When approaching this final project, I practically had no idea on what exactly to do. Usually, when I’m given free rein on a project I almost always draw a blank! I even went to Will several times on what videos I could create and subjects to explore. One video idea that we both came up with was to create a video essay. I thought this would be a great idea because I’m not exactly all that comfortable filming myself and I don’t have a lot of friends and family members who are available enough for me to film.
However, the next challenge for me to deal with was what exactly would the subject of the video essay be about? I contemplated several different ideas for a possible video essay, but none of them exactly stood out to me or I just wasn’t at all passionate about it. Although, there was definitely one subject that I was definitely passionate about and that was Final Fantasy. This isn’t the first time that I based one of my DTC projects off of Final Fantasy (Check out my final animation for Brenda’s Digital Animation class! https://vimeo.com/246894487?autoplay=1), but I was still a little bit hesitant on whether or not I should do a video essay on a video game. In the end, I thought to myself and thought “Why not!” and went along with the idea.
While making this, I certainly had a lot of fun. Of course, it meant I got to play my favorite games in order to get footage, but it also caused me to write down some personal stuff about my life. This series is important to me and I wanted to highlight how it affected my life for the better. It got me through some tough times and even led me to meet the greatest people I’ll probably ever meet. I’m glad that I was able to learn about video essays from this class because it really helped me to show people on how much Final Fantasy means to me.