Alan Melikdjanian is a YouTuber known as Captain Disillusion, and independent filmmaker.
Captain Disillusion's popular YouTube channel debunks fake videos while promoting critical thinking and skepticism. His videos are often filled with visual effects and center around the use of CGI in viral videos, movies, and TV.
He is the founder of Amelik Entertainment, LLC, a South Florida-based video production company specializing in unique and inventive films, web series, commercials and music videos.
Melikdjanian was born in Latvia in 1980 during the Soviet era. His parents were circus performers and they would travel around the Soviet Union. He escaped the USSR as a child. He can speak Russian.
Melikdjanian (aka Captain Disillusion) has been active in the Blender community and the founding of video-sharing sites Openfilm and Filmnet.com.