What’s Trending at VidCon 2015
If you missed out on VidCon 2015, don’t worry – the What’s Trending team was on site for the three-day event, talking to some of the top influencers in the business.
Personalities like SMOSH, Mamrie Hart, Matthew Santoro, Ashley Steele and DevinSuperTramp stopped by for quick interviews with our CEO Shira Lazar at various locations in the Anaheim Convention Center, giving us everything from updates about their current projects to helpful tips on how to improve your social media following.
Check out our full roundup of VidCon interviews for the latest news from the digital media space.
SMOSH’s Ian and Anthony
SMOSH’s Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox stopped by to promote SMOSH: The Movie and talk about their Madame Tussauds wax figures at the FireTalk Lounge on the main floor of VidCon. They were also featured guests on the first episode of the What’s Trending Podcast, now available on iTunes.
Tinder Tips with Tiffany Alvord
Singer Tiffany Alvord, known for her catchy “Left Swipe Dat” cover, visited the FameBit Lounge to help us navigate the dangerous waters of Tinder. Always think before you swipe.
Gavin Free from The Slo Mo Guys
Slow-motion water balloons are more popular than kittens on the internet, according to the Slo Mo Guys’ Gavin Free. We talked to him about their first water balloon video that got more than 95 million views, and their latest stunt which is pulling similar numbers.
Amanda Steele aka Makeup by Mandy
Beauty guru Amanda Steele knows her way around Instagram. At the FameBit Lounge, she gave us tips on how to take the perfect picture, using everything from good angles to lighting to consistency with filters.
Louise Pentland aka Sprinkle of Glitter
Lifestyle vlogger Sprinkle of Glitter talked to us in the FameBit Lounge about making videos with her daughter Darcy Jane, sharing moments of their lives with the online community, and what her signature move would be on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Mamrie Hart from “You Deserve a Drink”
The one and only Mamrie visited the FameBit Lounge to play drinking games with Shira, picking out the ingredients for VidCon-themed cocktails. Things got wacky.
Rapper Timothy DeLaGhetto gave us a new spin on the #SausageMovement with some quick freestyle, ft. beat boxing from Shira “DJ Lazer” Lazar.
Info-tainer Matthew Santoro is huge on Periscope, and he’s full of advice on how you can build up a following. Here are his top five tips.
Devin Graham aka DevinSuperTramp
Extreme sports filmmaker DevinSuperTramp has travelled around the world filming amazing shots of mountain biking, cliff jumping and other death-defying stunts. He visited us at the Canon Lounge to give some insight into his technique.
Coming soon: Our interview with beauty guru and activist Gigi Gorgeous!