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Trip: A year in Gunma-ken

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Gallery: The End

JAPAN | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The End

JAPAN | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [536] | 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

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

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HD Flip and Takasaki weekend

JAPAN | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [736]

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

JAPAN | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Big news day

JAPAN | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [723]

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

JAPAN | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: USJ Osaka

JAPAN | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Last Day

JAPAN | Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Views [655]

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

JAPAN | 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

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Views [837]

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

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

pics from the last official day of classes
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JAPAN | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [719]

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 ****

JAPAN | Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | Views [370]

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 >


JAPAN | Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | Views [366]

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

JAPAN | Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [511] | 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

JAPAN | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [555] | 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: Palm Springs short film fest

USA | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: LA

JAPAN | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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good news

JAPAN | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [405]

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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