In Northern Virginia, I was born and raised, I've spent most of
my life behind a computer from my old 8088 to this here AMD 2000+.
I guess the computer's just always been there, from playing computer
games to eventually creating art.
My family bought one of the first personal camcorders; it was
a fairly large hunk. Well it came with a frame-by-frame capture.
It was rather crude doing 1/4th of a second 1/2 or a full second.
This gave use some restrictions with the motion one can create.
Well the first one to test it out was a friend of my brothers, he
didn't much like writing final papers so he got his teacher to go
for an alternative presentation project. I would help him in the
creation of these short animations and also do some on my own, and
later for my teachers as well.
Also during High School they created a pilot class, Computer
Graphics, using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. Many people seemed
to take the class just to get away from the books. Which is
what I did. Yet it hooked me and got me involved with other
friends who got me into a package 3D Studio. I created a few
simplistically crude animations and was instantly hooked.
After H.S. I looked for a college that offered a Computer Art
Degree. My brother had graduated from VA Tech, and all my friends
were planning on going to a VA school. My father assumed that
VA had every major that one could think of. So I went to Old
Dominion University. It offered some computer art and I was
impressed with the O2s they had there. I still cannot recall
what they actually used them for, though. Yet I didn't get to
use much Photoshop or my computer skills in the least. I decided
to look elsewhere for my Computer Art needs.
A H.S. Friend of mine had been going to an Art School in Savannah,
GA a place that I had never even heard of. Savannah College
of Art and Design, after coming down for a visit in the spring,
I was quickly impressed with the computer labs and the weather
was amazing. Too make a long story short. I now have 3D Animations
and learned a great deal of the packages Maya and SoftImage.
I am now graduated from college.
I spent the summer of 2000 sitting around doing freelance work,
until mid December I got a call from a friend who asked if I
was still sitting around doing nothing, and I said but of course
So he got me into an interview and I got a job at MITRE-CAASD
creating web sites, and other odds and ends graphically wise.
Yikes where has the time gone.