Whats everyone's goal on YouTube or video?
I wanna make the anthitesis of a video essay. If video essays are hyper analytical, wordy, and present the narrator as an intellectual figure, I want something that's mostly experiential, visual, and present the narrator as just some rando that wants to share something fun. I want to maximize production value and fun. I want to make kino, not pseudo intellectual slop.
Up until recently, I was using Openshot because it was supposed to be the "easiest to use" of all video editors, and I didn't really want to commit to learning any of the more complex programs if I'm only going to make a few videos in my whole life. I've changed my mind though, because I couldn't stand how few features it had, and how often it kept crashing.
I'm using Davinci resolve now, as it's only a bit more complex, with Audacity for audio, and Gimp for images and such.
Goal with Youtube
Well, as a zoomer who grew up alongside the site, I decided that I wanted to be a "Youtuber" around the time that I was like 12, right around the time that the term "Youtuber" first entered into the general public's vocabulary. I quit using the internet for quite a few years not long afterwards though, so I guess that lied dormant in me for a while. When I eventually started browsing 4chan after my break from the internet, I was most often in those e-celeb threads talking about Youtube, since I couldn't really stand all of the old "intellectual" videos I used to watch. They still all seem to empty to me. My childhood goal seems to have never really went away though, so I guess I'm going to go through with it anyways.
One thing I've since come to realize is how young a lot of the Youtubers I used to watch really were. I always assumed that they were an indefinite age older than me, though after looking them up now, it seems that a lot of them (Emplemon, Solar Sands, and Hamon Beat, for example) were only like 16 when I started watching their videos. If I'm ever going to catch up to them, it only makes sense that I should start now.
But yeah, in terms of videos, I'd like to try to make the exact opposite of the usual video essay, as well. I've spent quite a bit of time thinking about this, since I used to watch a lot of game/movie reviews when I was younger though I can hardly sit through them now. So, I want to make videos which do the exact opposite of those; instead of making videos that people watch in order to copy others' opinions on things, I try to convince people to go out and form their own opinions on topics. Instead of making a video essay where I half-heartedly deliver a select amount of information on a topic, I get people interested in them so they can go out and learn more of their own volition. That's the end goal, anyways.
I'm probably not going to limit myself to making any one type of video though. I've been thinking of recording some song covers like this, but I'm a bit camera-shy so I haven't uploaded any of them
I think the biggest inspirations on me are Rank10YGO
covers such a wide variety of topics, too, and I think he does a good job overall at reaching the same level of depth that I'm trying to achieve
Another one is Solar Sands
, as I've mentioned. I can't say I think that his videos are really doing the topics he talks about justice, but he's still the best when it comes to video essays about art and things
is another guy who makes really high quality videos (I'm only now realizing just how good they are) that I don't think are good enough
. Lord knows I'll never put in enough effort to make anything like them, though.
is a total bro too, along side some other up-and-coming e-celebs I've come into contact with. I was maybe considering even inviting some of them here to Agora, but I don't know them well enough and I don't want to come off as pushy