VLOGUMENTARY

VLOGUMENTARY


[instrumental music]♪ ♪– Gavin’s doing homework.Algebra.
Boring homework.
You earn $15 for mowing blank lawns. How much do you earn
mowing one lawn? That’s all the information
it gives you? This is hard! I hate when I don’t understand
my sixth grader’s homework! Hold on.
That’s–listen. There’s–that’s–
story problems, I think– here’s a hypothesis
on story problems. To me, a vlogger
is a storyteller.You’re experiencing
what I’m experiencing,
and I’ll just hold you
in my hand. Let me just see
how that tastes.And that’s what I do
for a living,
and 2.5 million people
a day watch those videos. Thank you for this, by the way.
Were you making this for me? – No. both: What up, peeps? – Hello, everyone. – So here I am in a video! – Hello, this is GloZell. Is you okay?
Is you good? ‘Cause I want to know.
– Hello, my homies! For today’s show and tell,
I brought this! – Dippy dip.
I never dipped a vanilla one. – I would say pretty much
anybody can be a YouTuber. – This is my ‘tatoes. – Got to the DMV early. – I was yesterday at a doctor. – Now we can talk about
how potty training went.– You can just be yourselfand talk to the camera
about literally anything. – I sweat so much. – It’s very narcissistic
if you really think about it. – I’m sweating all the time. – Ah, good day, everyone! – So I know I look tired. – My mama gonna watch this
and straight-up kill me.– 60 years from now,
when I look back,
and I’ll say,
“I did some awesome stuff.” – [yells] [yells] – If life is worth living,
then it’s worth recording. – Oh, my God.
– [laughs] – It comes from a place
that’s honest and real. [all yelling] – Dad, I’m–I’m gay. We just wanted to, like,
call and tell you. – We hit 8 million subscribers! [yells]♪ ♪– Every day you’re
walking around,
and you see
the strangest things. – [exclaims] – [laughs]– We saw this tremendous
potential that
YouTube had
as a community-building tool. – 150 ka-billion people
have been asking meto do the Cinnamon Challenge.[coughing] [exclaims] – Don’t make it weird. – People become invested in
the content and in the creator. – I left my rainbow sandals
on the bus. – And they watch
YouTube videos every single day.♪ ♪– It’s not just the future
of entertainment,
it’s the present
of entertainment. – And it’s kind of, like, fun. It’s actually–♪ ♪– Zeke, where’s your plate,
dude? You want some?
He’s like, “Oh, yeah, “is anybody else done
with their food, huh? Anybody else want to put
their food in my bowl?” – So I have a family
vlogging channel. You might call it a reality show
on YouTube that I shoot and editand upload all by myself.Is that good? Tickle, tickle, tickle, tickle.♪ ♪– Hey, I’m vlogging here!– I declare this land
the land of the Shaytards.
♪ ♪– We’re on a nature hike
in the forest.
– [laughing]– What are you laughing at?Is that your nature
hiking dress?
BabyTard!
[laughs]
– Dad, can we go out
to the river now?
– Yeah, we’re gonna go down
to the river
and either baptize
or drown you.
You riding Malachi?The name of my channel
is “The Shaytards,”
and I always say it is not
my best marketing decision. It is true
that my very first video is me dancing in one
of my wife’s old unitards. – Okay, this is our Shay,
and he’s giving us his lovely dance routine.– At the time, we had
this little digital camera
that just took pictures,
but it also had a video mode.
So she turned–
if you think about it, I’ve never thought
about it until now. Like, Colette really
started us into YouTube because she thought
to turn the video mode on and was videoing me
dancing through the room.♪ ♪That was the very first videothat we had on this
digital camera,
so when I found out
about YouTube, and I was like,
“Oh, you can put videos
on this site.” I was, like,
what video do I have? I don’t have any videos. I’m like, “Oh, I have that video “of Colette filming me
dancing around in the unitard.I’m just gonna put it
on the internet.”
Do you want to address
the audience that thinks that
you’re pregnant, that we’re having
yet another kid? – I’m not pregnant!
I’m just fat! – No, you’re not.
– Thank you. – Do you guys know
your mommy’s pregnant? – Dad!
– What do you guys think?We’re oftentimes credited
as YouTube’s first family.
We were the first family
that’s like, “We’re a family, and we make
videos of our lives every day.” Do you guys remember the movie
“Jurassic Park” with the dinosaurs? – Yeah.
– I’m gonna be the velociraptor, and you guys
are gonna be the people that are running for your lives. [mimics velociraptor]– I think the Shaytards’
audience are other families.
I think it’s people
who care about family. I think it’s people
who care about kids.♪ ♪My name is Michael Humphrey.I’m a contributor at “Forbes.”YouTube commands pretty much
all of the journalism I do.
– I’m the velociraptor. A lot of people
are looking at us right now.– There is something
very special
about what Shay Carl is doing.– [mimics velociraptor] – You don’t like goofiness?
You’re not gonna like him.But if you do,
and you appreciate
that that goofiness comes
from a genuine place–
– The sprayer of death!
– Why wouldn’t you love it?– People click on it,
and then they start watching,
and they’re like, “Whoa,
this is, like, a real family.
They’re, like, hanging out,
and they, like–kinda funny.”
What are you doing there?“And that wife’s really cute.”And then, all of a sudden,
they’re hooked,
and they don’t know
why they’re hooked. They don’t know
why they’re watching. It’s hard when you know there’s
a camera on not to be like, “Hey, wow! Oh, look, we’re always having
a good time!”So at the time
we very first started YouTube,
I had just ventured outand started my own
granite countertop business.
So then I was trying to,
you know, juggle the granite business
and doing YouTube, and then I got my first check
from YouTube which was for 300 bucks, and I was like, “I got real money
from making a YouTube video.” The second that I got
that first 300 bucks and I could buy groceries, my immediate thought was,
“I can make this grow.” Here we go.– When we first started
making videos,
it was just kind of,
like, a hobby.
It was fun.
We were doing skits.
In my mind, I’m thinking,
“A couple minutes a day. Just throw it up real quick.”And it became much
more than that.
[laughs]
It became a diary of our lives.
♪ ♪Whoo!
– Ow.♪ ♪– Come on, girl. Come on.♪ ♪I met Shay Carl in 2007.– [laughing]
– Oh!♪ ♪– Oh, don’t
[speaks indistinctly]. – [yells]– I guess it was 2009.He started doing
these daily videos.
Throughout that whole process, we were always
talking back and forth. He’s like, “Dude, Charles,
you got to do this. “You got to do this, man.
You got to do this. “I saw everyone
loving this thing. It’s a really great idea.” And he kind of just
pushed me into it.♪ ♪Good morning, internet.♪ ♪The name of my channel
is “CTFxC, Charles Trippy Friend Core.”[static]I’m not really sure
how to do these vlog things.
I’m sure I’ll get better
as I progress.
Basically, I’m gonna be
doing one of these things
every single day
for at least a year;
365 days.I don’t think anyone
on the internet could tell you legit
what they were doing when they started doing
YouTube videos other than giving you
the answer, “I was doing it for fun.” The only part about traveling
is rest stops. I always feel like
I’m gonna get murdered by a guy named Bubba
eating beef jerky.– Almost all of the vloggers
that became famous
got on YouTube primarily
to connect and communicate.They didn’t think of themselves
as being entertainers, per se.
They were connecting
to each other,
and there was a great
deal of energy behind that. – So we just got to the park.
It’s pretty cool. I didn’t know there was a park.
I’m just recording. The first one, I remember
there was a cat skull. – It looks like a cat.
– It’s a cat head or something.And I was dating Alli Speed.
– Get that out of here.– And I did have to convince
her a little bit
because it’s weird.It’s like, you know, okay,
we just started dating. I’m gonna film everything
we do now.– [laughs]both: One, two, three. – That was awesome. – How’d you sleep?♪ ♪[laughs] You hammering that board? – Hell yeah.
