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Features, opinion pieces and suchlike…

David Thorpe with camera

Producer Profile: David Thorpe

YouTube, as everybody knows, is the province of the young. It’s the home of the under-25s – probably the teenagers really – where the superstars of this new media go by the names of “Zoella” and “Thatcher Joe”. Wrong. 71-year-old David Thorpe from London is...

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A Tour around Rycote

UK windshield manufacturer Rycote were kind enough to invite us around for a tour, so of course we took a video camera and snapped a few shots including an interview with Managing Director Simon Davies. We asked him about how they make their Softies and...

Rob Wilson with camcorder

Producer Profile: Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson is a clear example of the notion that you don’t need bucket-loads of expensive equipment to start and run a successful online video channel. In fact, he uses just a very cheap point-and-shoot camcorder and a lightbox for his stream of videos about...

Twitter Video: a news revolution?

At the time of writing not everyone’s seeing this in their Twitter app but gradually over the next fortnight or so, a new video feature is being added to Twitter accounts. We think it will be, to use that awful phrase, a “game changer” at...

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Opinion: YouTube Boost from Vessel?

So the secret is out; Vessel has officially unveiled what it’s up to in its plan for world video domination. The idea is to “poach” (well, OK – tempt) top YouTube celebrities into signing a limited-time exclusivity deal on each video and pitch access to...

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Wrist slap for UK vloggers over Oreo “ad”

Those pesky do-gooders at the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency, have stuck their nose into paid product promotions on YouTube after a handful of well-known vloggers put up videos for Oreo cookies. Despite telling viewers that the videos were made possible by Oreo and that the...

Oxford Academic Simon Clark

Producer Profile: Simon Clark

Browse through many of the most popular YouTube channels and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally stumbled through the┬ácontestants for some truly awful “reality” TV show; banal drivel at its worst with an audience whose IQ is presumably in less than triple digits. There...

Dave Cryer in his studio

Producer Profile: Dave Cryer

If there was an award for longevity and doggedness in the YouTube Creator space then surely Dave Cryer would in with a strong chance. Under the channel name “Geekanoids”, the 43-year-old’s been turning out gadget reviews from his base in Folkestone, Kent virtually since the...