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Title: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Hages on June 13, 2007, 06:49:06 PM
Dear Animation and Visual Effects birthlings,

As we draw to a close of the first semester of 2007 Damian and I reflect upon an optimistic and rewarding start to the new degree and believe maybe a humble celebration is in order. We haven’t lost any students as typical in the initiation of most degrees (nor wish to), witnessed an overall high quality of potential, and even those members of the class cocooned by bad practice give the impression their confronting their afflictions (or else there’s going to be a serious intervention from us). All in all, it motivates us to invest our efforts with the same enthusiasm to make this course all you could make it to be.

We’re considering an official yet humble function, or at least endorsing one, to celebrate the first 6 months of the new Animation and Visual Effects degree. Please vote for either a lunch-time event or an evening dinner and we’ll take it from there. It’s assumed you will probably want to be at a licensed venue but note that Damian and I are far too respectable to get hammered by shots with students and hear them spill humiliating drunken adulation in order to suck up and score a better grade. :P Just joking, we’re after a relaxed and informal atmosphere but draw the line at group hugs.  ;)

With respect to those within the Multimedia degree, this is exclusively for the Animation and Visual Effects students and although there remain striking similarities between the degrees, this is nevertheless a unique cohort of new students trying to establish their own identity. I obviously have a close affinity for every student enrolled within Multimedia in Animation and Special Effects and would like to extend the invitation to join as after the preliminary lunch/dinner is over.

The date is set for this Friday 15th June and now we need to determine where and when? ;D
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Atcote on June 13, 2007, 07:00:37 PM
Hmm, I'm torn between the two... but I'll have to side with a dinner; rather more suiting, I suppose.
Are there any suggestions you can make about which venues you're thinking of?
(Oh, and I also support drawing the line at group hugs :) )

EDIT: Also, for the sake of simplicity, perhaps this should be made into a poll?
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: chicken on June 13, 2007, 08:20:05 PM
to celebrate I say let all MM 3rd year organise a cold and shivering group outside YOUR event, complete with hostile stares and sad eyes... MM's are being shunted aside in lou of Hages new golden students *sob* :D
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: ~matt~ on June 13, 2007, 10:30:47 PM
 :D lets cover our bases :P

- night time so we can eat and have some drinks (cos of course we have had a big week)

- and then where to eat ... easy as pie , golden season , its an old favourite and basically you can have what you want when you go there , so it is more suited to everyones tastes .... plus we can book whole tables out there

- im not sure if golden seasons is licenced , but we are near the main street , and we all no there is places there !!

                                           thats my 2cents :D
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Pamz0r on June 13, 2007, 10:41:25 PM
although my vote probably doesnt count coz i wont be able to attend, im going to Dubbo for the weekend to see my family...
but i think a dinner would be best.
:( i really want to come tho... please pretend that i am there  :-[
Title: Caution with fractioning
Post by: Hages on June 13, 2007, 11:21:39 PM
to celebrate I say let all MM 3rd year organise a cold and shivering group outside YOUR event, complete with hostile stares and sad eyes... MM's are being shunted aside in lou of Hages new golden students *sob* :D

Perhaps on you can feast on the scraps that fall from our balcony?

Only joking! Of course you’d be welcome in, we could use another waiter. ;)

On a serious note though, first year students should be given an independent night to celebrate and not be subject to any prejudices being demonstrated of late. I particularly take exemption towards any suggestion, in jest or otherwise, that I personally haven’t given everything to Multimedia students to promote themselves and the course in full. The sacrifices I continue to make to guarantee every student the best opportunities are only equalled by my pride of when you do eventually succeed (and while it often doesn’t happen during uni you will get it one day). I would like to remind such students that I am not their course co-ordinator and whilst I wholeheartedly strive to provide a prominent positive influence, I do not appreciate myself or the new degree being the scapegoats of any of its perceived deficiencies. In other words, please show some care towards the new students and reconsider any personal attacks made towards your strongest advocate.

On the lighter side, they can’t be that bright...
Also, for the sake of simplicity, perhaps this should be made into a poll?

