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Sintel Premiere Getting Closer!


I found a pleasant surprise in my morning newspaper today - the programme of the Netherlands Film Festival, and it contained the announcement of the Sintel Premiere. Awesomeness!

Here are all the references that I found:

The text says:

Short fantasyfilm in 3D-animation about a girl who finds a baby dragon. Once it's taken by a grown dragon she undertakes an epic journey to rescue it.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. @Darrin:
    Believe me, the whole film is epic from the first seconds! (I've already seen it, you may ask what you want, but answering is not very likely ;) )

  2. @imbusy:
    35mm film indeed. Why wouldn't it be logical? It's ''the'' standard for cinema projection. (the festival doesn't allow D-Cinema, since it needs to be playable on either the largest commercial screens and small arthouse screens. HDCAM (not SR) is possible, but that's not something you want when 35mm is also possible)

    Blog post on the 35mm transfer:
    Believe me, Cineco makes wonderful 35mm prints. A few months ago I projected a Cineco print of a film shot on the Red One and it looked really freakin' awsome!

  3. Translation from the filmfest site:
    "Short, epic fantasy film in 3D animation set in a mystical land far away. A girl finds a dragon and tries to raise and teach it. While flying the baby is captured by an adult dragon and taken to its lair. She undertakes a grueling journey leading to confrontation when the adult dragon arrives. Made entirely with open source software Blender, by a team of artists from around the world."

    Ooooo.... Can't wait to get my DVD! :D

    I'm kind of wondering what's happening with fire in the movie. We haven't really heard anything about them experimenting with fire (except one small test right at the start by Ben), but I have trouble imagining you could make a film about dragons without *any* fire! Curiouser and curiouser...

  4. Pssssssssssttttttt..... there is dragon fire! (but I'm curious how it looks in the final version, the pre-premiere version could use some improvements on it)

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