The fan made version of Batman versus Terminator demonstrates how low cost film making no longer means poor quality. Proof of concept for this hardware wise came via the release of the Canon 5D Mark II in 2008. It was the first DSLR camera to shoot at 1080p HD. On the animation side of the equation, software like Blender has been freely available since 2002. It has fuelled numerous animation projects.
To date, the Blender Foundation has been involved in several Open Movie Projects. These include Elephant Dreams, Big Buck Bunny, Yo Frankie!, Sintel and Tears of Steel.