Spotlight: Dave aka David Di Franco

Share your story of becoming a Youtuber. How did you get started? What inspires you/ any muses? What do you love most about creating videos?

Capturing memories on video has always fascinated me, even before the days of YouTube. It wasn’t until I got my first Mac (PowerBook G4) in 2004 that I took a serious interest in video editing, thanks to the convenience of iMovie. Eventually in 2006, I joined YouTube and began sharing videos in the form of family vlogs and tech videos — which thankfully took off, eventually forming a community that has been growing since.

The thing I love most about creating videos is the ability to express myself to thousands of people at a time. I’m also lucky enough to call it my job. Uploading five videos every week, including a weekly vlog that usually runs at least one hour long, is a lot of work. However, I truly love what I do. Content creation is a passion of mine.

Describe your lifestyle (what makes you choose the things you reviews) and a few of your favorite brands. Who do you wish to work with in the future on a collaboration?

Technology definitely plays a large role in my everyday lifestyle. The majority of my work is completed on my Mac Pro and practically all communication is handled via email, with the occasional Skype call whenever necessary.

Collaborating with fellow YouTubers is still something I need to explore, but I really enjoy working closely with brands that I like. Whether it’s a consumer electronics company or a monthly subscription box, I take a lot of pride in promoting products that I feel my audience would also find appealing.

What do you like best about FameBit?

My favorite thing about FameBit is the ability to advertise products and services within a controlled environment. Rather than emailing companies scattered throughout the Internet, I think it’s great that I’m able to find brands all within one location. It’s also nice discovering brands that I once wasn’t aware of.

A few faves please! (food, movie, quote, etc)

• I definitely look up to Steve Jobs, especially in regards to his famous “dogma" quote: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/your-time-is-limited-so-don-t-waste-it-living/406623.html

• Pizza; I’m a big fan of pizza… but who isn’t? Oh, and tacos!

• In terms of entertainment, my favorite TV show is “The Office.” I try to watch an episode every night when going to sleep. It’s my chance to unwind. Also, “Titanic” is an all-time favorite movie of mine. In my eyes, it’s a classic that will always remain relevant.