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Gerald Adamson

Gerald Adamson

Hello There!

I design game narratives, write stories, and create interactive media content. Please check out my Narrative Design Portfolio to learn more.

I’ve studied Game Design and Interactive Media at Boise State University, and Philosophy and Literature at Idaho State University. I also served for 12 years with the Idaho Army National Guard.

I will graduate from Boise State on May 11, 2019.

Education

BS Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile
Boise State University, Boise, ID
2016-2019
  • Innovative degree focused on game design, visual storytelling, interactive media, virtual and augmented reality, and front-end development with web and mobile applications.

  • BA Philosophy
    Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
    2007-2012
  • Studied ethical theory, existentialism, theories of knowledge (e.g. how do we know what we know?), philosophy of mind, philosophical literature, and creative writing.

  • Skills

    Design Software

    Photoshop

    Premier Pro

    Unity

    Maya

    Illustrator

    InDesign

    After Effects

    Animate

    Coding

    WordPress

    HTML

    CSS3

    C#

    Git

    JavaScript

    ActionScript

    Python



    Narrative Design

    &

    Writer

    Of what good is the medium without a story? But how good is the story without a medium?

    I imagine narrative design is akin to a screenwriter adapting a novel for film, but with the added responsibility of assisting with the direction of camera and acting, scene settings and special effects. Suggesting a subtle change of camera from a medium view to a close-up shot as to capture the actor's nuances. Or checking to ensure that the crystal vase with red and yellow tulips is precisely placed in every scene. In other words, I pay attention to the small details that matter.

    Narrative Design is a hybrid role that coherently connects the dots between vision (the story) and medium (the platform). Its usefulness is not limited to games alone as it can transcend to other industries. One that, if given the opportunity, may overlap to filmmaking whenever possible.

    At any rate, I also focus on telling the right story for the medium and in the right kind of way. Writing examples are below. I recommend checking out my most recent project, "Jen's Adventure".


    Copyright © 2019 Gerald Adamson, All rights Reserved.



    Game Design

    Although my primary focus is on Narrative Design and Writing, I can also design and develop games with Unity. What follows are a few examples of prototypes I’ve developed while studying Gaming and Interactive Media at Boise State.

    I have some experience with developing for Virtual Reality. In my spare time, I'm developing a Real Time Strategy game that also incorporates First Person Shooter dynamics.



    • All
    • 2D
    • VR FPS
    • FMV
    Mars Colony

    Mars Colony Defender

    Game Design

    Play Here!
    Tembo VR FPS

    Virtual Reality First Person Shooter Prototype

    Game Design

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    FMV

    Jen's Adventure

    Interactive Short Film

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    Copyright © 2019 Gerald Adamson, All rights Reserved.



    Filmmaking & Videography

    • All
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    Jen's Adventure

    Jen's Adventure

    Interactive Short Film

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    Student Recreation Fitness Classes Promo

    Video

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    "Welcome to the Team" Whiteboard Animation for Local Nonprofit

    Video

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    Intramural Sports Champion Promo

    Video

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    Photography

    • All
    • Indoor
    • Landscape
    • Night Sky
    • Pets
    • Portraits
    • Sports Action
    • Wide Angle
    • Wildlife
    Boise State Rec Facilities Climbing Gym Wide Angle

    Boise State Rec Climbing Gym

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm

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    Boise State Recreation Center

    Boise State Recreation Center

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm

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    Boise State Intramural Basketball

    Boise State Rec Intramural Basketball

    Pentax K-1 SMC DA 18-135mm

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    Boise State Intramural Flag Football

    Boise State Rec Intramural Flag Football

    Pentax K-1 F* 4.5/300mm
    Optimized for WordPress

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    Boise State Women's Volleyball

    Boise State Rec Intramural Volleyball

    Pentax K-1 F* 4.5/300mm

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    Boise State Rec Fitness Class

    Boise State Rec Fitness "Boise Strong!"

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Boise State Rec Trainers

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Boise State Rec Facilities

    Boise State Rec Facilities

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Boise State Rec Facilities Wide Angle

    Boise State Rec Facilities Wide Angle

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm
    Optimized for WordPress

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    Boise State Soccer Field 'B'

    Boise State Soccer Field

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm

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    Boise State Soccer Field

    Boise State Soccer Field

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm

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    Boise State Volleyball Courts

    Boise State Volleyball Courts

    Pentax K-1 Rokinon 2.8/14mm

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    Boise State Men's Rugby

    Boise State Men's Rugby

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm
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    Boise State Women's Volleyball

    Boise State Women's Volleyball

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    Deer in Rural Idaho

    Deer in rural Idaho

    Pentax K-1 F* 4.5/300mm

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    Fall in Rural Idaho

    Fall in rural Idaho

    Pentax K-1 F* 4.5/300mm

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    Winter in Rural Idaho

    Winter in rural Idaho

    Pentax K-1 SMC F* 4.5/300mm

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    Night Sky in Rural Idaho

    Night sky in rural Idaho

    Pentax K-1 SMC FA Limited 1.8/77mm

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    September Moon

    September Moon

    Pentax K-1 M 5.6/400mm
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    Canadian Geese

    Canadian Geese in Boise

    Pentax K-1 SMC DA* 2.8/200mm

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    Canadian Geese Cropped

    Let's get a closer look

    Pentax K-1 SMC DA* 2.8/200mm
    Cropped Image

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    Theodore

    Enjoying the Sun

    Pentax K-1 SMC F* 4.5/300mm
    Olde English Bulldogge

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    Theodore 2

    and loving every minute

    Pentax K-1 SMC F* 4.5/300mm

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    Boise State University photos are displayed by permission and not for resale or third party use.

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    Blog

    (a.k.a. ideas, commentary, tips, & the occasional rant)

    Contact

    Get In Touch

    Feel free to message me if you have any questions. I'm also available for freelance or contractual work.

    • Phone208.869.4888
    • Location Boise, Idaho (will consider relocating)