Archive for the ‘Production’ Category
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.
Hoi! (now you know how to wave in Dutch!)
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”
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.
Find out if we have your name correctly for DVD sponsor credits in the film scroll!
Credits list for film.
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.
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.