Everything has to start somewhere. I consider my career a lifelong effort and dedication to my passions, but if there's a project that could represent a "start" it's this one. I could give space to newer and shinier projects but to this day I still think it's emblematic and deserves to be featured. So what is it about?
The thing had simply started as a blog website with news, threads and polls about the videogame industry. It was a small community of friends, mostly classmates but also people I met playing online. It was a mind-blowing experience: being part of a virtual community and tinkering with HTML and CSS for the first time.
I had no idea what I was doing but spending an entire afternoon adding links to a footer was a lot of fun! Alongside with the website I decided to start a YouTube let's play channel, playing horror games such as Amnesia and Dead Space.
At that time PewDiePie wasn't the star he is today, I think we were among the first in Italy to take on the horror let's play videos. We got a discrete number of video views — even a ripoff partnership — but for me it was all about the creation process.
Recording, editing and publishing videos every week for two years straight, while a was studying in high school. I would spend days in After Effects and Premiere Pro, learning to edit videos and creating the intro / outro animations for them.
This was also my first attempt at 3D using Cinema 4D and rendering extrusions of my logos, I was pushing my old computer to its limit. I was always in love with particles and light effects as you can tell.