At this moment, I couldn't be happier. I'm putting everything I can into producing content on Vine and trying to bring laughter to as many people as possible.
It's really an incredible feeling to invest in myself and let passion take me on a path just for me. Making comedic videos is a dream come true.
I use everything that happens to me through the course of the day as inspiration. From there, I try to flesh out each concept and wholly insert my personality into the Vine.
The shooting and filming present their own challenges — lighting and sound can be tricky. At times, it may take as many as six or seven attempts reciting a line just to make sure I nail the enunciation.
Lighting is also really important. Utilizing natural light is the best option for highlighting the designated character of my Vine.
Here's what I've been up to on Vine since my first appearance on TODAY:
When I first met my mentor, David Lopez, he suggested that I further build out the characters on my channel. So, without further ado, this is Rex the stuntman.
I've also taken on new styles with my videos — here's a simpler Vine where I act as both a father and son.
You can't help but smile by the end when the dad is just downright delirious!
And again, simplicity is key. Here's a stab at satire. This concept came to me while shooting a video (by myself) playing both characters at once.
Here's a punny Vine that I'm particularly proud of. Let's talk about the importance of music for a second — notice how it amplifies the comedy and brings a humorous dimension to the punchline.
And finally...here's my latest Vine about the recent craze that is PokemonGo.
At the end of the day, a lot of work has gone into these Vines, and I'm happy about the progress I've made.
And of course, it's been so incredible to have a mentor like David Lopez who knows the ins and outs of Vine. His success as a creator is just immeasurable.
His insight has allowed me to try new things and get outside my comfort zone. For example, the development of my characters — I never would have given them that much thought. But he changed my perspective when he mentioned that consistent characters are what people come back to see.
No one can give life to a character in your mind as well as you can, and that, I've found, is extremely fun to try and improve upon.
I've also realized acting is a passion of mine. Knowing that people will smile or laugh because of my actions is so satisfying. I'm excited to see where this takes me and eager to leap beyond my comfort zone.
For me, the formula of life is easy: positivity + persistence = progress. If you can be optimistic, if you can keep going and never give up, you'll be successful. Simple as that.
Check out the rest of my journey on Vine here. I'll be posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!