Maybe the lecturers need drinks after all? ;D
Title: Re: Caution with fractioning
Post by: Atcote on June 13, 2007, 11:56:29 PM

On the lighter side, they can’t be that bright...
Also, for the sake of simplicity, perhaps this should be made into a poll?


Hey, I swear there wasn't a poll here when I looked the first time... For if it was, it was a ninja poll, wanting in the darkness of the template until I'd posted and made of fool of myself!
Damn you ninja polls! Damn you all to heck!
*Shuffles away mumbling to himself*
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: chicken on June 14, 2007, 01:03:55 AM
Ha ha I was only kidding, Im pretty sure 3rd years have had plenty of opportunities to get you drunk, hell some of us have come up to you and told you things we regret later whenwe weren't entirely sober but I was making a joke :D lol, by all means celebrate with the VFX peoples and I do appreciate the stuff you go through for us, just I hope thatgetting the animation festival here and everything didn't cost you THAT much *shiver* lol and Im not making scapegoats of anyone, I don't see any deficiencies, other than A: my spelling and B: the proddy equipment guys looking down their nose at me and seeminly having the same "hmmm Multimedia only owns the one camera and no firewire cables hmm, but since im SUCH a nice guy I'll loan you one, *scathing glance* " DISCUSSION everytime I try and get something off them, and you cannot really change either of those :D so I have no qualms, I just like making offhand comments...IM sure as hell not freezing anywhere looking in on people having a lovely dinner, I got enough of that in my childhood as an orphan...sigh..they used to call me oliver......*whimsical stare*
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Hages on June 14, 2007, 06:29:14 AM
It’s all good. I believe there is justifiable criticism that the uni must confront with regards to certain aspects of the running of the degrees and didn’t wish to single out one student’s offhand commentary. The reason for what may be dismissed as a defensive reaction is to rapidly halt what we clearly know to be an issue and protect the new students from unfair parallels. I would deeply regret any friction between Multimedia and Animation and Visual Effects as exampled by other courses mentioned above.

As suggested in the original post, it would be fantastic to also unite the Multimedia students after the first year function and wonder what it would take to convince Johannes of a lovely dinner (from a student’s perspective, not to seduce him)? I leave that as an enjoyable challenge for the class to solve.

Either way, I hope we all get to conclude the term with sense of wellbeing and celebrate in such rewarding company. Maybe after the AVFX student’s dinner we could all gatecrash whatever party TV’s got going on? Maybe even jewellery? Or, if we wanted to fester in comparisons of the universities investments towards new courses; veterinary science anyone? So until the next student shocks me with your deepest darkest most personal desires in a momentary lapse of inebriated honesty, I’ll hope to see you all Friday! ;D
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: R O B on June 14, 2007, 07:47:51 AM
A good hearty meal sounds good. And im sure after a few good vodka shots you woudnt mind a hug then Hages hehe. I like it.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Keaton on June 14, 2007, 10:09:25 AM
I live in Wagga so i know a lot of resturants.
But i have to consider that students are paying and money is running out towards the end of semester.
I believe Golden Seasons is the best choice.
Licenced, cheap, all you can eat, ok food, and in the middle of town so people can walk to pubs afterwards.

I vote a 6:30 start, considering how lazy most students are that is actually a 7 start. And everyone will be a half hour late.  :)
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: damian on June 14, 2007, 12:45:48 PM
Golden Seasons is booked from 7pm. It is booked under either Damian, or Animation... not sure as they guy hung up on me

Golden Season Family Restaurant- 31 Forsyth St Wagga Wagga 2650     (02) 6921 1177

See you then.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: chicken on June 14, 2007, 02:58:31 PM
Or, if we wanted to fester in comparisons of the universities investments towards new courses; veterinary science anyone?
Nothing wrong with vet science people...im dating one  :-\
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: chicken on June 15, 2007, 01:46:50 PM
anyone coming to happy hour at the Tav before your dinner? Simply geting slightly sloshed before we seperate to segregated soirees? :D

man that's hell to say outloud with a lisp...
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:01:07 PM
Sooo, who is actually going this evening? I am on the rather bad side of a cold but a hot meal would do me good.

Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:04:21 PM
id like to go because its prob the last time i get to see you all before i leave :'(
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: chicken on June 15, 2007, 04:07:47 PM
wow that raeki sure is good...  :-X
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:08:38 PM
Ive decided your not allowed to go. You must stay here with us...

You will be missed :(

And John... its not funny.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:11:19 PM
Or believe me i dont want to go, so are you going for the meal tonight ?
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:16:48 PM
yes, the meal only, i will then go and sleep because i have decieded that is all the weekend will eb good for at this stage.

I still ahve 1 more assessment due and then a damn exam and i get to go home.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:23:04 PM
dont worry it will soon be finished and you can rest. How have you found your first semester, harder than you thought it would be? oh where is the restaurant near cause im not sure where it is ???
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:27:26 PM
I find the semester short, very tiring, but i feel like i have learnt alot and found a huge passion in animating so good in that effect.

The resturant is on forsyths street which runs across baylis, the main street, inbetween the sturt mall(coles) and the marketplace(woolworths) does that help?
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:30:30 PM
yeah my house mates just got back so shes going to drop me off. What time will you be getting there, do we know if any one else is going? :)
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Atcote on June 15, 2007, 04:32:10 PM
I'm still attempting to secure transport; the best description I got for where the restruant is is that it's apparently down the street between Sturt Mall and the Marketplace, heading away from Baylis. That's the only info I got.
Also, it's apparently booked from 7.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:35:41 PM
good question. i dont have a clue, it would be funny if it was just us and andrew and damien.

Im sure more people will be going, i mean why not?

yeah i was expecting scott to send me a line through here if he needed a lift but he hasnt, so weird.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:36:13 PM
think matt was on about going?
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:38:24 PM
hopefully a few people will turn out  ???
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:39:08 PM
the direction of the pool... so left?

Alex can you get a lift in? i can give you a lift back if you like....
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Atcote on June 15, 2007, 04:41:19 PM
Nope, it's fine, just got a lift then :)
Lift back in shouldn't be a problem either; if I'm desperate, I can use the taxi service anyway.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:42:51 PM
Awesome-ness i am glad, also means i can go home when i like...

shall not be staying out very late thats for sure
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: orchard on June 15, 2007, 04:51:11 PM
of dont say that you'l be fine once your out  :)
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 15, 2007, 04:55:03 PM
i think im going to go have a nap lol.
See you there.
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Pamz0r on June 16, 2007, 07:34:47 PM
so how was it?
i so wish i could have been there...
Clare! you cant leave! i havnt said goodbye yet!!  :-[
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Tia on June 17, 2007, 11:18:25 AM
It was good smorgasboard, drinks, lots of weird ramble on talking.:) It was really quite pleasant.

We ended up at the Vic afterwards. I went home about midnight, soo tired.

But in my opinion it was a good night
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: MultimediaMan on June 17, 2007, 04:18:52 PM
how many were there?
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Keaton on June 17, 2007, 08:00:32 PM
There was about 16
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Pamz0r on June 17, 2007, 10:52:54 PM
awww, man! you were meant to of had a horrible time!!  not allowed to have fun without me! just kiddin'  ;D
can we do it again next term so i can actually be part of it  :-[
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: Hages on June 18, 2007, 10:42:41 AM
Yes, it was quite a pleasant little impromptu evening of unmitigated goodness and a surprising majority managed to turn up which was really fantastic. Those unable to attend had effigies placed in their honour and were spoken about as if they were there to defend themselves. The food and drink were welcome alternatives to chips and caffeinated drinks and no one brought a laptop or spent the night text messaging as a way of avoiding their present company. Only one person demonstrated why lecturers don’t socialise with students by prying for their results and then posting that I had two beers and a Monster Cookie as if they were some inside scoop student paparazzi. Next there’ll be unwarranted rumours of Smurf droppings. And if that makes no sense, you’ll need to turn up next time. We may do something again next semester. In the meantime I hope you enjoy your holiday and regularly check the forum as important posts will be made before the July break. ;D
Title: Re: Animation and Visual Effects celebrates a good start
Post by: MultimediaMan on June 18, 2007, 08:05:52 PM
Well.. atleast the stories of the Catholic alter boy stayed silent :P