#AWFchat with Award Winning Director, Writer and Cinematographer @VincentPeone
Written by: Catherine Satcher
Award winning director, writer and cinematographer, Vincent Peone joined us for another exciting Tweet Chat earlier this week. Vincent was a founding team member of CollegeHumor’s original content team and is currently developing a TV show with Comedy Central.
Vincent attributes his journey into filmmaking as an alternative option to giving up on his dream of being a time traveler.
Let’s dive into a few highlights from Vincent’s chat.
A: Well, it began w my sketch group, @DutchWest many years ago- w pals @samreich, @elainasaurus , and @joshruben #AWFchat. This was a time when CH was just a baby. They liked the vids we were making and asked us to make vids for them! #AWFchat
Q:The three ingredients to make a successful viral video in your book?
A: In no particular order: Relevance, timing, and execution. #AWFchat
Q: How do you know when you have a hit on your hands? Before your work hits the web, how do you know that you hit the funny bone? Or the client’s sweet spot?
A: @ATLWEBFEST If you can separate yourself and you still <3 it, you win. Knowing yourself is one thing, knowing everyone else is another
Q: Branding Tips From Vincent Peone and College Humor?
A: You need to let people know what they’re in for, in as few words as possible without over=promising. It’s an art!
Q: How vital is the video’s title & thumbnail? Don’t wanna be click bait!
A: So important that you sometimes feel cheap making them! Explicit is key- in the purest form. #AWFchat
Q:What’s next for you, Vincent?
Thank you to everyone who joined us. For more insights from Vincent’s chat check out #awfchat. For our next chat we’ll be talking to La’Teecha Davis, Digital Marketing Manager at TBS. This will be a great chat for creators looking for insights on how to market their content.
See you there!