Ow.♪ ♪– It’s a wishing well
sort of fountain. Ready?
You first.♪ ♪What’d you wish for?♪ ♪And then, 2009,
I asked her to marry me, and because we were filming
every day, that went online. – Yes.♪ ♪– You could never understand
a vlogger through one video.
You really have to follow
somebody’s arc,and that arc goes over years.It goes over many videos,and that’s what
makes it special
is following somebody’s arc
from beginning to now.
– Told you it was gonna be
a beautiful day, you guys. – We got engaged nine months
into our relationship and four months
into the vlog, and the immediate response
was really positive from a lot of people
and, you know, we were–we were
super excited about it. Love you. – Love you too.♪ ♪When we started,
we got, like, 4,000 views,
5,000 views, whatever.It was small,
and it just skyrocketed.
3 1/2 million people
watched us get engaged.
So it’s been crazy ’cause when
I thought–started doing YouTube videos,
YouTube was so small. It was cat videos.♪ ♪And now, the community
has grown bigger
than I could ever imagine.♪ ♪– We were kind of just blogging
here and there for fun.
– And then it just turned into
we were doing it every day, and our audience loved it. They wanted more
and more and more. – Yeah, yeah. “When you
starting daily vlogs? When you start”–
in every comment, I’m like, “They really want us
to do it every day.”– Why do all these people
watch me every single day?
Like, I’m just living my life. – I was like, “Oh, wow. This is getting
some traction here.” – Then I started talking about
my personal aspects of my life. I’m gonna talk about
my first kiss. And that video went nuts. I got, like, 600,000 views
back in 2006, which was a really big deal. – I had a video get
500,000 views in, like, a week, and that was a big deal. – I think what makes it
so interesting is that it’s relatable. – The realness of it was
what made a community grow.– This is that real person.This is them,
and that’s probably one of the most common things
that people say when they meet me is, like,
“You’re a real person!” It’s like, yeah. – Camera.
No. [laughter]♪ ♪– So Hollywood, Shay.
– No. What have I turned into?
– Okay, do it one more time. – We started Maker Studios
with Danny Diamond, LisaNova,Ben Donovan, Kassem G,
Philip DeFranco,
Dave Days, WhataDayDerek.Shane Dawson was there
at the beginning.
Me, you know,
we had a bunch of YouTubers that just came togetherand we started making
videos together,
and we started
getting collab deals. – All right, guys,
I think we’re in business. Are we all in?– Danny Diamond, LisaNova,they were revolutionary people
in this space.
– They were all major YouTube,
like, people at the time, and I was just kind
of this small, kind of, like, comedy dude that wasn’t
necessarily there yet. – Meet my less attractive
friend, Jasmine. She’s super ugly,
but don’t hold it against her.– LisaNova’s channel was
the biggest channel on YouTube
for about six months.I always said it was like the “Saturday Night Live”
of YouTube. It was, like,
all of these known creators that had way different styles. The cops came, and they thought that we were doing
a porno shoot here. And we’re like, “No, it’s
a zombie video for YouTube.”When we started Maker,
there was no business plan
for that specific type of YouTube production
media company. We’re all figuring it out
at the same time. – [yells]♪ ♪– I’m not saying we were the
best in the game at the time. We were just the only people
in the game.– Through the last five years,
it just slowly evolved.
Advertisers started seeing
the benefit of it. We got investors.
Maker Studios was flourishing,and our family
was really able to pay off
some debts that we had.Okay.
We’re gonna film this. Oh, we’re super nervous. Hey, Dave.
What’s going on?– Gonna make it, brother.
How are you?
– I am better than I deserve. I’ve been waiting to say
that to you for four years. – I do a talk radio show. It’s about money and about life. We teach people
to get out of debt. – I have four kids and no debt. We’ve paid off about $195,000.– So what do you do and how
much are you making now?
– Well, it’s pretty unique,
what I do. I’m basically
a social media expert. I’m, for lack of a better word,
a YouTuber. – YouTube?
You make money on YouTube? How do you make money
on YouTube? – So there are three
primary ways that a YouTuber makes money. The classic and the first
kind is AdSense.♪ ♪– This is where
your ice cream comes from. – AdSense are the videos
that play before your video, but if people have Ad Blockeror if they skip the ad,then you’re not making money. Someone doesn’t play
the full ad, you’ll get, like, half a penny
rather than a full penny. Whoo.
– The second kind of revenue that started to follow
was brand placement. – Look at this, you guys. – So I used this. – I recently got a ton
of awesome IKEA furniture.– They could either work it
into their videos
somehow by either
using a product
or talking about a product,and just a like a rock band,
you would find YouTubers who are selling shirts and hats and other kinds of merchandise. – We are launching
a brand-new merch shop, you guys, with the Maker Shop,
and we’re really excited. Brand-new shirts,
backpacks, posters! We have 500 posters here. – Say, “Ollie.” – [laughs] – It would be a mistake
to think these vloggers are only in it for the money. In fact, far from it. This started off first
as a hobby, as a desperate need
to reach out and communicate with people
who share their values. And then, over time,
it became a career.[static]– We have some really
exciting news, and we wanted to tell you guys
at the beginning of the video. As a lot of you guys know, we’ve
been friends with the band We The Kings
for a very long time. I’ve known them forever. They approached me and asked me
if I would like to play bass. So surprise? [crowd screaming]I literally told to CTFxC,
I was like, “Hey, guys.
“I’m gonna be going
on tour a lot.
“Nothing’s gonna change. I’m gonna film
every single day still.” Going to Japan.
Go figure, it’s raining. London.
We’re now in Canada.We’ve been very,
very fortunate,
very successful album releaseswith the help
of the internet as well.
[upbeat rock music]– Today I am going
to a We The Kings concert. – We met We The Kings. [laughs]
Like, ah! – We are gonna see We The Kings!
– Hey, I got somebody’s camera. What’s your name?
– William. – I took William’s camera. – Hello, We The Kings. We The Kings.
– Hello, Idaho. – We’re just killing some time
before the concert, and we’re actually just gonna
walk around downtown a little bit
and see if we can run into Charles Trippy and the band. Update, guys. I was just driving
around to see Charles Trippy, and I actually see him on
the side of the road over here. There are–
there are fire trucks. Paramedics are just rolling up. I don’t know what is going on.[dramatic music]Doesn’t look good.– We were in Boise, Idaho,
on tour.
I was just, like,
walking down the street,
and apparently, I had a seizure.I’ve never had a seizure
in my entire life.
They rushed me to the hospital.They did a CAT scan, MRI,
and the doctor finally came in.
He was like,
“There’s a tumor in your head.”♪ ♪“We have to do an operation.”And he goes, “All right, well,
here’s the deal.
You’re gonna be awake.”– You know, we had
the conversation. Do we want to share this? It was
a really serious conversation.– I was like,
“I have to continue vlogging.”
I didn’t want people
to be disappointed that something they invested
their life watchinggoes away
because I stopped.
♪ ♪– That was it. That was the decision. There was nothing else
to be discussed. We had a responsibility
to those people to be honest
and to work together. We had a responsibility
to these people who had become our family… Even though we had never
met before. – This is the crucial thing.
– Yes. – Just a little reminder.
– Yep. – Tumor’s on this side.
– [laughs]♪ ♪– Idea is to keep you awake
and alert because what they need to do
is they have to get as much of it as possible before they make you
go brain-dead.– ♪ Steady on the oars ♪♪ You’re far from shore ♪– Really scary, and that’s why
I really wanted to film it was because
I didn’t want to be scared, and that was a pretty crazy
moment in my life because at that moment, you don’t know
if you’re gonna die or not.♪ ♪– To share such a personal,
scary, intimate, vulnerable moment…♪ ♪Like, is it healthy
to show this?
Like, dude, you need to rest.But at the same time, that’s
what was giving him purpose.♪ ♪– Say hi to your fans here.
