Hey whats up? My name is Nate. The videos all started when my friends and I were messing around and put a video up and it had a couple thousand views and had people wanting us to make more so we did and now its bigger than what i would have ever expected. I was accepted to the New York Conservatory School of Acting for Film and Television which is HUGE because they only accept 180 people in the country per year! I planned on going there but auditioned for a feature film being filmed in Denver and i got a small role! We start filming the movie in February 2009 and i can’t wait! After the Movie is done being filmed I will go to the New York Conservatory for the summer and then depending on how that goes I plan on moving to LA after the summer. Acting just took off for me as I have only been doing it for about a year and a half now. I’m thinking its a sign that i should stick to it.
Q: When did you start making videos?
A: December 2007
Q: How old were you when you started making your videos?
Q: Why did you make your videos?
A: Had to promote myself somehow and living in colorado springs its really hard to do so started making videos to put on the internet.
Q: How long did it take you to become “famous” or get a lot of views/subscribers?
A: It took about 6 months before i started thinking “wow this is getting bigger than i thought!” people would be excited if i wrote them back or talked to them online. it was really cool to have so many people supporting what i was doing.
Q: What is the best thing about being a “popular youtuber”?
A: The best thing about it is when someone is having a bad day or rough time they go to my videos and watch them and they feel a lot better. they laugh again and are happy. nothing makes me happier than someone saying they had a bad day and turned on my videos and felt better. best feeling in the world.
Q: What is the worst thing about being a “popular youtuber”?
A: I am never free in my “home life” i am always busy putting out videos for the world to watch and can’t always make time for my friends here in my home town. but most of them understand. and thats why i have some of my friends in my videos so we are hanging out and still getting videos out there on my channel.
Q: If you could only subscribe to one person on youtube, who would it be?
A: i would have to say mitchell davis. he is naturally funny. he doesnt have to “act” funny which is a very good skill to have.
Q: Do the people you see often (eg: Friends, Family, Citizens of your town…) know that your on youtube/youtube famous?
A: Yeah i work a part time job and people come in there and say “hey i loved your new video!” or when i go to parties around my home town people know me as the youtube dude. It gets pretty crazy but I love it.
Q: What is the best thing that has happened since being on YouTube?
A: I have been able to laugh more at myself. a long time ago i cared to much of what other people thought of me which made me someone who i didnt want to be. It was the worst thing ever. but with being on youtube i see people like me the way i am and not who i would try to be to fit in. my channel and videos show who i really am and how i am here to make people laugh. and i have more friends/fans this way which is a great thing.
Q: What is the worst thing that has happened since being on YouTube?
A: The worst thing that has happened is everyone looks at my videos and sees the fun/comedic/crazy side of me. it is really hard to get someone to take me seriously. i try to have a serious conversation with someone and they just can’t deal with it. its tough.
Q: If you have a number in your username, what does it stand for?
A: I do! the number is 719 which is the area code of my home town colorado springs. I have lived here my entire life and i love this place to death.
Q: Do you have a girlfriend or is it personal?
A: I did have a girlfriend for about 5 years and things didnt work out. I guess i am not really over it still. so currently i do not have a girlfriend. but we shall see what the future brings.
Q: What do you look for in a girls?
A: I like a girl who is cute and can be herself without trying to impress other people. i like the girl you can just hangout and watch a movie with. just my other half i guess. she is out there somewhere. just gotta keep my eyes open.
Q: What is your favorite type of music?
A: I like rap and hip hop but i also like a bunch of different bands. music has a lot to do with my acting. i use music to put me in different moods to get into character. is it weren’t for music i do not think i would have any videos on youtube or be the person that i am today.
Q: What are your favorite books(book)?
A: I will read anything. i wont lie i did read the twilight series lol. i thought it was really good. i like books that take you away from the normal. its a good feeling.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do when your bored?
A: I like to go on ustream and keep in touch with all my fans. i try my best to keep in touch with all of them because if it weren’t for them i wouldnt even be as big as i am today. i am very thankful for all of them!
Q: Favorite drink?
A: Dr. Pepper
Q: Favorite place to eat?
Q: Last but not least, will you tell your friends, family, fans, others about this interview?
A: Yes and all of my youtube fans, friends and family! thanks you for letting me do this!