YouTube Spotlight: Alex Farnham AKA Dammitsgood808

Share your story of becoming a YouTuber. How did you get started?

I got started in YouTube by making random videos with my friends growing up in a small town on Hawaii. Growing up there gave me a large landscape to shoot whatever I wanted so the possibilities were endless. I created a few videos that randomly went viral because they were focused on the Hawaiian local lifestyle and some got tweeted out by celebrities like Bieber and Katy Perry.

What do you love most about creating videos?

What I love most about creating videos is the ability to be creative and try new things everyday and the randomness of the whole process. Today I could be in front of the camera dressed as Jack Sparrow but and week from now I could be dressed as a girl swimming in a pool of jello! Everyday is Halloween with me and YouTube.

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?

My lifestyle is pretty much making funny videos everyday. I'm always trying to make people laugh and know matter what the brand I feel confident that I can make a entertaining video in a tasteful way.

Brands that I'd love to work with in the future would be ones that definitely go out of the box compared to the norm. Skittles, Old Spice, Geico. These brands have a great sense of humor and their ads always do well. The more creative control the creator has the better.

What is your current setup for shooting videos?

Current Shooting Setup - Canon 6D, Kino Flow Divas, Premiere Pro

What advice would you give to YouTubers just starting out?

If your just starting out on YouTube remember that it takes time and hard work to build numbers. Collaboration is key. Get your work in front of as many eyes as you can. Don't forget to have fun and love what your making. Without passion the end product maybe be a waste of time.

What do you like best about FameBit?

The thing love best about FameBit is the fact that it offers creators to do what they love and be able to survive making money doing it. We all need to pay the bills so why not pay them by making content that you love and your viewers enjoy.

A few faves please! (food, movie, quote, etc)
  • Favorite movie - Cast Away
  • Favorite food - anything with pesto or sriracha
  • Favorite quote - "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get.
  • But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien

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