- Joel: The puppy threw up on my blanket.
- Corey: You should teach that puppy a lesson.
- Joel: Like... math?
Posts tagged corey vidal.
About a week ago, we were driving to Toronto for a Buffer meeting with five of us in the car, and Tim was telling this story about when he worked at MuchMusic while looking for a parking spot on the street, and suddenly he’s like “Yeah, Corey, could you just take the stick and put the car in reverse when I say so?”
And we all looked at each other and realized we’d made the guy with a broken arm drive us into downtown Toronto, and he hadn’t even mentioned it until then.
Corey Vidal with the ABSOLUTE CUTEST LITTLE DING DING :D
ah, Ding-Ding ya lil nug
We’re both in the office and Corey turns to me and says, “You know the Salamanca Twins on Breaking Bad?”
“I’m friends with one on facebook and he just wished me a happy birthday”
WILL I KNEW IT
In the time it took me to get some casserole and pee, Corey had a Skype conversation with Ahmed Best. Ahmed Best asked Corey to talk on Skype. About Youtube and filmmaking and stuff.
Welcome to my life thanks for being here it means a lot.
ApprenticeA Halloween portrait! Tim as Spiderman, Corrado as a fencer, Saskia as Peter Pan, me as a Canadian Morphsuit, Rianna as dead Audrey Hepburn, Samantha as an Ewok, and Dawson as Tinkerbell.
WE’RE THE CUTEST LIL FAM-LY
How to do the I’m Rianna Finch dance : “There’s a bit of a lean and there’s a bit of a point.” -CoreyVidal
The live show was to let us know about this indiegogo which is raising money to build important building like schools and clinics in places where they are needed. Please donate if you can!
Look at Sean’s stupid face.
In today’s ApprenticeEh vlog, because of some things that had to do with Corey, video of Alex, color correcting, facial hair removal, and threats by Rianna of things being put on tumblr, Alex begged for them to stop memeing things. So naturally, I made this.
He asked them, not me! ;)
P. S. Yes, I managed to get on here without a laptop in order to post this. It was important, okay?
P. P. S. If you don’t know who these people are…you should find out. They are awesome.
ERMAHGERD DRKTR HRRRRR
Corey Vidal showed me how to cook hotdogs in the oven once.
he showed me that if you make kraft dinner you can put pasta sause in it.
His wisdom will forever benefit our lives
Corey Vidal showed me how to cook hotdogs in the oven once.
So I’m laying in my bed right now, at 8:30 PM on a Sunday evening (night?) having just woken up after an all-nighter with Corrado Coia and Rianna Finch. With Rianna drawing, Corrado animating, and myself doing audio work, we stayed up until noon finishing episode 2 of our new cartoon The Apprentices, which is now live.
I’m not exactly the healthiest person. I don’t get proper sleep, proper food, proper exercise, or proper sunlight. I’m lucky to live with Tim Deegan, who constantly provides encouragement to break these habits, and he does so without making me feel guilty or like a loser.
I find that, as a video gets closer to being uploaded, it becomes more dominating. During pre-production and production, I can manage to keep myself at arm’s length, and stay sane. I can make videos while still maintaining a consistent lifestyle, while still being moderately healthy. But as a project nears completion, it becomes all-consuming. The last few days before a video goes live, it draws me in like gravity, and my orbit gets tighter and tighter until I crash. But then the video goes live, we let everyone know, and suddenly I’m free. It’s one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.
I feel very blessed to be able to do this for a living. Time and time again, I’ve been going through this process; different but the same every time. I love making videos alone or with friends, for myself or for other people. I started ApprenticeA Productions so I could invest not only in doing this for (hopefully) the rest of my life, but to enable other people to do it as well.
But what is it that I hope to get back from these works? If I’m putting so much of myself into this every day, what is the desired result? What’s the long-term plan?
It’s not about money. The means with which ApprenticeA operates is reasonable, yet not cheap. We’re able to get by every month, but it’s not as easy as it might appear, and no one here is getting rich. Joining ApprenticeA is a sacrifice, one that most people aren’t able to make. I personally lived a lot more comfortably before starting the company, and have made a lot of sacrifices to be able to support what we do. (Don’t worry, I don’t regret it.)
If it was about money, I probably wouldn’t have a company at all. Life is a lot easier when you only have to make enough for yourself.
It’s not about numbers. I’m the first to admit that views on YouTube aren’t great—not for me, and not for a lot of my friends. My main channel has seen a serious decrease in popularity over the past few years, and do you know what I’ve found? I don’t care. I really don’t. Sure, I’d be discouraged if I uploaded a video and no one saw it, but the difference between 1000, 10000 and 100000 views seems more irrelevant to me every day. If I’m happy with the video, if I’ve done my best, if I’ve challenged myself in some way, then I’m content. I get my validation from friends and family. I get my validation from the opinions of people I look up to. A digital number means a lot less to me than the people in my life.
If it was about numbers, I would pursue much more consistent content, appeal to pop-culture and instant-media, and spend way less time on videos. I’d focus on quantity instead of quality.
I’ll save some time here and highlight some other things I don’t think it’s about: fame, ego, pride, recognition, self-worth, insecurity, security, control, power, freedom, stubbornness, or desperation. I’m sure the list goes on.
So why do it? What do I want back? What am I trying to do?
I was talking with a friend recently (Mike) who helped finally put it into words. Saying it out loud immediately struck me, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind or heart since.
I want to use ApprenticeA, ApprenticeEh, my friends, my team, my videos, my money, my career, and my status to influence positive change.
Those are the words. Influence positive change. Everything I want to be and do. It gives purpose to my life, both online and off. To my actions and my words.
I wish I could say that I was this person, the person I want to be. I wish I could say that I never act selfishly, never make mistakes, and never lose sight of this goal. I wish I could defend all my actions and reactions. I wish that I never let anyone down. I wish that everyone liked me.
But then I wouldn’t be human. So while I am, I’m going to spend my life pursuing positive change, in myself, and the world around me.
“This is your life, are you who you want to be?”
This is who I want to be. Now I just need to go be it.