In 2007 Blender Foundation chairman Ton Roosendaal established the “Blender Institute” following the overwhelming success of “Elephants Dream”, the world’s first open movie project. This is now the permanent office and studio to more efficiently organize the Blender Foundation goals, but especially to coordinate and facilitate Open Projects related to 3D movies, games or visual effects.
The Institute currently employs 8 people. It houses offices for administration, the e-store, a small render farm, space for workshops/sprints and a large studio for animation film productions.
Blender Institute is currently developing its first animated feature film, based on the celebrated Dutch comic character Agent 327. This adventurous comedy is targeted at an international market.
Thanks to the Blender open source project, known by millions of people, we have a large network of artists and developers world-wide. We've pioneered crowd-funding and are self-supportive thanks to an innovative cloud platform. Blender Institute seeks for additional funding to kickstart the production in the Netherlands of a high-end 3D animated CG feature film.
Click on the links to learn more about our in-house Open Source pipeline tools and about the Agent 327 project.
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