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Title: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Atcote on February 15, 2008, 01:54:10 PM
Yep, it's this topic again. I know there's already a 'Introduce Yourself!' thread up, but why start a whole new one?
Well, simply because I think a lot of us, those of us in second year especially, have changed a lot over the last year. So here's our opportunity to introduce ourselves all over again. First years are of course encouraged to participate. Just give your name (don't have to give your real one), where you come from, what interests you in animation, and so on.

Well, my name's Alex Mason, although I'm fine if people call me 'Atcote' (as quite a few do). For the sake of the first years, I was your O-Week leader during the tour and your introduction to the lecturers. I come from Wangaratta down in Victoria. My interests in Animation extend to my lifelong enjoyment of the medium (ranging from Disney to anime to stop motion, all the way to Beast Wars). I've been drawing my entire life, although what really got me into a post-childhood love of animation, I must admit, was Dragonball Z.
I plan to spend this year experimenting with all sorts of animation, and hope to give stop motion a good go. I admit to liking to stick to 2D, but 3D is also of great interest to me, and want to experiment with sound effects. (You know, as in, do everything that this course is here for us for).
Once I've completed of this course, I plan to travel to England and try my hand at work there.

Okay, so I haven't changed all that much, but I look forward to reading everyone else's entries! Welcome first years!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Pamz0r on February 15, 2008, 04:52:49 PM
Firstly I'd like to say hello to all the newbies  :)!

I am Pam.... im the kind of short one with pink hair (just incase u are wondering who i am)!
I am a second year VFX student now...which is VERY weird i must say.!

And i'd like to say that animation is wonderful :-)
i like a range of things, from anime... to....the opposite of anime... lol.

and....Tim Burton rawks~! (my recent veiwing of "Sweeney Todd" has put me in a very pro-burton mood! :-P)

I'm from Dubbo.....AND I plan to be uber organised this year..and i encourage u all to do the same!! :-D...
(just dont have a fire in the first week of uni and you'll be okay!..*speaking from experience here* lol)

I'm a pretty artistic person, and im also a pretty nerdy person.. so this course seemed kind of perfect for me!..so here i am.

I dont actually know what field i want to specialise in yet or anything...! is that bad? *nervous*
So, this year will be all about experimentation!

Oh... and it was my birthday on the 12th..(i expect gifts people!!)...so im now officially "old".... well... old, being 20... but thats old.

Yey for 2008....
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Tia on February 16, 2008, 10:26:59 AM
Hey Guys i hope you have all enjoyed O-week!!!!

Im Tia, I was an O-week leader and im your OSCA if your an off campus student. I do second year animation and i was a tag-along at the campus tour.

I am 21 (so apparently im old :P), Im from Armidale, I love all types of animation but 3D would have to be my favourite...

I am planning on becoming a character animator eventually... eventually being the operative word.

I too am alittle arty a little nerdy... seems to help for animation lol.

Welcome to all you beautiful first years. Im excited!!! are you excited???
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Luke on February 16, 2008, 11:11:52 AM
Hi   im Luke    im a 3rd year... wont be hard to spot me     since there is like 6ish 3rd years    and i look (and act) like i should be going into year 10, not 3rd year...

Im from Narrandera,  school in Leeton, if u dont know where they are    dont worry   u arnt missing out on much

um yeh  stuff    and that

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Tara♫ on February 16, 2008, 03:36:13 PM
Hi, my name is Tara.

I'm a second year animation student. I'm 23 and from Wagga..

I'm a big gaming nerd so I wouldn't mind working on games. Although working for a company like Pixar would be great though.. :D
I really enjoyed working with both flash and maya but still haven't decided which one I'd like to focus on. It'll probably be 3D though...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: D. on February 17, 2008, 09:34:31 AM
Hi. Im Dane, 3rd yr multimedia/graphic design.

Hope u firsties enjoyed ur O-Wk and im sure we'll all meet at some stage.

