John, I agree the forum is very much lacking content.
Perhaps it would be a good idea if the ASE created a Facebook forum then people would be more active. It would be great to have an environment where people are regually posting links to work/content/jobs/youtube videos etc.
For example…. here’s a link to my website/showreel http://www.adriankatz.com.au
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