As regular readers of WillVideoForFood.com know, I’ve made a hobby of trying to annoy ZeFrank (who is to video blogging what Adam Curry was to podcasting). Now he’s gone and crossed over into Hollywood according to the New York Observer. ZeFrank ends his year-long online-video show to go all Hollywood in March.
The story exposes some lesser-known facts about ZeFrank, including his real name (Hosea), his camera (Sony VX2000), and the fact that he makes $900 a week on ads from his site (over and beyond his reported 30-cents a click on Revver ads). No word, however, as to whether it’s ZeFrank himself who registered the ZeFrankFan username on YouTube. And no mention of the fact that he granted Observer Writer Spencer Morgan the interview on the coningency that he is referred to as Mr. Frank in the entire article.
Favorite moments of the article:
- “It’s one of the strangest things that can happen to you. It’s just so crazy to be getting e-mails at that rate, where every single time you refresh there’s 60, 70 new e-mails from around the world. It was just so weird and exciting.”
- The other day, Mr. Frank went to see the Ron Mueck exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. On the subway ride from his apartment in Cobble Hill, one of his many devoted fans—25,000 to 30,000 people watch his online show each day—approached him to say whassup. Upon returning home, he opened his inbox only to discover that another fan had been eyeballing him from afar as he took in Mr. Mueck’s sculptures.
- “It kind of freaks me out. I get a lot of the negative aspects of celebrity, but not much of the positive,” said Mr. Frank