Premiere + after party: SOLD OUT!

  / by Ton

Everyone who has ordered via our e-shop can still get in. If you didn’t pay yet you can do that in the theatre or the restaurant too.
In order to get the whole logistics arranged OK, we also will have to ask (most) people who attend the first screening to leave the theatre before 18:40. At 19:00 the Blender restaurant is open for you!

Note; for the 2nd screening at 18:45 there’s still space.

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75 Responses to “Premiere + after party: SOLD OUT!”

  1. Davide said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    first post :D

    I’m so sad I can be here Tomorrow nigth :(

  2. Katmaï said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    Does this mean the second screening at 18:45 won’t go? :(

  3. Morris said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    What is the tentative schedule for Orange team for next 4 weeks? Hopefully show the movie all over the place, entertain huge crowd of fans, finish DVD, make a series of tutorials, and go get a job at Pixar?

  4. Goofster said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    There is a second screening at that time, but the people who saw the first screening have to be out by then, probably because the cinema is not that big.

    Looking forward to tommorow evening!


  5. Toni said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    make DVD, plan/prepare on-line publication, go home, continue with life .. i think that is true for all of us.

    later we hear if some festivals are interested in showing it.. and i think i’lll organize some sort of screening in back Oulu, Finland. then continue working with (Kyperia) projects hopefully mostly from there ..


  6. Morris said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    It is sort of wierd that to the average person, Elephants Dream will just be viewed as “another short.” They will say that’s cool, then they won’t think about it that much.

    But there’s another group of people who know the importance of the project. They see the Orange team as pioneers in a new era of movie making. They see the possiblilities, and they dream of the future, and of their own movies.

    Then there’s the guys who say, Ya Ya whatever, I just want to see how they rigged Emo so I can animate my little alien guy.

    I wish the best to Orange, you guys get some rest and have some fun this weekend, ok?

  7. Last1 said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    If I could I would come, but 750 kms are a bit too far for me :(…

    Anyway… I’m looking forward to the DVD now…

    Many thanks for this great work !

  8. Mika said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    All the best for tomorrow for Orange team ! So Oulu shall have it’s own screening, nice. Toni you can count me in.

  9. Alain said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    Really looking forward to seeing thalt movie (and hopefully als a ‘making of’).Not a 3D spec. myself but very excited to see the outcome of that formidable project ;-)

  10. Ton said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    Katmaï : only about 120 people will fit in to watch the movie, and we cannot have all of them to see it a 2nd time.

  11. Katmaï said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow! Will be there @ second screening (hope i and a friend will fit in Ton)(thanks goofster). Been using blender for a while now to make cinematics and DirectX models. Can’t wait to see more of Blenders capabilities!
    Think it will be great!

  12. Floris said on 23 Mar, 2006:

    I arrived just a few hours too late at this website. Because I’m in Amsterdam right now, without actually living there. I used 3dsmax a lot in the past, but stopped with that because I quit using illegal software. I just can’t affort 3dsmax, maya or lightwave alike software programs. So that was the end of the story for me.

    For a while I’d the plan in the back of my head to find out more about blender. This afternoom I was searching on the internet in a 2nd hand shops for 3d software, but found out that they only offered illegal versions.

    The software I have to make video’s are:
    The GiMP, Demopaja, Jahshaka and hopefully also Blender soon.

    I’m very curious which other programs you guys use beside blender.

    Anyway, what a bummer I just found out about the premiere at this time :(

    Have a good time over there!

    Oh BTW if you are interrested to watch my opensource created video:

  13. Floris said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    haha oh wait, the premiere is on a friday, now let’s try if I’m able to join you guys.

    another video I’ve recently made:

  14. DwarvenFury said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Sell outs are nice. ;-) I noticed on the product link to the Elephants Dream DVD that the approximate shipping date hasn’t been updated. ( Most people probably know that the DVD release and the film were delayed, but you never know. ;-) ) Break a leg at the premiere! :-D

  15. Kernon said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Good Luck guys!! I hope Jan didn’t lose too much sleep getting the final sound edits finished.

  16. Steven said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Could anybody tell me how long the final movie be?
    thanks a bunch!

  17. DwarvenFury said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    To quote Andy/@ndy, it’s “10 minutes, +/- 20 secs…”.

  18. Arturo Tunggo said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Hey guys! Good luck with that premiere! I’m sad because I’m on the other side of Atlantic (Montreal). Anyway, I expect to see Elephants Dream soon at fullscren on my linux box!!

    Thank you for Blender!!

