Thursday 7 July 2011
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.