Monday, June 23, 2008

Last Night in Melbourne...

It's been a very long week. I'm both sad and relieved to see it come to an end, but there is still much to be done in the next couple of days. So, you can say you heard it here first - the winners of the Melbourne International Animation Festival in the two key categories were:

Australian Panorama:
Winner: The Passenger
Honourable Mention: Global Warming

Best of the Festival (Overall):
Madame Tutli-Putli (Nominated for 2008 Academy Award for Best Animated Short)

No surprise on the winner, when you think about it. If you want to look up any of the above three films, they're all well worth watching.

I fly back to Wagga Wagga at 3:00PM tomorrow afternoon. I expect to be in Sydney by Wednesday at 6:00PM

Well, I'm buggered. G'night all.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Melbourne International Animation Festival, Day 1

Mornin' folks.

So, hello from grey old Melbourne, Victoria.

I'm down here for about a week until Sunday for the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), which covers everything from Disney's latest work to the best short films from SIGGRAPH 2007. It's a full week of animation screenings, seminars and talks with some of Animation's most respected names. Next week I'll have the opportunity to meet Marcy Page, who produced the 2004 Oscar-winning short "Ryan" when she comes up to give a talk at CSU to the Animation and Visual Effects students.

This is officially my holiday for this semester. I don't expect I'll get to do anything like this again any time soon.

Monday, June 9, 2008

That big project...

Ya. That one which I've mentioned twice before and not actually elaborated on.

You can track its progress here at

Friday, June 6, 2008

Server Problems and Updates

Hey all,

I've finally managed to upload the firts of the June updates to the site today. For the last week, FTP problems have meant I couldn't connect to the EPFarms servers to upload the new files. Thus the discrepency between the date on the update, and the actual day it's been uploaded.

This is as frustrating for me as it is for you, no doubt, so please bear with me while DG works to correct the problems. Sadly, I can't give you an indication as to when this situation will improve.

As it is, while Atlantis is up and running, New Cape Quest is not... Ironic that the FTP problems would be fixed only to break NCQ.