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    We’ve done it!

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    No words needed really, thanks everyone for giving us a great evening!
    (Picture by Mike Pan)

    Premiere schedule

    Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

    If you visit the premier in Utrecht, Monday 27 September, here’s the schedule:

    19:15h Team arrives for original Red Carpet event at Rembrandt theatre. Screaming fans and flashing cameras welcome!
    19:30h Short intro of film by me.
    19:33h Sintel screening
    19:48h I call the makers to the front for a round of applause
    19:50h Start of main film “Happily ever after” (“Lang en gelukkig”)

    21:15h Everyone welcome to join with team in the Festival Pavilion,  close-by on Neude.


    Sintel on 3D World’s October issue!

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

    Hoi! (now you know how to wave in Dutch!)

    Sintel Cover

    Sintel Cover

    So! exciting times here at the Blender Institute, today is our very-really-thistimeforsure last rendering day, next to some color grade we need to do still, but then is time to grab those big .EXR files and convert them into friendly DPX’s for the guys at Cineco to do magic with it and turn them into 21312 stills of 35mm chemical glory.

    That means we’re getting close to our (real!) Premiere, so in order to help us make some noise, 3D World is widely covering Blender topics on October’s issue, Sintel will be on cover + interview time with Ton (Producer), Colin (Director), and William (Animator), and even BBB got a column in “A list of the all the Best CG shorts out there” 🙂


    Nearly finished!

    Sunday, August 29th, 2010

    Dolf spent the last two weeks here on a wonderful film credits, based on David’s concept art, which added another few minutes to the film! Pablo and Soenke keep trying to make shots even more awesome, but that also has to stop soon now. The next week we can still do last re-renders, spend time on a final color grade session, and then at sept 7 deliver the final files to the film lab. The final Dolby master then has been scheduled on the 9th, with the first film print – for the premiere on NFF – ready tuesday 14th.


    Film credits

    Thursday, August 5th, 2010

    Find out if we have your name correctly for DVD sponsor credits in the film scroll!
    Credits list for film.

    Directorial Address – July 30th, 2010

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    Why hello! This past week has been a bit strange with a nearly empty studio. Nobody’s here to tell me how to feel!

    In keeping with the tradition of dull and infrequent ‘directorial addresses’, here’s an update from headquarters.

    Thanks for watching. 😀 Music by Jan Morgenstern.


    Team Argentina

    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

    Apart from open and direct community involvement, we’ve also asked a couple of studios and professionals to help us with the film.

    Claudio Andaur from Licuadora Studio in Buenos Aires writes a full report on how they have realized one of the great shots in our film.

    Read the full article on
    (English | Spanish )

    Thanks guys!