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WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:11 AM
Well I just got back from San Juan and I'm starting to recover from the trip :)

The show was great and the people were even better. Here are a few pix from the trip!

The first night there was a get together for all the sponsers and speakers for the show...here Rafi introduces everyone and gets the party started:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:13 AM
Drinks were on Rafi so we had out fill...here a few of us pose for a thank you pic.

From Left to Right: Victor, Enrique, Me, Manuel, and Philipe

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:14 AM
Rafi introduces Carlos and me .....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:14 AM
Rafi gave us a bottle of teh best PR Rum.....Enrique was very happy :)

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:15 AM
Rafi introduces Victor and Carlos of Groupo CVC....My good buddies from Mexico City!

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:16 AM
LW instructor Karen with some of her students:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:16 AM
The crowd got larger as the night went on:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:18 AM
LW Emmy Award Winning artist (far left) Fernando joined the party along with friends....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:18 AM
Another group shot:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:19 AM
The party ended so we headed over to Senior Frogs for some dancing and drinks...here Victor, Philipe and Enrique get powered up for some dancing:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:20 AM
Carlos and Manuel hit the Rum and Coke:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:22 AM
The next morning we started off the day by awarding Karen with her LW instructor certificate:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:24 AM
Enrique (dreamworks animator), Carlos, and Manuel (Dygra Films)take the back row for the show:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:29 AM
12 Hot Women was loved by all....of Course:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:30 AM
Showing off LW8 got the crowd pumped....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:31 AM
Carlos shared some behind the scenes info about his animated short "The Escape"

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:32 AM
The crowd for teh short:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:34 AM
A Puerto-Rican, 2 Mexicans, a Mexican American, a Gringo and a SPainard were driving in San Juan....(Insert silly joke here_____________________)

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:40 AM
Victor started acting up so we had to confine him to the back :

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:41 AM
We had a great meal that night on the beach at Soleil..here are a few pix....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:42 AM
after the meal we took a group shot:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:43 AM
Then it was off to the Oyster Bar and Grill for Drinks:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:44 AM
We found a nice spot in the back ....close to the live music.

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:45 AM
and Mass was just in site....very odd thing to see in a bar...

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:45 AM
another group shot for the record....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:46 AM
Then it was off to Tantra to have Mango Martini's....Fernando new all the great spots....Manuel finds his last name on a billborad!

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:49 AM
ohhh...I mentioned Mango Martinis....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:51 AM
here they are:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:53 AM
Manuel gives a making of The Living Forest demo....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:54 AM
and a sneak peek at the new movie.....here is a character design from the new movie they are working on....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:55 AM
off to the beaches:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:56 AM
It took Manuel and Fernando 5 seconds to jump in....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:58 AM
Grabbed a spot in the shade for some beer and snacks...

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 10:59 AM
Time to head back to the hotel....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 11:00 AM
Last group shots before people had to head to teh airport....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 11:01 AM
I snuck into this one....

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 11:02 AM
Alot of people had cameras and took pix so I hope to get more...I have about 120 more pix but they would just be alot of the same as these...and some of them I promised Carlos I wouldn't show :)

Over all it was a great trip and I can't wait to see the work that people will produce for teh next show!

xtrm3d
10-16-2003, 11:39 AM
cool picture.. smell like holliday :-)

anieves
10-16-2003, 12:07 PM
seems like you had a good time even with the bad weather you said you had there. I pushed this so I have to ask... how did you like the food???:)

The best thing at the beaches in SJ is not the ocean breeze or the warm waters.... is the view my man, is the view...;)

Gregg "T.Rex"
10-16-2003, 12:07 PM
Hey, William...
You are a BIG guy... :)
It seems that you had a lot of fun... ;)
Cheers...

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by anieves
seems like you had a good time even with the bad weather you said you had there. I pushed this so I have to ask... how did you like the food???:)

The best thing at the beaches in SJ is not the ocean breeze or the warm waters.... is the view my man, is the view...;)


Mofongo was great...but Philipe's Wife made the best food that I had there.....

anieves
10-16-2003, 01:26 PM
I'm sure! there is nothing like a good puertorrican home cooked meal! Did you guys go to "el morro"? that is one of the most visited places in SJ.

Matt
10-16-2003, 01:32 PM
to say you're "chained to your desk at NewTek" you get about a bit Proton!!!

come on admit it, it's one big holiday working for NT!!! ;)

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 01:40 PM
Working for NewTek has been a blast.....it's alot of work but getting to meet users from all over the world has been a treat!

eggy
10-16-2003, 01:44 PM
Are you comming to 3D festival in Kopenhagen next year Proton ?
These pics are great, hope you had a nice vacation.:rolleyes:

WilliamVaughan
10-16-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by eggy
Are you comming to 3D festival in Kopenhagen next year Proton ?
These pics are great, hope you had a nice vacation.:rolleyes:

I wouldn't call working weekends a vacation...but maybe it's just me?

I hope to come to 3D Festival next year....this years 3D Festival was great....

Jessica V
10-16-2003, 06:20 PM
Great Pictures....That water looks so warm...our Pacific waters are always freezing....

Was the Living Forest done using LightWave?... I always thought that was Maya...

Titus
10-16-2003, 07:03 PM
Yeah, the Living Forest DVD shows clearly people working with Maya.

RuiFeliciano
10-17-2003, 04:52 AM
I'm curious about that myself. I thought Dygra Films was a Maya house. At least The Living Forest was undoubtely done with Maya.

WilliamVaughan
10-17-2003, 07:09 AM
The Living Forest was Maya....it is a great film and should be in everyones collection!

klarsen
10-17-2003, 08:09 AM
Living Forest huh??, any english dubbed versions available?

WilliamVaughan
10-17-2003, 08:16 AM
Not yet...I'm hoping that someone in the states will pick it up and start distributing it....who ever does will make good money!

Titus
10-17-2003, 09:34 AM
I know, a little off topic.

It's a shame The Living Forest (El bosque animado) didn't made well on the box office. And wasn't distributed outside Spain.

WilliamVaughan
10-17-2003, 10:13 AM
It actually did quite well in Spain and parts of Europe....They are still trying to get it to the US....I'm trying my best to help!

klarsen
10-17-2003, 11:19 AM
I wonder if ADV FIlms here in Houston would distribute it? They distribute Anime, but maybe they would want to branch out to other genres.

WilliamVaughan
10-17-2003, 02:15 PM
I'll send them a link and see what happens....great idea!

SLAYER
10-17-2003, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by proton
Carlos and Manuel hit the Rum and Coke:


I did not know that Newman from Seinfeld was into LW?

SLAYER
10-17-2003, 03:53 PM
I did not know that Newman from Seinfeld was into LW?

naldopr
11-11-2003, 12:10 PM
hi
karen is an instructor in puerto rico?
where I can find school or from her to take classes in lightwave in puerto rico?
:p