I’m recording for you, okay? – What’s up, internet?– The reason why I asked him
about the filming was
because it was my way
of diluting the fear. – Looks like they’re
getting ready to take it out,
Charles, okay?– Bringing that camera with youis kind of like bringing
all these friends with you.They’re rooting you on.
They’re supporting you.
– There it is right there.
Special delivery. – So to tell him to not vlog was almost like telling him
to get rid of the only thing that was giving him strength
to have the courage to get his head cut open,
you know? – Can I film you?
– Of course. Look, it’s attached. – It’s attached.
What’s attached? – My head. – [chuckles]– Shay came out…♪ ♪And he helped with the editing, and he put it online. – Aww.– I was completely blown away
by the support and the love.
[light instrumental music]♪ ♪– Charles and Alli Trippy. They are a powerhouse
of a couple.What Charles has been going
through this past week
with his brain surgery
is insane.
– With a little bit of luck, I’ll be seeing you
in May in Manchester, so kick its ass,and then I’m gonna
come shake your hand.
– Tell ’em the good news. What happened today?
What happened– – 1 million subscribers.
– 1 million! High five! – I’m going to eat my cake too.
– So awesome! – I was, like, blown away. It was just–this is amazing. – The surgery went well. Everything’s fine.♪ ♪– Nice.♪ ♪– ♪ Over sheets of paper ♪Okay.
[speaking indistinctly] Doesn’t even count.
I can’t get it. Nice. – Seeing him like this…
[exhales sharply] I need to breathe. How am I getting so emotional over two people
that I watch on the internet? I just want him
to get better soon. – Are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me? – I can move this now.♪ ♪– This is insane. More people.
– Love you guys!♪ ♪– I feel like people
find comfort
in other people’s lives
that maybe they relate to. Better.
Everything’s better.– When I saw that Charles
was one of the people,
I was so excited because I’ve wanted
to meet him for years.– With a YouTuber, like,
mostly daily vloggers,
they feel like they’re part
of people’s families. Catching up with an old friend,that’s what it feels like
when you’re watching YouTube.
– Television screens
are further. Movie screens are further, but you watch us
on your computer or your phone, so we are intimately
and visibly closer to our fans. Oh, my goodness. You knew
I was gonna wear a scarf. – [speaking indistinctly] I just–you’re just amazing. – I think that for the vlogger,
the most important thing they can create
is the sense of real friendship. – Let’s take a picture.– Not a friendship that’s basedon me being greatly
higher than you,
but a friendship where
maybe you admire me, and maybe you want to follow me because of that,
but we’re connected.[upbeat music][crowd cheering] – Oh, my God! Ah!
I love it.Now that I have YouTube,
I feel like this is my outlet
to let people know the things that I went through and, hey, you might be
going through this too but, you know, life gets better. Okay, let’s do it. Hi.
How are you?♪ ♪– I just can’t help but feel
like I have their back and, like,
they have my back type thing. To have that
with 60,000 people– – It’s magic.
It’s really just like magic. [crowd cheering]♪ ♪– I’ve never seen
anything like this.I mean, I get emails
every day from people.
Everything from, you know,
“I love your videos. They helped me pass biology,” to, “I love your videos. They made me not kill myself.” And, like, that fills you up
like nothing else. – If I can save one person,
mission accomplished.♪ ♪– They’re not just viewers.They’re people
who just want to be heard.
They want to feel included, and if you can make them
feel included, they will love you for life. – People draw pictures of us.
– Yeah. – And people, like– – I never thought someone
would draw a picture of me. Like, who would ever
want to put pencil to paper– – For that man?
– And draw this face? – I don’t know.
It must be hard. – Yeah.
– To each other, and that’s–– The ability for these online
content creators
to seem to reach through
the screen and engagewith their audiences
and present
this kind of mediated intimacyso that they feel like
they’re their friends, and they’re living
inside their bedroom.In many ways, it’s no differentthan a teenager hanging out
with their friends.
They just happen
to do so online. – Hi. So today’s video
is a little bit different. I wanted to do something
for someone that has really, really changed my life,
Charles Trippy.♪ ♪This over here is my favorite. This is my CTFxC poster. ‘Cause this was taken
at a show that I was at, so it’s fun to know
that somewhere in that sea of hands is mine. This door and all the pictures
on it are really special to me ’cause it has all of my favorite
YouTubers like Philip DeFranco, who I watched for a long time
and Alejandro from Boyce Avenue. Here, I got to meet Colette
from the Shaytards. And I got CTFxC shirts. I’ve got this one
from “Internet Killed TV.” For a lot of people,
the internet did kill television because for a lot of us,
especially in my age group, it’s the majority
of what I watch. I watch maybe 90% YouTube
and 10% television. YouTube in general, but
specifically Charles’s videos were making my everyday life
a lot better.♪ ♪About five years ago,I started having a lot
of health problems,
and it’s really exhausting
to go to doctors
and go through lots of, like, painful testing
or surgeries.Seeing what he’s gone throughand how he’s handled it
and the positivity
that he’s kept has been
very inspiring for me.
– Yo!How many people does it take
to put together a grill?
– Think about the day
that you got your webcam,
and you turned it on
and you just start talking.– I was gonna play drums.
Don’t worry about it.
We’re good.– If you think about
the very singular, probably alone experience
that’s happening,nobody could’ve
possibly predicted
what was about to comebecause they couldn’t predict
the need
on the other side
of the camera.
[upbeat rock music][crowd cheering]♪ ♪– The family you’re about to
meet was living on food stamps when they posted
their first video on YouTube. Now they’re millionaires.
– I like this story. It shows you anything
is possible. We recently brought you a story about a local YouTuber
that started Maker Studios that was then
just purchased by Disney to the tune
of $550 million. – No, I don’t have
$500 million! I mean I don’t get–I get,
like, a fraction of that. Like, $498 million.[upbeat music]♪ ♪The Walt Disney Company
is buying Maker Studios. – Does that mean we can go
to Disneyland for free? – Yeah, I want to go
to Disneyland!♪ ♪– The sale of Maker Studios
to Disney
was certainly a bit of a shock and sent out a kind of a ripple
out there to the entertainment industry
who, quite truthfully, had no idea
Maker Studios existed. – That was the point
in the history of YouTube when
everybody said, “Holy cow.“Disney bought a studio
of vloggers and YouTubers
for a $1/2 billion.”♪ ♪Either there were mergers
or acquisitions for basically everybody in the industry
after Disney bought Maker.– All of these traditional,particularly television
companies, understand that there’s something
new operating here, and it starts with the ability to harness a massive global audience of prime, premium, advertiser-friendly
young people.[electronic music]♪ ♪– Hi, buddy. How are you?
– Hey. – How you doing?
– Good. Good to see you.
Hey. – Good to see you as always.
– What’s up?– I have been with Maker
Studios pretty much since,
like, week two
of my YouTube channel.♪ ♪Our team’s pretty big,
and it’s growing as we speak.
I have Pia.She is a huge part
of what my channel is. – It’s the beginning
of a new year, so I thought it would be perfect
to just all get together and discuss the goals
for the year. – I have Andrew Graham,
who is my manager. – Obviously, Mikey’s team
now is at CA. It’s broader, right?
– Right, right. – And one of the things
that is a passion point for this year
is directing, right? – Okay, right. – So Mikey’s passions
are as equally strong in front of the camera
as behind the camera. – Well, I do think
that there’s definitely room for doing more directing here. I think one of
our biggest things that we’ve seen a lot
of growth in is doing, you know,
branded opportunities. You’re really killing it. Like, you’ve got
the audience down.– I’m about to drop this new
video like a mixtape. Anyway–
– I feel like Mikey
is sort of our treasurewhen it comes
to that young teenage vlogger.
– The super-cool people
at Amazon have given me a $50 Amazon gift card that I am willing
to give to you guys.♪ ♪I started my channel that
I’m currently on in 2013.♪ ♪I–what do I do?
