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Gallery: Ebisko fest 2009

Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Winter festival
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Gallery: The End

Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The End

Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [480] | Comments [1]

Well, today is my last day. I have 30 minutes left in my hotel room before check out at 11 am, then a few hours till I have to leave for the airport. After a little indecision it turns out that it really was a year in Gunma after all, the thought ... Read more >

Gallery: Takasaki Matsuri

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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HD Flip and Takasaki weekend

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [679]

I have spent 3 pretty solid days working on the submission to Siggraph. They have a venue called the Electronic Theatre that plays films in high definition. The acceptance email had a clause saying that standard definition content that was not considered ... Read more >

Gallery: Osaka 2

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Big news day

Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [662]

Siggraph emailed me today, 'Flip' has been selected to screen at Siggraph Asia in December. For those who don't know about these things, that's a very big deal in the animation festival circuit. The funny thing is I have been waiting and biting my ... Read more >

Gallery: Kyoto

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: USJ Osaka

Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Last Day

Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Views [589]

I am at my desk, for probably the last time. It was raining this morning, though it's clearing up a little now. I have just taken a photo of my laptop and desk, you can see this blog being written (that's kind of post-modern). I checked my contract ... Read more >

Gallery: Bloomin flowers

Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

These flowers were blooming when I arrived a year ago, now here they are again.
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Closing Ceremonies

Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Views [775]

Last week I got a written memo from my vice principal that had the times for the closing ceremonies at elementary and junior high. 9:20 and 10:45 am respectvely. So today, when I was sitting at my desk at 8:43 I was confused when he rushed over to me, ... Read more >

Gallery: Closing ceremony

Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

pics from the last official day of classes
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Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [659]

I emailed the travel agent today to book a flight for August 17, arriving in Australia August 18. So assuming I get confirmation that the flight is available I now have a definite return date. I went to elementary this afternoon, it's the second ... Read more >

Sooo tired *** update ****

Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | Views [318]

Got another festival email today, 'Flip' is going to Italy "10th CIRCUITO OFF VENICE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, San Servolo Island, Venice, 2nd - 5th, September 2009" Jetlag is awful. I hoped to avoid the worst of it, but no luck.... Read more >


Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | Views [315]

It's a little before 8AM, I have a flight from Palm Springs at 10:12, have to breakfast and go. Yesterday I got up at 4:45 AM to go for a drive to an inland lake called the Salton Sea with some people I met here. It was way too early, I had about 4 ... Read more >

Screening done

Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [446] | Video

My screening is done. There was a guy from Pixar and an Oscar nominated actress in my group. There's a video link to a Q&A from after the screening. I kind of take over the mike and start interviewing the guy to my left a little. The audence were ... Read more >

Palm Springs

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [504] | Comments [1]

I am in Palm Springs after a couple of days in LA. Jason Badower let me sleep on his floor in LA. There was an air mattress involved, so it was pretty comfortable. I was surprised at the huge apartment he's sharing. He has a flatmate, but they both ... Read more >

Gallery: LA

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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good news

Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [358]

I just heard from MIAF that 'Flip' is screening 3 times during the festival. I had thought it was only in the Australian Panorama, which screens once at 4PM  on Saturday afternoon, but it has also been included in the International Program #2. So it ... Read more >

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