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Adam The Woo is Back

Back in September of 2017, YouTube star Adam The Woo took a break from his video work.

I wrote an article about it, as we shared common interests in roadtrips and roadside attractions.  Many fellow Adam The Woo fans read the article, and several of them shared their thoughts.  I figured an update was due.  Thanks to all of you who took the time to read!

Adam The Woo came back to YouTube on December 1, 2017, with a video highlighting the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacationstarring Chevy Chase.

This video was 34 minutes, which is relatively long.  The video production is more polished.  More research is evident.  It was clear a good chunk of his two-month absence from YouTube was dedicated to this work.

Adam made a commitment to quality over quantity.  No more having to do something–anything–just to keep the streak of consecutive days with a video going.

The improvement, and change, was noticeable.

What Else Has Adam Done?

Since Adam’s comeback, he’s done two more videos.  Each of his three videos have posted on the 1st of the month; December 1st, January 1st, and March 1st.

Forrest Gump

Adam highlighted the filming locations of the 1994 hit movie Forrest Gump.

This video was 34 minutes, which is relatively long.  The video production is more polished.  More research is evident.  It was clear a good chunk of his two-month absence from YouTube was dedicated to this work.

Adam made a commitment to quality over quantity.  No more having to do something–anything–just to keep the streak of consecutive days with a video going.

The improvement, and change, was noticeable.

What Else Has Adam Done?

Since Adam’s comeback, he’s done two more videos.  Each of his three videos have posted on the 1st of the month; December 1st, January 1st, and March 1st.

Forrest Gump

Adam highlighted the filming locations of the 1994 hit movie Forrest Gump.

The film was set largely in the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama.  However, none of the filming locations were actually in Alabama at all.

Most of the beginning of the film was shot in Savannah, Georgia, and select spots in South Carolina, all within 65 miles of Savannah.  A running scene, as well as Bubba’s mother’s home and resting place, were also in South Carolina.

Different shots were also filmed throughout southern California, Washington DC, as well as more running scenes in Arizona and Utah.

Once again, we were shown a very polished video with a musical score at the end, as well as credits to those who contributed to the presentation.

As an added bonus, drone footage is included!

Star Trek — Battle between Captain Kirk and Gorn

Posted on March 1, 2018, Adam’s next presentation was a shorter one.  It featured a scene in the 1967 original Star Trek series between Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner, and a reptilian creature of the alien Gorn race.

The film was set largely in the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama.  However, none of the filming locations were actually in Alabama at all.

Most of the beginning of the film was shot in Savannah, Georgia, and select spots in South Carolina, all within 65 miles of Savannah.  A running scene, as well as Bubba’s mother’s home and resting place, were also in South Carolina.

Different shots were also filmed throughout southern California, Washington DC, as well as more running scenes in Arizona and Utah.

Once again, we were shown a very polished video with a musical score at the end, as well as credits to those who contributed to the presentation.

As an added bonus, drone footage is included!

Star Trek — Battle between Captain Kirk and Gorn

Posted on March 1, 2018, Adam’s next presentation was a shorter one.  It featured a scene in the 1967 original Star Trek series between Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner, and a reptilian creature of the alien Gorn race.

Unlike the Forrest Gump presentation in which Adam crossed the country, the Star Trek scene was in a single location.

The filming took place in an area called Vasquez Rocks, not too far north of Los Angeles. An area in the desert with brilliant rock formations, parts of it could pass for another planet.

Adam laid out in brilliant detail what the scenes looked like in 1967 and what they look like now.  Not much has really changed, including the freeway in the background of one shot!

This video also ended in a musical score, credits, and even an outtake where Adam used Kirk and Gorn action figures to recreate the boulder scene.  In the outtake, the boulder missed.  Adam got the boulder to hit Gorn in the presentation, after who knows how many attempts.

A New Adam the Woo

Well…it’s not a totally new Adam.  Adam is still Adam.

However, his newest work shows a continued commitment to more overall quality.

At the beginning of his Forrest Gump presentation, for example, he showed a notebook with “Forrest Gump” written on the front cover.  An entire notebook devoted to a single project.  An indication of the vast amount of research he  put in ahead of time, as well as observations made during filming and editing.

While many may want their daily Adam fix, I am definitely among those who prefer the more thorough main channel videos, and occasional, more random Daily Woo presentations.

Keep up the good work, Adam.

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