Friday, May 22, 2009

Citizenship Test

After spending a week of swotting and taking various practice tests on line, we both took the test today. After the usual waiting period which seems to be the norm in these government offices, we filled out the appropriate details which allowed us to proceed to the testing room.

100% !!

Yep, 20 questions later (literally), and the results were in. Full score for both of us.

So we've now put our applications in and paid our dues. I think it's now a case of sitting and waiting, and waiting, and waiting.
I imagine a government office like the one from the film Brazil, with an intray full of thousands of applications, and then 6 months later someone looks at the form and rubber stamps it.

So if all goes well, we'll be attending a civil ceremony where we swear allegiance to BBQs, Aussie rules and being able to swear like a trouper.

Bloody Oath!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

AEAF Awards

One of my recent projects has won an award! Cool.
It's nice to know that all the hard work on this amazing project has been recognised by the Australian Effects and Animation Festival. We won game trailer of the year for the Dawn of War II Cinematic which was a 3 month project I completed for Plastic Wax.

I'm now animation director over there and enjoying every minute of working with this fantastically talented team.

You can see the trailer in all it's loveliness here:
Dawn of War II Cinematic
Dawn of War II Alt Ending Cinematic
The first one was the original E3 2008 trailer. The second is the alternative ending which includes the last fight sequence and released at GC 2008.

These trailers have had a great media response.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Moving around the corner

Our landlord told us he was thinking about selling the house....poo!! We really enjoyed living here, the house was amazing. As we were about to go back to the UK for Andy & Nat's wedding, we thought we better get our skates on and find somewhere else to live. The landlord wasn't sure of his timing, but if he decided to give us notice while we were in the UK, we'd be in big trouble. So we rushed around like idiots and found another place, just around the corner!! This house was great too, it had it's own distinctive style - spiral staircase and bedroom in the attic! More importantly for us, it was still in Glebe!

Packing up in Colbourne Ave
Our new home
Unpacking in Talfourd St
Our new, colourful kitchen!
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

A couple of friends I see everyday at work.

Chris works in the Cherry Bean cafe next door to the Glass Artists Gallery and keeps me sane when I need a break by serving me with the finest coffee in Glebe
Zena is a beautiful Pharoah Hound who guards the glass in Maureen's gallery. She's a bit of a teenager at the moment and doesn't like doing as she's told, but here she's looking very angelic!
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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Xmas break at Treetops

Phil and Bianca were still travelling, so we took advantage again, and stayed at Treetops between Christmas day and New Year.
Sparky found a cool place to curl up and undertake serious cat-business (sleeping)!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Xmas BBQ

Gav & Jean had some friends round for a BBQ in true Aussie style!
Sheilas preparing the grub and blokes sat around!