Yesterday, after a couple of months of telling myself that I really didn't have enough time to try or that I really wasn't smart enough, I decided to say F**k it and dive into the deep end. If I fail, so be it.
I have given myself 30 days (give or take a day) to learn Action Script 3. The code language for Flash.
There are a few people that have inspired me to give it a try. The most influential being Shane Neville of Ninja Robot Dinosaur and Andy Moore of Steambirds fame.
Shane has collected an amazing list of resources to get started. He went down this road a while ago and is living his dream!
Yesterday I did lesson 1 of AS3 101 from his list. I feel like I got it and did have the lesson completed in a couple of hours without too much problem. Today I will do a quick review of what I did and move on to number 2. I must spend no less than 2 hours a day-no matter what-doing a lesson of some sort.
I don't expect to become some sort of code guru by the end of the month but I do hope to be able to get immersed in the language of flash game making. I know the language of film pretty well, or at least I like to think I do, so knowing the game language from the ground up only makes sense to me.
If you can immerse yourself into a process so that it can become intuitive then innovation and creativity can be released.