so i kind of won an oscar...

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  1. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    as many of you know, i'm a recent film school graduate (well, not THAT recent... '03). i studied animation and while i mainly do 3D stuff, i do some title animation stuff as well.

    a couple years ago, one of my former professors hired me to do some animation scene scanning and timing, as well as some title animation for a project he was working on.

    a few months later it was completed, and i went to new york for a private screening. the film was to be broadcast on bravo or cinemax or hbo, at some point in 2006.


    last night i was watching the oscars with my girlfriend. they started announcing the best animated short nominees. i nearly fainted when i saw the film i worked on was nominated. i nearly crapped myself when i saw that it won. my girlfriend and i were shocked and just didn't know what the heck happened. it was surreal. still is. on the one hand, i played a relatively small part in a film that required many many talented people to get it done. on the other hand, i actually have a credit on an oscar winning film!

    needless to say, my former professor is john canemaker, creator, director and producer of "the moon and the son: an imagined conversation"

    i'm still a little in shock.

    anyways, time to update the resume... hah
     
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    Congrats, that's awesome! Not many people can say they've had something to do with a film, let alone one that was nominated for an Oscar, let alone one that won an Oscar!

    Congrats! That must make you feel on top of the world! :cool:
     
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    Congratulations! That is very cool. Definitely calls for an update to the resume. :D
     
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    Damn, that's a good deal man. No doubt this should get you a job with a higher salary. Congrats! That is really awesome!
     
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    Congratulations - I'm dead impressed. Will you be able to give your former professor a ring and actually go and see the statue you helped win?
     
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    Congratulations :)
     
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    That's friggin great j-lo! Congrats :D

    So any chance of viewing this film anywhere (one thing I don't like about the short animation category is that they never seem to be available unless they're pixar or for another movie).

    D
     
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    Congrats! I'll make sure to look at the credits to see jelloshotsrule scroll past ;)
     
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    That's amazingly cool. It would be fun to see if your former professor would let you see the Oscar in person. Get a picture!
     
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    Tres cool! Congratulations! You think the Academy could make you your very own Oscar statue???
     
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    Congratulations! Just don't let your new-found celebrity status go to your head... ;)
     
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    hah. thanks all.

    like i said, it's weird because it was a while ago, and i didn't play a huge role in it. of course, i'm still proud to have been a part, and it's more than a lot can say for sure.

    what's funniest is that i work a temp office job, not utilizing my artistic skills in the least. my family has joked that i should call the people i interviewed with for a tv job to let them know that "i won".. hahah

    anderson- it will be on tv at some point, probably cinemax or bravo. sometime in the next few months. i'll update you when i find out, and can describe the seconds that i worked on. hahaha

    oh, and i definitely plan to contact my professor, at least to congratulate him...
     
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    Damn that must be a great feeling. Not many people can say that. Great job!
     
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    That's very impressive, jsr. Congratulations!

    They forgot to invite you onstage, but let's hear your acceptance speech anyway. We won't turn up the orchestra music unless you talk too long.
     
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    WOOT! That's pretty darned cool! Definitely an item for the resume!
    That's a movie I want to see one of these days....
     
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    cha, thats no big deal.


    just kiddin mate, awesome news :) I bet it feels surreal! Enjoy the moment. surreal is so comfortable.
     
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    Congratulations, jelloshotsrule. Now go update that resume!
     
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    And make sure you quadruple your normal salary demands. :cool:
     
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    Congratulations!! That's really awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
     
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