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New Old Stuff and New Look!

Some pieces that won awards. 'Chivas' on the left won a regional award and 'Digital Autopsy' on the right was featured in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and toured Queensland as apart of the Creative Generations awards.

Pumbaa: It’s like my buddy Timon always says: you got to put your behind in your past.

Timon: No, no no. Amateur. Sit down before you hurt yourself. It’s “You got to put your past behind you.”

So that’s what I’ve done….kind of. I spruced up the website a little, put in some old stuff (like some artworks from high school, some past animations and some compositing exercises) and added a dash of new stuff (like the black background – WOW!). So yub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub, and enjoy!

Weta Workshop

Last week I was fortunate enough to visit (dun duh!) the Weta Cave and Weta Workshop in Miramar, New Zealand! One step closer to the dream. I even saw Sir Richard Taylor at the Weta Cave! Unfortunately he was busy and I’m not into busting in on someone’s conversation. Ah well, there will be a next time!

The Weta Workshop was amazing and I was able to meet a painter named Matt and a sculptor named Craig Campbell. Everyone who works there is incredibly talented. One day I’ll stand amongst them!

Nim’s Island 2

Just finished a one month contract working on the render farm at The Post Lounge for Nim’s Island 2. Should be released in April 2013.

Can’t wait!

The Graduate

Woo hoo! Officially graduated!

Last Friday I received my official piece of paper saying that I graduated from a Bachelor of Animation from Griffith University. Three years of stressful fun. It’s definitely not the end of my education and I intend to keep learning as much as I can about the world of VFX.

The picture is of my ‘rents and I. Couldn’t have done it without them 🙂

Graduation Screening

Last Friday was the Griffith Animation Graduate Screening. Guess who won the award for ‘Most Outstanding Music’?…Well, the picture is revealing. We did! Even though this certificate has my name on it, I definitely can’t take credit for the wonderful composing by Kim Cook and Liz Ho, the recording by Jeff Tanerii and Michael Vasiliev and the awesome voices of the A Capella singers, Kim, Liz, Phillip and Lachlan! You could say they were “Pitch Perfect”? Had to say it, the ads for that movie keep playing on télévision.

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