Hey there everyone! Last year about this time we brought together an awesome team of artists from the Blender community to participate in the 48 Hour Film Project in Richmond, Virginia. I actually gave a presentation on this at last years Blender Conference. Well… I’m proud to say that the entire team from last year has returned (plus a few more additions) and we’re doing it again!
Not only are we doing it again, but we’re opening access to our production while we work. The production is happening this weekend (17-19 July) and we’re providing four ways for everyone to follow along:
- The Hand Turkey 48 Hour Film Project Wiki - This is our central collaborative tool. Brainstorms, sketches, designs, task lists and workflow descriptions all live here. Check out the Recent changes page to see the latest updates.
- #ht48hfp on freenode - We use IRC as our main means of real-time communication. If you have a preferred IRC client (Chatzilla, mIRC, Xchat, etc.), point it to the #ht48hfp channel on freenode.net. If you don’t have a client, you can use freenode’s web interface.
- Follow us on Twitter - The entire team has access to update that account, so any of us can let you know what’s going on.
Streaming webcam footage - We are actually going to stream footage from webcams at the locations of some of our international team members so you can watch the craziness that ensues. We’re still hammering out the kinks on this, but we’ll have a direct link set up by Friday.
If you have time this weekend, poke on in and watch as things unfold. Also, once the project is complete, we should be posting timelapse video and screencasts of us working. Hopefully, this will be as fun to watch as it is to work in… and it may just give some insights into how an internet-managed animated project can work!