My story pretty much goes i came to uni to learn 3D, but have since decided that id far prefer to do 2D/3D mixtures.. Im still figuring out a particular niche that id like to specialise in, but at the moment id say im a digital painter/matte painter/2D character animator/semi-3D modeller/texturer..  :P

If anyone needs help with anything feel free to ask, i may b of absolutely no help.... but i can try  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Jabba_Wocky on February 17, 2008, 09:48:17 AM
Hi my name is Kyle. I'm a recovering multimedia student completing minors i left behind last year to spend more time on projects i was involved in including Soccerball, Hiatus, Faithful Harp, and Fey.

My aimed specialisation is particles/fluids and a game modification. I'm still a student in terms i'm still learning and fleshing out what can/can't be done and i look forward to seeing the work both 3rd/2nd and 1st year are able to produce in 2008. exciting times ahead.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: sue on February 17, 2008, 05:36:02 PM
hi i'm sue, i'm a final-year student in the multimedia course (well i only have 2 subjects to go, so i hope i'll finish - unless i try for honours if i can't bear to tear myself away from uni).  been crazy about the idea of computer animation ever since it became possible, but sometimes get frustrated at how many things (some you don't even know about) can go wrong.  have loved doing 3D, but don't love the look of much of it.  thought i wanted to be a compositor but now not sure i have the patience.  i do know that once you get a character/s happening and a reasonable amount of technical control, so that you can get down to the nitty gritty of making your characters act, it's a big buzz.  you become god/creator-director of your animated world.  mostly i've been tied up with the technical details, but i've had a few flashes of this.  i guess if you make/use simpler characters and environments it might come quicker. 
i love stop motion, 2D hand-drawn, abstract/arty.  keen on animated and vfx music videos. 
welcome to all new animationvfx students!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: ~matt~ on February 17, 2008, 09:01:22 PM
~Hello and Welcome~

My name is Matt , i am a second year (as crazy as it seems now) , i am 20 :D

i come from a little place that goes by the name of COOTAMUNDRA, and i play in a band called THE ENDS (plug)

Im a lover of tv/movies what can i say , if i believed in fate id say , fate brought me to this course :P

Animation is what i live , breath  and eat 2 minute noodles for , it is that exciting feeling u get when u see someone trip over & you no u shouldnt laugh but still do , it is what i will do in life and ill do my everything to get there.......

3D is my calling , i love it ..................   from modeling to texturing to animating , its simply where i want to be

Inspirations appear everywhere i open my eyes , but Tim Burton , John Lasseter ,(love to meet these guys) and of course the greats such as Disney and Harryhausen will be evident learned hands to lead me .....
 
in life i look forward to spending many more hours in front of a screen with 44 empty V cans sprawled across my table , and an unhealthy addiction to Christmas colored m&m's....

and words of advice to all out there .............. class is just a stepping stone for inspiration , take the next step into that abyss of the written word and be happily surprised :D

hope to see you around ~ gud luck this year everyone ~
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Luke on February 18, 2008, 09:29:53 AM
44 empty V cans sprawled across my table

And then, at that point... Matt becomes a TRUE second year :D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on February 19, 2008, 12:39:43 AM
Hi I'm Nick

3rd Year Multimedia Arts/Photography student

At first I was interested in doing alot of 3d work, now I feel more inclined t do alot of 2d still images mixing digital painting, physical painting and photography. ATM I have a bit of a comic book art itch.... but that may pass... Ben Templesmith FTW!!

Still Nerd and Moosic lover at heart, and if any of you need some help I'd be glad to assist... even if it makes life harder I'll try.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Jeebuz on February 19, 2008, 09:22:35 AM
Hi, I'm Jeebuz.  ;D

I've just finished so you probably won't see me around (much)- but I'll probably remain active on the forums untill I get a life. :D

I came to uni to learn how to make generic TV shows but after a roller coaster of revelations I now specialize in 3d modeling/mapping/texturing and enjoy long walks in the park/beach/bush. I also enjoy compositing, because thats where your 3d can really come to life.

The best piece of advice I can pass on is that in TV production your project budget is how much cash you have in your pockets. Multimedia/Vfx can work out alot cheaper, but your real currency is time.

Make of that what you will. Now to disappear in a puff of smoke! *(Fwoosh!)*   

.             stunned audience>  ??? ??? ??? :'( ??? ???    ______|  < empty stage
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: rdarnz 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...
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: K8 on February 19, 2008, 01:27:23 PM
 :) Hey everyone I guess I'll be the first first year to do this, but hi I'm Kate (hope I'm doing this right!) and I'm one of the one's who came straight out of high school yipeee! Anime has got to be my all-time passion, I love how there are so many different styles. I love 2D escpecially drawing using flip books but I can't wait to try 3D as well, it'll be awesome but a lot of work!

The past year in Yr 12 I just really made a lot of different experimentations with claymation, 2D and stop motion, but it's so great to see other people who have the same passions for this medium! My future dream would be to work over in Japan or America, especially to meet Hayao Miyazaki (sure most people know who he is). My hobbies are tennis, drawing and just having a good time so yeah. Anyway, I'm pretty sure this year will be a blast!

TTFN ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: MultimediaMan on February 19, 2008, 05:58:22 PM
Salutations, I am Alex... 3rd year MM student currently in a fourth year of the degree.. im in the VFX101 class with a lot of you new folk.

Welcome to the uni!.

Ciao.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: PixelParadox on February 19, 2008, 06:18:41 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Ben Silburn, I am a local and I am doing first year Animation. I play a lot of video games, so I have "some" sort of idea as to what landscape, character and motion design might involve. What I just said I do not fully understand :-\. Anyway... I've been trying on my toga for Toga Night and it looks awsome ;D for other first year animators, send me a message so that we can be buddies.

Ben Silburn
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Chanel on February 19, 2008, 09:24:34 PM
Helllooooooooooo!! I'm Chanel and I'm a first year animation student. I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'm SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! ;D. Uh, lets see about me.....erm well I was born in South Africa, got out when I was nearly 11 years old and moved to jolly old England and then moved to Australia mid - 06. I've only recently really gotten super interested in animation but I'm a Disney Freak from way way back and I love anime (as far back as Dragonball Z, Digimon and Beyblade, come on admit it one of those is familiar to at least a few of you ;)) and of course the comic form, manga (MARS!!!! Yay!)

U can find me wondering around, usually religously hanging around outside The Nosh Pit at lunch cuz I can never muster the motivation to make breakfast every morning, also at a party I'm usually the one perpetually on the dance floor, so look for me at TOGA;). So I hope to meet more of u guys soon.

Bye for now xx  :-*   
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: KickassDude on February 19, 2008, 11:16:44 PM
Hiiiiiiiiiyaaa! :D I'm Serena Blackburn and 1st year animation student too! ;D I'm that excited about this course that I'm literaly bouncing everywhere! :D Anyway my family live in junee while I live in Wagga! JOY FOR ME! (Happy to be out of home and doing course) I also love anime, manga which I love to draw, Games like Final Fantasy and Dragons/Mythical creatures that I enjoy drawing too! :)
Must be off now to pull ideas from head and write down so see ya later! Wheee! ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Vivalin on February 20, 2008, 01:32:05 PM
Hi guys I'm Viv I'm a second year Photography/ Multimedia student some of you may remember me from O week as I was a leader with Alex and Tia. I have to do VFX101 this year so i'll be with a lot of you first years and amazingly quite a few returners but am really scared as I've never really done anything to do with animation except watch cartoons! >_<

I really have no idea what I am going to do with VFX or generally in life I'll jus try my best and hope for a good outcome! Also decided this year I really need to get my post count for the forum up so this seemed a good way to start!

