Important Premiere update

  / by Ton

We’re expecting too many people… so we have to reshuffle the premiere a little bit;

- Only people who bought the Premiere+After-Party ticket (or got invited for it) can get in the cinema for the first screening. Door opens 17:30. At the entrance are people with the guest list, it will also help if you know your order number from the shop. And yes; you can also pay for it in the cinema.

- At 18:45 there’s a 2nd screening, which is open and free for everyone to attend. For them the doors will open at 18:30. However! Since the amount of seats in the theatre is limited, you best claim a reservation via email: info(at)montevideo.nl.

- There’s still 25 (and really no more!) tickets available for the premiere (first screening) and dinner + after-party. We’ve invited ourselves about 50 people, and with the 75 tickets as available via the Blender site the restaurant and theatre will be completely full.

You can order a ticket here

- Saturday and Sunday after the premiere, the movie will be shown in Montevideo (Keizersgracht 264) every hour between 13h and 18h. Inbetween we’ll do presentations about technical and creative details.

Movie is nearly completed… we’re on schedule, and its great! :)

Cya in Amsterdam,

-Ton-

(If you have any questions? Just mail ton(at)blender.org or post to this blog message)

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52 Responses to “Important Premiere update”

  1. Ninja buddy said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Ho no! I hope you guys can figure it out.
    Any way I do not have a ticket so count me out.


  2. B said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    I am number 1 sorry i dont live in amsterdame any way can’t wait to see the movie on dvd :)


  3. B said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    dang it! better luck next time


  4. UncleZeiv said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Ton, is it true that a Suzanne Award winner joined the team recently? If so, it was quite impolite not to mention it in this post.

    Can’t wait to see the movie anyway!


  5. Ortiz said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Nice! I would like to know what are the plans of the Orange team after “GranPremiere”… Will you all go back home and take a deserved rest? Or what? Do you pretend to start a tour to show other countries the achivements you have reached? Dawn! I just can’t believe that someday all the rockbands end. ;) :(


  6. Virgilio Vasconcelos said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    I really wish I didn’t live an ocean away from the theatre. =D

    Here in Brasil all I can is wait for the DVD.

    You guys REALLY ROCK!


  7. Myster_EE said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Heh. I live an ocean and a continent away. (Seattle, United States)
    Have fun you guys! You’ve really earned it!


  8. Barde said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    I also can’t wait to see the movie.
    Is the sound on DVD in english or also in other languages (german?)


  9. Ton said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    UncleZeiv: we’re behind on communicating in this blog a lot yes… but be assured everyone’s been making crazy working days instead. :)

    The news update:
    Bassam had to go back to the US end of february, his 6 month permit in the Netherlands expired, and he had to take care of some matters at home too.
    We’ve asked Enrico Valenza (Env) to come over for two weeks to help us out, which was indeed of *great* help. We also had a lot of help from more people, online, from which I should mention Roland Hess (harkyman), Robert Ives and Joeri Kassenaars at least (they’re prominent in movie credits, no worries!). Further there’s a long list of other contributors. All credited in the movie, and that will be on this site too.

    In the meantime we’ve applied for a new visa for Bassam, which was granted last wednesday. He’ll fly to the Netherlands next monday, and will stay until end of March to help with finalizing the DVD especially.

    -Ton-


  10. BArrYZ said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    GO BASSAM GO !!
    GO BASSAM GO !!
    GO BASSAM GO !!
    GO BASSAM GO !!
    GO BASSAM GO !!

    ;-)


  11. Ton said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Barde; all spoken text is english, also for the docu.

    German subtitles for the movie are being made, we hope to subtitle the docu at least in english. All depends on the amount of time we (can) spend on it. :)


  12. Silverframe said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    I live in denmark, so i can’t come over and see it… :(


  13. Toni said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Denmark is almost the closest country to Holland, I actually hope to have the time to travel back home to Finland by land and sea, via Denmark and Sweden (am tired of all the busy flight trips that have had to do back-and-forth a couple of times).

    ~Toni


  14. thoro said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Woot! Got a flight, a hotel room and a confirmation for my ticket order :-)

    Can’t wait for next friday…

    Thorsten


  15. Andy said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    i hope i can find the time to come as well… the deadlines atm are crazy and my boss is going to kill me! have to work 17 hours a day in order to finish this stoopid project i’m working on atm. blah blah blah, we’ll see!

    .andy


  16. elubie said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Great news! I’m so much looking forward to meeting you guys next friday and finally see what you’ve been up to. I’ve already been blown away by the screenshots here - you’ve all been doing outstanding work!

