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Andrew Bachelor could teach Lars Von Trier a thing or two about obstructions. In the no-budget, six-second Vine videos that have made him one of the platform's biggest stars, the 26-year-old auteur manages to uphold the Aristotelian unities and, more often than not, make you bark with uncontrollable laughter. While we await two big Bachelor projects -- Hulu series Resident Advisors and Mike Epps movie Meet the Blacks -- check out his sweet moves in our exclusive videos, below, and then keep on scrolling as he tells us about his meteoric rise to social stardom.

Do you outsource any of your social networking?

I control all of my social media. There's definitely different audiences on each platform. On Vine, you have the kids that are in high school or college. Instagram has an older audience. You still have the kids who are in high school but also college and some adults -- not really adults. The adults are mainly on Facebook. People who don't really care about celebrities -- people who are just living their lives -- are on Facebook. The other one is Shots, and that's a big one because you have kids, high school, college and adults. Each [platform] serves its own purpose, and it's important for me as a social media star to be involved in each one so I'm tapping into each audience. If you meet a guy or a girl in a club, they're most likely to be on Instagram because that's the demographic. In terms of industry people, what they look at is your Twitter following. A lot of the industry people probably don't know what Vine is. So it's important for me to have a large Instagram and Twitter following. YouTube, I use that to showcase my talent. Vine is six-second clips, but in YouTube I can go into longer formats and show off my directing skills. I went to film school at the New York Film Academy and so I know how to direct, produce, write and act.




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What would your career look like in a world without the Internet?

I'd still be the biggest thing! C'mon! [laughs] But before social media, what I was doing was the whole audition process. That's what every struggling actor does: you go to class and you do auditions. I did that for about a year and a half to two years. I'd get a commercial here or a little gig there, but I noticed that people want to see what you can do and the only way to show what you can do is to do it yourself. I just took it into my own hands. So that's why I created my YouTube channel -- to show I could direct and act. I didn't expect it to get a fan base; I was just doing it to show the industry people and to try to get an agent or a manager. With doing that, I grew a fan base and it was kind of unexpected. I started making money from it so I just kept going with it. I've been able to do it full time. That's another key thing: if someone is looking to blow up on any platform or try to do anything, you got to dedicate yourself to it 24/7.

What is the secret to going viral?

The secret is just to be funny. You can't teach funny. It was just me being myself. I just use all the skills that I learned in film school and I just incorporate them into my sketches. People don't realize that, with a story, there has to be a beginning, middle and end. There has to be a problem and a resolution. Just because it's six seconds doesn't mean it it's not a story. I figured that out early, and I figured it out that you need to have a story in each segment. That's all I did. I was just creating stories. A lot of my things weren't even scripted; I'd just do it. I'd have an idea and say, "Just film it and we'll see what happens." And if it was funny, it was funny and would just go up [online]. That was the thing to me: it wasn't just one viral video -- I just had constant viral videos. [People] would go to my Vine page for the comedy section. "Just follow this guy -- he's funny." I was the fastest moving [user] on the application. I went from 3,000 followers to a million followers in a month.

How long does it take you to plan out your Vines on average?

It's kind of natural and it'll be off of a situation that happened. I'll just be chilling with some friends and someone will do something crazy or someone will do something funny and I'll be like, "Yo, let's Vine that." And I'll figure out the shots in my head. Just from going to film school I know you need the establishing shots and the close-ups so I just know that from being in school so I can do that real quick. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to six seconds if I do it in one take. I do have some intricate shots. I spent five hours on a Vine once. That was back in the old days of Vine when you had to shoot and if you messed up, you had to start all the way over.

What was your first AOL screen name? First-ever email address?

First screen name: IHeardUWannaFite, which was when I was in sixth grade when AIM was HOT. First email: mistaskillzzz@yahoo.com -- this is probably when I was 13.

What are your all-time favorite viral videos?

There's this one where this old man is talking about these dogs and he's like, "The dogs, they came bounding over," and he just starts barking out of nowhere and then he goes right back to being calm. His wife is sitting there when he's barking and going crazy and she's just acting like it's normal. I think that's hilarious.




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Are you now or have you ever been an online dater?

No, I haven't but I got Catfished once. I was on YouStream -- this was before I was anybody. I was YouStreaming and there's this one account and it said it was some model -- I think it was Meagan Good or someone. I was so young. I was like, "Oh shit, Megan Good is watching me online," and she said, "Hey, you should Skype me sometime." I was like, "OK, cool." So I took down her Skype name, and should've known because it wasn't even "Meagan Good," it was like "Meagan Something Something Something." I called her and we were talking but she wouldn't show her picture; it was just her voice. She was making me do all these dance moves and I'm a little kid and I'm like, "Oh, man, Meagan Good is watching me dance!" Later on I realized that "damn, that wasn't Meagan Good." That was before Catfishing even existed. I should get some kind of award!

What's in your Netflix queue?

Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Smallville. I have a Hulu show coming out in January so I've been watching a lot of Hulu. I love it. I can watch shows that come out tomorrow.

Whom do you stalk on Instagram?

Myself. I type in my name and look at all the fan pages and make sure they're not putting a bad name out there for me.

What's the longest you've ever been offline?

When I sleep, so seven hours.

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