1. What are the projects that you are currently working on? Please tell us a little about it.
I just recently stopped daily vlogging in order to get myself into a much deeper creative mindset. Over the past few weeks I've been making short films about events that have happened in my life. I just recently made a film titled "NOW & FOREVER" documenting my time touring with rappers as a videographer.
2. Please tell us what do you feel is your biggest achievement?
The biggest achievement I've ever had is getting accepted into the USC School of Cinematic Arts. I was rejected by 12 different film schools, but somehow the very best college let me in.
3. What do you think the audience will be attracted by your stories and love about them?
I think the reason why people are attracted to my videos are because they are relatable. When I write my videos, I have a huge whiteboard on my wall with the words "RELATABLE CONTENT". I try to base the premise of all of my stories around that concept.
4. How do you come up with an idea when producing interactive & viral videos?
The best way to come up with videos is finding a way it can elicit an emotional response from viewers. Creating something that people can latch onto and feel something after watching is key.
5. Why and when did you decide to start your career?
I started making videos at an extremely early age. My dad always had cameras laying around the house so when I was in 5th grade my friends and I just made little skits for fun.
6. If you could travel the world with anyone whom would you take?
If I could travel around the world I would go with my best friend Nick Kowalski. We've known each other since kindergarten and have made hundreds of films together.
7. What have you learned since you became a celebrity?
I wouldn't call myself a celebrity. Maybe one day I can call myself that. I just think I'm a kid who likes to make videos. Whether one person watches my projects or a million, I'm still the same kid who likes to make videos.
8. So many celebrities are committed to public service, setting a great example for their peers in terms of being involved with charities and the community. What causes are important to you, and what do you do to support them?
I really like the idea of giving everyone a chance at expressing their creativity. I love programs that allow unprivileged children to have the opportunity to try making films. You don't have to come from a family of means in order to tell good stories.
9. Would you like to share the process of making an interactive video with us?
When I make videos, I like to sit down and make a huge list of themes I'd like to dive into. From there, I narrow in on specific themes that relate to my life. I'm a young college student and there are millions of people that feel the same feelings as me. Creating content that appeals to people like myself is such a satisfying feeling.
10. If you were not doing this, what would you be up to now?
As cliche as it sounds, if I didn't have a YouTube channel, I think I'd still be making videos with my friends. For awhile I used to make films just so I could show my friends and family. I would plug my camera into the living room TV so they could all gather around and watch. To me, it's all about creating an environment where someone could escape from the real world for a few minutes.
11. If you have the chance to choose any other stars at your age to be your classmate, whom would you like to?
If I had the opportunity to work with anyone my age it definitely would be Justin Bieber. Music goes hand and hand with film. Without good audio, there's not a good film. I think he has such talent as a musician and could present such a different perspective on filmmaking that is so interesting.
12. How can your fans interact with you online? And what’s your fan mail address?
People who watch my videos can get in contact with me through Twitter and Instagram. I love to reply to peoples' messages and get to know everyone that supports me. It means a lot that anyone would take time out of their day to care about what I have to say. My fan mail address is 325 W Adams Blvd #4173 Los Angeles, CA 90007
Favorite sport: ice hockey Favorite music: hip hop
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite college: USC
14. Now for my last question: what do you want to say to those who wish to pursue their careers in this industry?
For anyone out there pursuing a future in the creative industry all I have to say is just go do it. The best thing about filmmaking is that you don't need fancy equipment to start. iPhones shoot in 4K and that's the best of the best. The more you practice, the easier it gets. There's no rules in filmmaking. You can do whatever you want and if it's good, it's good. Just go out there and shoot.