End of year self reflection & critic

I can’t believe the year is drawing to an end, the last 10 months has been truly one of the most rewarding periods in my life so far. Dropping out of a 9 – 5 job to pursue a passion that has always been with me has been difficult but I am loving every minute of it.

I remember there were moments where I was seriously doubting my abilities and my decision to go back to study 3D, I was so very close to dropping out of class but thanks to my mother, close friends and excellent study environment, I managed to get back on track. I am just a little proud of my achievements so far and very humbled by the long journey ahead. I believe the last 12 months has given me the foundation and affirmation of my passion for 3d computer graphics. The last 10 years of my life I’ve jumped from job to job ( sales person, business owner, IT call centre, network admin, web designer, graphic design and SEO. All of which I could have settled for long term, but was never passionate about it enough to justify the 9 – 5 grind.

I might be coming across a little arrogant in this post, thats not it at all. I just believe I have found something that I am willing to sacrifice a lot for and have never been so passionate and committed to. Those of you that know me well, will hopefully understand why I have been a hermit.

3D computer graphics is not easy, but with the technology we have at our disposal it does present a great opportunity for students to produce higher quality renders / results in a shorter amount of time. In retrospect I also think that the learning curve is steeper & harder, because of all the different choices of technology and the utterly insane benchmark set by studios like WETA and Pixar to just name a few.

So whats next? Well, there is no question that I need and want to further my study in 3D CG, the foundation has been set and I need to build on that knowledge, that would be my honest self critic.

I have enrolled at MSIT for another 6 months in 2011 for the advance Diploma in screen and media. I am very much looking forward to it, as I will be able to put knowledge into practical pieces.

And after that? well I think I will let fate decide 🙂 for the meantime I am thankful for the life I lived and the knowledge I gained in the last 10 months. I am grateful for the health and support of my family, friends and tutors.

End touchy feely post and on with moar CG! check out these motion capture tests!


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