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    Sintel pre-premiere

    on July 19th, 2010, by ali

    Almost final…

    73 Responses to “Sintel pre-premiere”

    1. Dusty Says:

      Wow Look at all those people! Congrats guys!

    2. Christiaan (AniCator) Says:

      Haha. Random names.
      Why did you call Roel Spruit the Blender Nation guy. πŸ˜›
      Random girl #1, random girl #2. lol

      Anyway, can’t wait to see the final product. I bought the DVD so I suggest you make a great making of or I’ll come after you guys at the Blender Conference!

      The music sounds great too.
      And Ton sounds great as always.
      *waves* Hey Ton. Here I am again. :p
      See ya at the conference.

    3. kram1032 Says:

      That’s great πŸ˜€

      Random Girl #1 haha

      Colins Dad looks sooo like Colin πŸ™‚

      nice Names, really “The Blender Nation Dude” πŸ™‚
      “The render farm guy”
      Random girl #2

      Nice, really πŸ™‚
      And the short audio snipplet that was audible sounded great too πŸ™‚

    4. nawabz Says:

      excelent work…

    5. joeri67 Says:

      Great work guys ( posted my critz soemwhere else ).

    6. wo262 Says:

      ΰ²₯_ΰ²₯ then. When it will be ready for us?

    7. iCandy 3D Says:

      So where did one of those guys posted the camversion? πŸ˜› I want to see it so badly but i wouldn’t downloaded illegaly πŸ™‚

    8. Oliver Says:

      Congratulations!!! πŸ˜€

      Good luck now on Siggraph πŸ˜‰

    9. Angel Angelov Says:

      Can’t bloody waaaaaaaaait :D:D

    10. Christiaan (AniCator) Says:

      *checks all torrent sides for a Sintel cam recording* :p

    11. C Says:

      Yeah Soenke!
      Quaaake!!!! πŸ™‚

      Let’s get a deatmatch party tonight!

      Congratulation again for the movie!

    12. Jakub Steiner Says:


    13. Cathy & India Says:

      LOL – Jimmac!
      So proud of you all xxxxx

    14. Keleido Says:

      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.

    15. D Says:

      Excitment infiltrating through defenses! :O Hyperventilating.

    16. tombakker Says:

      Did anyone who was there bootleg the movie? I want to see the movie, NOW!! :d πŸ˜›

    17. TheFatsnacker Says:

      congratulations on getting there……
      hopefully after the release and siggraph 2010 you will get more sponsors…

    18. Jeremy (nashville,TN,USA) Says:

      Great work guy’s. I can wait to show this off to all my friends here and I hope soon (someday) I’ll have my film for you guy’s…. Long live BLENDER!!!!

    19. Zazizizou Says:

      WOOOOW !!

    20. ben Says:

      To anyone looking for a bootleg:

      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!

    21. J. Says:

      2 months! πŸ˜‰

    22. Nicholas Stevenson Says:

      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! πŸ™‚

    23. ben Says:

      Yes it is a ‘just in case’ post. I genuinely don’t think any bootlegs/rips were made.

    24. Nicholas Stevenson Says:

      Ahh, very good to know, thank you for responding back, I was bummed thinking that someone posted a rip πŸ™‚

    25. jdcooke2010 Says:

      Congratulations kids!!!!

      Go nuts!!!! you deserve it πŸ™‚

    26. J. Says:

      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!

    27. J. Says:

      So this means: wait for the proper release, a crappy cam version is like watching the Mona Lisa through glass with Vaseline on it!

    28. maddes Says:

      Oh, as Beorn’s Mom said: now do an extended version of it …

    29. Victor Says:

      Yeah I’ll buy a DVD. The color corrections look great at the beginning. This is quite more professional than any other production from the past, it seems to had a video-game trailer budget :D.

      Some more tweaks and if there’s some justice, the big effort will be rewarded.

    30. nathan Says:

      Awww… no bootlegs? That means no one likes the movie enough to break the rules. Sad.


      (But seriously, thanks everyone for giving us an extra month or so to polish up the film before release!)

    31. J. Says:

      What a terrible period of waiting, I’m biting my nails! πŸ˜‰

      @Nathan: Already busy with setting up the selling of the ”Nathan is silly” T-shirts? πŸ˜›

    32. beorn Says:

      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…

    33. maddes Says:

      @ nathan:
      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 —

      Aaargh – no, sorry, just a sillly joke πŸ˜€

    34. meltingman Says:

      bravo and courage to finish this magnifique epic Sintel.
      I am very happy to hear people laugh and see that everyone enjoyed the first projection.

