I have lead several NY acting classes where we covered the importance of using YouTube to boost your acting career. During the class, I share some of my favorite (or, if not favorite, very successful) YouTube personalities. One of them is MirandaSings08.
This is one of my favorite videos, a cover version of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” from Miranda’s channel:
I often wonder where/why/how actress Colleen Ballinger created the character of Miranda and — wouldn’t you know it — Playbill.com posted a video with Seth Rudetsky interviewing Colleen about the creation of Miranda (and he also accompanies her on a very funny performance of “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” posted below). Watching Colleen transform from Colleen to Miranda is pretty amazing.
Colleen’s character is only one example of an actress using YouTube to help advance and promote her acting career (Colleen has performed all over the world as Miranda). If you don’t have a YouTube presence, you are crazy not to have one. Some people (Fred, for example) are making $15-$30,000/video.
It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution that could be fun, help your career along and, also, make you a little bit of money. Stephanie Faith Scott created her own web series, don’t you think it’s time for you to do the same?