Looking forward to having class with you all!
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Renee88 on February 20, 2008, 01:34:39 PM
HI EVERYBODY!!!!! ....(HI DR NICK!)  ;D i came from Ardlethan to learned the art of animation lol. I like drawing dragons and vampires and monsters of all sorts lol. :o So i am hoping that learning how to animate will bring life to my work... ... (ITS ALIVE MWHAHAHAHA!!!) ;D I like pretty much anything arty wise so im open to all kinds of stuff (you know stuff!) lol anyway thats it from me ABYE BYE!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Kiah on February 20, 2008, 04:43:16 PM
Seems a lot of you first years are really enjoying the smileys on the forum  ;D we shall get along well, lol.  Anyway, im Kiah, a second year animation student (wow its kinda weired to write down second year, thats the first time ive done it and it was a little exciting!)  Anyway, i'd never done animation before i came to this course, so u firsties are doing better than when i started, u all seem to have some experience, but i knew that this is what i wanted to do, even before i started.  I came from a more arts background and learning animation has really expanded what im able to do as i can be involved in ALL parts of the production process.  Im really intrested in getting into compositing, so this yr should be great, and i also like matte painting.  I prefer 3D over 2D but am happy using either, as long as i get to create something!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: alice89 on February 21, 2008, 01:16:42 PM
hi everyone
so my names alice im in my second year doing photography multimedia!! im doing vfx 101 this year which is kind of exciting and a change from what im used to cause ive never done any animation before!! anyway this is only my second ever post so i dont really know what to say so ill leave it at that!...  :P 
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: John on February 22, 2008, 10:00:20 PM
I'm John from Junee, first year animation.

e-love to all, fellow bretheren.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: UNGCO on February 23, 2008, 12:05:56 AM
Hey people!  Steve(n) here from Sydney.  I'm a third year grapho/multimedia student who's beginning to freak out major about the year ahead.  Usually a stickler for grammatical correctness, I've finally given up on the matter and am embracing making words up and constructing sentences in the most unreadable (or at least unbearably readable) of ways.

Hmm, what else?  Oh yeah, I'm fairly self-absorbed, don't drink much in the way of coffee, or indeed, caffeinated products, love a majority of the Disney animated features, have extremely poor time management skills, and am most definitely not a gamer (Brain Training anyone?).  Hmm... I also love designing characters, especially hand drawn and vector styled ones. Wooh!

Hope you first years enjoy 2008!  I'm rather nervous if I must say so myself.

Oh, and contrary to what a few people have said of me in the past... I am SO not a post whore!  C'mon, I'm only third on the post count rankings, John's not even much here anymore and Pam... Pam, you're a whore (in the most posty of ways that is)! XD
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Pamz0r on February 23, 2008, 11:59:25 AM

Oh, and contrary to what a few people have said of me in the past... I am SO not a post whore!  C'mon, I'm only third on the post count rankings, John's not even much here anymore and Pam... Pam, you're a whore (in the most posty of ways that is)! XD
LMAO! ....yes, i am...what can i say? i have no life, my "life" consists of sitting at home waiting for new forum topics to post in... it is quite sad.  :P But at least I'm participating...!!
(Steve's just jealous that i have a greater post count! ha.!)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Gav!n on February 24, 2008, 01:56:12 PM
Hi everyone!  ;D I'm Gavin, a 1st year animation student from Deniliquin. I haven't really done any 2D animation before, but I can't wait to start XD I've done some 3D stuff in a program called Wings3D, and enjoy it lots  :D It's like a very basic maya i suppose, it's free and about 30mb (i think) if anyone wants to try it out, google it! It's worth having a look at before going head first into Maya ;) Thanks for the warm welcome, i look foward to working with you all  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: LucasC on February 25, 2008, 01:42:08 AM
Greetings everyone, as the name above the portrait bar suggests my name is Lucas and I'm a multi-media student currently enrolled in VFX101 for this semester and really looking forward too the experience.

