Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 - A year of testing and struggles

Wow, it has been way too long since I've updated my blog.  That's mostly because I was gearing up for CTN in November and because 2013 has been a crazy year.  For me it's been a year about figuring out the industry and figuring out my place in it.  I did a lot of tests for video game companies and animation companies.  Tests are weird to me.  I understand why companies ask you to do them, but when some companies say they like your work, you do a test for them, and then you don't hear back from them.  That's when I grow suspicious as to why I did the test.  You hear a lot about companies fishing for ideas that way.

I struggled a lot this year.  One minute I've got a gig and the next I don't.  One minute I've got freelance and the next I don't.  I'm hoping that 2014 brings more security and stability in my life.  I  have a good feeling about next year and I think next year will be the year I finally get things going for myself

In the mean time, here are some tests that I did this year.  I still have another test to do.  The hard thing about testing is that you put a lot of time and effort into these tests, because you want the job, and then when you don't hear back it's a big let down.  Next year hopefully a test will come through.

I'm going to get back into the swing of things so you should start seeing more personal work and sketches on the blog.  I hope you have a wonderful New Year!  See you in 2014!

Sam & Max: The Zombie Factory - A Telltale Games Test from Adam Knight on Vimeo.

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