Thursday 7 July 2011

Final Fantasy…

Some in my acquaintance would have titled this blog post ‘waste of time’. I am happy to admit that one of my great vices is the Final Fantasy series of video games. Many hours of my life have been dedicated to them and I am not afraid to say many more probably will.

Final Fantasy VII was possibly the first visual experience that made me take real notice of graphic design and animation and it is unquestionable that Final Fantasy X was a contributing factor in my desire to learn how to animate and design in the digital world.

The world and stories of the game are so complex that they deserve a series of blog posts of their own. For this post, I am honouring the inspiration they had on my life and the contribution they made in setting me on the path I am on. I completed a degree in Digital Media and Creative Writing last year and studied 2D and 3D animation, graphic and web design as part of that.

I have a very visual imagination and when I write I see my characters and worlds in action, effectively animating them in my mind. The influence of graphic design and animation on my writing is a key strength and I think that the marriage of these influences with my writing will lead to a fully developed and imaginable world in my upcoming work.

Elloise Hopkins.

1 comment:

  1. Hear hear! I completely agree that the allure and half the enjoyment of Final Fantasy games is the complex stories and visually stunning cutscenes that progress the story. I think it's great that you have such a strong visual imagination and it must be a great help when creating characters fr your writing. I find that in my theatre and puppetry work I always get a stronger end result if I have a clear picture of the character I am creating in my head first.