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With the gradual continental drift of social networking . . . I spend more time on Facebook these days than LJ or Myspace. Of course this site is the only one of the three not blocked from the school firewall :-p
Trying to keep a daily sketch blog on Flickr but I am having trouble keeping the "daily" thing down.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grey_hash/

Who is going to burning man this year?
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"You are what you love, not what loves you."

Watched "Adaptation" again the other night and really Kaufman is a genius. He has a new movie out and I am really looking forward to it.


Charlie Kaufman: There was this time in high school. I was watching you out the library window. You were talking to Sarah Marsh.
Donald Kaufman: Oh, God. I was so in love with her.
Charlie Kaufman: I know. And you were flirting with her. And she was being really sweet to you.
Donald Kaufman: I remember that.
Charlie Kaufman: Then, when you walked away, she started making fun of you with Kim Canetti. And it was like they were laughing at *me*. You didn't know at all. You seemed so happy.
Donald Kaufman: I knew. I heard them.
Charlie Kaufman: How come you looked so happy?
Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.
Donald Kaufman: Whats up?
Charlie Kaufman: Thank you.
Donald Kaufman: For what?


That scene does what movies should do more and rarely seem to do for me these days . . .

think about the profundity of human nature.

Social networking

All the other social networks are blocked at my job except this one. Hmmmm . . .

I posted a video of LA burning man decompression on my youtube page:




Not too happy with the compression so I may try and re-render it. However it came from my canon powershot camera, one minute at a time, so I had to edit already crappy footage to get what you see.


Also - Mutaytor is freakin awesome!

EDIT: OOOOOPPPSSS!! Double post. Sorry about that.

I need to work on my demo more

I just got offered a job to direct a dept. This means I would be program director of 5 depts. (graphic design, game art, interior design, animation etc) and my salary would effectively double.

Only problem is I would not be teaching at all and I would be inundated with politics, paperwork and complaints about the students failing, the teachers failing and the departments as a whole failing. The person offering me this job already refused it 3 times.

I don't want to be an old man in an old man's job and that is precisely why I am not happy in my current job. It is a job to retire to, not get my career started with. On the other hand the job offers a lot of security and a LOT of money. This would mean I could pay off my school loans and even save money.

Only I came to LA to work in a CREATIVE job . . . not drive a desk and age rapidly at a job I hate.

I have to work on my demo to find a better job but these days I can hardly find the time to do anything. Even 3d is uninspiring to me lately.

I should be working on my demo but instead I find myself doing things like this instead . . .

:rolleyes:

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Burning Man 2008 pics

Unfortunately I did not take any pictures during burning man. This was due to me losing my camera the first day and not wanting to upturn the RV looking for it. Besides that, my friends all took amazing pics anyways:

Frankie's Pics:





Colin's Pics:


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I just got an email confirming my Autodesk Instructors Certification!! I am now ACI, which means I am certified by the company to teach Maya fundamentals!

It was a bitch to pass the online test and 3 days of a teaching workshop. Still, it is quite the validation. After over 3 years of teaching 3d in LA, it feels like some kind of recognition for my skills.

Seems like forever I posted to LJ.

Burning man was great but more on that later.
SIGGRAPH 2008 was also great, but I only made it for a few hours.
Coachella and the various other concerts I have been to have been equally amazing.

I just need to post more about all this stuff.
Life moves too fast sometimes and too slow others. Lately though, it has been hard to even catch my breath.