24.04.2013

“Web video killed the TV star”

24.04.2013

“Web video killed the TV star”

So, you’d like to become a successful “Internet star”?
In this final part of my four-part series I’m going to tell you a little bit about “stardom”.

German TV comedian Stefan Raab with his 1 million viewers is just as widely known as the comedy trio Y-Titty  with over 1.5 million subscribers! We all share one passion – whether we prefer to perform in front of the camera or to shoot and edit behind the camera.

But winning over the online community is considerably easier for newcomers than for long-established TV stars. This is primarily due to their fresh faces and their proximity to their viewers.

On the web, the boundaries between hobby filmers and professional video producers are becoming increasingly blurred. Revenue from advertising can earn you anything between a little bit of pocket money and a proper salary these days.

But picking up a camera and expecting to become an Internet star overnight is nothing more than wishful thinking. No matter how good you are, it also takes a lot of luck. And more often than not, the door to stardom can only be opened for you by established Internet stars…

Seeing and being seen – we producers want to be seen and we’d do anything to achieve our goal (often a bit too much!). But you can’t force success. Just “go ahead and see” and and let things take their course… You don’t need a large number of viewers to feel like a star after all. 😉

Guest blogger: Aidien Assefi, http://www.theport.de, Blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter

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