Don't kill yourself, kill the part of you that you don't like.— Shane Dawson
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To me, YouTube isn't just, 'Watch my videos!' It's, 'Let's have a conversation and get involved in each other's lives.' I want to make [my fans] feel like they have a reason to have a YouTube account because they can comment and have a voice.
I wanted people to know that I'm not just a guy who does weird videos on the Internet. I actually am a filmmaker, and I can tell stories, and I can create something that's 90 minutes long that feels just like any other movie you see in the theater, and hopefully enjoy.
People feel completely anonymous online.
They can say whatever they want, do whatever they want, why not go the next step and kill people through the Internet?
Every year I try to pitch a show, and I try to do something outside of YouTube, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
The word "YouTuber," even though - listen, I love YouTube, and I would never, ever abandon it, but I think when somebody says "Youtuber" it says "Oh, they talk about what they ate that day." That's not me - I do way more than that.
I think it's cool that people kind of look at me as one of the originators of online video and one of the pioneers of YouTube because I've worked really hard to build an audience and make content that I'm proud of.
I don't think I'm too mean to celebrities. I poke fun, but I think in the end, they always win.
Throughout whatever I do, I always just say "Director" first.
I am directing the storylines and I'm creating what it is.
I used to spend $25,000 of my own money on my short films, and I wouldn't make that back, not even close. So I think the Vimeo thing, because it's pay to download, that helps
A lot of the things I was doing on YouTube nobody was doing at the time, and now everybody is doing them, and I think making movies - I know a few Youtubers have done it, and hopefully this movie does well and more YouTubers want to take a risk and make movies, and I'm excited about it.
I think celebrities are kind of put up on a pedestal and we don't really know much about them. I feel like my fans know every part of me because I've shown them.
I would never put a movie on YouTube unless the funding was right, or unless YouTube paid for it or something.
I'm just really excited to promote the movie [I know The Chair ] and the show in a different way, and not just the typical Hollywood way, which I don't think I'll ever fit into.
I've always just wanted to tell stories, and create stuff, and I think "Creator" or "Director" would probably be the two words that I go to first.
The Internet gave a place like, 'Oh, I'll do whatever I want now.
Nobody's going to see it anyways.' Oddly enough, people started watching and I got more confident, comfortable with it.
Youll never know where life is gonna take you.
Youll never know where your life is gonna go. But youll never be able to find out if you end it.
I think everybody's goal was to make something that was really broad for a big audience, which was my goal too. But my main goal was that I wanted my audience to love it, because they're the ones who are going to buy it, and they're the ones who are going to tell their friends. And I wanted to make sure that core audience was really happy, because if they all buy it we have a successful movie.
I have always been a director first and the whole acting thing just happened because none of my friends wanted to be in my videos, so I had to do it myself and wear a bunch of wigs.
I think a lot of people haven't even seen my videos but just hearing my name are like "Oh, that's that dumb Internet thing." And I'm definitely trying to shake that a little bit.
It's fun to act, but for me, it's more fun to actually create the character and act it out knowing that I know everything about this character. That's more fun to me than just reading lines.
I've wanted to make movies ever since I was a kid. I knew that was my goal.
Even if I get into television and movies, I'm never going to quit YouTube because of the bond I have with my viewers.