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    Pre-premiere time!

    on July 18th, 2010, by Pablo Vazquez

    Quickie one! Couple hours ago we reached 100.57% of final renders done! (yea we even passed it! πŸ˜› )

    We’re doing last minute encoding of the film right now, got the prints and t-shirts on the car, about to leave to Studio K for the pre-premiere.
    We are so anxious, can’t wait! Next blogpost we’ll tell how things went πŸ˜€

    OK time to leave, for those who can make it to the pre-premiere, see you there! let’s have some fun, party, drinks, blendergeekie time πŸ˜€

    Gotta go, wish us luck! πŸ˜€

    58 Responses to “Pre-premiere time!”

    1. Anonymous Says:

      100.57%? Wait, wait, what? :-O

      Good luck!

    2. ochacon Says:

      wooooohoooo, enjoying

    3. V1ntage Says:

      Holy smokes πŸ˜€ This it it! Good luck to all of you!

    4. Habo Says:

      Great! Enjoy it!

    5. Dayanto Says:

      100.57%? Will that mean that the film will be a few seconds longer? ;D

      Congrats on finishing! =)

    6. Steven Says:

      Good luck and good movie.

      100.57% !!!!!!!!!!!

    7. Zazizizou Says:

      I wish 100.57% luck πŸ˜›

    8. Yorik Says:

      Good luck!

    9. wo262 Says:

      that reminds me to a cd burner. alcohol 120%. durian 100.57%. Blender over 9000%!


      For the whole time I have been watching this update… The time is upon us! HAVE FUN! πŸ˜€

    11. matt Says:

      Have a great time all – you’ve earned it

    12. Mataii Says:

      Good luck Durian team! πŸ˜‰

    13. Dennis Says:

      Enjoy it! Best luck to you guys!

    14. DrVonTrap Says:

      this is the first blender product i’ve ever bought, so i expect to be 100.57% happy with it! πŸ™‚

    15. NegrΓ³lder!! Says:

      Good luck guys.

      100.57%? Wow, the picture will be longer than I thought.!!

    16. Marcio PrD Says:

      good luck !!! πŸ™‚

    17. Forseti Says:

      I think longer credits, hmm? πŸ˜€

    18. Quentin.G Says:

      YEAH !

      Well done, guys πŸ˜€

    19. Jdob Says:

      congrats and good luck

    20. jay Says:

      Have fun team! Enjoy a kapstoot or two πŸ˜‰

    21. Angel Angelov Says:

      I believe it’s above 100% because in addition to the 1080p renders there are some 4k frames ready. Am I right?

      anyway, I can’t wait!

    22. David Says:

      Congrats!! Have fun!

    23. ghuck Says:

      100.57% just another rounding error? Wish I could have been there, have a great time, your team deserves it!

    24. Klesus Says:

      100.57%? As in deleted scenes? :/

    25. C Says:

      I’m pretty sure the render went beyond another dimension!

    26. kram1032 Says:

      Is it a good idea to ask, why .57? πŸ™‚

    27. wildrune11 Says:

      yay it’s finally finished – and good luck!

    28. nrk Says:

      .58% would have been way to much guys… thanks for not over doing it:)

      Have a great Premiere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    29. Demohero Says:

      Good Luck Durian Team!

    30. Rein Says:

      Hi guys,

      I was very impressed by what I saw at the pre-preniere πŸ˜‰ It was great. Also my 8 year old daughter was impressed. She was in tears, for her it was the real thing πŸ˜€ Well done

    31. Irve Says:

      I’m glad you all made it. Congratz.

    32. JamesMR Says:

      Film was fantastic guys! If that was an unfinished film, (and I only noticed a couple of unfinished looking bits) then I can’t wait to see the full film!

    33. Kinhe Says:

      Good luck guys!! πŸ˜€

    34. Nicknamz Says:

      Wow, fantastic JamesMR!!

    35. Jakub Steiner Says:

      I’m sad you guys are done. The completion ratio is hinting to the fact that this team should have been doing a full length movie. πŸ™‚


    36. Jimmy Haze Says:

      I was at the pre premiere this evening,
      and i have only one word for it:



    37. C Says:

      Jimmy: it’s quite short. As today, “EPIC” is a word used for all and anything. :p

    38. NB-DanTE Says:

      Happy for u guys, can’t wait to see the result
      congratulation πŸ˜€

    39. J. Says:

      Just got back… (I live in the North of the Netherlands, so traveling takes some time))
      WOOOWWWWW, amazing, I want to see it over and over again!

      Also very nice to meet and speak the Durianers and others in real life, it’s really been a pleasure, I wish I could stay longer! (and Nathan is really ”silly”, as he calls himself! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :D)

    40. Jimmy Haze Says:

      C: The movie is just awesome,
      beautiful graphics and a amazing story.

    41. Matt Says:

      Congratulations team!

