I took an hour to copy quotes from emails I’m exchanging about Gooseberry recently. Just to share with everyone how much Blender and our films mean for people.
(USA) You must already know that the dev community you’ve got is MUCH more responsive, professional and humane compared to any other out there. (…) The Blender Foundation is a beacon of hope for so many. Don’t lose sight of that. How you deal with this will influence how your users and developers deal with their end.
(Poland) I am very impressed with the way you progress with Blender.
Project Gooseberry and Blender Cloud are ground-breaking initiatives!
(UK) Let me and rest of the Blender community know if we can do anything else to help, I really want Gooseberry to be a success. This is a very exciting time to be a Blenderhead :)
(Brazil) I’m very pleased to say that I just subscribed and start to support this project. I’m very happy to contribute with you guys, whose keep making blender the best open source program ever.
(USA) Thank you for being willing to take the risk and push ahead fearlessly for this great project!
(India) Although currently I am not using Blender for my professional work but I have been counting big on it. Upon my return from Canada to India, I planned to open my own VFX Studio. I am working on it and has planned implementation of Blender in studio pipeline.
(Vietnam) I want send money for Bronze Sponsor 450 euro, even if you guys not get full funding. I agree create this movie very important, need show whole movie industry!
(USA) I have been thinking about the virtual studio pipeline for some time now and am intrigued by some of the things you mention in your interview on the Gooseberry page. Honestly, I think you’re a step further than what I was considering. (..) Ton you are on the verge of turning this industry on its head and I love it. I’ll try to be a more active member in the future.
(Spain) I just spread the word in Spain, France, England, Italy and Germany and all my Spanish speaking contacts around the world. I hope this is just the beginning of a new way of making films!!
(Germany) this is a good opportunity to say thank you for the world’s most astonishing software. Blender is fantastic and unique in its variety. I used to have a licence of 3ds max and was always annoyed at the upgrade dictates of the software. (…) So yes, i like the idea of Project Gooseberry and wish you all the best for a successful realisation of your ideas.
(USA) I support your vision for growing Blender and visual artists into the coming years. I believe Gooseberry and the collaborative tools that may result from it can really impact visual artists for the better and provide solutions to the industry’s problem of nomadic studio life, while opening new pathways of creative collaboration that would not be realistic otherwise. I doubt you’ll give up on this, and you should not.
(UK) I’ve subscribed. I really want this to succeed because Blender and the community behind it means so much to me.
(Spain) I forgot to congratulate you on the great success Blender has had over the years. I am a long time follower and a big fan!
(USA) We would love to sponsor Project Gooseberry. (…) we’re finally in a position to give back to our wonderful community.
(France) good luck with the last stretch on Gooseberry! Even if you don’t make it to the full goal, what you’ve achieved is already amazing!
(UK) I like the idea a lot. No I do not believe that hollywood does it right. If they would they would not have scriptwriters artist and cgi artist on strike so often.
(Philippines) Believe it or not, Blender, the philosophy, and the community behind it has been a huge influence to me as an artist and person.
(Germany) As a Blender user and fan of your open-movie concept, i really would like to see gooseberry succeed.
(Mexico) I’m totally convinced that this will take blender a couple of steps ahead so keep on going!! Thank you so much for this amazing piece of software.
(USA) I’ve been following Blender for years now, ever since Elephant’s Dream, and I’ve donated for every open movie since Big Bug Bunny. I think Gooseberry is a wonderfully audacious project. I also especially like how there is ample time in the schedule for developing the story.
(Australia) Absolutely stoked to see you guys taking on the challenge of an entire open feature film. Mathieu was an inspired pick. Best of luck with your fundraising!
(USA) I realize the scope of Gooseberry and appreciate your push for a platform to support it. I have found that Blender is a project that I want to see continue and be a shining example for the open-source model regardless of how much I actually use Blender.
(Yep. That keeps me going, thanks :)