Entry 80: Not of this World
When I was in middle school, my vision started going bad and I never learnt how to properly write in cursive, as a result. After a while, I was prescribed my first pair of glasses, and I don't remember see the world through a new and amazing filter, I just could now see. However, that notion immediately changed when I first saw a full moon, in perfect clarity, with my own eyes.
It was one of the coolest and beautifulest things I have ever seen.
Ever since then, eyesight has always been my strong suit for interacting with the world. In my early schooling, I would always organizing the crayon box and I loved playing with those plastic tiles that come in different shapes so you could lay them out in cool patterns.
As I became older, I grew an appreciation for the arts, mainly digital media. I could easily figure out the difference between low and high resolutions in TVs, and upgrading to HD graphics was always amazing when I could play video games in breath-taking clarity.
Even after college, I worked for a photographer and my main job was calibrating printers with my fine-tuned vision. I also have a great sense of color acuity, which you can test over at X-Rite. I scored a 100%; not to brag...
Yet sometimes my critical eye often becomes too critical, and it can ruin the suspension of disbelief. Case in point, I love the Jurassic Park series, and the first movie had amazing visuals. More notably, I particularly enjoy how organic the dinosaurs appear, and how the animators gave them "weight." When I was a kid, I obsessed over the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, and I loved watching the animal documentaries. So after years of watching real animals move, I was disappointed by how the dinosaurs moved in Jurassic World: without much weight or tangibleness.
So anyways, I enjoy the visual representation of this world and all its things, like the flowers, animals, TVs, people, and the not so earthly Moon. So as a personal encouragement to creating even more amazing artwork with dazzling visuals, I recently invested in a 4K TV, which has four times the amount of pixels as "regular" 1080p HD TVs. With this investment, which is currently being shipped, I will use the power of its beautiful graphics to propel myself into a greater goal for my animation.