By Michael Sokolowski
Apr 9, 2005 - 1:20
From a young boy playing on a Commodore 64 to the university hopeful he is today, computers have always played an important role in his life. As he grew older his interests and hobbies broadened to include gaming, photography, and digital media.
Gaming was the first to manifest itself, and Mike is (unsurprisingly) a PC gamer first and foremost. From the days of playing Monkey Island and the endless hours of joy on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, it was pretty much love at first sight. You might say he has a soft spot for the classics. Just because Final Fantasy VII was one of the greatest RPG games and storylines of all time doesn't mean he still doesn't love Dragon Warrior III for NES. That game started his love affair with the genre of RPG, and they’ve never gone back since.
Photography and digital media have become more important since then. While Mike originally wanted to be a computer programmer – he made his own text-based RPG in Visual Basic, complete with random battles and everything! – he has recently taken a strong interest in videography and digital editing. That’s when his friend Eli Green called upon his services for the Comic Book Bin. Years of amateur photography, tech crew, and filming school performances and musicals made him the ideal candidate for doing video coverage. And by ‘ideal’ he means ‘available.’
When not helping Eli with some thrilling video coverage of industry press events, Mike is hoping to achieve his goals of completing a degree at Ryerson University for Computer Science, and is also trying to start up his own website to showcase his music videos and other personal works.