Friday, June 15, 2018

Buffer Festival - Michael Murphy Interview

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Mikey Murphy is known for his YouTube channel ‘MikeIsAverage’, where he posts his vlogs and hosts various challenges. He created his first YouTube channel called ‘The Original Fiction TV’, along with his school friend Liam to publish a project assignment. Mikey liked what he was doing as he was fond of photography and filming since the time he was a toddler. Later, he teamed up with another YouTube star, Luke Korns, and produced a lot of collaborated videos which fetched him good attention for his now-main YouTube channel, ‘MikeIsAverage’. Mikey has now moved on to Los Angeles, California, to be closer to the filming industry. There are rumors that Mikey and Luke might be working on another on-platform series. He is also known as the ‘average internet vlogger’ for his videos like, “What I do when I’m home alone”. His frequent visits to fame street, made channels like “AwesomenessTV” notice his talents. He can often be seen in their channel, hosting events and in a series called “Royal Caribbean”.

Back when Mikey started the channel for his school project, he got a lot of criticism from his classmates which eventually made him drop out of school. That never stopped him from pursuing his dreams of being an actor/YouTube personality. As he says in one of his videos, he enjoyed social interactions on his channel. He then met Luke Korn who also has a YouTube channel called, “UncleKornicob” at the “Playlist Live” event and they both made a lot of videos together, ranging from challenges to pranks. After Mikey moved to Los Angeles, he is working on with Jonah Green and is represented by talent representation companies like, ‘Big Frame’ and ‘Creative Artists Agency’. On November 30, his channel reached a million subscribers and he thankfully posted the same as a vlog in his channel. As of January 2017, his channel has over 1.1 million subscribers and over 45 million video views.

Although Mikey is younger than most YouTube stars, he manages to produce content appropriate for most age groups. In his ‘Draw My Life’ video, he says that he started talking and walking before he was 1 year old which can be why he is mature enough to provide consistent and well-accepted content. Mikey wasn’t a professional when he started off with vlogging his everyday life with people online but he now creates vividly-creative videos making use of some really innovative camera angles. He is also known to be working with consumer-based companies like M&Ms and BurgerKing.
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Toronto, ON (March 20, 2018) - The creative team behind Buffer Festival is thrilled to announce the very first Buffer Festival LA set to take place on May 17th. With the rise of on-demand content and each passing year breaking records for online consumption, this expansion solidifies Buffer Festival’s dominance in the digital festival world. The legendary Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood will play host to the one day event where top creators will screen exclusive video premieres, take questions, and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing today’s Content Creator.

The day’s festivities will begin with Buffer Festival’s “Insight Series” featuring inspirational talks from some of the world’s leading Creators and industry innovators. This special program will be aimed towards the entertainment industry, aspiring Creators, and anyone who wants to learn from the Creators’ unique perspective. This will be followed by the famous Buffer Festival Red Carpet, where media and attendees will have the opportunity to interact and ask their favorite Content-Makers questions as they arrive for the evening Gala consisting of screenings and live entertainment.

“Buffer Festival was created in the spirit of celebrating the incredible work and art of today’s Creator, and all our programming is anchored in that mandate”, commented CEO Scott Benzie “We couldn’t be more excited to bring this unique experience to Los Angeles and are very thankful to our partners for making it possible”.
Created in Toronto in 2013 as a “Film Festival for YouTubers” Buffer Festivalhas evolved into one the largest festivals focused on elevated digital video content and is respected as a showcase of the highest quality productions for both established and up and coming Creators.

Buffer Festival L.A.’s Insight Series aims to bring together creators and industry executives to openly discuss challenges in collaborating. The key players in the digital space will work together toward setting a standard within the online “elevated” content community. Sessions will contain best practices for working together, elevating content and tales of successes and failures from the creators and brands who “get it.” This program will be hosted by American YouTube Creator and Television Host, Meghan Camarena, and will see the following sessions take place at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood.


Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festivalincludes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, with YouTube’s highest quality content on full display. Now entering its sixth edition, the festival will host its annual four day event in Toronto this September..
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