What does it take to be a YouTube star

What does it take to be a YouTube star
Jenna Marbles (right), a YouTuber, at the YouTube Fanfest 2014. She is on stage with one of the show's hosts, Dee Kosh.

Do you aspire to become a famous YouTube star? A working camera, a simple video editing software and the Internet are all you need to start you off the road to fame, said YouTube personalities Dee Kosh, Joseph Germani and Annie Love X Stereo.

Joseph Germani, an Internet celebrity from Malaysia famous for his comedy sketches about youth life and culture, said: "One just needs any camera that works, and, a nice compact camera does the job well enough. Content is more important than camera quality, I suggest a camera that they can feel comfortable using and is easy to work with."

Home-grown YouTube personality Dee Kosh, who is also a 987FM radio deejay, said that one need not start out with a fantastic suite of gadgets.

"I posted my first few videos with just a lousy webcam. The amazing thing about YouTube is that all you need is a camera and internet," he said.

These YouTube personalities revealed their secrets in an exclusive interview with AsiaOne after the Youtube FanFest with HP, held on May 24 and 25 at *Scape.

International YouTube stars such as Ryan Higa, Tosh Rock and Bethany Mota attended the event, attracting more than 2,000 fans to the event.

Selected YouTube artists were equipped by HP with Intel-powered, Windows 8 products such as the HP Pavilion x360 laptop, who then produced a series of videos that captured their favourite moments throughout the YouTube FanFest. Also, students from Republic Polytechnic were provided with HP Workstations - used by companies like DreamWorks Animation - to create and stream videos of the event for online audiences.

"By equipping YouTube stars with a suite of products that help them to create meaningful content, share their work and connect with their fans, HP technology empowers the next-generation of creators to pursue their passions and unleash their creativity," said Anneliese Olson, Vice President, Personal Computing Category, HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

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