Daniel Hashimoto (goes by, “Hashi”) joins us on the podcast to discuss his widly successful youtube channel, Action Movie Kids. Daniel started attended film school at USC where he refined his love of film-making. He then went on to work in production at Dreamworks animation.
After having kids he started to make home movies with a special touch, added Visual Effects and cinematics. Through a desire to share these videos with his parents, who were not on Facebook, he uploaded them to youtube. One of his first videos went viral and made it on the front page of Reddit.
As they say, the rest is history. Action Movie Kids took off and became a sensation that led Hashi on to Good Morning America, Local News and a Book Deal.
Home Movie Magic
Hashi has placed his kids into a series of incredible situations through the art of Visual Effects.
In this podcast we ask Hashi which videos were his favorite and which was the most frustrating or challenging. His favorite was the, “Jaws,” concept while the most challenging was the, “Alien,” inspired video.
A big thanks to Hashi for taking time to come on the podcast, it was a pleasure to speak with him. Below are show notes/links to many of the things we discuss in this episode.