At my first college, I studied Television, Theatre and Radio for one year. While studying for the media certificate I became very involved in all areas of production: Co-writing, performing and touring for a children’s play. Writing ads, interviewing people, PR for the radio station, djing, recording and mixing audio – learning to use both the recording studio equipment and the radio broadcasting equipment. And operating the sound booth and a stationary camera at the tv station. I also became more involved in making short movies on video, improving my storytelling skills and writing scripts and shooting scripts, drawing storyboards as well as producing, organising casting, art direction and directing.
While studying at my second college, I had the opportunity to work on a student video game project as assistant producer and supported the writer with additional material. Unfortunately the project was not completed and the team disbanded as the other team members were also college students and became too busy to work on the project. While I was involved, I created a feature called “toxic goo” which involved chance-based mutations for characters which could be useful or negative depending on a digital dice roll. The toxic element could be transferred from environment to animal or character, from animal to character or from character to character. I also helped with the map and character development, and wrote a short adventure story-line.
When I was a child, I was already really into creative writing and making movies. The two things I wanted to be when I grew up were an inventor and a professional wrestler. So I studied martial arts for many years, until the pain of a stretched ligament in my knee on a forbidden high school excursion made me realise how intense the injuries could be for an athletic career. But my love of pro wrestling and Kung Fu has stayed. And I still enjoy inventing.