Joey Adamle Q&A

June 21, 2022
Joey Adamle wants you to experience the Park Güell.

“I’ve always loved movies and making silly little videos on my mom’s computer as a kid, but it was in middle and high school when I was able to take some real video production classes and learn more about video editing that I started to realize my passion for it. I minored in studies in cinema and media culture at the University of Minnesota so I had the chance to work on a lot of cool projects that I’m really proud of.”

You have a keen interest in video production. When did that become something you wanted to explore?

I’ve always loved movies and making silly little videos on my mom’s computer as a kid, but it was in middle and high school when I was able to take some real video production classes and learn more about video editing that I started to realize my passion for it. I minored in studies in cinema and media culture at the University of Minnesota so I had the chance to work on a lot of cool projects that I’m really proud of.

Who is your favorite filmmaker?

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think Wes Anderson’s style is one that is just so visually and aesthetically appealing. The emphasis on color and symmetry just make for a comforting experience. There are so many different aspects of filmmaking though. Roger Deakins is a cinematographer I greatly enjoy, and Aaron Sorkin is an amazing screenwriter.

You spent time in Barcelona. Did the Gaudi architecture inspire you? What is one thing anyone should see?

Absolutely. Besides La Sagrada Familia, his influence was seen across the entire city, and any one of his projects was a must-see. It was amazing to learn about the history behind that. La Sagrada Familia is the one thing that comes to mind that people absolutely need to see, but if you’re there long enough and have the time, Park Güell is another beautiful Gaudi project, while Mount Tibidabo and Montjuïc have some naturally beautiful spots.

You spent two years in college in normal times and two years during Covid. Were there aspects of learning during lockdown that you came to enjoy?

While I would take in-person learning any day over remote, it was convenient for me because I lived farther off campus during Covid. If I had to attend in-person classes, it would have been roughly a 30-minute walk for me to campus, so it was nice to roll out of bed one minute before class instead of getting ready an hour earlier.

Your uncle is Mike Adamle. How often do you get asked about him from Boomers and Xers who recognize your last name?

Considering it’s a pretty unique last name, I don’t get asked as often as often as you’d think. It happens here and there with sports fans, but it’s rare.

What about agency life appeals to you?

The entire creative process is just fascinating to me. That level of camaraderie when working in a group setting and the constant levels of communication is exciting for me, and I greatly enjoy hearing about what others are working on. Just being in the environment has already helped me learn a lot.

Who is your greatest inspiration?

Bo Burnham is a big one for me. He touches on serious topics, and he really inspires me because he started out on YouTube at a young age and his success was essentially self-made. He has a strong presence in the realm of filmmaking, and he’s since written and directed a movie that has meant a lot to me. His most recent comedy special, Inside, was filmed in one room during Covid, and the level of creativity it took to make it as visually amazing as it was has inspired me, especially in regards to filmmaking.