Why? Okay, listen. There’s literally nothing
I can do about this. Really wanted to act, and I
really wanted to be on camera, and in New Jersey,
there was no place to do that. So why not just do it
in my bedroom on a camera that I got for Christmas?[cheery music]♪ ♪Sup, girl?
How you doing today?♪ ♪My neighbors are having a party,
and I wasn’t invited, and so… [spits] Peace out, love you,
and good-bye. Okay, guys.
So I hope you enjoyed the video. Thank you guys so much
for 100,000 subscribers.♪ ♪This.
I need this. And I need this.The shoe broke
on my microphone,
so I now am in
the lucky position of having to build
little rubber band rigs. I genuinely am directing,
filming, editing, writing, starring in my own content. Hey, guys. Send me some stuff
you need advice on. Make sure you throw
in a challenge for me to do while answering. Okay, and then tweet. – How soon do you get responses? – So I’ll start
to get responses now. – Like, already?
– Yeah.♪ ♪“How to manage anxiety
while being upside down.”With the audience
that I have currently,
it’s a very young,
teenage audience,
and since I am
a 17-year-old kid, relating to them
is not very hard.They want to know about
the people that they watch.
They know that I have
been bullied, so they like to know
how I dealt with it. They know that I have anxiety,so they want to know
how I dealt with it.
“What’s your favorite movie?
Answer while singing.”The audience likes to have an
interaction with the YouTuber.
They like to know
more about them,
and they like to also be
the ones involved
in asking what’s going on.It’s kind of a cool connection that kind of
got created in YouTube. Heidi wants to know
how to deal with anxiety while being upside down. Is this technically upside down? If you focus on the things
that make you happy, most likely, you will be able
to keep a smile on your face, and you won’t feel the anxiety. Corgi Troy asked me
to give advice on life while eating a banana. You know, even just tweeting,
“Hey, guys, send me some stuff you need advice on.” I’m now alerting them
that there is another video that will come out soon. The banana broke.
And if you tweeted toward it, there is a chance that
your tweet will be in the video. So now everyone has saw this
tweet that even tweeted back to it will now immediately watch
the video when it goes up. As my dad always says, “Without ups–without downs, there will not be ups.” So, you know, just ride
those downs and ride those ups.♪ ♪We are headed
to Grace Helbig’s.
We’re gonna be shooting
a collab today. It’s gonna be cool.♪ ♪– Collaboration really is key. Like, that was one
of the first things that I did to build my audience. [grunts]If you have
1,000 subscribers,
and then you found
a different channel
that had 1,000 subscribers,and then you two made
a video together–
[baby cries]
– What are you doing? – And you push to
each other’s links, all of a sudden, you might have
this guy’s 1,000 subscribers.[electronic music]– Hello, everybody.
– Hey, guys, what’s up? – Good day, everyone. – Today I am joining
one of my favorite people. – Aww. – And I’m here with JennxPenn. – Here with my girlfriend. – And it’s not easy
to get an audience. You got to make some stuff. Like, it’s tough.♪ ♪– I currently have
620,000 subscribers.
I really genuinely do wantto hit 1 million subscribers
this year,
and Grace Helbig is
a YouTube personality that’s been around
since really early on. – Mikey!
– Hey. – Hi!
– What’s up? – Welcome!
– How are you? – I’m good. How are you?
– I’m good. – Thanks for being here.
– No problem. – You look very hip and cool
and young and fresh. – Thanks.
– [laughs][upbeat music]– She’s someone that
I completely enjoy watching.
I love her videos.I love what she does,
and I love her business. Hey, what’s up? So today I am with Grace. You’re so unprepared. – No!
I was gonna answer you. So what’s up? – So basically, she’s gonna
ask me a trivia question, and if I get it wrong,
she’s gonna wax my legs. – That’s an incredible amount
of hair on your legs. – Disclaimer:
I have very hairy legs. – Ready? In which country
was LEGO invented? – China.♪ ♪– That’s incorrect.
Okay, ready? – Oh, my God.
I’m not ready. I’m not ready at all.
– [laughs] – Do it long ways.
Yeah, it’s got to– – This way?
– Okay, go. – Are you sure?
– Yes. Do it! – Ready?
– Just do it. Just do it. – [yells, laughs] It’s stuck to my finger!♪ ♪Okay, how many more of these
are we doing for you? – Let’s do five more questions.
– Five more questions? – I need content.– These young people
fully appreciate the fact
that they have
to pay the rent. They’ve got to make
a living with this. – Just go.
Just go. [yells] [groans]– Although that wasn’t
necessarily
their original intention.– YouTube.
– YouTube. Ever wonder why
it’s taking over the world? Because of content like…
both: This. – We are changing the game! – I think the numbers
actually have driven a lot of this story
about YouTubers. That person makes $100,000 a year making videos
from their home? – And everyone wants to know
how much money? How much money? – I make more money
than I ever thought I would. – I make more than
I’ve ever made at any other job. – Be honest.
– No. I don’t want–we can’t, and I don’t want
to say that, so– – Why? – We are able to have
a very comfortable life. – Like, I bought a condo.
I bought a car. I make six figures off me talking to a camera,
you know what I’m saying? Like, what are you doing
with your life, bro? You know?
Like… – We don’t have to give
a number. We can say that there is
a large group of YouTubers making six figures. – I don’t feel it’s relevant. – If you would’ve told me back
in 2005 that you’ll have a condo
in L.A., da-da-da-da-da, and more money
than you can spend, I’d be like,
“Ha, you’re an idiot.” – Part of the game is, like,
how do you appear as a everyman? [coin clinking]
– Oh, hi. – Versus this guy who’s making
millions of dollars. – We’re trying out their new,
mint, first-class situation. This is the first time
I’ve ever flown on this JetBlue. It’s really nice. – We want to be loyal to
the audience that we have, and we want people
to get what they expectbecause now it is a brand.It’s our lives,
but it’s also our business.
It’s our brand,
and so we have to secure that, and we have to present a product that people expect. I feel like this is being
really– people are gonna get mad
at this, I feel like. – There are quite a few people
making over $1 millionon YouTube right now.According to “Forbes” in 2015, the top earner
on YouTube is PewDiePie who makes $12.5 million
for his Let’s Play videos. – How’s it going?
My name is PewDiePie. Let’s talk about money
for a little bit. Money is the topic that
I have purposely tried to avoid for the five years
that I’ve been making videos because I just–I just feel like
it’s not important. I just want to make
entertaining videos. Don’t get me wrong, though.
I don’t hate money. [laughs]♪ ♪– Okay, here’s the problem. I’ve worn everything.Hello, channel.
This is no fun Gaby Dunn.
Do you see this bullshit?
You want to be on camera?
I wrote an article called
“Get Rich or Die Vlogging”
because I was frustrated with the perception
of YouTubers as wealthy.[dramatic music]♪ ♪And the article
went crazy viral.
Like, viewers of YouTube, from reading that article,
their minds were blown.♪ ♪People think that
because you’re on YouTube
and because you’re visible,
you have money. But visibility
doesn’t equal money. Hello, and welcome
to the vlog! We’re trying different things,
different lighting setups, different ways of filming. We’re doing our best, you guys. I am.
I am doing my best. Is my best awful?
Who can say? I’ll make vlogs for, like,
16-year-old me. I am Gaby. I am a writer, a comedian,
a YouTuber, a journalist. I am sex-positive.
I am feminist. I am pansexual queer,
and I am polyamorous, and it’s nothing
to feel bad about because I used to spend
a lot of time feeling bad. I also have a sketch comedy
channel with my best friend, Allison Raskin,
called “Just Between Us.” You’re a girl. – Is this some
sort of trick question that ends with you yelling at me
about the gender binary? – Not this time.
– Oh, well, then I am a girl. – It’s not a vlog in
the traditional sense of, like, we don’t have you follow us
throughout our day. We don’t tell you
what’s going on with us really. It’s messy. The lines of what’s real and
what’s not real is very blurred. Like, people–we don’t
actually live together, and people were furious
to find that out. So furious.
