Middle school made me play more and more games, but my high school free time consisted entirely of video games. It was the only sanctuary from all the disgust and ugliness I had to deal with in the community of my school. I had to often question myself if it was maybe me who was abnormal instead of everyone else. Luckily, all the negativity was washed away once I stepped into the different worlds of virtual reality.
In the mid 2000’s there was a huge battle between different video game companies. This is when I discovered online forums and that is what made me do this.
Still, none of the online forums could ever break my loneliness.
When I went to high school my creativity was probably at the lowest point possible. From the very start I did not know any of the people there, and later I just stayed away from everyone (reason: disgust). So being a complete loner for 3 years made me stiff, anxious and very awkward. As it is evident in very few drawings I did there.
One assignment I had in the university was to create a bunch of TV idents…using ONLY Adobe After Effects! That was a nightmare, since I had zero experience using it.
The highlight of the project is the creative aspect. I got to create anything I wanted to promote a network (unofficially). I chose NHK, the Japanese one, since not only is it only 3 letters long, this network is known for a huge variety of quirkiness.
So here are the storyboards from those idents I made. Yea, I know they don’t look professional at all. But the goal for me was to create a story in a quickest way possible.