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Seeking / NICKELODEON SEEKS AUSTRALIA'S SpongeBob SquarePants
« on: June 21, 2007, 03:35:20 PM »
NICKELODEON SEEKS AUSTRALIA'S SpongeBob SquarePants
As part of this year's SPAA Conference, kid's pay television channel Nickelodeon Australia is offering up to $20,000 towards the production of an animation pilot. The winner of the funding will be announced at the Conference being held at the Sheraton Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast.
Says SPAA's Gaylee Butler, "This is the first of several new television pitching initiatives to be launched at the Conference this year that offer contacts and funding from key channels. These are exciting opportunities and we call on the independent production community to step up to the challenge."
Nickelodeon is looking for ideas that will appeal to both boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 13 years old. "Our programming is funny, bold, playful and non-violent," say Head of Programming, Deirdre Brennan. "We look for Heart + Fart + Smart, that is, an emotional connection with the target audience; an irreverent sense of humour; and a creatively original look and feel that is fresh and surprising."
All registered delegates at the Conference are eligible to apply. Guidelines and an application form are available from http://www.spaa.org.au/conference.
The SPAA Conference attracts up to 650 industry representatives and key decision makers including producers, directors, distributors, financiers, exhibitors, television network heads, commissioning editors, lawyers and accountants. Of these there is a sizable international contingent from leading media organisations around the world.
SPAA is the industry association for the independent film and television industry, providing leadership and direction on all debates concerning the economics, creative and technological future of the screen production industries in Australia. It strives to create the business conditions for the industry to compete strongly in both local and overseas markets.

SPAA Conference, 13 - 16 November 2007
Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland
http://www.spaa.org.au/conference

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Seeking / RED CROSS - Blood Donations
« on: June 21, 2007, 10:50:14 AM »
Since it is coming close to holidays, the Red Cross need blood donations. The first year animation students have been donating in the past few weeks.. as you left some memorable moments with the nurses! This is a great cause- and it doesn't cost you a cent! And besides you get a milkshake, cheese and crackers and chocolate for your efforts. They also tell you your Iron levels. If you are close to a Red Cross Blood Center think about giving some BLOOD.  :)

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PC / Re: Safari for Windows
« on: June 20, 2007, 04:15:21 PM »
From what I've heard Leopard has apparently made a few changes to Safari, or something similar. It's an okay browser, but I'll stick with firefox... it's what I know, and to my knowledge, Safari still doesn't allow you to open tabs...


Safari was one of the first (or maybe it was the first...) browser to have tabs.

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PC / Safari for Windows
« on: June 19, 2007, 11:05:53 AM »
Want Safari as your Windows browser?

http://www.apple.com/downloads/

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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.

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Mac / Re: Mmmmmmmmmmmm Mac!
« on: June 12, 2007, 05:24:52 PM »
Once you go Mac you do not want to go back!!!



For an excellent iMac you can expect tp pay about $2500. This is with 2 gb Ram- and probably all that you need.
You can also take off 10% for student discount.

http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=CFF34D5F&node=home/desktop/imac

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Community Projects / Re: MPI104 Mac Lab Decorations
« on: June 07, 2007, 05:15:03 PM »
This is indeed correct. The Head of School, (and Head of Campus) believes that as an art school, our walls and rooms are quite sterile. If any students wish to put up screen shots of their animations, than this would be a great contribution. It would also get your images out there.. and make other courses envious! The spaces that could do with some images are: outside the animation lab, inside the animation lab and the Mac lab.

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Mac / Mmmmmmmmmmmm Mac!
« on: June 07, 2007, 01:45:05 PM »
Oh I love my Mac. I have an old G4 laptop which has worked day and night for me since 2002. It has worked on films, albums and also used to run my bussiness. I have been looking around for a new Mac for my studio as it was getting close toretirement for such a workhorse.  At this point the logical upgrade to handle the grunt would be a new Mac Pro. As a matter of urgency I needed a new computer... fast. So I looked online, and then rang the Apple store here in Wagga Wagga. Within an hour I had possession of the new 20" iMac. Up until last weekend I was an iMac snob and thought that these computeres were only good for receptionists... OH HOW I WAS WRONG!!! This beast ROCKS!!! The thing I love about my Mac's is the fact that they just work.

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Games / Get paid $20,000 to play Second life
« on: June 05, 2007, 06:17:50 PM »
Aust Artists Get Second Life - The Australia Council is offering up to
$20,000 for a collaborative artists residency in
cyber universe Second Life. Read more http://tinyurl. com/22mysb Visit
Second Life http://www.secondli fe.com/

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Mac / Re: Hello?.. anybody here?..
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:55:00 AM »
My girlfriend has a macbook with a cd stuck in it. It's happened before but i got it out.
Apparently macs are so stupid they have to read the disc before ejecting. But if the disc is heavily scratched, the mac will be stuck in an infinite loop and never eject. What a piece of a** S***.
I can't get this one out, even the 'hold the mouse button while it starts up trick' doesn't work.

Also iTunes has a mind of its own and will only start up when it wants to.

This mac book was bought 1 month ago. It is such a pain. I wanted a mac for her because it would be "easier" so sais all the advertising. What a load of crap.

There is my 2cents

PC FTW


If you hold the "eject button" or F12 (when there is no eject button) on startup your disk will be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Games / PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
« on: May 22, 2007, 01:41:36 PM »
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/whats_on/features/play/index.asp

This looks awesome!!!

I have been to Bugs Bunny on Broadway (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) ... and if this was anything to go by... this will be even better!!!

It is on during first week of exams though...

Prices are as such: Premium $120, A Reserve $80, B Reserve $65, C Reserve $50 - if you go on either Tuesday or Wednesday  you will get a $15 discount.

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Community Projects / Re: Coffee Machine?!
« on: May 04, 2007, 09:02:48 AM »
Here is my opinion having worked in places with coffee machines... and places where people make the  coffee for you.

1> Will people be disciplined enough to keep the machine clean?
2> Who will pay for the coffee beans? (This can be VERY expensive)
3> When the machine breaks, who will pay for maintenance?

The initial cost is quite insignificant compared to running costs... If it works and people keep it clean and keep chipping in to the kitty, then it would be a great thing. If not, it just ends up being a dirty stinky waste of $$

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Mac / Re: Hello?.. anybody here?..
« on: May 03, 2007, 04:19:08 PM »
Yep. Have been on Apple's since the Apple IIe.

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Animate (Flash) / Re: Movie and Graphic symbols
« on: May 03, 2007, 04:14:01 PM »
OK, to export so that it is not pixelated make sure your publish settings are set correctly. Turn JPEG quality to full to start with.

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