They’ve gotten over it, but they were, like,
still, like, so mad that
we’re not actually roommates. – Yeah, and it’s–honestly, it’s a comedy channel,
and then on Thursdays, it’s, like,
a completely original sketch. – Oh, I don’t mean to interrupt
but “Allison’s Bachelorette” hit 1 million. – Hey! That’s cool.
So now we have how many? We’ve had four videos
that have hit 1 million. – Correct.
– Which is not a lot. [laughs] I think in terms of money, subscribers are sort of
more important to get us a branded deal, but we also have edgy content,
so a lot of brands don’t want to associate
with that. – Very funny that they
consider edgy to be, like, cursing and also, like, that we talk about sex. – Okay, but what else
would it mean? Like, just showing sex?
– Like, murder. Like, showing murder or,
like, actual pornography. – Like, violence.
– Violence. I don’t know.
It’s, like, very weird to me.♪ ♪There’s entire companies
that have $50 million to do what we’re doing
as a– as a two- to three-person
endeavor with zero dollars. – Marvin is here.
– I’m here. – Hey.
– Sorry I’m so late. – That’s okay.
– I’m so unprofessional.♪ ♪– This is the wider shot?
– This is the wide shot, yeah. Two seconds. See, this is the problem
with being a one-man band. – The hardest part about being a
YouTuber is having a new outfit to wear every [bleep] video. – Yeah.
That’s true. We just had a whole thing
about if we’ve worn this before. I give up.
I’ve worn this shirt. – I’m not making enough money to
have a new outfit twice a week. – I know another YouTuber that
would just come in all the time, and I would see the tags
when I was mic-ing her. [both gasp] So she would buy new clothes
all the time and then return it. – [laughs][instrumental music]♪ ♪– Nobody you think
is successful
actually feels as successful
as you think they are.
If you’re famous,
you must have money. That’s what fame means.
Fame means being rich. And maybe it used to mean that, but it doesn’t mean
that anymore.♪ ♪I have no money.I did the red carpet
for the “Paper Towns” tour,
and I had $80 to my name.♪ ♪I’m constantly trying to, like, make money or figure out
how to make money.♪ ♪You know, pay for stuff,
pay rent.
So I do a courier service
which is an app that people hire you
to go do stuff for them. We have received a job request, and my job request is
to go get a burrito for this person from Chipotle.And they give you a timer,
so if you don’t finish it
in 50 minutes,
you’re in trouble.
♪ ♪I also freelance write.If I have a freelance
writing gig, I won’t need to do Postmates.It’s, like, it’s this.
It’s freelance writing.
It’s freelance acting.A lot of artists
do this kind of thing.
The only difference is getting
recognized and stopped when you’re on a, you know,
you’re on the clock.So there’s, like,
occupational hazard.
You’re not gonna be able
to be like, “I’m sorry. “I was getting
stopped for pictures which is why your burrito
is five minutes late.”♪ ♪Wanted to order a burrito.– What?– I’m from YouTube, yeah.– Oh, my gosh.♪ ♪Did you guys hear that?
Hi. – Sure.
Yeah.Like, I’m not making this up.
It’s very weird.
– I watch her videos a lot,
and I think she’s hilarious. Thank you.
– No problem. Okay.And now we have 18 minutes
to deliver a burrito.
♪ ♪In a job that requires,
one, being in public, and two, getting places
without interruption on time, not ideal to be stopped. And also, you know,
just humiliating. It’s fine. Did you tell him
what I was doing? – Yeah. – You said I was
delivering for– – Oh, no, no. I said–I said
you’re in a documentary. – You didn’t say I was doing–
I had a job? – No.
– Okay. Is that weird that I’m, like, embarrassed that you
would’ve told him? – No, I didn’t make
chit-chat with him. I just asked him, you know,
how he knew you. – No, yeah.
No, I know. But, like, the idea
of being, like, “Oh, my God. “I stopped her when, you know, she was working”
is embarrassing. I feel like I’ve never– I’ve never had as much money
as I’ve been successful.♪ ♪And then, you log into YouTube,and there’s people
in the comments being like,
“You’re wealthy,”and they could not
have been more wrong.
Like, whenever you post
a branded video
where they would go,“Oh, got to get that
YouTube money. “You guys are sellouts. “Like, ugh.
A sponsored video? Like, [bleep] you.” And I’d be like,
“No, [bleep] you!”♪ ♪Okay.
I’ll be right back. 7222 [speaks indistinctly]. You have to seem like
you’ve struggled in the past, but you can’t currently
be struggling. And then you don’t want to,
like, bum people out.♪ ♪Success!
$6! That guy, by the way,
that I delivered to, could not have cared less
who I was. [laughs]♪ ♪[static]– Good morning, guys.
It’s wedding day.♪ ♪– I’m getting married today! Whoo! [laughing] – I feel a vlog
is whatever you want to make it. If you want it to be
a highlight reel of your life or relationship,
then that’s your vlog.– My last name’s
gonna be Alli Trippy.
I’m gonna be Alli Trippy
in, like, three hours. – So that’s a decision I made,
and I still stick by it.♪ ♪– You may kiss each other. [cheers and applause]♪ ♪– We filmed getting married,
you know, ’cause that’s
a huge part of your life. – Okay, guys.
So big day. Charles and Alli wedding. – Last night,
I crowned myself prematurely, the king of the dance floor.– It’s ridiculous. Every single
person had a camera,
and a lot of people
there were daily vloggers or just wanted to make a vlog
for the wedding. – We’re at the wedding now.
– Today, I’m hanging out with Gina!
Yeah! From “PrankvsPrank,”
and we’re here at the wedding, and we’re about to get started.– We were excited to see,
you know,
kind of the crossover traffic.Everybody loved
to have people share
and have people go
to each other’s channels, and I feel like that was
a really good opportunity to sort of rekindle that, like, community feeling
of this really big event. – Mr. and Mrs. Charles! [cheers and applause]– I don’t know if it was big
to a lot of other people,
but it was big to me.♪ ♪– ♪ The dreams you’ve dreamed ♪♪ All come true ♪♪ But whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ Whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ They go ♪♪ You want to give up ♪♪ You want to give up ♪♪ The love ♪♪ ♪You know,
there’s high points.
There’s low points
every–in everyone’s life.
But we kind of made the mistake
of not including real life.♪ ♪Over the course of years,
I think a lot of people
lost perspective of vlogsbecause they’re literally
only watching
10 to 15 minutes of my life
that day. There’s 24 hours in a day. You’re seeing 10 to 15 minutes. How much are you missing?♪ ♪– There were times
when we wanted
to absolutely kill each other.We were both just, like,
balls-to-the-wall crazy.And then we need to vlog.♪ ♪Vlogging, in the beginning,
was sort of in our control. And now I sort of feel
like it almost controls us. – [singing “Jaws” theme] – Go away!– People think that vlogging
is personal and honest
because it’s just you
staring into a camera,
but you’re editing it, so it’s not actually just me
staring into a camera. It’s me staring into a camera and choosing
what I’m going to say, and then choosing
how I’m going to say it.♪ ♪– The question,
“Is YouTube real life?
Is vlogging real life?”
It depends on the vlogger.
You see exactly
what we want you to see. Nothing more, nothing less. – Can you be a brand and have the internet audience
see your worst? Because your worst happens. You’re lying if you’re not
putting your worst out there. – I think people want you to be,
you know, as real as you’d be
to a friend, you know?[dramatic electronic music]♪ ♪– Hey, guys. So we kind of need
to have a little conversation. I don’t really know
how to do this or say this. So basically, what’s going on is that over the past couple
months, actually, few months, Alli and I have just not been
getting along. We just haven’t been happy.
Been arguing a lot more. So we both decided that it
was unfair for both of us to keep moving this direction if we’re both unhappy
and stressed, so we decided
that we will be separating. – Okay. All the CTFxC people
that watch my vlogs also, what the hell is going on? Charles and Alli
are getting a divorce. What? – Ugh.