I'm hoping to be posting quite a fair bit of progress work and what not this semester and to kick an old lurking habit in the face while doing it.

Cheers  :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: drenthy on February 25, 2008, 09:13:01 AM
hey everyone!
im elyse but most of my friends at home call me drenthy...
i am a first year animation student but i havent really got any experience in anything...
i have tried a little stop motion but thats about it.... cant wit to meet everyone and learn more!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: hendo on February 25, 2008, 07:58:48 PM
Hi everyone im Brady (first year), as far as animation goes im a complete noob. I like movies with animation, games and shows like champloo, ghost in a shell and the street fight 2 series just to name a few. Also i got my laptop on the weekend its an ASUS dual core T9500 2.6gHz 3g ram 125+125g hard drive nividia geforce 8600(want 8800gt)...... and i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions as to what sort of software/hardware i should get that might come in handy. thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: John on February 25, 2008, 08:42:49 PM
Hi everyone im Brady (first year), as far as animation goes im a complete noob. I like movies with animation, games and shows like champloo, ghost in a shell and the street fight 2 series just to name a few. Also i got my laptop on the weekend its an ASUS dual core T9500 2.6gHz 3g ram 125+125g hard drive nividia geforce 8600(want 8800gt)...... and i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions as to what sort of software/hardware i should get that might come in handy. thanks  ;D

What up Braid-train?

You can't go wrong with photoshop, but you should take a look at GIMPshop (http://blog.yumdap.net/archives/20-GIMPshop-for-Windows.html) if you want to save some serious dough. Also OpenOffice, it's a freeware alternative to MS Office that offers pretty much the same feature set.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Fiona.B on February 26, 2008, 01:40:09 PM
hey guys
My name is Fi, im from sydney and im part 3rd year and part 2nd year.Hopefully i'll meet you all properly at dailies or something but if not i'll see you all at about 12 the night before an assignment is due in, in the vfx labs... we can plead with the security guards to keep the labs open for another hour or so together, my favourite past time, not
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Keaton on February 27, 2008, 01:22:26 AM
Hi ALL. My name is Keaton. I am a 2nd year student but will be working with you all next year, i'll explain why.
I was a first year last year for Animation. But i'm taking a year off to work in England. I'll be back for my second year in 2009 with all you lovely first years (who will be second years then). Hopefully i can get to know all of you pretty quickly as by then you will all be friends, (or segregated into groups, although Hages will probably put a stop to that i'm sure).

Anyway, i still look at the forum and will probably post feedback for projects from whatever Internet cafe i happen to be at.

And if you're on FACEBOOK, just add me, search for Keaton Hulme-Jones. I have a photo of a stupid rainbow coming out of my mouth.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: lidia on February 27, 2008, 08:55:09 PM
Hiiiii I'm Lidia, im a second year animation student. Um, i live on campus but im really from hallidays point which is near forster. Its nice and not deserty like here. I like lots of things, especially food related and i find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time which isnt a good thing for this course but im trying my hardest to learn to sit for longer. i hope all you first years like the course and stick to it! :)
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Tsumz on February 27, 2008, 10:45:42 PM
Hello my name is Sarah I'm from Sydney and a first year animation student.

I like...pie.
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Fiona.B on March 01, 2008, 11:33:39 AM
woot, i like pie too.. mm pie
-for many pie related ridiculous animation find weeble and bob,,,,, i still giggle-
Title: Re: Introduce Yourself!... Again! (2008)
Post by: Kerry on March 01, 2008, 09:28:28 PM
Hey... I'm Kerry and i'm a 3rd/4th year multi/grapho... I come from a place called Horsham in Victoria, and have this slight (*cough* HUGE!!! *cough*) obsession with all things animation... And if you ever meet me, you'll know who i am because I have a tendency to talk... a lot. Especially when it comes to said obsession.  ;D