For this week's blog post, I want you to write about YouTube. YouTube has become one of the top media sites for students like yourselves. It's a place where you can create your own "channel" and share your views, opinions, creativity, wisdom, and more with the world. Many of you are very familiar already with YouTube and what it has to offer while some of you may not visit that site regularly. If you don't, you'll need to do some research before you get started on your blog as I want you to share with us, one YouTuber (a person that creates content on YouTube), and that person's channel. What is it about? Who is it for? Why should we go there? Those are the three questions I want you to write about. There are so many great channels out there and I'd love to see what you all recommend!
Here is my favorite YouTuber, Casey Neistat. Knowing me, you know that I really stress the production part of creating videos, from getting steady shots to capturing great sounding audio. The story is absolutely the most important thing to worry about, but I am known for asking all of you to redo shots because they could be better. Casey is one of those guys who doesn't always get the most high quality shots. He frequently shows shots in which the camera fell down or when he made a mistake. He's not afraid to use that in his vlogs and I find that fascinating. I don't know why I'm so drawn to his work because I'd want to show my best stuff. If you've ever watched his vlogs, he gets asked all the time about what gear he uses and he's said this over and over again....it doesn't matter what gear you have. The best stuff is what you are using now. If you can afford to get better gear, then yes, go for it, but the story is the most important part in your video. I still value a high quality production and really, his vlogs are awesome to watch. He's a great editor that uses music creatively and he shoots some pretty cool sequences and timelapses. If you haven't seen his stuff, check him out. Who's your favorite YouTuber?
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!