The New Digs

WAYYYY WAYYYY Back in the olden days when I was an animation student at Southbank Tafe (somewhere around 14 years ago now, yikes!) there was already talk about moving back to the main Southbank Campus. Its hard to believe its finally happening. Today was the first day I got to see our newly fitted space, and its pretty dam impressive. There are so many light boxes, I don't know how it happened but we ended up with 50 of em, we don't even have that many students in total. I would have preferred a few less and some more PC's, but having too many of something is a nice problem to have for a change.




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Here in the last image we get to see the Big T (as I call him) in the big office. Over the next couple of weeks he is standing in as the operations manager for the Creative Industries Department, which means he is the boss of all the teachers. As you can see by the cue of teachers waiting to talk to him, he is living it up and taking it easy. As I was taking this photo I'm sure he was tearing sheds off some poor teacher who phoned in to explain that he couldn't make it to work because his six year old diabetic daughter had to be rushed to the hospital for a lung transplant. The power has gone straight to his head, I'm sure he is plotting some kind of hostile take over of the entire institute. :P

9 comments:

Sam said...

That's insane. I kept thinking there was a mirrored wall that made the room look twice as big with twice as many lightboxes and computers. But no, it's just one huge mother of a room. Good to see the animation department gets remembered in the TAFE budget.

Lisa said...

jeez! i wished QCA looked like that when we started, hey Ian?

Frank said...

Hey Ian

Where has the intimacy gone? Where are the termites? Where are the multitude of colourful exercise balls to sit on and moon hoppers to squeak around on from light box to computer?

Where's the film and sticky tape holding up the extension umbilical cords? What will we have to write about in workplace health and safety assignments!

Surely the line testers should be next to the lightboxes?

It all looks really exciting and it will be just like studying inside a lovely, glossy brochure. To be sure.

I wonder what we will create without the ghosts of graffitied besa block C prodding the squoodgey parts of our animator brains into action.

natalie said...

Personally it reminds me of those big ware houses that are used for slave labour.

I can just see it with all of us haunched over a light box scribbling madly and Ian with a big whip and maniac grin on his face.

At least the movies are close by (goodbye afternoon classes) and where not going to get poisoned buy the local cuisine.

Terry said...

"Not going to get poisoned by the local cuisine?" Natalie,you've obviously never eaten at Southbank before!

Ian said...

What a synical mob you are :).......................................

I was thinking on the down side too until I saw it with my own eyes. Once there I had to admit its prety damb nice, maybe the pictured don't do it justice.

Anonymous said...

...so what's with all this opened planned living crap then ey??

natalie said...

Terry you cant tell me theres anything as bad as that tuckshop in the morningside campus. In all seriousness we found 1 day last year that the food was eadiable, why do you think your cookies were such a hit?!

As for the open planned living crap just means were going to get cosy with the first years theres no walls dividing us. or thats what i was told .....

skye said...

hola,

I give it a week befor we have nice new pic's on the walls, light boxs, tables, boards, floors, fans, light switches, doors, toilet doors, i mean no drawing on anything but paper gotch.