Peach started!

Posted in Production by Ton


And that was the first day in of Peach… Nine people working here in the Blender Institute now, and it feels like a good start!

Today I did a short the kick-off welcome (“don’t worry, I don’t expect you do make anything but an awesome funny movie!”) and hand over the organization to Arno Kroner. He’s going to train the team of artists for five days in all aspects of visual storytelling, staging and storyboarding. Arno also was a great help as story/script consultant the past month… ooh, this script is going to be so cool! Can’t wait to see the movie!

Then I took Brecht and Campbell apart to discuss and design an infrastructure for the offices network (server, backup disks, switches, phone, fax, wifi). This we will work on the next few days, plus installing all systems and setting up the server (svn) and accounts.


And then of course I should mention we met our first milestone; getting a 1000 dvds sold in advance! At the time of writing this blog entry, we had 1144 orders in, of which 947 were paid. That’s totally awesome, thanks everyone for this support! (Needless to say: keep ordering & paying!)

Later more,


24 Responses

  1. Catboy85 Writes:

    Yay!!! It’s started! I’m really looking forward to this, I hope it turns into another great movie!

  2. HolgerB Writes:

    And a “Rattatoullie” Poster in the background for further inspiration…

  3. Timothy Baldridge Writes:

    I got my DVD ordered! I’m excited to see how much this changes Blender. ED helped Blender more than anything else, and having two full time developers this time around is going to rock! Keep it up guys.

  4. Daniel Writes:

    Yeah, my DVD is already ordered and payed! Let’s do it!

  5. LoMac Writes:

    And So it has begun.

  6. Matt Thoemke Writes:

    Yesness! The INSTANT I got my check, I preordered the dvd. And paid too!

    I’m confused on the terms for this movie though. Is it a Movie, Short Film, or what? No doubt we won’t be disappointed with our dvds in a few months, but there are quite a few loose ends you’re leaving us with! It’s okay though… you just keep us wanting more!

  7. Auria Writes:

    Is it a coincidence that on the first pic the guy next to the huge Proog face looks exactly like him but with glasses? ;)

  8. Big Fan Writes:

    I hope you rememmber how to put Brecht and Cambell back together again Ton ;o)

  9. mfoxdogg Writes:

    YAY!!! the madness can begin :P

  10. Cathy Writes:

    Nice to see Cam made it in one piece to Amsterdam, despite being taken apart now!

  11. Felix_Kütt Writes:

    Rock On!

  12. super wu-greatness Writes:

    so when does the webcam go back up? you guys are hilarious, especially that time when ton got on in a thong and did the chicken dance…..

    i think this movie is going to rock!

  13. JiriH Writes:

    Thumbs up and good luck!!! Peach website seems to be maintained very well even though the production is still quite young.

    I am looking forward to first “making of” and “work-flow tutorials” as was promised :-)

  14. Gianmichele Writes:

    Rock’n Roll Good luck everyone, I’m sure it’ll be a great success :D

  15. grafixsuz Writes:

    Well, the ball has begun to roll. Wondering if any of the wonderful pearls of wisdom from Arno Kroner could be shared with the community by any chance? Or will that be included on the DVD as part of the making of section?

    Good luck with this one guys, I really cannot wait to see what will become of this…

  16. Ian Lewis Writes:

    Good luck everyone! I’m looking forward to watching my DVD!! I’m sure it will be great!

  17. wayne Writes:

    so excited!!!

  18. super wu-greatness Writes:

    maybe if we all chant they will put it back up!

  19. Erik Möller Writes:

    You guys rule – best of luck!

  20. Helle Writes:

    Hey Willy boy & you other guys

    I wish you all the best.
    Can’t wait to see the movie!

    Cheers from Copenhagen c”,)

  21. super wu-greatness Writes:

    who is the cute girl wearing the scarf? haha just kidding, i know thats tons girlfriend!

    anywho, what is being learned, is the script finished, no more changes?

    but all in all thats cool you guys put a female on the team!

  22. Big Fan Writes:

    they mentioned the script Wu… so its done.. apparently :o)
    I think actually there are some Peachists in those photos who have missed out on the introductory Wu goof…. ;o)

  23. cupojoe Writes:

    keep on dancing. peach out! :)