Whew! What a crazy year its been so far.
For the past 11 months or so, I've been living in Kelowna BC and working at Club Penguin, a kids social network/open world game. When I first started there I had no idea what the site was all about and to be perfectly honest, I completely underestimated how impressive the game and the company is.
On top of that, I run a small video production company that fills up most of my free time and on top of that I decided I wanted to keep my animation skills sharp and enroll in Animation Mentor. (which you can see all my assignments below).
Needles to say, I got really busy.
Animation Mentor was pretty awesome, I really do recommend it to anyone interested in pushing themselves to the next level or just brushing up on a few things. A lot of people said to me "DUDE, you already worked on a few movies! Why did you even GO to animation mentor?"
Animation is an Art form, and for me, I don't think I can ever "finish" learning any form of art. I cannot over state the importance of feeling a fire underneath you that forces you to climb higher. For me, Animation Mentor was that fire.
Anyways, a month or so ago, my friends at MPC notified me of an open position starting the week after my term at AM completed. I was thrilled to be a part of the film world again, but part of me was incredibly sad to leave the awesome folks at Club Penguin behind. We had made some really cool stuff and more importantly, I made some awesome new friends.
I guess life is full of these big hard choices but to me it doesn't really matter where I work, as long as I can keep climbing, keep learning, and keep feeling that fire underneath.
Now if only I could transfer that same motivation to my physical workouts :p