I’m really, really depressed. – It is a real shock,
to be real honest with you. – This one–
this one broke my heart. – It’s very hard for me.
– I’m so bummed. – They were, like,
my role models, and I never thought that
they would be the kind of people to get a divorce. – Damn. Of course it’s something
to be sad about. – I don’t really know what to do
with myself right now. I don’t even know
why I care so much. – We’re not disappointed in you. We’re disappointed
in the situation. – It doesn’t seem real. – All of us, not just brands,
not just entertainers, but all of us have to figure out
a way to be a self online if we want to be online. How do I pull back
the parts of myself that I don’t want to share? This is a life question, this is a business questionanybody who wants to be
in this digital space
is gonna have to answer
for themselves.
– Hi. So today in front of me,
I have an Easy-Bake Oven. – Yeah. – Celebratory seven out of ten. [speaking backwards]Celebratory seven out of ten.No.
Six out of ten.
Wait, I have to try
another bite.
What were we expecting?– Something better.
What would you–
– What were you expecting?– Something better.
– What were you expecting?
– Something better.– Well, that was fun.Oh, shoot.
Is my computer gonna crash? Okay.
Just crashed. Why is it doing this?After I edit something,
the last thing
I want to do is do it again which is one of the biggest
things that I hate about, like, doing cuts for brands and stuff
’cause you have to, like, send over a cut,
and if they don’t like it, you have to touch it up
and fix something. So you’re just editing
the same video again, and it’s just, like, a pain.This is honestly–
I think this is–
this is the bane
of my existence. If you have a good understanding
of what this world is, if you understand
that the digital space is much like
the traditional space, it’s a business. And you have to advertise.
You have to market. You have to do it all yourself. And then I’m just
hoping that it saved.And that’s, like,
really cool because
there’s not many 17 year olds that can say that they’re
full-time employed and they’re self-employed. I am my own boss.♪ ♪So I uploaded this one
an hour ago.
It’s at, like, 25K-ish views. The entire idea of views is based on what your title
and what your thumbnail. This site tracks
things like here. These are my dips. Because the summer,
you go through this thing where you’re, like, at the max because everyone’s off
from school. Everyone’s watching
YouTube until September when everyone
goes back to school. It’s just really analytics.♪ ♪– If you can read analytics
in a sophisticated way,
it can help you figure out
those little things that you can be choosing
to change to make yourself
a better vlogger.Things like how far into the
video are these users getting?
Maybe I need to speed up
the way I talk
or maybe I need to talk
with a little bit more volume or–you know,
little things like thatare the things
that you can change
so that that endgame
gets bigger and bigger. – I’ve been watching
my live subscribers for the past few minutes, and every time I gain a few,
I just lose a bunch. This is a live subscriber count, so it kind of just tracks
how many subscribers you gain, whatever you lose. It’s updated every two seconds. It’s interesting to watch
when you upload a new video because you’ll lose
or gain a few. It’s, like,
a scary thing to look at, so I try not to look at that.♪ ♪It’s kind of a sad, sad thing ’cause you can’t really
make videos that you want,like, where I can really show
what I can do.
♪ ♪Check out what was left
at our house. I’m hovering.I could spend one day making
a video doing girl products,
and chances are the video
will do four times better
than the short film. It’s kind of a sad thing
that we have to deal with, but this is all a business. So I took the pregnancy test
and, surprisingly, not pregnant. Whoo.
Okay. I think we all
expected that, right? Well, this is a video.♪ ♪– Trixin is the name
of our clothing company.
We like to say that we’re,you know, clothing made
by creators for creators. We see ourselves as, like,
the clothing company of YouTube. Hey, everybody. All right!
Let’s get this thing started! – Yeah!
– Let’s hear it! Yeah! All right, so welcome
to Trixin Clothing. So a lot of people would say it was not wise
to open our firstbrick-and-mortar store
in a mall.
Let’s do this. All right.
Wait. Hold on. Social media break! But that mall is
where my grandpa started his clothing company, and what a better way to say,
“Thanks, Grandpa”? Cut it!
Yeah! [cheers and applause]♪ ♪– The line starts
right over there, okay? Nice and easy, guys.
Nice and easy. – I see Shay’s videos
every day. – Every day?
He’ll be happy to hear that.♪ ♪– Thank you.
– Thanks, guys. Thanks for coming.
– Can you sign here? – Yeah.♪ ♪– Meeting Shay,
it was kind of surreal.
I mean, you know,
you kind of think about it’s just another person, but it’s somebody
that you watch, like, every day.– Well, they are true
to their beliefs.
They love their families, and I think it’s easy to forget how important family
is in this world. – I’m gonna bite your face
off now. – [yells] – They’re kind of like
my own family and, like, my husband and him have pretty similar
sense of humor, so… – Daxton, we’re cutting you off,
dude. Put the bottle down. – But it’s fun to see that
and be like, “Yeah. You guys could be good friends.”
[laughs]– I don’t think there’s a lot
of good family orientation on,
like, TVs nowadays,and so that’s why we like
watching the Shaytards and everything
because they promote family.♪ ♪– What’s going on?
What’s your name? – Josie.
– Hi. Do you watch our videos? – Yes.
– We watch your videos a lot. – You do?
Give me five. You’re awesome.
– A lot.♪ ♪– Thank you.
[laughs] – She’s crying, so I was like, “You can sign the board
if you don’t cry.” – And then we took that picture.
– Here you go. How long have you been
watching our videos for? – So long.
– Really? – Like, years.♪ ♪– I’m exhausted.Like, if I just stand here, I’ll just meet people
all night long. It’s hard for me
to not be Shay Carl. Hi.
Remember me? [laughter] Thanks for coming
to the Trixin store.♪ ♪And not know–have the grand–my first and only
program director.
Very excited.
Hello.
Dude, where are you
even pointing the camera?
It’s hard to vlog every day.Like, just getting the footage
and being, you know, energetic and,you know, trying to keep
people’s attention,
it’s very–it’s very tough.We’re exhausted.We’re exhausted.– In Z-103.– I’m just seeing
what camera you’re using.
– You’re gonna steal my–So I just got this email
from Smosh. They are celebrating their
ten-year anniversary on YouTube. They’ve been making videos
on YouTube for a decade, and so they’re having
a bunch of our friends, YouTubers, be in cameos, like, for all of, like,
their most popular videos. So one of the videos
they’ve made that’s done well is this character
called Boxman. So I’m just gonna shoot
a quick clip to send to them, and I’m gonna go dance
with my kids. Hey, will you guys help me shoot
a video real quick? Get some of these boxes.
What’s in this box? – Can I have that one?
– Yeah. Here, put that on your head. Okay, here. – We definitely get criticized
for “exploiting” our children. – Hold still, Boxman.– I don’t feel like we are,
and it’s one thing that–
it’s been a family adventure
for all of us. – Okay, on the count of three,
everybody together. One, two, three. Now watch me weave. Now watch me nay-nay.I’ve used the example
in the past that, you know,
if your dad is a cow farmer, you got to get up and milk
the cows in the morning. Boxman! Boxman!That kid didn’t get a choicewhether he could milk
the cows or not,
so you’re Shay Carl’s kid. Get in front of the camera
and be cute. The kids are dancing! Boxman!
Okay. I’m gonna go edit that to video. We’ll see what we got.Talk to me for a minute.They do want to do videos. They definitely are YouTubers
at heart just from watching us, but I want them
to ease into it, right? I want them to make sure
they’re making a wise decision, so I’m gonna make ’em wait
till they’re 13.It’s tough.
It really is.
