The Blender Institute has just launched their latest open movie project, Gooseberry, from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Unlike the previous Blender Institute projects, this will be a feature length movie, requiring the participation of no less than 12 external renowned Blender studios.
The project will take about 18 months to complete. Combined with the much, much larger scale of this project this also means the financial demands are higher: for the initial campaign ('cloudfunding', as Ton likes to call it), the goal has been set to 10,000 supporters and a total amount of € 500,000.
The main promise of this campaign is that by signing up for monthly subscription to the Blender Cloud, you will get immediate access to all the Blender Institute's digital resources like training material and all assets from the previous open movies. During Gooseberry, the Cloud will be continously updated with new material, making you a front-row seat spectator or even 'virtual intern'.
Learn more about the campaign on the gooseberry.blender.org website right now and sign up for a membership or one-off donation! BlenderNation will be introducing all the studios and participants during the next few weeks. Stay tuned!