    Many thanks for the hard work and many late nights to make this movie for us to enjoy and giving the development of Blender a huge push forward.

    — Andrea


  17. madman said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    Oh! Great!

    MOVIE MOVIE MOVIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…

    I’m very happy :’)


  18. Tom Musgrove said on 17 Mar, 2006:

    [QUOTE]i hope i can find the time to come as well… the deadlines atm are crazy and my boss is going to kill me! have to work 17 hours a day in order to finish this stoopid project i’m working on atm. blah blah blah, we’ll see!

    .andy [/QUOTE]

    is .andy == @ndy ?

    heheh

    LetterRip


  19. Ninja buddy said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Pleas help! I did something and know
    I can not rotate any thing

    Any one got help?


  20. brian said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    too bad i live on a diffrent continet :(


  21. Jonathan Merritt said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Hmph… too bad I live in a different hemisphere! :(


  22. Sean said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Fanstastic, things are looking good. But why free? Why dont you ask for donations at the door or charge something like 4$. People will pay it, and it could mean more blending for all. :-)


  23. Chris said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Hey, just wanted you guys to know that at least on person in Michigan, USA is also anxious to see the DVD. Good luck with the priemier. (It would be nice to have a few more clips on the web.)


  24. DT said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Agree with Chris:
    Even a few finished renders of some of the much earlier proto models would be nice. Nothing to give away too much from the final product. If you have time!!


  25. Morris said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    Ninja Buddy:
    This is not the place for questions like that but..

    You accidentally clicked a little button that looks like:

    it is about 1 inch or so to the right of where you click to change from object/edit mode. Just click that button again

    I’m just answering this here on the E.D. blog because once that happened to me and I think I actually re-installed blender finally in order to fix it :)


  26. Ninja buddy said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    ))))Thanks Morris((((
    Know I can carry on with my next game!
    You the best. ya


  27. rogper said on 18 Mar, 2006:

    I´m only able to come to the net at weekends so…
    I wish to all the hard working creative minds of Orange team a Juicy Primiere ^_~


  28. Thorben said on 19 Mar, 2006:

    It’s so cruel, I’ll be in Amsterdam on the 28th and no chance of getting there earlier! No chance you’ll still be screening the Film in the Cinema then?


  29. MArco said on 19 Mar, 2006:

    Good news !
    I cant wait to see the DVD !!
    I am very happy that a big blender-head like Env came to help you

    Good Work !!!!

    MArco


  30. applegrew said on 19 Mar, 2006:

    I live in India.:) but can’t see the screening of the
    movie. I will miss it.:(


  31. Ongnissim said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    I Hate to ask this, but will there be an updated trailer now that the movie is almost done? I know its a lot to ask, but I’ve been practically wetting my pants on a daily basis wanting to see more of this film. And, being shy of cash, won’t be able to go to the premiere (or buy the DVD, at least not yet) and would like to see more before the public release (if at all possible) I know it is a lot to ask since you are working on strict deadlines as the premiere draws nearer (I’ve had my share of deadlines, most of which came back to haunt me in some way), but I would really enjoy at least a short clip if at all possible…

    Hold on Tight,
    Ongnissim


  32. Morris said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    Ongnissim: Get together with your friends to buy the DVD, or sell your tennis shoes or clean the neighbor’s house! Or if you’re not that fanatical, just wait 4 weeks more for it to be online :)

    I am against the idea of a trailer. The movie is only 9 minutes. A trailer would give too much away. I want to be completely shocked when I see how good the animation is. Even 5 seconds of the movie would reveal the detail of the animation, and since the movie is a show off movie (ie not an extremely compelling story line) I want to experience the whole effect at once.


  33. Matt said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    “since the movie is a show off movie (ie not an extremely compelling story line)”

    I don’t know what people will think of the story, but maybe you should at least see it first before making such a judgement :)


  34. Morris said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    Wait a minute Matt, don’t make me look like a bad guy. I am so thrilled about the movie and the story line sounds interesting.

    Somewhere in a previous post or in 3D World one of you said that it is more a “setting” than a whole story. I’m sure the mood and everything is excellent, and I’m sure we will all wish for the “rest” of the story, but I understood that it wouldn’t tell all that much of a story. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and keep up the good work.


