Behind The Tubes gets an exclusive interview with Corey Vidal, the director of the new documentary “I’m Vlogging Here”.
By Ian Dokie
Last night (1/8/13) was the International Academy of Web Television Awards at CES in Las Vegas. The award show, now in its second year, recognizes the best in web shows. The classic terrible banter, acceptance speeches, and people passive aggressively being cut off by music, were abundant.
Another December 17th has come and gone, and for the YouTube community that means that this year’s Project For Awesome has come to an end.
For those unaware, the annual Project For Awesome is a day set aside for video creators to make videos supporting their favorite charities. The day is then spent commenting on and liking everyone else’s P4A videos. This year donations were collected through comments, eBay auctions, and an Indiegogo campaign.
As most of us know (and have been pelted in the face with), YouTube has recently opened up a GIANT facility in an old airplane hanger in Los Angeles that offers creators a chance to use some of the most state-of-the art equipment to create, edit, and produce their own content. They’ve marketed the heck out of it, inviting all of the top YouTubers to come in and film commercials there. They even hosted a large opening party where YouTube royalty like TobyTurner, ShayTards, and OlgaKay all vlogged their experience. There’s quite a bit of hype behind it, but why build it up when some aren’t allowed to join or even set foot near the property?