What is the best thing that I love about my work? I quite enjoy seeing a character being constructed from the ground up. There are moments in the process where things start clicking and you start “feeling” who the character is. In the end you have a palpable personality to the character.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? To achieve a level of self-mastery that is good enough to the point where I can create peace and perspective in turbulent times.
What is my greatest fear? That I will die a slow, painful death while not have been able to become who I want to be.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? All of the expressions of myself that are born out of fear. In other words, my “shadow”.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire many artists, but I tend to look outside of art for my role models on how to live a good life.
What is my greatest extravagance? A lot of time spent on gaming. Sometimes I convince myself it’s a worthy hobby. Other times I feel like I should be doing other things.
On what occasion would I lie? When admiting something to myself would case a lot of pain.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The lack of knowledge of how elements interact with each other realistically, and how to stylize that.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When “work” was about going through the journey of creating something just for the purpose of improving, and not to create a product or result.
If I could, what would I change about myself? My tendency to be apprehensive when walking around in the world.
What is my greatest achievement in work? Being hired to one of the best studios in the world as my first job.
Where would I most like to live? In a quiet place near a beach, mountain or forest. But close enough to where all the buzz is.
What is my most treasured possession? My ability to pick myself up.
What is my most marked characteristic? I am empathetic and curious about people and their stories.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Wherever I can spot the tall mountains in the background.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Blue Bowl in Huntington Beach. I love me some açaí bowls.
What books influenced my life and how? The Brain That Changes Itself is pretty influential in the way I think about growth. It showed me that nothing is set in absolute stone and if you want to affect it, you can do it with appropriate effort.
Who are my favorite writers? Neil Gaimann & George RR Martin
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? The soundtrack to some of my favorite cities in the MMORPG Ragnarok Online
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? The Power Rangers!
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Tom Bilyeu, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson and Aubrey Marcus
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Interstellar. This question reminds me to watch it again.
What role plays art in my life and work? It is the vehicle in which my dreams will be delivered through, although it’s not more important than other things.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Other than my mom, it’s my girlfriend Lauren.
Whom would I like to work with in 2019? Anyone who has something to teach!
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? Same answer as above. I’m open to meeting anyone who walks the path.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? I’d love to be part of League of Legends and build new characters.
Where can you see me or my work in 2019? You can check me out https://www.artstation.com/lmazzei
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? You do what you are passionate about for the very sake of the thing itself. So why ever stop?
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? More folks in the video game industry!
How can you contact me? You can shoot me a message on artstation(link above) or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucca-mazzei-360136124/