  19. Morris said on 24 Mar, 2006:



  20. Roger said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Morris, I’m with you. I feel so PROUD of everyone who has used Blender over the many years, esp. Ton et al who have taken the time to make soooooo many numerous improvements and advanced the product and the whole CONCEPT of free visual art tools over the past few years, when, ten years ago. it DIDN’T EVEN EXIST. And yet, after 11 minutes, most people will go “Cool” without any appreciation of the financial struggles, the time and dedication it takes. For example, one of my customers that I served today does Faith Hill’s hair for her videos and shows. Only her hair. She flies anywhere anytime Faith needs her, spends days planning and hours actually doing Faith’s hair. And most people, just listen and maybe look at Faith’s video and say, “Cool” without realizing that simply her Hair was one person working for many hours and days. I love watching the About docos on movies, like where they interview the armorer or the wardrobe designers or set constructors, and we realize that there are hundreds of people behind the actors making what we see. The end product, the film, is such a short, tiny result of such a large, dedicated team effot. Good job, Everyone!

  21. sciboy said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    I can’t wait to hear the first reviews and impressions (need to be psyched up even more.)
    And to finally recieve the DVD in the mail, good job guys i’m really looking forward to it. =D

  22. Joeri said on 24 Mar, 2006:


  23. Goofster said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    zeg dat wel!

  24. jazzroy said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Good luck guys!

  25. DavidT said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Just a note to wish you all the best tonight. Hope everything goes better than planned.

  26. Morris said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Hey guys, we’re fogetting something…

    Happy Birthday Ton!!!!

    I hope you are having the best birthday you have ever had!

  27. Colin Litster said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    I would really love to be there tonight, but work, and all that, will not allow it. Have a fantastic time all of you. Your hard work over the past months is really appreciated. You have advanced a new art form, unique in the 21st century, to a level where we ordinary humans can create miracles in our own backrooms.

    Thank you.


  28. John L said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Good luck at the premier and have a great party.

    Thank you for the Blender program and I’m looking foward to see the movie when I get the DVD.

    Thank you

  29. Katmaï said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    First one to reply after the première! =D
    IT WAS AWESOME! Will definetly be there sunday =D

  30. raygun said on 24 Mar, 2006:

    Floris – I like your movie :D :D :D

  31. Kernon said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Has anyone actually seen the movie yet? Any reviews? (No spoilers please)

  32. ditto said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    I just retuned from the afterparty, the movie is great, allthough after this much suspense nothing would have fullfiled my expectations. I am looking forward to making my own reedit!
    The afterparty was fun too, lots of funny stories.. I have heard people complaining about the smell of unwashed animator wafting from the orange room at montevideo. they where all wearing elephants dream tshirts, probably the last bits of clean clothing to be found in their apartments after deadline rush!

  33. Joeri said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Incredible sound and vision, like a splendid firework.
    All in all an evening to remember.

  34. an fihankra said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    dear creators,
    congratulations with the project and her/his child: the movie. tonite i viewed ELEPHANTS DREAM, at the premiere: WAUWW, HURRAY; it’s so strong, it’s BLOWING MY MIND, EYES n EARS n other Senses; this is a beautiful piece of Visual Arts, Storytelling, Digital Theatre, Film, and a Celebration of the inventions of contributing digital toolmakers/ developers/ contributers to this project;
    an inspiration n gift to the open source communities.

    dear creative community worldwide, get the DVD, let’s celebrate the work of the Orange team n, B inspired xxx

  35. Ethan said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    I bet it’s going splendidly.
    don’t get ‘too’ drunk.
    Amherst/Rao’s/Boston, MA USA

  36. Silverframe said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    ooohhh.. im’ looking SO forward to see the DVD!!!!!! (hopefully) Good Job, Orange Team:):D

  37. Tino said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    The film was awe inspiring. I had seen the preview version for translators (that was a gl-version, no textures and all, unfinished sound), so i knew the story and what to expect. But what I saw and heard in the theater blew me away. Especially the music and the sound was so incredibly good! As Ton said afterwards (quoting from memory it may be incorrect): “we made only half of the film, the other half was done by Jan.
    And let’s not forget the actors. Especially Tygo who did Proogs voice. Excellent excellent!
    The theater was really nice too, arthouse type, relaxed with comfy chairs and couches, and a huge screen and really good sound.
    A real nice unexpected surprice was that they showed a ‘making of’ documentary afterwards. That must have been put together really quickly, because it containe quite a few snippets of the movie. Well done! (I guess that’ll be included on the DVD)
    possibly minor spoilers ahead

    The story of Elephants dream reminded me of the movie: Stalker (based on a book by Boris and Arkadi Strugatsky: The Roadside Picknick, filmed by Tarkovsky). In that movie, a guide takes a few uninitiated men through a strange land called the zone. The zone has different (physical) laws than we are accustomed to. Only the guide knows how to pass through this dangerous but beautiful land without being killed.
    In the end, they arrive in a room where people’s dreams come true, or don’t…
    Hope that wasn’t too spoilerish for some.