    42. Whimsy Collective Says:

      Hey Durian team, where’s the link to the post or video where you guys have a huge LCD showing the percentage of frames left to render and with last frame render. I thought I bookmarked it; apparently not.

    43. J. Says:

      And contains very good tomato ketchup! (was it Heinz? πŸ˜‰

      Believe me, this movie/story will keep going in your head, the story is really great!
      And the scene of Sintel running onto the stairs with Scales and the birds flying (it’s not a spoiler, it’s also in the trailer) is really amazing, the whole combination of music, emotions, cinematography, WOOOOOW WOOOOOW WOOOOOW!

      Oooh, and last but not least, the film contains something funny and suprising when you’re really focussed! (and I really mean really, I only saw it at the second screening)

      And of course you want to know the end:
      Black background with white credits! πŸ˜›

    44. zdreamonz Says:

      WOA! Congratulations DURIAN team !!!
      Long but fast since the project begin …

    45. A(rin)dam Says:

      Quote (from Rein):

      An 8 year old girl was in tears!

      I am spellbound, I am speechless.

      Durianers, you are a part of history now… historians will remember you forever.

    46. D Says:

      Woo! Congratulations on a good pre-reception, guys! πŸ˜€

      Wait I can not.

    47. Martin LindelΓΆf Says:

      epic πŸ™‚

    48. Tea Monster Says:

      Good Luck. The Dragon is amazing!

    49. slimmeke Says:

      Good luck.
      Whene goes the movie online??
      I can’t wait

    50. joeri67 Says:

      Impressive. I also like the making-of docu.
      To see Ton’s face that 12 minutes with 2 animators was impossible: priceless.

      I didn’t see much of Martin’s work in the movie, but as the script writer pointed out; she removed all of his work except the red hair girl and the dragon. O well.

      Colin wanted a story and a story it is. Overall I was a little less impressed as I was with ED. Mainly for not so great editing, and less brilliant design work.
      Some parts where weird, I was asking myself Why a lot. Why is this thing in the middle of the town abandomed, why is the “guard” attacking her, why…

      But I thought the animation to be flawless, I mean, of course animators will pick on it, but me as a viewer found the sets to be believeble ( except the town maybe ). The big dragon is amazing. The small one is cute. Sintel to be believable.

      The other thing I wondered about was that the creators on purpose left out cliche shots, I think mostly for being hip and avangarde, but then started to wonder if I got the point of the story.

      I was disappointed that again nothing was done with the editing considering CG. In UP there are some fantastic crossfades where time passes and mr Fredricson walks in the shot. This is nothing harder or time consuming to do, its just smart visual stuff. I missed that a lot in this movie, I thought they where missing a Matt or Andy to make smart innovative design shots.
      ( I find for example the typewrite in ED brilliant ).

      But, having that said, it was a good experience, I’m proud to be a small sponsor to projects like this.

      Chappo boys and girls, a job well done.

      (note from ton: I removed text giving away the story and plot. That’s for september, the official premiere)

    51. Dusty Says:

      It always amazes me that these things actually get finished!

      But there you have it! It’s done!

      Well done guys! You all deserve a large cookie!!

      Enjoy the pre-premier!

      Then…. on to the PREMIER!

    52. dolf Says:

      Hello everyone!

      Just a quick one… It’s early monday… well not that early actually. Woke up with somewhat of a hangover. We had an awesome evening yesterday. It was great to see the movie we worked on so hard on a proper big screen with proper big audio and a proper big crowd. Shees….

      Thank you all for the support over these last months. The experience was truly epic! We (the team) will post something soon… with some more pics of the screening and such. For now I’ll go make another coffee or two.

      Thanks again… what a night… what a project…

    53. drClick91 Says:

      Was here, yesterday.
      Have seen Beautiful Sintel.
      2 times
      Want more.
      Epic story, too short.
      Epic Quality.
      Epic Team.
      Will stay in my mind forever

      Thanks Ton and Co.
      Pascal from Paris

    54. J. Says:

      This movie was never meant for little kids, they’d always 12+/PG-13 in mind.
      And btw, the violence isn’t graphic, but yes, it’s bloody, but in a very cinematic way.

    55. creek23 Says:

      spoilers! boo!

    56. joeri67 Says:

      Tell that to my 7 and 4 year old.

      “the violence isn’t graphic”
      I don’t agree. But I think we are not allowed to discuss this open project.

    57. J. Says:

      Not graphic in the sense of no clear injuries visible.
      It never gets as gory/bloody as Beowulf. (the bloodiest PG-13 animated movie ever made, that was really a shock and a point of discussion for many people)

      If you take little kids to this movie with ”How to train your dragon” in mind… well, that’s your own responsibility, but don’t blame others. πŸ˜‰

    58. Austin Art War Says:

      I am stoked at the accomplishment of this team. I am dying to see this short and become a fan like others already have.