YouTube career

Corey Vidal began on YouTube in mid-2006 by posting hip hop dance videos inspired by American dance reality television show So You Think You Can Dance.

His popularity stemmed from the success of one of his first videos, How To Dance: "1, 2 Step" by Ciara (uploaded to YouTube on September 3, 2006), where he teaches dance steps to R&B singer Ciara's music video 1, 2 Step. The video currently has over 6.5 million views.

Following his How To Dance series, Corey branched into other types of videos.[2] His channel career spans dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, beatboxing, acting in skits and short films (including a short film production by Niagara College), solving Rubik's Cubes, video blogging,

and collaborating with other YouTubers. Many of his videos contain references to the Star Wars franchise. Microsoft Canada has contributed to one of Corey's videos,

and MTV Europe contacted him to produce an exclusive video to appear in their televised series MTV's Best.Show.Ever in 2007.

In December 2008, Corey produced a 4-part a cappella Christmas e-card for California-based consulting firm Barbary Coast Consulting.[3] In May 2009, Vidal released a 33-part interactive choose-your-own-adventure-style video

as part of a collaboration with Blendtec, the company behind Will It Blend?. Lucasfilm is now a sponsor of Vidal's channel.

Corey first gained national Canadian media attention in the summer of 2008 when he was announced as the host

of the 888 YouTube Gathering that took place August 8, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[6] Corey hosted a one-hour show featuring many of YouTube's most popular "cewebrities",

including KevJumba, HappySlip, Dave Days, Charles Trippy, Shay Carl, Philip DeFranco, and more.

Corey Vidal launched a second, daily-vlogging YouTube channel on January 1, 2011 called "ApprenticeEh", where he and the staff members of his company recorded and shared their lives every day.

On January 1, 2017, the ApprenticeEh channel ended after 2,192 consecutive days of vlogging.

ApprenticeEh operates out of Burlington, Ontario.

Corey appeared in the 2012 edition of the annual Ripley's Believe It or Not! book series for his work on YouTube.

In 2013, ApprenticeA Productions launched Buffer Festival, a film festival catered toward YouTubers.

ApprenticeA Productions partnered with Shay Carl to produce Vlogumentary, a feature-length documentary film about online video fame. It was picked up by Executive Producer Morgan Spurlock and released in 2016 exclusively on YouTube Red