    So anyway, thank you Orange team for making this movie for us. I can tell it was a lot of fun for you making this. And you all did an outstanding job. I’m very proud of you and the result of your hard work. All hail orange! :)


  38. kakapo said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    thanks for the reviews! sounds really exciting! i am also looking SO forward to see the dvd! :)

    i guess some people took photos at the premiere? please post them soon. would be nice to get some impressions how it was there.

  39. Henkie said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    First of all, congratulations on finishing this great short, and a happy birthday to Ton!

    Because I was in the neighbourhood anyway, I thought I’d take a very quick peek as well. And wow…

    I did thought the animation of the characters was a bit ‘un-easy at times, especially at the beginning of the movie. But once more action came into the mix, the characters flowed over the screen like they were coming straight out of a Pixar production. I almost had to pick my jaw back up from the floor.

    What I also liked a lot were the camera effects. They gave me this weird feel, like I got sucked into the movie or so. Odd, but really well done!

  40. Marc Reichelt said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    I’m very interested to see the movie, but I could not be in Amsterdam yesterday (I’m from Germany ;).

    When will the movie be ready for download?
    A Torrent-file would be best, because I think that the server gets quite overloaded otherwise (especially if a link to the movie is posted on Pro-Linux or even Heise, a German website with _lots_ of visitors).

    Thanks a lot! :)

  41. Kernon said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    May I suggest that if you think something could possibly be a spoiler for the movie then, please don’t post it?

    Thank You. :)

  42. Marc Reichelt said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Hi Kernon,
    no, but my experience shows that any server breaks down under the heavy load of many users, downloading only a simple file. BitTorrent scales with the amount of users, so it is imho the best solution for publishing new files.

    By the way: If you need mirrors for the movie, you may contact me by mail. ;)

  43. Kernon said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    @Marc Reichelt:
    Is your message really for me? If it is, I’m a little confused…

  44. Baratare said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Come on boys!
    What about the rest of the world!
    A few stills would be nice.
    Waiting another 3 weeks or so for my dvd’s will be murder!

  45. Marc Reichelt said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Hi Kernon,
    I thought you meant my previous post, if not, just ignore it. ;)

  46. verblendet said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    hi all :) cant wait too :) but it would be great at all to see some sneakpreview, a trailer, 10seconds are still enough, maybe more stills? :)

  47. wu said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    sounds like the showing went great!! excellent, congratualtions ornage!!

    we want to see photos of the showing, we want to hear how it went!!

    update, update, update!!!

    and hopfully update with a photo of ton at the bar picking up chicks with the vrooom jacket. “hey, ladies, you see that movie up their, i’m the guy behind it……like my jacket?”

    see ya

  48. JuanJavier said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    Congratulations, Orange Team!!!!

    Looking forward to the DVD.


    Juan Javier.

  49. Gez said on 25 Mar, 2006:

    WHAT HAPPENED! We all want to know (us, the guys that didn’t make it to Amsterdam).

  50. thoro said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Hey, I just returned to Berlin :-).

    The movie is really great and so were the presentations the Orange team gave today – thank you very much for all your work, guys. It is good to see how much dedication went into Elephants Dream.

    And greetings to Joeri, Wybren, Andrea and Stefan.

  51. Big Fan said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Wu, I think the reason there are no updates here is because the Orange team have been mobbed by wild ladies. May be even they just had to take a number and wait in line. Could be on Monday we will finally get to hear about the screening – possibly we will never hear about after party….
    The Blender e-store MUST sell genuine Ton vrooom jackets and Bassam plastic bags to the community – the t-shirt and cap just aren’t enough to impress loose chicks today :o)

  52. Goofster said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Hi guys!

    I just came back from the premiere and the Q&A Day and it
    was awesome as always. expect a nice review on

  53. thoro said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Here are my photos:

  54. Richard said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Thanks for the photos, thoro. Interesting for all of those who couldn’t make it.

  55. Rui Campos said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Congratulations Orange Team, you did it. I couldn’t really be at the Premier but am counting on hooking up with you guys at the Blender Conference.

    Thanks Thoro for the photos, seems like I missed alot of fun :( .

    — Rui —

  56. wu said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    yeah thanks for the photos thoro!! i hope basse got a chance to make it. but i dont see him there??

    and i knew you guys would have hot chicks at this thing!!

    BigFan wrote
    “The Blender e-store MUST sell genuine Ton vrooom jackets and Bassam plastic bags to the community.”
    hahahaha!! send me one of each!!!

