You probably have no idea who/what a Ray William Johnson is, but he’s the owner of the #1 most-subscribed YouTube channel on Earth.
His main show is called =3, and it’s him standing in front of the camera reviewing viral videos, or in some cases reviewing videos and then making them viral.
Pretty simple concept, easy to produce, etc.
He built it from scratch, and then sometime last year joined Maker Studios, which is a company that would ideally enhance distribution, increase viewership, partner with corporate sponsors, and relieve some of the burden of producing the show.
They recently had a falling out of sorts.
Here’s Maker’s take on the situation, abbreviated:
Maker providing a full production staff of 12 people including a team of writers no longer was a viable option for =3.
I could’ve told them that ahead of time and saved everyone some trouble.
Why would you take a show that literally one guy could feasibly produce start-to-finish in his apartment and add a 12-person staff, studio, etc?
I can see hiring an editor, investing in a better camera/lighting set-up, and maybe setting up a dedicated space somewhere, although for what the show is, those last two seem unnecessary.
Maybe I’m too sensible, but I literally couldn’t figure out how to need 12 people to make =3 twice per week, i.e. I can’t comprehend bloat.
If companies/entities/people wouldn’t do stuff like that, things would be better, and more world peace, and etc.
Anyway, here’s my review of the literary version of The Hunger Games, with a nice dose of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall.
I’ve actually read both of these, so you know this is accurate.