  35. Matt said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    Hehe, not a bad guy at all! It is a short movie, so of course it’s not an epic storyline like a feature, and we have taken the opportunity to have fun with the surreal setting itself, seeing what visual opportunities it has provided us with. But I think calling it a ’show off’ movie is a bit unfair - this movie is not a flashy advertisement for blender, it’s something that we’ve deliberated over and created hoping that people will find it interesting and with meaning that they can interpret as they like.

    Cheers and thanks for the comment!


  36. Myster_EE said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    “It is a short movie, so of course it’s not an epic storyline like a feature”….What? Haven’t you guys seen the Abridged Shakespeare? (Hamlet in five minutes….)


  37. Ongnissim said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    “I am against the idea of a trailer. The movie is only 9 minutes. A trailer would give too much away. I want to be completely shocked when I see how good the animation is.”

    I didn’t even think of that. It’s just that i’ve been on the tip of my toes awaiting this movie and am too excited to wait.
    *GLEE*
    Anyways, I think that it will be impossible not to be impressed with the animation (Even if I do have to wait a few more months to see it).

    Come to think of it, I don’t really need shoes, do I?

    Hold on Tight,
    Ongnissim


  38. Ongnissim said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    Sorry to double post, but, could you guys put some test animations that you might have done (Testing the new feature of blender, or movement tests of the characters) instead of a trailer?

    I’m getting annoying, so I’ll stop now :D

    Hold on Tight,
    Ongnissim


  39. Ton said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    Thorben: Montevideo want to screen the movie after the premiere too. I don’t know their schedule yet… it’s most likely every day for 2 weeks, on working days.


  40. Thorben said on 20 Mar, 2006:

    That’s good news, thanks


  41. emma said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    Oh I am not invited.

    Alas! Can I come? PleeeeeeeeeeeeeeezI want to watch it tooooooooooooo. Better luck next time.


  42. Joeri said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    Ongnissim:
    The boys from Orange will have more free time after the premiere and alot more free time after the release of the dvd.
    Maybe then some stills and files can be released.
    Personaly I would like one of the ED files to become the new blenchmark file.


  43. UglyMike said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    I’m just as anxious to see the movie as the next guy. However, I also would prefer that the movie is kept under wraps until the DVD is in the hands of the buyers (that includes me…)
    As has been stated, it’s a 9-minute short! Any kind of ‘trailer’ would give away too much. A bunch of screenshots would also ‘betray’ the settings and the feel of the movie too much. Like many others, I want to be blown away by the thing, not see it in a hundred itty-bitty parts….
    Well, I guess I wouldn’t mind SOME promotional material and technical articles would be fine too (Orange-based armature setup, hair setup, sequencer use,….) I jut don’t want any spoilers as to the actual content.
    Man, three more days….
    Congrats to the whole team! You really did something to be proud of! (At least, I hope…..)


  44. Carsten said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    Too band there were so few articles about the sound of Orange… Would have been interesting to hear more about that part.. about mixing an so on.. Lazy Jan? Or too-busy Jan? :D

    Please get someone with a DV cam to the premiere and catch some aftershow statements and so on…


  45. Goofster said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    I’m taking my new d600 phone and my digicam to hopefully make a small interview compilation (audio and photos). Don’t have a video camera unfortunately…


  46. Bassam said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    Carsten, Jan is very busy right now; in the end of the movie we dumped all our last minute stuff on his lap.. and we didn’t give him even a minute. so now he’s doing crazy hours to get the sound ready and final for the premier.
    I agree that his stuff is fascinating. I hope he finds time to talk about it after it’s done.


  47. Andy said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    Carsten: the premiere event coverage is going to be taken care of by our making-of team.


  48. Myster_EE said on 21 Mar, 2006:

    You know what one of the best parts about this is? You guys aren’t going to have to worry about piracy or anything like that!


  49. Richard said on 22 Mar, 2006:

    I agree with you UglyMike, I would hate to run into spoilers before viewing the DVD. I don’t suppose that you could add a rule that you cannot post spoilers here, or add tags or something.

    While I’m here, I guessing that the team’s commentary & behind the scenes footage, will be also released under the CC license. If so, will you post the download here with the other files? Thanks.


  50. Joeri said on 22 Mar, 2006:

    As I understood the Orange blog will stay open for a while, so Orange members can report experiences. And Cannes awards and Siggraph Electronic theater applause can be noted…


  51. JWilde said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Hi Ton,

    As fas as getting attention from television programmes is concerned. Don’t you too think that programmes like ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ en NPS Arena are very suitable to pay attention to this project?
    Or maybe ‘De Besprekers’ (The Reviewers)?




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