      + +
      (Sorry for my broken English)

    35. mercury Says:

      pues esperar para verla πŸ™‚
      por que nadie grabo con un celular la peli???
      asΓ­ es como llegan los estrenos a MΓ©xico xD

    36. NB-DanTE Says:

      from the reaction of the people in the video I think the movie should be amazing

    37. stenosis Says:

      Great and how long is the final movie now?

    38. J. Says:

      @Ton: You promised to put a zip with 4K print renders online. πŸ˜‰
      And what was the song during the credits? Will it be in the final movie or is it just a temp song?

    39. Bootlegger Says:

      Not a spoiler, I promise… πŸ™‚
      Great work guys! Cant wait for the real one!

    40. rogper Says:

      That was the Epic’est soundtrack of a movie intro that I ever seen/heard! πŸ™‚

    41. Johnell Says:

      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!

    42. Tim Blokdijk Says:

      @ Bootlegger, that’s really funny πŸ™‚
      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.

    43. Tim Blokdijk Says:

      That should have been:
      Girl #2 I don’t know, I’m sure I have seen her before but I don’t know exactly how she is involved with Sintel.

    44. We need a bootleg here Says:

      LOL @ Bootlegger. Great done with so small reaction time to do it.

    45. jirms Says:

      Wish I could have been there … congrats to the whole crew. The crowd size was really impressive, did anyone take a head count?

    46. J. Says:

      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! πŸ˜‰

      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! πŸ˜€

    47. William Says:

      Hi guys, a shame I couldn’t be there. I’ll return for the TRUE!!! premiere, hah.

      Hope you had a blast.

      Cheers, -William

    48. wraybowling Says:

      A “pre-“premiere? Shoot, after talking to Pablo, I was sure it was the real deal. Ah well. You chaps have fun re-living it soon!

    49. young_voter Says:

      Maybe this release will, in some small way, make up for the World Cup loss to Spain?

    50. Gallaecio Says:

      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.

    51. Robbie Losee Says:

      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.

    52. Piiichan Says:

      So, there are girls interested in Blender after all πŸ˜€

    53. ben Says:

      @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.

      More specs here – /development/system-benchmarks/

    54. Robbie Losee Says:

      Thank you! At present that would be a limit for me, but it does not sound as out of reach as I was expecting it might be. Thank you for the quick reply!

    55. inken Says:

      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 :>

    56. J. Says:

      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 πŸ˜‰ )

      Man… I really want to see Sintel again, damn that two months… AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!

    57. Blendiac Says:

      Am I the only one who noticed that they have Weird Al Yankovic working as the render farm guy…?

      No wonder Durian rocks! πŸ˜€

    58. max Says:

      you are cool guys πŸ™‚


    59. ajedros Says:

      off topic

      Screenshot Blender 2.5 Beta (

    60. stenosis Says:

      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.

    61. J. Says:

      Well, on to the nest release! πŸ˜‰

    62. J. Says:

      Correction: nest = next. (can a mod fix this? Thanks!)

    63. Piiichan Says:

      “Γ‡a se dit merveilleux?”
      LOL πŸ˜€
      Didn’t catch that one the first time.

    64. anonymous Says:

      @stenosis: probably they’re saving the dragon splash for the final release.

    65. Danny Says:

      This is getting exciting! I am really looking forward to checking Sintel out. Oh, and those Sintel shirts are great. I want one… pulls out moniez!

    66. ghuck Says:

      Yes, when will the T-shirts be availible in the blender store.

    67. maddes Says:

      Ton Said:
      July 17th, 2010 at 14:07

      “The tees will be sold on the finals party to visitors, and will be available in the e-shop too. I will post a zip with the png of the prints monday!”

      Hello Ton? Wich Monday did you mean? πŸ˜‰ We are so hungry for any material, we are starving … So, pleeeease.. give us something to look at.

    68. J. Says:

      I already asked him, but the Blender Institute seems to be still since the last few days…
      The last sign of life I could find was a Tweet from Colin 2 days ago…

    69. J. Says:

      Good news: At least Campbell survived the stress: πŸ˜€

    70. Robert Says:

      I was hoping all of the Sintel Team members would leave one last blog post of their final thoughts…

    71. Agus Says:

      Community claims a new post from Brecht

    72. maddes Says:

      afaik no one posted this here:
      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..

    73. The Fatsnacker Says:

      Will someone tell soenke and colin to go home…its wednesday night and it 9.00pm over here (UK)