// www.chrisgavin.com: March 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

TXT ISLAND to Stuttgart and Annecy

TXT ISLAND has been selected for Annecy Animation Festival! OK, it's going to be in the 'shorts out of competition screening' but Annecy it is. It's the 50th anniversary year of this fantastic event, I'd really like to go to this, but not sure yet if it's possible.

But... I am making plans to be at Stuttgart Animation Festival to support TXT ISLAND for the last couple of days (08th and 9th May). I'm hoping to go there by train...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This blog has moved

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blogger Migration in Progress

Well, Blogger have announced May 1st as the FTP hosting switch-off date.
The tools and documentation for performing the move are all online now at www.blogger.com, so I'm emabarking on the migration now... I'll post again when it's done... Watch this space...

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pain in the Blogs

Well, this blog has been up since August 2005 and is still running! What you are reading now is hosted on my own web space and maintained/updated using Blogger. For almost 5 years now using this 'publishing by FTP' approach has suited me well: allowing me to have an easily maintained blog working within my www.chrisgavin.com website.

However... Blogger have now announced they will be terminating the ability to work this way. Publishing to Blogger via FTP is soon to be discontinued. This entire blog will have to be migrated over to Blogger's hosting space where either a blogspot or Domain link will be used to address it.

Having to figure this out will doubtless take time and it's generally a pain to have to even think about it... Blogger have been promising a migration tool to help the process, but this has been postponed again. Thankfully the March 26th deadline for the switchover has been postponed to May sometime.
Anyone similarly affected by this news might like to check out the Blogger FTP migration blog for further details...


It's now official,the word is out. TXT ISLAND has been nominated as a finalist at this year's British Animation Awards.
The story so far has been covered by the Animation Magazine website and Forbidden Planet's website.
TXT ISLAND is one of three finalists competing for the Best Short Film Award, the other two are, The Black Dog's Progress (director Stephen Irwin) and Tad's Nest (director Petra Freeman).