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
Throughout whatever I do, I always just say "Director" first. I am directing the storylines and I'm creating what it is.
I don't think I'm too mean to celebrities. I poke fun, but I think in the end, they always win.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Don't kill yourself, kill the part of you that you don't like.
Last Update: 23 January 2021
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