Dane Boedigheimer, creator of the smash YouTube hit, “Annoying Orange,” has been attending VidCon since it’s inception five years ago, of which he describes the atmosphere as though it was “in a basement.” That marks a far cry from this year’s event, attracting crowds of over 18,000. The past five years have encompassed monumental development and opportunity for Boedigheimer, as well, since the Annoying Orange has crossed over from YouTube to TV on it’s current spot on Cartoon Network.
Boedigheimer also elaborated on new, exciting projects on his YouTube channel’s horizon. From cartoons to puppet shows to live-action animation, the channel offers a growing number of shows, which he hopes to see become a network of its own. Always striving for the next creative step, Boedigheimer shared some wise words with viewers and aspiring creators alike: “Invest in your own creativity…invest your time in perfecting your craft…Spend mountains and mountains of time doing that thing and perfecting what it is that you love doing.”
Check out the full VideoInk interview with Dane Boe here: