As mentioned before, I have been doing quite a bit of Q&As so it's time to roll them out.
About a month ago, I chatted with Mike D'Ascenzo. He created the comedy YouTube channel "Recently Adults" along with David Miles where they make sketches, blogs and videos of things they find funny. Check out our chat about their channel below:
What inspired Recently Adults?
It was born out of this weird state of legally being an adult, but still feeling like a child in many ways. Like how Dave doesn't know how to do laundry. Or like how Dave still collects pokemon cards. Or like how Dave still gets his mom to cut his crust off his sammiches. (I on the other hand am definitely for sure not guilty of any of those).
We just kind of got together and started writing things that made us laugh, filming them and putting them on the internet machine. Other people seem to laugh with us, so we kept going and now we have over 80 videos up there. It's bananas.
Have you learned anything about yourself and/or your craft working on this?
I have learned how much WORK it is to write, shoot, act, edit, and manage a YouTube channel. It's crazy. Not only does the content have to be strong, but then you have to worry about camera angles and continuity and what format to export the video in and how to fix weird audio bleeps and how to get annotations on YouTube to work and why the thumbnail picture doesn't fit and how to do all sorts of other weird stuff that you don't really realize goes into making a quick 2 minute video. I also learned that it's totally worth it and I love the creative freedom.
Most importantly though, I learned David has a Little Mermaid tattoo on his left buttock. Don't ask why I had to find this out (it was because he mooned the camera).
Is there anything specific that you hope viewers get out of watching?
With 130 000 views we're still quite a small channel, but we generally get positive reviews and we're slowly growing. Our viewers sometimes share our videos around which is really encouraging and a great way to help our channel grow.
The goal of our channel has been always to get people to laugh. Sure, it would be cool if we made them think too, but I get so much gratification from making someone smile that if any of our videos have that effect on people, I'm happy. Plus we're making BIG bucks off YouTube ad revenue -- like 25 cents a month -- which means we can literally make one free call from a pay phone a month. #ballers.