Exactly one decade ago, on the 31st of July, 2004, I was 12 years old. Inspired by movies online on Newgrounds, I had just finished creating my very first flash animation, and uploaded it for the world. I was in my first year of high school, in Scotland, incredibly proud of the very first project I have ever created and uploaded to the internet, dead set on becoming a director. Now, one decade later, I have under my belt over 50 animations, 20 videogame projects both personal and contracted, 15 albums, and working on my first official released videogame. I sit here in my apartment in California with my beautiful wife, mere hours away from flying over to Baltimore for a large convention. Everything I thought I would be by now is wrong, and I couldn’t be happier.
Yes, for those of you who have known me for this long (which I doubt is very many), and for those who have been introduced to my works in more recent years, today marks the 10 year anniversary of me putting projects on the internet. Ten whole years of dedicating myself to creating content in the hopes that it entertains an audience of complete strangers. The medium of my work has changed back and forth many times in the last decade, but the core principle has always remained.
I want to entertain. I want to inspire. I want to, in some way, make an impact in someone else’s life through my work, the way others have so graciously done to me.
I’m taking this opportunity to show a little retrospective of what I’ve done in the last decade, or at least as far as I can remember, in the hopes that it sheds some light on the kind of dumb stuff that I’ve been making, and hey, maybe it will introduce some new fans to what I was doing before they knew me, and some older fans might like to know just what the hell I’ve been up to and why.
Reminder that Jackie is without a doubt the love of my life and the most fantastic person in the entire world and while I try and keep this blog as ‘professional’ as I can straight up the majority of my work wouldn’t exist without her and just
God damn it guys I’m just so lucky to have her.
Politicking of a Mash Up -
Explaining the politics of mash ups is a dirty business. For the uninitiated, a mash up is essentially a remix of a song. But not exactly. Maybe it’s more like a marriage of elements. For instance, I can pluck a vocal track that I’ve used previously, throw it over a tune which is sick and twisted…