Earlier this year there was Felicia Day appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, not to promote her recent movie (Red) or increasingly frequent TV appearances, but for her Dragon Age internet series. That was a turning point. Now tonight on ABC, YouTube’s hottest action directors Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch are sitting down on the couch with Jimmy Kimmel.
Folks, online video stars have arrived.
For those who long ditched their TV Guides, the show airs tonight on ABC at 12AM on the east coast, 11PM central, then again at 12AM on the west coast. Broadway and Glee guest star Kristin Chenoweth joins them on the show tonight. So tune in web video fans, this is a big deal.
Back in March, Freddie posted a lengthy treatise on “The Sercrets of YouTube Success” that is well worth a read. In a nutshell—”Focus on content, not on viewers.”
I think too many people get hung up on ideas. From my experience, ideas are worthless. Execution is more important than anything else. Future First Person Shooter has been done hundreds of times by people with camera in one hand and airsoft pistol in another – the idea is completely unoriginal, but I believe our execution is what set that video apart. Nobody cares how many ideas you have – you won’t get subscribers from ideas alone. It’s about making those ideas into a reality. (Freddie Wong)
Freddie and Brandon’s latest, “Future Motion Control Gaming” (released Sept. 3)