. It established the viability of libre tools in a production environment and set precedent by offering its source data under a permissive license for learning, remixing and re-use. His character, ManCandy, began as an easily animatable test bed for rigging experiments. Multiple iterations have been released to the public, and Bassam demonstrates him in the animated tutorial video + short, The ManCandy FAQ. Under the sign of the urchin, Bassam is continuing to pursue a model of production that invests in commonwealth. He teaches, writes and lectures around the world on open production and free software technique. Raised in Damascus, Bassam trained in the United States as an electrical and software engineer.


Location: E145 Level: Novice
Bassam Kurdali (URCHN)
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Artist, programmer, entrepreneur and activist Bassam Kurdali on the non-traditional URCHN.ORG animation studio, the Tube Open Movie, F/LOSS for independent filmmaking, art work and doing business in the commons. Read more.


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