Like, I don’t think
people understand
how difficult it is
to open yourself on camera knowing that anybody
in the world could critique the idea that you’re just about
to bring forth. Like, that’s a scary proposition
to be like, “Tell me something that’s deep
or an idea that you have, “and then let’s let the entire
world rip it apart. Go.” – It’s a lot more work
than you think. It takes a lot of talent
to understand when the camera comes on
and when it doesn’t, and figuring out
what is your lifeand what part of your life
belongs to your audience,
it’s a whole life question
because it turns out
you’re never
just deciding for yourself. You’re deciding
for all the people who are close to you
in your life as well.– ♪ I had a daydream of you ♪♪ I found a diamond
in the mud ♪
♪ I found a house
built for two ♪
– Did you bring two
GoPros or one?
– One.
– I think one’s fine. – It never hurts
to have more than– – Then grab–you want
to grab another one? You don’t have to bring
the stick, though, for it, Char. – No?
– No, I don’t think so.– ♪ Do, do, do, do, do ♪– When Charles
and I first started dating,
I did not want to be
in the vlogs.
I was a private person.I liked keeping
my life private.
Honestly, I was just a girl
who met a boy, and we liked each other, and I thought we were just gonna
be dating like a normal couple. I honestly didn’t even know
that he did YouTube. – Good morning, guys. Ventura, California,
and look who’s here. We got Squiggles, AKA Allie. She’s here for her first show,
this first time in the videos. – Yes.
– Say hi. – Hi.♪ ♪– It was a shit storm. Everyone’s calling her
a home-wrecking whore, a slut.♪ ♪Rumors after rumors
about cheating and lying,
and it wasn’t true.It was, like, it was terrible.♪ ♪Some people think
that this is the reason why the separation
and the divorce is happening is because of cheating, and I just want to make sure
that that is 100% not the reason at all, and I just want everyone
to be respectful and kind of cease this little witch hunt,
you know what I mean? Because I feel it’s kind of
gotten out of hand.During that situation,
the CTFxC took a huge hit.
People felt it was
necessary to unsubscribe.
It was betrayal.
I felt really betrayed.
It was, like, one of these
situations to where you, like, gave everything
for six years of your life, every year, two brain surgeries, deaths in the family,
everything. You filmed everything, and then all of a sudden,
you’re the enemy. – When I came in,
things started to change, so I felt
like it was my fault why.There was all
the negative now, you know?
Negative came when I came, so… [chuckles]♪ ♪– So we’re on our way to go ride
some ponies or horses, I guess.♪ ♪Things are slowly getting back
to where it’s normal,and it didn’t need
to be a situation
to where it needed to explode.– You ready? – Do it one more time.
I wasn’t ready for you. All right, let’s see if I can
get a better idea over here. – Sometimes I get scared that
we’re gonna forget to live in the moment,
not behind a screen. Come here.
[smooching] Ooh, yes.
Ready? – Hold on. Wait.
Hold on. – Char, I don’t want
to tease the horse. – I know, but I got to–
the whole point is, like– – Oh.
[laughs] No more. It might be
a little bit hard filming. – I’ll figure it out.
– I’m talking about me. – [laughs] – [sighs] [laughs] I really do. I really wish
I could take some days off because it’s a lot of work. – It’s all right, Gypsy. – Can you shorten that at all? – Yes, I can.
– Go ahead and shorten that ’cause she’s not gonna like
that coming up between her ears. – All right, horse.
We’re gonna be friends.♪ ♪– Charles,
I can’t do this with a camera. This is not gonna work for me. – This is gonna be the most
challenging vlog I think I’ve ever done.
– I’m a little bit nervous. I’ll be really honest. – All right. We ready to go?
– Yeah. Gypsy’s the shit. Just follow her. – Oh, she’s pooping! [laughing] – Ugh, that’s why.
It’s literally the shit. – Charles Trippy became a victim
of the very thing he had built, and then he survived it. That’s the part
that’s really interesting. He just kept going. – Oh, my God! – [laughs]– He kept telling his storyjust like he did
when he had his tumors. He kept working through that, and that’s what’s
so special about him. – Go.
Go, go, go, go. Oh, no.– ♪ We cross the state lines ♪♪ We cross them fast ♪♪ I know just what
I left behind ♪
– There’s moments
where the camera
becomes intrusive
in the moment.
Me and Colette will be like,
“You know what? Let’s just have
this moment for ourselves.” You know, when Daxton’s
doing something cute or saying something cute,
we’re like, “Oh, where’s the camera?
We should get the camera.” But sometimes we force
ourselves to not film it.– ♪ I was right
the first time ♪
♪ I was right the last ♪– I ask myself, like,how long can
I keep filming my family? And that is
the ultimate question, like, well,
you’ve done it for seven years. How long are you gonna do it? And our audience is like,
“Never stop.” Like, they want to watch
the kids get married. And I just–I don’t know
the answer to that. I don’t know. I think about it
18 times a day though. Okay, guys.
Happy Valentine’s Day. We’re here with my mom and dad,
and we got strawberries.To me, what I always have
to protect is family.
I’m a husband very first.And I’m a dad and, to me,keeping that family
is the most important thing. All right.
So talk to me. Who has official valentines? – Oh, I want to hear
how their day went. – And why are you raising your
hand so quickly, young lady? [laughter] Do you think you’ll marry him? – No.– Moving back to Idaho,it was almost kind of like,you know, coming back
victorious, you know?
Like, we moved to L.A.,
everybody called me crazy.“What are you doing?”Okay, so the ladies
are filming here from the mountains of Idaho now. To, like, I sold my company,
and I moved back. It did feel gratifying.[upbeat music][cow moos]♪ ♪Come on in
to vlog entertainment. This is the studio. We’ve just finished remodeling. We got all these lights put in. This is gonna be a set, so what they’re shooting
down there at “The Mom’s View,” eventually they’re gonna shoot
up here once we build the set. I want to have the same capacity
or the same, you know, ability to shoot whatever we need here
in the mountains of Idaho that we might need to go
to a studio somewhere in L.A. to shoot. To be able to put into words
what vlogging and what YouTube has done for my life,for my family tree
for generations to come,
it’s all different. Everything has changed
because of YouTube.♪ ♪– I’ve been doing this
for three years,
and I’m getting to a pointwhere talking once a week about a product
or talking once a week about something that is
super planned sometimes isn’t what I want to do.♪ ♪I’m gonna to try to do something that I’ve never done before. And hopefully
you guys enjoy it. I want to be able to talk
about things that are personal. And I have my friend, Liam,
from out of town. And, of course, Luke. So we’re
going up to Runyon Canyon.– ♪ Something’s not right ♪♪ Things are alive ♪♪ And run around ♪– Me doing girl products
and at the end, going, “By the way, guys,
I had this problem this week. I didn’t feel great.”
It doesn’t make sense.I want to be able to try
to do vlogs like Shay and CTFxC
and like that because, one,
I can be more creative with, and two, I can talk about
whatever I want to talk about. So now we’re at the top, but I don’t think
we can even see anything. – [speaking indistinctly]♪ ♪– I want to change. I want to evolve on my channel.
I want things to be different. It just–it’s healthier.♪ ♪Luke. – Yeah?
– How do you like the view? – A good, solid
8 1/2 out of 10.♪ ♪– People that I watched
from the very beginning
are the people
that are inspiring my little walk backwards into taking my camera and just being a human being and just capturing moments
of being a human being. You guys ready to head back? – Yeah, let’s do it.
– Let’s go.♪ ♪[cheers and applause]♪ ♪– Hi.
How are you doing? – Good. Really, really good.
– Yeah? – Yeah. – Okay. – [laughs]
That’s awesome. – Thank you for that
’cause it’s been, like, such a huge thing in my life that has really helped me
keep going. – I am so happy to hear that.
Happy you’re doing really well. – Yeah, me too.
– Bring it in. I hope you enjoy the show too. – Oh, always. – ♪ When heaven seems
so far away ♪ ♪ And dreams are just a memory ♪ ♪ Without the dark
the light won’t show ♪ ♪ Remember that
you’re not alone ♪ ♪ When you watch the world
just turn away ♪ ♪ And break the promises
it made ♪ ♪ When love is all too hard
to hold ♪ ♪ Just take a breath
and let it go ♪ – Damn!
