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  1. Thought I'd bump this thread with my first short in a while.

    It's for a "One Minute Movie Massive" and my university. Shot in the same week that the idea was conceived (we were only together in the same town for 4 days), so there wasn't any real opportunity for script-rewrites or reshoots (and there are things I would change, particularly about the ending).

     

    But anyway.

     

    [YT]r0J54aZZueE[/YT]

    aaand the vimeo link for those who prefer vimeo (I do)

    https://vimeo.com/jpmines/racingstripes

  2. I have returned from Muenchen and will catch up with everything later! <3

     

     

     

    You have to like astronomy more than the people and places in your life and more than money essentially.

     

    After your degree you'll need to maybe do a masters and definitely do a PhD. Then you'll need to apply for post doctoral positions. These are two to four year temporary positions and will almost certainly require you moving to a different country, or at least move across the country you're in but with a lot less options and a lot more competition. You'll have to do two to four of these before you can thing about applying for a permanent position as you'll need to build a sizable portfolio of publications and science to prove you're worthy of a

     

    Security and a permanent place to call home will be transient things until you're about 35-40 years old. If you want a relationship it will have to be with someone who can do a few years of long-distance at least or is willing to move with you.

     

    Also you won't be paid nearly as much as those who have left astronomy after a PhD to pursue careers in finance etc. And you'll probably work just the same or more hours for it. If you like the idea of not being tied to anyone or anything then and working a lot to discover something new (albeit often quite trivial in the grand scheme) then you'll love it.

     

    I wouldn't recommend it as a career plan unless you really, really, really do love astronomy. There's a lot of stress working long and very variable hours for not a lot of money. The perks include getting to travel and having a lot of control over what you do and having a job people perceive as being cool. But the caveat is you'll have to constantly justify people and governments giving you money to do this and meticulously questioning all the work you do.[/hidden

     

    I don't have a lot to say in response, but thank you, this has given me a lot more to think about than anything else I've read :)

  3. Dear Niall,

     

    How viable is astronomy/astrophysics/etc as a career? I'm currently going down the engineering route, but space stuff has always been my true fascination within physics. We don't have it as part of our school curriculum, and there's not really anyone to talk to about it where I'm from.

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    I'm doing some research for my media studies class on journalism in New Zealand, which is to be underpinned by a small survey (It is only 10 questions long, so shouldn't take more than a minute or two)

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7F2K33N

    I need it answered by as many people as possible, hence posting here If you're feeling generous, ask other household members to take it too.

     

    Thank you to anyone who bothers to complete it :)

     

     

  5. Where's a good place to get a reasonably priced suit in Auckland or Christchurch (i'm still a student, so emphasis on reasonably)? Have several occasions coming up requiring one, so I may as well own one instead of hiring each time...

  6. I wish this would've been shown at the top of the board as announcement, completely missed this :(

    Yeah, I am wondering if a lot of people from the non-muse sections missed this... I only found it because I wanted to see who the new mods were. Personally I haven't posted in a muse section for months, so it would've been easy for me to miss...

  7. ...:stunned:

     

    At the risk of sounding like an absolute insensitive twat, I kind of agree on the whole not being able to be anti-Maori anything, for fear or being branded racist. But, if then you have people like him, so it kind of balances out?

  8. I would have thought it would be all seated, but maybe not. Usually standing is all one area (general admission), although maybe they'll section it off into two if they expect it to be packed. I doubt it though, Vector is actually surprisingly small inside.

     

    Hmm, oki doki. Thanks :)

     

    They've put the prices up on ticketmaster ($99 is the cheapest - cheaper than i expected). If you join the Radio Hauraki website, there's also a presale on Monday.

  9. yeah I went to buy tickets less than 5 minutes after the sale began, and other than the prestige seats, they were all gone. I ended up paying around 1600 for 2 tickets.

    Jesus, I don't think I'd bother paying anything more than $150 (new Zealand dollars), as I'll already be paying $200+ for flights (and my friends wouldn't be able to afford it).

     

    I've never been to the vector. What sort of area should I try and get tickets for? I'd rather not sit :/

  10. Ooh sven went to that last year I think, and said it was really good. Might have to look into it

    I'd sort it soon. Ticket go on sale on the 10th of July. I've been told it'll sell out in minutes (I don't have enough experience to comment on the validity of that). If you join the ticketmaster website, there is a presale..

  11. Muse is pop??????? :eek: YOU ARE A FUCKING RETARD.

    +infinity

     

    if you think Muse is a pop band ur retarded as well

    And this is why main muse has become so unbearable.

     

    Muse are a pop band (at least with their last two albums), although, I think Stephens definition of pop is a little confusing (what defines whether something is popular?)

     

    There is a difference between a band that makes pop (as in the genre, with very confusing definitions), and a pop band (ie a popular band). IMO.

     

    It gets confusing when people start treating broad terms as genres - eg people who treat Indie as a genre, rather than independent music.

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