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    Motion graphics, design, vfx and my new town of melbourne :)
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    Los Angeles Meetup

    My jetlagged disco nap turned into a 6 hour mini coma. when i woke up, i had no idea where i was, let alone how to get to the red lion. next time huh? i know noone outside of capacity out here i'm already loving it here tho, sure is a big town.
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    Los Angeles Meetup

    yeah thats me Govinda, cant wait to get in there I'm just going to pretend that beer will help with my jetlag and try to make this.
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    Los Angeles Meetup

    i arrive in la literally that morning..
  4. Very interesting read. It's been looming for a while and these still comparatively new digital media industries still have their growing pains to go through. I wonder what things will be like when we're old, my fingers are crossed..
  5. cheers mate! (i think i dreamt in nodes last night )
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    thats ace. pure and simple, makes me wanna dig out some stuff to share too
  7. love it, ive bookmarked it in my 'things to explore while rendering' folder. the cdbarbary piece is chilling me out right now
  8. I have a copy of lovemarks sitting on my bookshelf that I have a slight (ironic) love/hate relationship with. Great book, great theories on human beings and emotional bonds. But while the guy has good ideas, his intentions cause me concern, partly as he is preaching PR rather than anything else, and PR can be such a tainted and misleading practice (even moreso than our beloved advertising). His mentions of responsibility usually stop at the customer and the company, it doesnt seem that he feels he has any due responsibility to the world, which is something i disagree with on a personal level. Being a part of the advertising industry, I dont sit on a high horse about this, but nor do i neglect it and call it love. "Business is meant to make the world better" and all the other hoopla that he writes tends to come off as a big pat on the back of the industry and a self justification of potentially immoral and blind capitolism. The advertising world has had a trend in the past few years to sell itself in exactly this way, focussing on keywords like love and making themselves almost sound like hippies, but few agencies actually come to terms with making any trully tangible output with it. The trend is finishing tho, and alot of agency people balk at the mention of this sort of empty stuff now. Brilliant advertising excercise for S&S when it came out tho, I can only guess at how much more work and admiration it got them (using the exact same methods it preaches too). On a related note Semon i think you'd get a kick out of a bbc show called Absolute Power. Brilliantly snappy writing about a fictional PR firm in London (its another love/hate thing for me.)
  9. maybe the 'weeks of research' went to a trainee googling the same lux presets sao uses
  10. I don't know, 1600 filtered volumetric lights across a hundred shots does sound like a bit of a deal to me. You can be sure that their lights werent faked post render effects.
  11. Great for practice and training, new kids rarely have the chance to work on footage of this quality for free. In terms of a contest tho, degrading rewards + US residents only = :s
  12. im there with ratbaggy, thats bit's a league ahead of the rest. id rather see you spend ur time making more refined and creative work like that over rerendering old nude shots. speaking of which, u say you edited the nudity down now? musta been a helluva directors cut perfect song selection tho, sleazy and funky, my advice would be to edit the song right down urself and cut your reel to the music like u were making your own intro or music clip. This could be a really fun reel to watch.
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    IDEA magazine

    "The issues that I have from the early 00's are awesome though" ill back that. i remember being a budget student and foregoing food for a subscription. i didnt eat for a long time! my old crt is still covered with aqua build stickers too i love it how you could look at some of their issues and see what every other rag was going to be covering in 6-18 months time, and with very intelligent editorial (better if you understand japanese). Dunno how relevant to mograph it is per se, but if you like intelligent discussion on creative pursuits then it might be worth the price.
  14. i hear omnipotentlab encourage their companies to keep their distinct flavours, so this is good news
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