- August 14th, 2012 at
10:27 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
Just before Vidcon 2012 began, my friend DevinSuperTramp asked if I’d be in a new music video from Lindsey Stirling. Lindsey, for those unfamiliar with her amazing music, is a violinist and composer who was featured as a finalist on the 5th season of America’s Got Talent!
We had such a fun time shooting the video and I got to meet a lot of new Youtubers while I was there. I’ve always refused to dance on camera before… but I made an exception this one time. Hope you enjoy my robot-like moves (and my plaid)!
- May 14th, 2012 at
12:47 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
I’m so excited to announce some news that I’ve had to keep secret for far too long. To summarize: I’ve signed a deal that partners my 60SR show with the major media company PMC, and I’ll now be producing the show full time.
The 60SR has been my project for almost two years now. The show is 60 Seconds of Recaps, Reviews and Rants about the latest in fandom news. It’s been my most successful series to date: partially because it covers exactly what fans want most, and partially because I absolutely love producing them. Since 2008, covering fandom news has kinda been my thing.
You might not have heard the name PMC before but I’m 99% sure you’ve come across something they’ve created. PMC is a world leader in digital media with a portfolio of properties like TVline, Nikki Finke’s Deadline, Hollywood Life, Movieline, and many others, as well as major events like the Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and the Breakthrough Of The Year Awards. Their websites are seen by millions worldwide and their videos air daily on ION TV.
They recently ventured into YouTube with their YouTube Original’s channel ENTV. When I met with PMC, we were discussing ideas about a show for dedicated fans of things like The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, One Direction, Twilight, Justin Bieber, etc. As we went over ideas, I realized what they were looking for… was exactly what I was already doing on my 60SR show!
So we made an offer to produce my show under their company. They said yes!
Everything you like about the 60SR won’t change. I’ll continue to host and produce the show on Youtube.com/60SR. But with the new support of PMC’s team, the 60SR will be able to bring you even more breaking fandom news, more of my crazy commentary, and even more access to the most buzzed-about Hollywood events — with new episodes 5 days a week, Monday – Friday.
I’m so excited about this opportunity and know that you will love the show. I’ll see you on the next episode!
ABOUT THE 60SR
The 60SR show is a 60 Second Recap, Review and Rant covering the latest entertainment and viral news. The show reports on today’s most-buzzed-about fandoms, like The Hunger Games, One Direction, Glee, Harry Potter, Twilight, Justin Bieber and more. Hosted by Kaleb Nation, 23-year-old author and online personality, the 60SR is the bridge between fans and everything they obsess over.
ABOUT KALEB NATION
Kaleb Nation is an author and online personality. His videos and blogs have received over 40 million hits, and he has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Businessweek, MTV, NPR and more.
Kaleb’s media career began at 13 when he hosted his first radio show, later launching his own nationally syndicated program in 2006. His show grew to be broadcast in over 20 states and countries, with few affiliates realizing he was 17 and recording the shows in his bedroom.
Kaleb is the author of two novels (THE FARFIELD CURSE and THE SPECTER KEY). He recently signed on to star in a reality TV show about his life as a YouTube personality (KALEB’S NATION), produced by Mark Morgan (“THE TWILIGHT SAGA” movies), Kami Garcia (“BEAUTIFUL CREATURES”), and Brett Hudson (“BLACK FOREST”).
He lives in California with his chinchilla, Chilla, and turned 23 in 2011. For more info on Kaleb, visit www.KalebNation.com .
A few weeks ago, I went to a filming in Laguna Beach, CA, for a music video shoot with the amazing singing duo Megan And Liz! It was rainy and extremely dreary all day but that actually turned out to be awesome, since I was playing the part of the somewhat-love-interest having a somewhat-terrible-day. This shoot was loads of fun (when is hanging out with a bunch of Youtubers in Orange County NOT fun??).
And you have no idea how many takes we did to get that garbage bag to tear right. Also they actually had to let the air out of the director’s tires to get that shot, which he was NOT HAPPY ABOUT. Coincidentally, I just heard Megan and Liz on the radio for the first time this morning: I guess from now on I’ll be known as “the guy in that Princess Charming music video”. Hope you enjoy it
- March 23rd, 2012 at
1:49 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
I’m so excited to announce that my 60SR show is relaunching today on YouTube (new episode above)! I recently signed a management deal with Big Frame, a company made of genius and awesome people who are just as excited about the show as I am. They are working with me to turn this show into something huge!
The 60SR is 60 seconds of Recaps, Reviews and Rants on entertainment, viral and popular world news, hosted by me. Be sure to watch the show every Tuesday and Friday on Youtube.com/60SR!
Last week, Ilana Zackon and I drove to Arleta so we could snap some photos in the tiny city. This was my second trip, but last year I didn’t get any photos of me actually in the place where my book is set. Coincidentally, I now live a mere 10 minutes away from the city I’ve been writing about for almost two years.
Everything is almost exactly the way I pictured it when I wrote the book. The entire city is deeply entrenched in the 1980′s, with old cars lining the sides of every street and most of the houses built before I was born. The newest part appears to be the Arleta High School, so modern and in contrast to its surroundings that it’s like a space ship landed in the middle of a desert (I didn’t get a photo of the high school… because that would have been MONSTROUSLY CREEPY).
There are thick metal fences with sharp points surrounding the houses. Every yard is guarded like a fortress, though the walls are lined with flowers.
From my 2010 trip
It’s eerie how absolutely silent the streets in the real Arleta can get, when it’s only a short drive away from the center of the mega city of Los Angeles. Some streets are entirely dead even in the middle of the day. Arleta is saturated by normalcy, and yet this very feeling of being ordinary only seems to be a thin disguise for something else hiding inside.