Let’s do a thing I don’t usually do. I’m gonna tell you some personal things about my life! I wrote this 3 months ago when I first made a big change. Look for the follow up real soon!
On my instagram there's a screenshot of a text message exchange I had with my dad in 2013. See below:
“You can stay on my insurance until you’re 26”
Well, I’m 26. Yikes.
This conversation occurred in May 2013, just after I graduated college (with a 3.94 GPA mind you) and before I started a ‘real job.’ I had no intentions of getting a ‘real job’ -- as you can see, my goal was to figure out how to be a ‘creative,’ whatever that meant. But suddenly everything changed when I got a facebook message.
“Hey we’ve got a spot, would you want to come work here?
See, this message was from a good person I had worked with in my internship at a certain billion dollar entertainment company. I had done a stellar job at that internship if I do say so myself, and I think I may have impres...
When watching this the other day the first thing Steve said was “Look at your posture!” Always attentive and always critical. Spoons was the first idea we realized had the potential for a series. I would review stuff. Long before that Comedy Central show it was just going to be myself, deadpan, weighing the pros and cons of everyday life. Part of it was imagining I was an alien and had never seen anything before. Part of it was looking at things from absurd angles that no one else would see. And part of it was being a smug asshole.
One of our specialties has always been spewing bullshit but I am still impressed that I was able to riff on spoons for more than four minutes. All things considered it looks fine too. The lighting is not very good but for our second video, and our first one indoors, it is definitely watchable. I got to rep my favorite hoodie. And I got to give a shoutout to my favorite kitchen utensil as well “Yo Grape-FRUIT!”
I especially loved the cut-aways and B-roll sho...
What better way to start this soon to be prodigious series off, than with the first project I ever actually handed in for a class. In this article “I” will refer to me, Steve, as I am the part of THATbirdDID that actually attended “school” to do this stuff and I possess the “technical skills,” though you wouldn’t know it by watching this video. Let’s plow ahead here.
Here goes: The Real Baby
Ok, hope you enjoyed. As I have now attained the status of acclaimed auteur, I feel that I am finally in the appropriate place to judge and critique my early works, and I chose to start with “The Real Baby” for a number of reasons. First of all, I think that despite its’ rudimentary sets, acting, writing, camera work, editing, etc. you can actually already see our weird style and tendencies shine through. Obviously, one of the most apparent sources of attempted comedy are the various photoshops we used throughout. I actually still popped when I saw the “Free Hugs” sign on the “Our daughter was hea...