This article originally appeared in The Daily Dot
By Rae Votta
Jon Cozart has been making YouTube videos since seventh grade, but the college senior is a total newbie to South by Southwest, despite living in Austin, Texas.
“I couldn’t bring myself to go before, just because I didn’t know what it was, and no one ever explained it to me,” Cozart told the Daily Dot during his first visit, where he was checking out panels and events before leaving town on vacation.
Cozart rose to web fame with his Disney parody videos that combine funny speculations of the future lives of favorite characters with masterful a cappella layering of his own voice to supply all the music. While other YouTubers schedule content weekly, Cozart, who posts on the channel Paint, manages to publish only a few times a year.
His video career started as a way to avoid writing papers in middle school. He’d offer to make videos instead, and he kept that up through high school.
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