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YouTube channels and videos about film

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by CJ, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Another awesome one I watched tonight. I honestly can't believe people put so much effort into these "video essays" but I'm glad they do.



     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017
  2. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    Two more excellent videos CJ!
     
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  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

  4. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    CJ, For some people, putting these things on YouTube is actually their lively-hood/career. Crazy, right(?)
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Not with a couple hundred thousand views on a video every 2 months. People making a living are getting 5 million views a week.
     
  6. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I don't know, I was looking at Nerd Writer, and most of his videos have between 500K and 1M views, and he'd mentioned that video production for his channel is his full time gig(?)
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    1M views is $1,000 to $1,500 depending on many factors and what sources you use. A quick glance Nerdwriter's feed would indicate he's pulling in maybe $2,000 to $3,500 per month. The low end would definitely put him in starving artist camp.
     
  8. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I wonder what he pulls in via The Nerdwriter is creating video essays | Patreon ?
     
  9. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I wonder if he still lives in SF? The freeloader effect is powerful (I know, I'm an avid, non-contributing listener of public radio) so you have to REALLY like something to fork over cash.

    EDIT: It says right on his Patreon. $3000 per video. So yeah, he's probably making high 5 figures between Patreon and YouTube ads.

    EDIT 2: Clicking through some of the top Patreon creators, its interesting to see how things scale. Your best bet would be to create something that can be sustained by yourself. Because e.g. one creator is pulling in over $30k per month, but in their description they talk about their growth, they talk about having 11 full time people. $30k sounds like a lot, but not divided 11 ways.
     
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  10. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

    CJ: Great links; I've watched a ton of these already but there are some new (to me) ones that I will definitely check out!
    Another recommendation for RLM, specifically their "reviews" of the Star Wars prequels by the fictional character "Mr. Plinkett". An acquired taste, but in between the crass jokes and disturbing serial killer imagery, is an amazing dissection of "what went wrong" with the prequels compared to the original SW films and many other successful genre flicks.
     
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  11. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I'll have to check it out!
     
  12. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    CJ another one that I've been watching that I find fascinating. It's not about film, itself, but about the dialects used by actors in the films:

     
  13. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    The "Every Frame a Painting" guy, who I love, has stopped making his own video essays and is now working with Critereon.

     
  14. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    interesting posts....thanks
     

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