We've reached the end of the week which means it's time to recap some of the best and most popular videos from around the web. There's something to be learned from all of these examples whether it's a shooting, editing or storytelling technique oe something else, we always believe that you can learn from what works already.
Please Elect Tom...Please!
This video is a political ad that started running this week in Minneapolis for Tom Hoch made by one of our very own former students Arick Wierson. This is a great, funny political ad and shows what new innovative things people can do in elections around the country and the world at the local level. This also represents a growing opportunity for VJs and producers around the world to get into the political ad business like Wierson as it is a steady stream of work and video quickly becoming the best way to get a message out there -- on TV or otherwise.
Underground Beach Hut Build
This video come from YouTuber colinfurze. Colin builds sheds and other projects on his YouTube page and in this one is building an underground clubhouse beneath the sand at the beach. This story has a good arc of story. At the top he states what he is going to do, and then takes you on a journey to completion -- with all kinds of obstacles along the way. Colin is a great example of someone who has created a channel around themselves and have found a niche audience, almost 5 million people for Colin, and are able to make a living from their video work.
Redline Restoration: 1968 Hot Wheels Custom Deora
Speaking of niche channels, this next video comes from baremetalHW, a channel solely about restoring old, rusty matchbox cars. The channel has over 100,000 subscribers. This is evidance of that nothing is too niche. Find what you are passionate about, and use video to further that passion. If the video is good, you will find that there are plenty of others who share your passion and want video content about it. Then all you need are advertisers.
Learn to Muscle Up || Learn Quick
This video is from Mike Boyd who has an amazing series on his channel called Learn Quick. This is the great example of finding a formula for programming and just executing it in a slightly different way each time. In each episode he explains that he wants to learn a skill or how to do something and then the rest of the video is him learning how to do that. Another great example in clear storytelling, but also a good example of compressing time.
Have a good weekend and we'll see you next week with more videos!