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WPLUG in collaboration with the Creative TreeHouse is hosting a special open movie event on Saturday, July 26th, starting at 5p at the Creative TreeHouse Studio in Bellevue.

About our host:

The Creative TreeHouse is a shared creative studio, meeting place, and creative service located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh in Bellevue, PA. The Creative Treehouse has a 7,500 square foot shared creative studio that offers a space for creative professionals to collaborate, network, work, play, and share/expand their knowledge. The same studio acts a meeting place for members and organizations to throw exhibits shows, educational workshops, and events for the general public to attend. Creative TreeHouse also acts an alternative creative resource for local area businesses and helps to put them in contact with some of Pittsburgh’s top creative professionals. So we encourage all businesses to contact us for their creative needs, job placement and creative questions so that we can help connect you with freelancers to talk about your projects.

517 Lincoln Ave
2nd Floor
Bellevue, PA 15202

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Schedule for the Evening[edit]


4:30p - Setup
5p - Doors Open
5:20p - Screening of Elephants Dream
5:35p - Screening of Big Buck Bunny
5:45p - Featured Presentation
6:30p - Q&A, Discussion and Socializing
7p - Finish cleanup

Parents with small children can pre-screen the films at the links above or on YouTube (ED, BBB).



Blender & the Production of Open Source Movies - Roland Hess

  • Introduction on Blender including a synopsis of its history, development, usage stats, and the $100,000 open source ransom.
  • Demonstration of Blender: Basics of the interface, intro to production files for a short animation project, character animation, materials/lighting/shading, simulation, and the compositor.
  • Roland was involved with the production of Elephants Dream and has some insider info on Big Buck Bunny.
  • Q&A session

Speaker Bio:

Please visit Roland's website at

Event Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.