Hi everyone, my name is Greg Baroni. I am a 20 year old sophomore hailing from Potomac, MD currently studying to become an Aeronautical Engineer and a member of the DCC Beta Class. I play and watch football and baseball and practice several facets of Mixed Martial Arts. I am kind of shy, but really enjoy being around people, helping, and listening to them talk about the things they are passionate about. I love my family, which consists of my wonderful Mother and Father, younger sister and brother, and my puppy Lily. I am a fan of the New York Giants and Yankees, Legos, Halo, and the color Red.
I chose to base my avatar on a picture of Master Chief from the most recent installment of the Halo series, Halo 4. I am a huge fan of the Halo series and wanted to pay tribute to the series that inspired me to join DCC by including it in my avatar. The black and white coloration was an edit I did because when these colors are juxtaposed with only one another, they provide a distinct contrast and highlight some details of a design that may otherwise go unnoticed. It allows one to gain a greater appreciation to how much went into a design when the more subtle intricacies are more apparent. On a more generalized note, I wanted the avatar to remind and encourage the viewer to look beyond the superficial elements of designs before making an evaluation of their quality.
On a more personal note, will be using the Halo series as a focal part of my Capstone project; I will be aiming to design as much of a game, my take on Halo 5, as possible. The finished product would include a detailed script, complete with player and AI dialogue, cutscene sequences, descriptions of environments, sketches of key items and characters, as well as other supporting elements. Giving my take on a game was something I had always wanted to do, and I chose this class because I believe it will aid in the creation of the script, and help develop the plot into one that is truly memorable and noteworthy, not just a cliche, run-of-the-mill progression of events. I have very much to look forward to in this class and cannot wait to get started!