On the most recent episode of The Web.Files, Kristyn Burtt, who is currently experiencing a bit of Motor city melancholy, interviews The Fine Brothers, Benni and Rafi Fine, the sketch comedy duo and YouTube pioneers. The duo talk about their success and frustration with monetizing the web space. Also they are full of advice for would-be YouTube auteurs. In fact this is a must watch and sobering interview for anyone looking to launch their web TV career.
The Fine Brothers uploaded their first YouTube video in 2004. Since then they have released dozens of videos and gained over 30 million views. In 2009, they were embroiled in a bit of controversy when ABC launched its online Lost recap series, Lost Untangled, which closely emulated a series they had created a year before. Their latest project is My Profile Story, a scripted series about what happens when one logs off their social network and the profile comes to life. The series was part of the brand integration auction, which took place Wednesday in New York.