The movie video essay has become boring. The YouTube genre popularised by the now abandoned 'Every Frame a Painting' channel, has become stale. You know the videos; slow male voice stressing certain words to add some gravitas to what is being said, onscreen graphics that ease in and out onto brightly coloured backgrounds, and chill … Continue reading Movies with Mikey is the best Movie essay series on YouTube.
You probably haven’t heard of Craig Benzine even though he’s been creating content on YouTube since 2007. And throughout his 12-year career, he’s made over 1,500 videos. Even after this, he hasn’t even cracked a million subscribers. Craig’s channel is WheezyWaiter, and you should be watching his content. Why the name WheezyWaiter? When he created … Continue reading Watch WheezyWaiter Please.
When you think of the greatest TV chefs today, who do you think of? Jamie Oliver? Gordon Ramsey? Sure, these are established names launched into the public consciousness by successful careers both in the kitchen and on TV, but what if I told you there was a new guard of food personalities arriving. Step in … Continue reading Bon Appétit’s Latest YouTube Series ‘Making Perfect’ shines.
It is Wednesday my dudes. These are the words most associated with the ex-Vine star, Jimmy Here. The Vine video, which has since seen countless reworks, features a close up of Jimmy Vine wearing swimming googles. He announces, “It is Wednesday my dudes” to the camera. The video cuts to a wide of Jimmy clad … Continue reading It is Creative my Dudes.
Youtube has traditional media in its sights. With TV viewing figures declining and the time people spend on the internet increasing, advertisers are spending more money on new media. With over 1 billion hours of watch time per day, YouTube, the Google-owned video streaming site, is the largest user-generated video content site. It’s expected that … Continue reading YouTube’s Big Ambitions
YouTube, the Google owned video streaming site, has always had an uneasy relationship with their creators. The Partner program, which allows creators to make money from advertising on their videos, launched in December 2007. This opened up a world of possibilities for the creators, many of whom could make content full time, and YouTube benefited … Continue reading What’s Happening to YouTube’s Creators?