- God: I love all my children equally.
- [Earlier in the Bible]
- God: I don't care for Gob.
“Honestly, this show is in many ways saved my life and enriched my life in all these different ways. It’s truly like a job that I’ll never have again. I’m very grateful for it every minute.
The fact that I get to be on something with the best cast in television and film — fuck it. Best cast ever. The best comedic and dramatic cast, television or film, that’s what I get to work with every day.”
- Amy Poehler (X)
When I was 9 years old I got a vhs camera for my birthday. It was my most prized possession. I dragged that thing around everywhere, even if I wasn’t shooting. I filmed so many things. My friends and I were obsessed with the lord of the rings, like I’m talking pre-Peter Jackson days. We read the books and everything. I had in my head the cinematic vision of what the entire movie looked like in my head. It was only like 20 minutes long, but we didn’t have editing software. We had to shoot the entire thing in order, and if we messed up we had to rewind the tape to the exact time and shoot again. It was a painful process but it was awesome. But then we heard about, then saw the Peter Jackson movie and i got so discouraged when I saw that. How was I, 10 year old Adam, going to ever measure up to what they created? My movie was nowhere as good as theirs. They had a CGI Balrog, and my Balrog was a flipbook my friend Jaymin drew on a notepad and flipped in front of the camera. I was so discouraged by that. I didn’t have any way for me to ever make movies like that. I was so discouraged by that, I gave up making movies with that camera and I made a promise to myself that one day I would buy a kickass camera that would be able to shoot a movie as good as the lord of the rings, and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less.
Now I am 21 years old, I’m going into my final year of film school. I’ve been studying cinematography and lenses and all that jazz. I’ve been using the cameras that the school provides us, but they really aren’t designed for movie shooting. The focus on the cameras is all kinds of wack and the lenses produce no bokeh whatsoever on any of the cameras (I’m a fan of rich bokeh). They are really for the most part used for news because my school has a big focus on new shooting. But i’ve been honing my skills with these cameras, figuring out what I like and what I don’t like. And I’ve been working for the past 3 years and slowly saving up money and I now finally own a Panasonic GH2 DSLR and 3 Pentax Prime lenses for it. This is MY camera once again. Turning it on, holding it in my hands and looking through the viewfinder, I feel like I did when i was 9 years old and planning on shooting lord of the rings. I feel like I finally have everything that 9 year old Adam wanted to shoot something amazing. I feel my whole body tremble with goosebumps holding the camera, like something is suddenly awakening inside of me. I can finally make a great looking movie and feel good about the way it looks. I have real cinematography style camera and lighting and it feels good. This upcoming summer is going to be the most productive summer of my life and I can feel it in my bones that I’m going to shoot something incredible. Like Darth Vader says in A New Hope “I sense something… A presence I haven’t felt since…”
Something amazing is going to happen.
This was my friend Matt Stewart’s proposal to his girlfriend Clara during the final night of our show. It isn’t flashy, but it ridiculously thoughtful and emotional and beautiful and it will go down in the marriage proposal hall of fame THE CAPTAIN IS GETTING MARRIED!