Wed, 14 May 2014
Filmmaker Freddie Wong is guest # 8 on the "The Influencer Economy." You may know Freddie for his popular web series "Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online. To state it simply, it's "Harry Potter for video games."
In early 2014, he shattered an online video crowdfunding record for Video Game High School, raising over $900,000 for his IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. He is also the filmmaker behind the popular YouTube Channle /FreddieW which features video game / sic-fi / and special effects heavy content. The Channel has over 7 million subscribers, and has an amazingly loyal online following.
We had a funny and enlightening conversation, Freddie and I met at his RocketJump Studios, where his team is creating VGHS. We chatted about the real definition of crowdfunding, what it's like being famous on YouTube, and why it's smart to build a community before you launch your film or project. He's a super funny and intelligent guy, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
In this episode you'll learn:
Find Freddie on Twitter https://twitter.com/fwong
Find Freddie on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/
Find Freddie at Rocketjump http://www.rocketjump.com
Watch Video Game High School http://www.rocketjump.