Originally, Johnson produced videos out of his New York City apartment, but, in 2011, he signed a deal with Maker Studios to produce videos on set in Culver City, California.
While at Maker Studios, Johnson produced a Spanish-language version of the series, Igual a Tres, and also produced a series of comedic animated music videos on a side channel called "Your Favorite Martian." In October 2012, Johnson announced that he would be leaving Maker Studios, contending that they had been pressuring him to sign a new contract that limited his access to his Ad Sense account and would reportedly take 40% of his earnings from the series.
These early videos garnered a following of around 30 people.
On March the 12th, he posted his last Equals 3 episode, entitled Thank You For Everything, in which he said that he would no longer be making videos for Equals 3, but that since people still liked watching it, he would start casting calls to replace him.
Ray William Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, producer, director, writer and rapper, who is known for his You Tube channel, Ray William Johnson, and his web series on that channel, Equals Three.
The contract also would have required Johnson to give up 50% of his intellectual property rights to the show and his other animated web project, Your Favorite Martian.
In December 2013, Johnson debuted his first scripted series, Riley Rewind, which was originally released on Facebook before migrating to You Tube.
It's officially estimated 5 months before I can move back in.
I'll be touring across the US most of that time, so it might not actually be that bad not having any possessions. After he moved to LA and created his own company, Runaway Planet, with ex-girlfriend Anna Akana, they first started making vlogs about their new company on Runaway Planet, which was a channel that started out as a place where Anna and him could make videos talking about their journey and eventually, their success.It was going to be just for him and Anna to document important things for their company, but they soon turned out entertaining for everyone else, so then they changed it into a general vlogging channel, where they could talk just about anything and everything.He began posting videos on You Tube during college.These videos were standard video blogs that Johnson published on a now-deleted channel.He is currently #6 most subscribed, beaten by (by order of subscribers) Pew Die Pie, Smosh, Hola Soy German, Jenna Marbles and Niga Higa.