☀️Adim Ink: Season 1 Edition 3
Everything you never knew you needed to know about the Adimverse.
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We’re excited to kick off this week with the 3rd edition of Season 1! Adim Ink releases every other Monday morning and is the premiere place to and catch up on all things Adimverse.
Let’s dive in!
New Wave of Adim Members
We recently welcomed our newest wave of Adim Members into the Adimverse.
For those looking to join, you can find our application here.
For new members, you can check out our Medium post Into The Adimverse which contains a guide of what to expect once you join our creator community.
Off-Script: Adim Creative Update (Members Only)
Adim Members can go to the #📢│members-announcements channel on Discord every week to get an inside look at creative progress from CR1 & CR2. Go check out last week’s update here which includes scripts, character art and development updates!
Events In The Adimverse
Every Friday our team is joined on Adim Radio by guests to discuss the latest updates with Adim and a variety of other topics centered around creative collaboration, entertainment & web3. Last week and going forward, our Radio medium shifted from a Twitter Spaces to a Livestream. You can check out last week’s stream below and be on the lookout for another stream this week on Friday @ 12pm PT / 3pm ET!
Last week we announced a NEW Creator Room led by our Creative Strategist, Kyle Mazer: The Adim Creative Gym. This is for anyone who is looking to sharpen their writing skills, engage more in the creative process, & brainstorm new characters to develop. Join the room here!
Community Member Spotlight
This week our Creator Strategist Kyle Mazer sat down with one of our Adim Members, Ryan Goldsher, to highlight his story as a composer and his experience thus far as an integral member of our community.
Have you ever met a person whose face doesn’t quite match their voice? Well meet stand-up comic, impressionist, and actor Ryan Goldsher, because he can do about 50 of them. “Until I was eight years old, I was sure I was the reincarnation of Elvis,” Ryan says. “It took a few years before I realized I just loved doing his voice, getting people’s attention, and getting them to laugh.” Growing up in Northbrook, Illinois, Ryan has always been an entertainer. As a high schooler, he was that kid in your class impersonating everyone from fellow students to teachers to Morgan Freeman and Al Pacino. But unlike that kid in your class, Ryan was consistently getting laughs. He had tapped into something special.
“I didn’t know what to do with my impressions other than go to open mics in Chicago,” Ryan remembers. “I was sixteen then, so my dad would drive me in on the weekends, and I’d give it whatever I could.” Nine years later, Ryan is a USC graduate living in Los Angeles, performing all over the country, hosting routinely at the Comedy Store, and just last week put out his first special, Many People, on YouTube.
“Did I have thirty minutes? No. Did I still say I’d do the special? Yes.” Filmed in a warehouse in Cincinnati, the first special ever produced by Four by Three, Ryan created an excellent patchwork of impressions of others and reflections on himself, beautifully constructing the identity of an impersonator and the many voices that live inside his head every day. It’s the first big step in a long road that Ryan is excited to walk, focusing on crafting the best material he can, rather than seeking out virality. He spends hours honing in on impressions that sometimes pop up by accident, always using them to further jokes and stories that are funny on their own. “Every week, I just want to make sure I’m doing a little better than I did last week.”
When I asked Ryan about his long-term goals, he laughed a little, took a pause, and said “to make whatever movie I want, and not care what people think about it.” Hoping to follow in the footsteps of his idol Robin Williams, Ryan believes his stand-up career can launch him into his truly desired arena: film. Making short films, voice acting and writing is where Ryan feels most in his element—it’s why he joined Adim in the first place. In reflecting on his experience through the first round of Creator Rooms, Ryan is overjoyed with the people he’s met, gotten to write with, and can’t wait to see where it goes next. Well Ryan, we feel the exact same way about you, your impressions, future specials and feature films. “Now at 25,” he finishes, “I’m like 30% sure I’m not the reincarnation of Elvis.”
Want to carve your spot within the Adimverse? Drop into the Discord and let us know what you're working on for a chance to be featured in a future Adim Ink edition!
This section will feature resources curated for the development of our community. This week, we’re exploring articles and podcasts on virtual society, creator royalties and onboarding the world to web3. Feel free to drop a line in the #📦│library to share additional topics you’re interested in exploring in future Adim Ink editions.
Andrew Hayward of Decrypt wrote a piece on Zora’s Nouns Builder, a no-code tool making it easier to create a DAO funded by NFT Auctions. You can check out the piece here.
Gabriel Quintela of Friends With Benefits authored a blog post on Decentralizing Brand Partnerships in lieu of FWB’s announcement of Café 11, a collaboration with Hennessy. Check out the Mirror piece here.
Meta teamed up with Arweave to permanently store digital collectibles from Instagram. Arweave’s founder Sam Williams wrote a thread detailing the integration 👇
On an episode of Overpriced JPEGs, host Carly Reilly was joined by the team from Instagram to discuss their NFT Integration & Sara Baumann, founder of Women and Weapons. Listen below!
In the episode of One Big Idea below, Austin Hurwitz sat with Sidney Swift, founder and CEO of web3 entertainment company Defiant to discuss the Digital Avatar Revolution.
Matthew Belloni, host of The Town, is joined by Felix Gillette from Bloomberg & John Koblin from the NYT to discuss the TV Rivalry of the Century – Netflix vs. HBO. Check it out!
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The Adim Team