Corey shot a Star Wars/Matrix inspired video around the halls of E.L. Crossley Secondary School while attending as a high school student in 2004.
Started making YouTube videos in 2006. For 2 years, he did not make any money. YouTube was not offering advertisements at that time.
His first video was uploaded to YouTube because he wanted to share a video with a friend. It got 500 views overnight and he was amazed.
YouTube started monetizing the site. Made $4 his first month. Finally got a check for $100 after several months.
One video went viral and he made $50,000.
YouTube splits the revenues from ads with video creators.
You have to make sure there is no copyright infringements. You have to create everything in the video yourself. If there is a song you didn’t create- even one second – YouTube will not allow you to have ads.
Last year (2014), Corey realized a lifetime dream by partnering with Lucas Films and filmed a trailer “Clash At The Cantina” at Lucas Studios in L.A to promote the upcoming Star Wars film.
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