Friday, May 30, 2008

Melbourne Animation Festival

MIAFMy festival run had apparently run out of steam, so I decided I might as well submit The Passenger to the Melbourne International Animation Festival, since it's virtually just down the road and all. Well, I'm happy to report it's been selected, and after rummaging around the MIAF site I've found that no less than three screenings are scheduled! They are:

International Program #2 - Tuesday 17 June, 8.15pm acmi cinema 2
International Program #2 (repeat) - Sunday 22 June, 1.45pmacmi cinema 1
Australian Panorama - Saturday 21 June, 2.30pm acmi cinema 2

More info on the MIAF site.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Re-Encoded Trailer

Some people were having playback problems with the high res version of the trailer, and I've finally replaced it with a newly encoded one. See how that goes. It's a wmv file this time, marginally better in video quality but less than half the size. I've stubbornly kept the 5.1 mix intact, so like the other one it will need Windows Media Player 10 or above to work properly (theoretically).

Incidentally, there's now also a flash version of the low res one.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

1st Post Of The Year!

And it's only May! I better slow down before the whole internet clogs up with my blog.

Just thought I'd better point out that I do in fact still exist, and have been busy on another external project which has kept my own projects dormant long enough for the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to pop up and try to persuade me to put my shortcuts in the bin. Little does Mr Cleanup know, I've been opening the files from their original locations and chipping away at them from there. Take that, Wizard of Desktop Cleanliness!

So what this means is that while progress on the DVD is now moving even slower, I'll actually be able to afford to put it into production... just in time for holocube players to come out! Hooray for progress!