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Seeking / Articles, Poems, Pictures, Drawings, etc.
« on: October 14, 2008, 04:48:48 PM »
Hey guys,

Feel like making some quick money for doing what you all do best - being creative?!

Hungappa is always seeking poems, articles and drawn designs or photographs to fill it's pages and you best of all aside from getting your work out there, you also get paid.

If you wanna put something in Hungi, just drop me an email at or drop into the Rivcoll/Hungappa office down by the Nosh Pit.

I hope to see some funky articles!

New Hungappa Editor

Movies / Waltz With Bashir
« on: September 04, 2008, 08:57:52 PM »
Have attatched the blurb from the BIFF (Brisbane International Film Festival) - it seems like a really interesting film and the style of animation is definitely quite different to what you usually see on the big screen. Not sure whether it'll be showing in Sydney or anywhere else anytime soon, but I'm gonna make a point of trying to catch it if it does come out as a general release...

Nominated for the Cannes Palme d'Or, WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a harrowing and powerful animated documentary that has received worldwide critical acclaim. In this semi-autobiographical film, director Ari Folman (Saint Clara, BIFF 1996) loosely recounts his time fighting as an Israeli soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon.

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night it’s the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember anything about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to return in surreal images.

Music / Re: Alter Bridge! ?
« on: March 08, 2008, 04:18:26 PM »
There are people out there that know of Alter Bridge apart from me... WOW!
Metalingus is awesome! :D

For Sale / Re: Bar Fridge - brand new :-D
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:12:10 PM »
Haha. Were you advertising anywhere else?

For Sale / Re: first year animation books for sale!
« on: February 19, 2008, 02:58:16 PM »
How much you sellin' the Survival Kit for?

Television / Re: Time to Relive Your Childhood!
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:53:27 PM »
Hehe... My childhood only featured a few of those... Good 'ole BBC children's programmes for the win! :D

Movies / Juno
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:47:30 PM »
Don't know whether anyone has seen it yet - great little comedy/drama independent film.
Apart from having an enjoyable enough plot and an AWESOME soundtrack it had a really nice rotoscoped title sequence. :D

I would post a review, but I don't think there's a spoiler code to cover up a review from those who haven't seen it/don't want it ruined for them.

Subjects / Re: Subject Texts
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:42:27 PM »
The library has the full collection of Maya books if people aren't wanting to shell out until they know what they want?!

Community Projects / Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:34:12 PM »
Hi, I'm Ryan and I'm an alcoh... Wait, wrong meeting!

Long story short... Born in England, moved to Sydney at age 14, lived there until 2007 when I moved to Wagga for Uni and my folks moved to the Sunny Coast... Now spend my time either in Wagga or Queensland!

I'm a second-year TV Production/Multimedia double degree-er though I was enrolled in Animation and Visual Effects for a semester last year... I found that although I love animation that I was far more comfortable (not in my comfort zone completely though) working behind the camera in that mystical place known as TV Land!

I love all things Pixar, have a mild obsession with Woody Woodpecker and of course reckon that Chuck Jones, Nick Park and Walt Disney are legends.

You may notcie the lack of mention for Lasseter and that is because I rate Toy Story as an absolute film great and felt it deserved it's own line...

In terms of geek/arty - I'd say I'm far more the geek than the arty guy but at the same time would not call myself a geek. Bit of a catch twenty situation there but ah well...

Career-wise... I think I've found that my calling is in the editing suite as an editor (shock, horror!)... And I am looking to leave Australia and live in Canada in maybe six or seven years time...

So yeah... That's just about it for now... Tune in next year for another episode of Introducing Ryan!!
That's one thing I tend to do - refer to myself in the third person... Why? Because I'm strange!

Later people...

Current Affairs / You Know You've Been In University Too Long When...
« on: November 06, 2007, 11:14:00 PM »

You actually like doing laundry at home where the washing machines work.

Two miles is not too far to walk for a party.

You'd rather clean than study especially if an essay is due.

"Oh s*** how did it get so late!" comes out of your mouth at least once a night.

Parents' cooking becomes something you desire, not avoid.

You schedule your classes around sleep habits and soap operas especially Neighbours and Home And Away.

You go to sleep when it's light and get up when it's dark.

You live for getting mail.

Looking out the window is a form of entertainment.

Prank phone calls become funny again.

Highlighters are the coolest things on earth.

Rearranging your room is your favourite pastime.

The weekend lasts from Thursday to Monday.

Just a funny little thing I found on Facebook... It's amazing how much of this is true!!

Games / Re: PAINTBALL!
« on: October 31, 2007, 01:42:31 AM »
I'm up for it but Monday 26th is my only available date out of those three - I'm heading to Sydney to watch the football (aka soccer) on the 27th.

Web / Re: Deviant-Art
« on: August 24, 2007, 12:51:07 PM »
Been using mine for photography...

Music / Re: UP COMING GIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: August 16, 2007, 01:01:51 AM »
NOOOOOOO... Don't have enough spare cash to see Muse live again. :(
They were awesome at Big Day Out. :S

Animate (Flash) / Help With ClickEvents
« on: June 04, 2007, 10:47:37 PM »
I need a little help; well actually my mate does and I tried but have failed miserably, yet I call myself a coder/techie?! *hangs head in shame*
OK, the basis is that she's using Adobe Flash CS3 and she's trying to get a onMouseEvent working... ActionScript 3 has me stumped! In previous versions it was simply a case of OnClick (do Action) yet when I try this simple logic it tells me I'm missing a 'fr{' - Any help, guidance, links???


Community Projects / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: June 03, 2007, 02:09:56 PM »
Hey I'm Ryan and I'm an alc... Wrong forum, my bad!

Onto the serious info... I moved to Sydney's Northern Beaches in 2003 from Portsmouth, England, so that makes me a Pom! I became an Australian officially in February 2007, so now I drink cold beer and partake in other such 'true Blue' rituals!!

I'm straight out of high school (Freshwater Senior Campus) and back in Year 10/11 had planned to go into programming, but changed my mind in Year 12 (not really sure what swayed me, but yeah...) so I have a technical background more so than an arts background.

I worked at KFC for roughly two and a half years whilst I was in Year 11 and 12 and if I remained in Sydney (which I wouldn't have anyway considering my family has now moved to Caboolture, near Brisbane) I would be an assistant manager there - not the type of career I want!! So for the meantime I'm an unemployed and without Centrelink benefits :'( first-year BA(Animation and Visual Effects) student.

My ultimate dream would be to work at Pixar and I can't wait to get into the 3D work next term. Whilst I would like to experiment with stop-motion, I know that 2D work isn't really my thing!! My favourite animated films are the mainstream Pixar stuff (of course) and Dreamworks stuff, as well as all the old-school animators' works such as that of Ub Iwerks, Max Fleischer and of course, Chuck Jones... Links to some of their cartoons are on my!! :D

Anyhow, I think I've said enough (I talk alot!!).

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