Saturday was as exciting as Friday, if not more so. To start off, most of yesterday’s streams are now available for download via BitTorrent. Please check the downloads page on Blender.org and remember to leave your client open when it’s finished so other people can benefit from it. The Art Festival video will probably be online tomorrow – the guys here are working hard to make that a reality.
Now, on to the Conference Journal! We’ve had a bit of training in interviewing people and now that we have acquired a taste for it, we’ve talked to no less then XXX people for you. We’ll start off with Anja Vugts-Verstappen, the woman behind the Blender e-shop. She has an impressive history with Ton and she’ll tell you all about it. Next, we move on to Sacha Goedegebure who you may know as Sago on the forums. Sacha creates (in my opinion) insanely funny and well executed artworks.
If you’ve been watching the live video streams, you may have been wondering who is making sure you can see and hear it all – meet Filipp Lepalaan! Of course we have been talking to all of the Orange people and we have recorded our conversation with Andy, talking about his work for Plumiferos in Argentina. Finally, I had a talk with Sander Wit who created the Blender version of M.C. Escher’s ‘Up and Down’. I couldn’t figure out how he did it, and he explains it all.
Download the Conference Journal, Day 2:
Note: because of time pressure we didn’t get the encoding quality we would have liked; hopefully this isn’t too awful – I’ll try to do a recode tomorrow.
Tonight we’ll head off to Restaurant Maurya, where the cook of the Orange team’s favorite restaurant will be cooking dinner for us (although it’s not the same restaurant – his own place only holds like 30 people and we’re with 100 BlenderHeads!). We’ll try to shoot some video there and report on the dinner tomorrow.