After following the step by step gestation of this wonderful project I completely realise how big what I saw this evening and how this realisation need deep involvement.
Thank you so much to make us keep in mind that your way to work and to drive project is realistic. You prove it again with new progress and Grande Classe.
Many thanks to Ton for his kindness welcome.
Carry on, carry on! Unforgettable day.
1 – We did a pretty good job making sure there wasn’t one.
2 – If you see the film now it is in it’s final state in terms of story, timing, mood, etc, but with render errors. Just trust us that it is worth waiting the extra few weeks to let the team weed out the weirdness. Really.
Thanks again to all who came last night to support the team and our efforts!
Ben, I hope your post is just an ‘in case’ there is a bootleg, I really hope it didn’t get leaked, there’s nothing more crushing than people seeing the final on a crappy rip. I really hope that hasn’t happened…
On a happy note, the renders, and the tidbits that I have seen so far have been amazing looking. The blender films have come so far in such a short amount of time, film after film they’re just so much better than the last, and this is no exception. I can’t wait to see it.
p.s. thank you for the video blog posts, it’s great to get a glimpse at the production!
I’ve only seen Ali filming the opening titles and someone made a photo with her mobile phone, I thought.
(But you never know, it’s always possible to hide a camera in your hat or something like that.;)
Btw, for who doesn’t know it yet, there was real 5.1 at the pre-premiere, realized with a Firewire soundcard connected to the Dolby CP-650 sound processor! (I’ve also been to the projection booth ;))
It worked very well, the scenes with the big dragon sounded awsome!
maddes: That’s the old show business saying: “Always leave them wanting more!”
Indeed there is a part of the movie that is ripe to be expanded by the community. Maybe after the September premiere we will start to see some extra scenes coming from you guys…
don’t worry – I found it in emule:
“sintel.screener.full.rsvc.mpg”, still loading…
here is the ed2k – link:
— censored —
— please don’t post this stuff here —
— we are sorry this bootleg really exists, but don’t post here —
— the sintel team —
Congratulations Sintel team! As well as the movie, I’m really interested in the documentary. The coolest thing is the idea that if I’m could enough and are available, I could one day be a part of this experience! Now that’s Epic!
@ Bootlegger, that’s really funny
Took you quite some time to edit that I presume..
Anyway.. I saw Sintel in that theatre!
Didn’t tape it.. and now I have to wait like the rest of you people to see it again.
Oh, and those girls are not “random”. Girl #1 is David Revoy’s girlfriend, the strong woman in the background who inspired this great artist to visualise the Sintel concept.. Girl #2 I don’t, I’m sure I have seen her before but I don’t know exactly she is involved with Sintel.
I was having my dinner at the same place and time as the Durianers did (you can also eat at Studio/K) and almost everyone was there, except for Angela. (and Bart from Blendernation couldn’t come due to family circumstances)
Sorry guys for disturbing your conversations!
But for the rest; everyone was there, also Jan Morgenstern. (and he was not the only German, I’ve also met a friend of Jan and two guys who were filming during dinner with 2 little camcorders on a 3D rig and also had an ingenious device for watching 3D clips on the iPad.
It was very ”gezellig”, like we call that in Dutch!
Dammit! I though this was the actual premiere until I saw this video (director’s comments about waht was still to do). I had already announced it to some (excited) people. But the waiting will worth it for sure.
In response to Beorn’s comment above (about the community expanding the film), I have a practical question. What would be the minimum system requirements to render the average frame from Durian? Let’s say you had unlimited time to let your system render – what would be the bare-minimum computing power required to load a scene and successfully render it? I am just curious as I would love to try.
@Robbie Losee – 6gb of ram is probably going to be the limiting factor for most people meaning I can’t render many scenes once I get home anyway. Yet. Not all scenes use that much memory of course but that was the farm limit before things got ugly.
Piiichan: “So, there are girls interested in Blender after all :D”
Of course :O
I wish for the next post the credits… dunno why but i love credits, if they are made in a nice way of course… if you only have black screen with white letters it’s boring… i hope you made/make nice credits guys :>
I would use just traditional credits.
In Big Buck Bunny the film ends with a big laugh and the credits are a funny addition to that, but that’s not the case with Sintel. (don’t try to read a spoiler in this )
Man… I really want to see Sintel again, damn that two months… AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!
Nooooooooooo! not the old guy…. damn it, instead of using one of those cool and dangerous looking dragon they choose an old ugly guy for showing the power of blender?! it can not be. Splah = Fail. ^^ But congrats for reaching the beta status.
afaik no one posted this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkuJ60eml0
this shows jeepster sculpting the Dragons head.
Maybe this should be in another blogpost, but as this is the latest, i think it will be read by more people..