We had the good fortune of connecting with Caleb Nash Feemster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caleb Nash, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think risk taking is a very vital role in my career. For one, moving to LA was a giant risk! I packed my car up and drove 23 hours to LA and didn’t even have a place to live yet. So I always encourage people to go after something even if It mat be a little risky because all it takes is a little faith. I think risks span just outside of work as well. Take a risk and go talk to that girl that is way out of your league. Take a risk and join a club or team where you know no one yet. When I first moved to LA I took a lot of small risks as well as big in order to see what worked and what didn’t. If I never packed up and moved, I would be living a very content life but always wondering, “what if?”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I would say that my work ethic helps set me apart. A lot of people look at my life and what I do and think it is not all that difficult or im just having fun with a camera and just screwing around. People don’t see the hardships and the struggles of the entertainment industry. the countless nights with no sleep editing a video, making a thumbnail, putting an audition on tape and editing it, getting new photos done monthly, brainstorming ideas, scheduling, planning, building, etc, etc and the list goes on. The entertainment world is just as much business as any other job and YouTube is just as analytical. You have to be willing to study the numbers and analytics day in and day out. This is not an easy world to be in. Because to stay relevant in this space you need to be creating content daily for multiple platforms. It is a very very mentally and physically draining job but I love every second of it. people see the final outcome, but they don’t see the struggles that went into that final outcome. I wouldn’t change my job for the world, but I definitely understand why people don’t always stay in it. it is a world of constant rejections and people saying no. But that’s why I feel I can cut it, because its just a matter of working hard and pushing forward.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start simple with Malibu or Manhattan Beach and just hit the beach! After that maybe Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood sign, Hollywood blvd and just all the touristy type places LA has to offer. Then hit some nice places to eat, play some basketball. I don’t know I am a pretty simple guy so when they would get here it would be totally up to them what they want to do.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people who I could thank individually for where I am at now. SO MANY. but I’d be remised if I didn’t take this time to thank my parents. They have been so supportive of me and the journey I’ve been on, almost surprisingly so. I thought they would be a little more reserved or scared of me moving to LA to pursue a career in something I had no previous experience in. so I was shocked when they, not only supported my move whole heartedly, but bragged about it to everyone they knew. They are my biggest fans and without them I would not be who I am or where I am today.
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