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Zac Efron becomes the latest A-List celebrity to start vlogging on YouTube

Published: 30/Mar/2019 18:26 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 19:50

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube’s list of celebrity creators continues to grow, as ‘High School Musical’ star and A-List actor Zac Efron has made a surprising debut on the platform.

Efron uploaded his very first vlog to the website on March 30 using YouTube’s ‘Premier’ streaming feature, where he spent 96 hours in a desert to “unplug” from society.

In the vlog, Zac and crew took on a series of fun activities, including flyboarding, hiking, and good, old fashioned outdoor cooking.

The vlog appears to be the first in a series titled, ‘Off the Grid,’ suggesting that other such traveling videos and “unplugged” experiences are to come soon after.

In fact, the description of Efron’s vlog teased a weekly upload schedule; although the Premier archive isn’t currently available, Efron even answered fan questions ahead of the video’s release, further cementing social media’s unique ability to engage with an audience.

Efron isn’t the first celebrity to have taken YouTube by storm, either; the actor follows in the footsteps of ‘Fresh Prince’s’ Will Smith, who uploaded his first vlog to the platform in December of 2017.

Smith made further waves on the platform with his viral bungee jumping video in September 2018, where he jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon in an effort to face his biggest fear.

Actor and comedian Jack Black likewise made a splash on the site shortly thereafter, with his now-famous ‘JablinskiGames’ channel inspired by his son, which already boasts over four million subscribers as of March 30.

Efron’s YouTube debut follows his controversial role in upcoming film ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,’ which chronicles the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy from the perspective of his girlfriend.

Zac’s role in the film caused a stir across the online space, with many taking issue that filmmakers had cast the good-looking actor for the role – with others arguing that the film shouldn’t have ever been made in the first place, fearing that it could glorify and even inspire future serial murderers.

While Efron has yet to Tweet out more information regarding his newfound hobby, fans can expect more content from the actor on a weekly basis in the near future.


How to duet on TikTok

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith


Duets are a great way to switch up your TikTok content and collaborate with friends and even influencers. Here’s how to duet someone on TikTok.

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok at all then you’ve more than likely seen videos where multiple clips are stacked next to each other in a variety of different layouts, showing people dancing, singing, and talking with other users. This feature is called a ‘duet.’

A duet on TikTok refers to when a user films their own video alongside another user’s original video as a way to either respond to the video, react to it, or add something new.

Some users have used to feature to participate in virtual vocal duets – or even choirs – with each video being a new vocal line or instrument.

If influencers or famous TikToker have allow duets, it also means you are able to technically appear in a video alongside your favorite creator, and sometimes they may even end up seeing and reacting to it.


#duet with @katiefeeneyy dc to katie and @kylievazzana

♬ Beggin by Madcon – ❝..𝓈𝓊𝓂𝓂𝑒𝓇..❞

The possibilities for duetting on TikTok are practically endless, and the process is very simple.

How do you duet someone on TikTok?

  1. Search TikTok for the video you want to duet.
  2. On the right-hand side of the video there with be a series of symbols. Click the arrow symbol and it will take you to the share menu.
  3. On the bottom row of options, there is a button that has two circles overlapping each other. This is the duet button.
  4. Click the duet button and it will take you to the filming screen.
  5. Film your video with the red button at the bottom of the screen, and your video will play alongside the original video.

How to change TikTok duet layout

You may have seen some users use various different layouts, changing the position of their video in relation to the video.

Some of these collages can end up looking quite complex, but there’s a simple way to change up your duet layout than just the simple left and right combo.

  1. Open the duet as instructed above.
  2. Before you have filmed anything, click the layout button at the side, that looks like a square with a line through the middle.
  3. Select which kind of layout you’d like to use.
  4. Once selected, click back on the video and film as desired.

Viral Sea Shanty tiktok mix @nthnevnss @_luke.the.voice_ @miaasanomusic @jonnystewartbass @anipeterson @beccaleighz #seashantytiktok #seashanty

♬ original sound – Tahnex

How to film a TikTok duet with audio

Some people may have discovered that when they film a duet, they cannot be heard over the original video, but this issue can be resolved quite simply.

  1. Open the duet screen as normal.
  2. Before recording starts, select the microphone option from the sidebar.
  3. If there is a diagonal line through the mic symbol, it means you are muted, and if you record, only the sound of the original video will be heard.
  4. If the symbol does not have a line through it, when you record you will be able also to record your voice along with the original audio.
  5. TikTok recommends using an earpiece to improve audio quality when recording.

TikTokers have found an array of creative ways to use the duet function, and knowing the different options that are available makes the process a lot smoother.