How To Be a YouTube Star (ft. The Rock)

(knocking) – I'm done for the day! – Hey, Lil, can you spare any time for one more lesson? – My hours are very clear, okay? 12 pm, until I get tired – It's 12:16

– Listen buddy Dwayne, Rock, DJ, what What are you doing here? Ugh, my hormones – (chuckles) Hey, hey, I love your hormones, but I'm launching my YouTube channel soon, and I just need a little bit of advice From the only person I can get it from, you – Right, of course, YouTube, and obviously I know YouTube

Yeah, YouTube's pretty much my world, it's pretty much like MyTube, and I would love to help you get into MyTube – What? – What? Let's begin – [Lilly] So tell me, – Yes? – [Lilly] What are you thinking for your first video? – Alright, you ready for this? I'm the Rock, and this is my YouTube channel – Uh-huh, uh-huh, okay, I like it – [Dwayne] Yeah? – I like it, I like it, but let's work on some basics here

Let me teach you some basics Rule number one, high energy – Ah, come on mama, you know you're I mean, I am the most electrifying man in all of entertainment – Do they say that, is that what they say? I had no idea – [Dwayne] Yeah, that's what they You didn't know that? That's like my thing – So that's great What would, like, the intro of your video be? Let's hear it – [Dwayne] With high energy? – [Lilly] Let's hear it Give me your best

– Hey everybody this is The Rock, and welcome to my YouTube channel and I am with Lilly Singh – Okay, okay, great – You like it? – It's that I don't really feel that electricity part though, you know I'm- – Hmmmm – More felt lik e Zeus without the bolt, kind of pile of really drab going on So let me show you, how about I show you how it's done? – Got it, got it

– DJ, stand up, let me show you – Here we go, here we go – Say we're collaborating right now We're just chilling, we just met, whatever What up everyone it's your girl Superwoman here with my boo thang, my hubby, my papi, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Get over here, come over here – Hey – Oh wait, Dwayne, it think you forgot your fanny pack on – Oh no, I'm not wearing a fanny pack ♫ Hallejulah! ♫ Hallejulah! ♫ – Rule number two, exciting thumbnails

It is so crucial to make a thumbnail that your audience can't resit clicking – Well, I'm thinking maybe a really cool headshot of me you know, or like a really cool picture of my little big man, you know what I'm saying? – Oh! I mean if you wanted to, I didn't think you would, yeah, personally though, if you're gonna do that, I would like to approve that or possibly even take that picture – Yeah – So the proportions are right and the ISO Aperture, that's a thing right? Just, obviously for technical and professional reasons

– Totally, I got it Well I got a picture right here – Okay, cool Thank you Jesus – This is my little big man right there

That's Hobbs – Hobbs! – [Dwayne] Right? – [Lilly] Right! – [Dwayne] Yeah – [Lilly] Thank you Hobbs! I love Hobbs – Yeah! – Hobbs is great But I was thinking something like really good

Something that your audience would really want to click on – Alright, cool, so well, what did you have in mind? – Well it needs to be something easy to understand, it's your first video right? So I was thinking– Oh, oh, oh I know! What if you kissed me? – What? – What? Did you say you wanted to kiss me? – Do you think it would work? – I don't have almost 10 million subscribers for no reason, you know what I mean? – Right, right Okay – So we should probably just do it I'm just gonna– – [Dwayne That's for business

– [Lilly] I'm just gonna set up the camera – Get ready – Alright, let's just do it Just for the thumbnail, right? – It's for the thumbnail right? Alright, cool Let's do it

I gotta get my lips ready Here we go (sensual music) – That was okay – Yeah – Yeah

– You think it'll work? – Yeah, I think we should one more time though, I'll zoom in a little this time, just so you know – Can't you just crop it? – See the thing is YouTube doesn't allow cropped thumbnails Also, we're gonna have to do a French kiss so that the subtitles work in France – Huh Okay

Yes – [Lilly] Rule number three CTA, aka call to action Because it's so important to tell you audience what to do in your outro How would you do that, let me hear it

– I would say like, "Yo, hope you like the videos "and maybe you wanna just subscribe to the thing, "a little bit more" That's it, just subscribe– – Here's the thing, you're giving them like this much Rock and you need to give them this much You need to give them Grand Canyon Rock – Oh – Let me show you how to do it

This is what you'd say, you'd say something like, "Thanks so much for watching the video! "Make sure you like, comment, subscribe "Like me on Facebook, watch me take Lilly on a date, "follow me on Twitter" – What? – Oh, which one, was it follow me on Twitter? – I think it was the– – Comment below – I think it was– – That was the comment below, you always say the comment below And then you say, "Yo, check out my Snapchat, check out my Pinterst, "my merch is in the description

"Check me out on Tumblr, "because the Rock tumbles, tumblrcom/Avalanche" – I tumble now, yes – And real important, "Check out my IMDB" You know why, cause you don't know how many more Fast and the Furious movies you're gonna make, you know what I mean, but you need to be prepared, I'm just saying

"Follow me on Instagram, follow my eyebrow on Instagram" Wait, your eyebrow has Instagram, right? – It does not have an Instagram, but my little bit man has an Instagram – Hobbs has Instagram – No, I ain't talkin bout Hobbs – DJ, you're killing me

Ray, we need an Instagram please, can we get an Instagram verified? Immediately, verified, I don't want to be confused with any other eyebrows, k? We don't want to be confused with Cara Delevingne In fact, can you also secure Pebble Brow, Rock Brow, – [Dwayne] That's good – [Lilly] Ignious Brow, all synonyms Rolling Stones Brow, all of that And last, number four, this one's important

– Yes – Be yourself – That's it? – Yeah Honestly Dwayne, I have been following you since I was a little girl I had your posters all over my room and I read your autobiography when I was in fifth grade

I wrapped it in saran wrap because it was my most prized possession and this right now is the greatest accomplishment of my whole career So you don't need any gimmicks People love you for you I love you for you so just be yourself – Wow, that was so beautiful and earnest, thank you so much, I mean, you really think so? That's it? – Well no boo, you need to eat some cinnamon and wear less shirts

– Okay – But now that you know the basics, I wanna take you somewhere I gotta take you to the Factory – The what? – Let me show you – We gonna kiss again? – Yooo, hope you enjoyed that video

If you did, give it a big thumbs up Comment below and let me know what was your favorite part I know you're expecting Dwayne to be there, he had to go actually, he was busy, had to run something, he's not tied up in my basement or anything, I don't know what you're– (muffled cries) Shh! If you wanna check out the second part of this video on Dwayne's channel, it is right over there so check it out, check out where we go What is the Factory? Find out there My last video's right over there

If you wanna check out the behind-the-scenes, the link to that is in the description and yo, make sure you subscribe to Dwayne's channel, YouTubecom/TheRock, why you ask? Because don't be stupid, it's the Rock, do it!! One love Superwoman, that is a wrap and zoop! Oh my God, did you see that Dev video, shut up! (laughs)

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