    (Note from Ton: on the picture you see Anja and Anne, two of my very best friends, who have helped the Blender Foundation in many many ways. Anja is the Foundation’s bookkeeper and e-shop manager, and both help with the Blender conferences to make sure everything is perfectly organized. Also for the premiere they helped out with tickets and tee sales. A reaction as above can only come from an immature adolescent, and as such can be happily ignored!)

  57. Big Fan said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Wu, I need to re-educate you…
    No wonder you are struggling to impress the ladies.
    Close inspection of this photo reveals a more likely bit of talent in attendance worthy of your he-man status.
    This is why you should carry a Bassam plastic bag in your wallet and cooly work the crowd doing body building poses that show the Ton vrooom patches to full advantage.
    Even the the most boring over hyped movie premiers can have surprising opportunities for the sharp movers.

  58. User said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    I don’t wish to turn this in a flame war or anything, but I have to agree with Big Fan. Wu, please don’t insult the people behind this project or the people at the premiere. These are the people who created and supported this project. If the project didn’t have the support, there’s a good chance that it wouldn’t exist.

    I found your flash cartoons to be bad taste too. Mainly because you where insulting the talent behind this film.

  59. Big Fan said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    ?? If you re-read my post you will see I was joining in the good natured but riske fun with Wu…
    Any offence taken by anyone is regretted and I apologise to those individuals and the community.

  60. Silverframe said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    I wish that I was old enoungh to come and see the film…. But I am only 13 and live in Denmark:(

  61. kakapo said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    thanks for the photos! :)

  62. jazzroy said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    thanks for sharing the photos!

    congratulations to everybody!!!

  63. EnV said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Hei, thanks a lot for the photos.

  64. Katmaï said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    There was someone who took a picture of me too! Where is it? =P
    I was that 15 yr. old kid with the black coat. Guess it wasn’t Thoro ;)

  65. thoro said on 26 Mar, 2006:

    Haha – no, I’m the guy on the last photo :-)

  66. note to Ton said on 27 Mar, 2006:

    Ton I see you have tacked on a comment to Wu’s post.
    Whilst Wu may have accidently caused offense in making a bit of laddish humour I don’t see that necessitates breaking into his post to make your opinion known.
    I don’t know Wu at all but he seems like a likeable young fellow. It’s just his raw style of nervous observational humour. No comment on the worth of your friends was actually intended. Perhaps they can see a funny side too?
    Possibly everyone could do with a good holiday after 7mths of 16hr days…

    Note from another Oranger:
    i dont think so! mhuahahahaha :P

  67. Big Fan said on 28 Mar, 2006:

    good grief…well hopefully you get over it sometime…I am sure worse things could have done if it was malicious…

  68. Wu said on 28 Mar, 2006:

    ohhhhhh great……..ton i’m sorry man…..

    BigFan told me do it…..

    please go back and delete that link/comment…..but leave the part about the vrooom jackets and body bags…….

    sorry again…damn!!

  69. Ton said on 28 Mar, 2006:

    Wu; unless there’s an intentional harm meant in a posting, I never do censorship in forums. I know you didn’t mean it that bad. The sorry is accepted, so let’s move on!

    I’ve also really had fun watching your crazy goofing clips, made us feel like real public celebrities. :)

  70. Big Fan said on 28 Mar, 2006:

    Now wait on there pal.
    That is an outright lie that I told you to do it.
    I have never had any communication with you at all and you know it.
    Don’t stoop to blaming others for your own wrongs.
    Now you can apologise to me as well in front of the community.
    Big character test here Wu.I wouldn’t mess up again if I were you.

  71. Wu said on 28 Mar, 2006:

    thanks ton!

    bigfan, only joking man, haha!

  72. Big Fan said on 29 Mar, 2006:

    Wu you have narrowly escaped being forever known in the universe as low life.
    As it is this blog will appear on each and every Orange dvd set and several thousand people will be looking at this wondering if Wu actually deserved to have his hands broken….
    Living dangerously my man….

  73. Wu said on 29 Mar, 2006:

    BigFan, of all people here i would have thought you would be the first to know i was joking, haha. seeing as how you got all my other jokes, and posted a few of your own, that i laughed at!

    anyway, i have nothing but respect for ton, @ndy, lee, basse, bassam, matt, toni and jan. you guys rock, and thanks for letting me and everyone else participate in the orange project fun. it has been great.

    now lets move on and get back on topic!

    by the way, of course i desreve to have my hands broken, you have seen the goofing on project orange animations right?

  74. Big Fan said on 29 Mar, 2006:

    Wu,only joking man, haha!