A t-shirt -of course- that says : “I survived project Mango” …
But then forget the usual part about only getting the t-shirt: On the contrary ! you really get lots out of participating to an open movie at the Blender Institute!
And also , the project is not over , it’s actually running at a crazy pace. (So, don’t worry guys , there’s time for the t-shirts .. but make it a Pablo Londono’s design ! )
For me, the top 2 things I got out of it, are the opportunity to work on just what I like the most : the gloomy charm of a post-apocalyptic urban environment ? -and Amsterdam none the less- ? plus some rusty decayed sci-fi machinery ..can’t ask for better.
But perhaps more important is getting to work with the team , and just everyone was super-great, and it really makes a difference working and spending time in such an environment : I’m talking about the scary-good ninja artists in the team, but also Ton (himself!!) and the developers (and I was lucky to meet quite a few of them!) ..it really gives a different perspective to Blender not just as a piece of code but a more complex project and network of people.
So here’s the video I recorded for the weekly : there’s an awful lot of trivial technical questions in it .. but that’s the reality of the job :)
Cheers to everyone ! see you again soon on these pages.