IamA a former YouTuber turned animation producer with over 500 Million views, best known for "Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?". I provide a living for our YouTube animators as we create the next generation, virtual studio. AMA!
I'm Zack James, once known as OutbackZack, former YouTuber turned animation producer. I've worked with the same animators for the last 4-5 years, and even provide some with a living. Together, we've created videos seen by 500+ million, covered in publications such as Time and People, and even Walter White himself posted our video.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul shared our Breaking Bad/Frozen parody, "Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uty2zd7qizA
Our younger audience loves YoMama: https://www.youtube.com/user/yomama
Every video is produced entirely from our homes across the globe. We are a virtual, animation studio built on the spirit of YouTube collaboration. We've created the first sustainable and scalable YouTube animation business model. Our initial investment of $5,000 has generated over $1 Million. We're excited to continue growing our studio wing at RISE9 with the people we consider our family. So, that we can continue providing them and many others lifelong careers.
Today, Reddit's front page made my stomach drop: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/3yspef/animator_shares_his_experience_of_getting_ripped/
All too often do animators struggle to be the creators that they are. The traditional industry continues to ship their jobs overseas, and new media has yet to earn its value. It's important that we honor, respect, and give value to our animators with everything they do. So, that we as fellow creators can give our industry its true value. I would like to shed light on better business practices, creating a sustainable production, and everything people are curious about.
EDIT: I'll be staying up to answer every question that comes in.
EDIT 2: Answering some quick questions while also working on the "tell me your story" questions.
EDIT 3: Over 12 hours and the questions are still rolling in. We have Reddit's front page to thank for that. I'll continue answering questions until I pass out. In which case, I'll make sure to answer any leftover questions going into 2016.
EDIT 4: Woke up from a 3 hour nap and ate lunch. Going to answer all the remaining questions.