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Follow your dreams to land your dream career, even if it’s playing with toys. Videographer Robert Carlson’s childhood fascination with toy cars and trains led him to a career in filmmaking. Even when it seemed like he was the only one in his film school class who hadn’t “made it,” his commitment to doing what he loved — and a little bit of filmmaking ingenuity — led him to to success in a truly unique way.

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Robert Carlson

Robert Carlson

Robert Carlson is a filmmaker and YouTuber living in California. He plays with toys professionally by building and filming toy roller coasters out of LEGO, K’nex, and Hot Wheels. Over the past 7 years, his YouTube channel 5MadMovieMakers has amassed 130 million views across 118 different videos. Robert started up the 5MadMovieMakers channel with his brothers and now makes videos to pay for groceries and car insurance. In 2015 he graduated from Biola University with a degree in film production.