This is a good show!– ♪ Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ Whoa, oh, whoa,
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪
♪ Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ Just keep breathing ♪– Hello, everyone
and welcome to today’s vlog. Guess where I am.– ♪ Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ Whoa, oh, whoa,
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪
– What’s so great about
YouTube is that it’s a place where you can watch
a ridiculous cat video that was filmed on someone’s,
like, Nokia flip phone. You can watch Shay’s baby
being born. [all speaking at once] Life-changing things. And there’s room
for all of that.♪ ♪– The reason YouTube works,and this
is so counter-intuitive, is because it’s not Hollywood.– You can’t understand it
from the outside.
You have to get an account.
You have to be part of it.– And I love YouTube.
You get to hear
all these different narratives
from people,
and everyone’s able to show
that they actually exist. I enjoy having sex.
People enjoy knitting. Like, everybody’s got hobbies. And you can find people
like you. – This wand chose me. – You won’t believe how happy
I am right now.♪ ♪– We have Mexico.
We have France.
We have Germany.
We have Russia.
I mean the world is so big,and we have all these peopleall at once sharing
each other’s experiences.
That is awesome,and it’s literally changed
everything to do with my life.
So today’s gonna be the day I
ask my best friend to marry me.– ♪ Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh ♪♪ Whoa, oh, whoa,
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪
– I couldn’t have scripted this. I could not have sat down
and said, “What would be
the very best life?” And, like, imagined this. We’re in the White House. The White House. George Bush’s dog
was in this house. – Are you nervous?
Are you excited? Stop licking me in the face.♪ ♪– ♪ Just keep breathing ♪– [spits] Was that an intelligent way
to end that? – Bye.
– Thumb up the video. Subscribe if you’re new. – Thank you guys
so much for watching. – I love you and moosh.
– Bye. – Have a great day.
– Just keep it real. – See you soon.
– Stay gorgeous. – And finally,
take risks. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Not when you’re driving. Not driving.
That has nothing to do with it. – [scoffs] – All right. That was a blast!
We had a good time. – Bye.
– Over and out. – We will see you guys
tomorrow as always. – See you guys next week. Peace out, love you,
and good-bye.♪ ♪Hi. So today I’ve spent the day
filming with “Vlogumentary” which is an entire documentary
based on vloggers. This is our director, Matthew.
– Hi, guys. – So everyone keeps asking
about “Vlogumentary.” This is–this is perfect ’cause
we got the guys right here. – Hey.
– Right here. – I got Colette on
the phone too. Babe– – Hey, Colette.
– Hold on. Colette, say hi
to Morgan Spurlock. – Hello?
– What?
– What? What?
What? – YouTube, hey. It’s me, Bob. I’m doing a project on vlogging
and I’ve never vlogged. – Shay is with
the “Vlogumentary” crew doing some shots
for the documentary. I hear people
are waiting outside. Hi! [laughs] – This is for the movie. Do you
guys want to be in the movie? – Yeah. Movie time. [laughs] – Oh, hey, friends.
This is my first vlog. I’m not really sure
how to do this. Do I look–do I look over there? – Happy Valentine’s Day,
everybody. Oh, look, there’s a documentary
camera crew here. Movie’s coming out soon,
everybody. Keep your eyes peeled.
I’m so excited! – This is Vasco, our awesome DP.
– Hi, everybody. – He’s way taller than me,
so I can’t do this quite in a two-shot. – Okay, great.
Can I– Hello?
[car horn honks] Why are you honking? – Insert the ticket barcode up.
– But I did. – Time for a vlogging meeting.
– Vlog meeting. Vlog meeting.
You’re late, young man. – Last one in, first one out.
– Having fun there, nerd? Just ignore all the cameras. [laughs] – I always think it’s,
like, awkward, like, filming
when you’re eating. This is, like, so unattractive.
It’s like– – This is the first time I’ve
been mic-ed up while eating. – All the sound guys hear is– – Part of me wants to be,
like, really obnoxious about it, but the gentleman that’s
listening [speaks indistinctly]. – [laughs] – Oh, my God.
I have so much work to do.Working, working, working.I work so much that sometimes,like, I think I’m becoming
the characters I work on.
What is this?– What is this?
– Okay, okay. I’m losing my mind. – Yum, yum, yum, yum,
yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Bob’s vlogs! – Or am I?
– “Please insert your”– like, put this in again?
[car horn honks] Don’t honk at me.
I don’t know what I’m doing. This is getting–okay, great.
I have no idea. It’s not letting me out,
and I paid, so I don’t know.
I got to back up. – All right, wait.
Put your butt up, and then on three, fall down. That means you.
[laughs] – Oh, what?
– Ready? One, two, three, go. – Hi! I’ve partnered up
with SelfieMark, a new app that I don’t even know
what I’m talking about. I have offic–
I have officially partnered up. Okay, shut up, Mikey. – All right, guys.
So the crew is here, and they’re directing
and setting up everything. Trying to figure out
what’s going on, and I figured I’d, you know,
do some vlogging right now since they’re here
for “Vlogumentary.” So you guys figuring out
the shots? Right there?
[all speaking at once] – We have no shade. – Documentary crew is
coming today. They’re gonna film
us a little bit. – I do?
– Do some interviews and stuff. – Yeah. We’re getting close.
– Bye. – We’ll be done by April.
– Bye. No.
We’re not saying bye yet. We’re saying hi. – Yeah. Oh, I just paid
and did the whole thing. I have my receipt right here,
and it didn’t move. Nope.
Didn’t move. – Did you press the Help button?
– Yup. – Okay, just don’t hit
the camera please. – One of these times,
he’s gonna forget to say that, and we’re all gonna get– [laughter] – Okay.
– Don’t hit Ted, either. – Yeah. Don’t hit Ted either.
– Are you ready? – Okay, who’s calling
the sequencing? – Let’s just say, “Fire.”♪ ♪One, two, three, fire. [thudding] – Take that,
old business trailer! [laughs] My hands are cold. – Yeah.
– Can you see me? – Yeah.
– Hey, guys. – You’re, like, right in
my neck like a disease. I’m blurred out enough
where it’s okay. – I have, like, eternal–
– Huh? – I’m blurred out enough
where it’s okay. – You’re just a person
in the background. – No, it’ll be, like,
a subliminal message. – What, “Subscribe to Luke”?
– Yeah. – So the last couple of vlogs
have been pretty interesting. Obviously, we have to be
doing daily videos and just the whole,
like, documenting. It’s kind of, like, super vlog-ception
because as you can see, there’s a cameraman filming
for the movie, and yeah. So it’s kind of one of those
things usually when people, you know, film for movies,
you can’t really, you know, film as they’re filming,
but you can’t really do that when you do, like,
the daily video. You can’t really exclude that. – Jose, we’re vlogging.
– Vlogging? Hey.
I’m not late. – Last day, right?
– Yeah. Last day. – Last day.
USC campus. – Professor Vlog
at your service. – Hey, Morgan.
– Are you done? – No.
– You need to get back in there. – Oh, okay. – That was actually
surprisingly easy. – All right, Bodhi, I’m about to be finished
with editing “Vlogumentary.” What do you think about it? [dog howls] – Hi, I paid.
This is my receipt. It didn’t open. It’s not–I paid for it. I did everything correctly,
and it’s not letting us out. – That’s a wrap
on Mikey Murphy, everybody. – Whoo-hoo! – We did it. – Exciting that “Vlogumentary” is getting more
and more and more done. – Yeah. It’s so awesome.
– Yeah. The cameras
are just getting bigger. – I know. We were just talking about how,
like, the camera that Char got for me
for Christmas was big. Nope.
A lot bigger. A lot bigger than ours.
– This is good. It’s not like I have 20 minutes
to deliver this burrito, so… Ooh, 19 minutes. Thank you! – Beautiful sunset, everybody. – Oh! – I feel like I’m on
the top of the world.[electronic music]♪ ♪

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