Well well well
I don't write quite often enough, and seeing as I've only got one computer in front of me this time around to keep my fingers occupied, whilst I'm previzing my ridiculously highres scenes I might as well be writing. (Or downloading porn)
My team had 6 hours of straight meetings last friday. One involving some very high up lead designers. Although I'm not at liberty to disclose what was discussed, I am finding that to my surprise it's been pointed out that my capacity for speaking and knowing the concepts and engineering in game design is at a fairly high level. Especially for someone with no background. I guess working purely off observation can get you pretty far.
And to my point, I find observation to be fairly important in the world. We are perhaps surrounded by so many things these days that it's function is taken for granted. And in my case, I never let it slip past me why and how the things I enjoyed existed the way they were. That being animation, and fundamental mechanics of gameplay. That's why I say the most quintessential thing to an artist is perhaps the curiosity about art.
And some gay stuff
I'm finding myself fairly surprised how saddened I am about the topic of my previous journal entry. More sad than any heterosexual male should be about a former japanese tranvestite musician. Aside that, this is less a case of physical attraction and moreso about empathy. Though admittedly, I wasn't quite as interested in him/her till I found out she was a he.www.ancafe-web.com/
The part I find truly sad is how I can't imagine what sort of life she/he must be leading now, and how it compares to having been in the spotlight. I feel that she/he has a love for music, but I don't think she'll be able to return to the music scene without it being exactly the way it was before.
I've been banging my head over one of their songs to get a visual going on what I might do for a movie concerning these thoughts. And I've decided that somewhere along the line I'm going to make a movie that portrays these feelings. Which is why it's good I'm writing this down.
The movie opens with myself narrarating:
"Is it possible to reach someone across the world, who burned in a flash so brilliant and beautiful that it was over before you knew it existed?"
Some would say this is a departure from my style, but actually the movies I plan to make down the line (heaven hopes I get that far) are going to be more and more artistic, and less about violence. Which was my true intention from the start. I'm not too big a fan of violence, what I enjoy more is choreography. So though I might lose fans (particularly the caffiene loaded video game junkies who can't go 5 seconds without killing something,) in the end it's my work.
Not to say that said planned movie has no action. What I will try to symbolize will be Bou shedding tears while I myself am standing on an opposite shore slicing enemies where the strokes of my sword creates a wake that at it's very tip can be felt across the ocean in which it's force has dissipated to only be enough to cut a teardrop in half.
The rest is all up here (points to head)
Check back in a few years for this one