Celtic YouTubers vlog their lives
January 8, 2019 By:MHS Piper
By Noha Escobar
McNary High School has a great YouTube community. Many high schoolers, ranging from freshmen to seniors, have started their YouTube channels and have successfully continued them. There is a variety of videos produced. The most popular videos are vlogs, but other students produce videos about music, editing skills, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), gamers, travel, comedy, and much more.
When it comes to YouTube videos, inspiration is often found difficult. Launching a YouTube channel is a way to jumpstart ideas. Starting a youtube channel can be hard, but there are some personality traits that help. “The fact that I am very creative in multiple ways,” said Junior Nadia Lopez. A YouTube video is a way for creators to share their ideas.
“I had a lot of visions of how I wanted my videos to look,” Lopez said. “A channel takes a lot of work. The banner, the profile, the thumbnails, and most importantly, the video.”
Creators have motivations to create videos. For some, it’s finding a way to escape, for others it may be changing their viewer’s mood. Others look at YouTube videos as a way to share their work.
“Montages and I always look at things in a different perspective, and I wanted to share that, and I wanted people to see how beautiful things can be,” Lopez said.
When it comes to each student’s experiences, they are all different. “I thought my journey was going to be a little more vibrant, I thought that I was going to get a little more comments, a little more likes,” Lopez said.
”What it is now, it’s something a little more subtle, like I’ll hear people talk about it sometimes in the halls, but not that often,” Lopez said.
“I started my YouTube channel on January 20th of 2018,” said Junior, Ashlyn Hamilton. It takes work and effort to keep a channel going, and a lot of consistency. Hamilton has managed to keep her channel going for a year.
For most people, it is difficult to find time for school and YouTube. “Normally my videos take about 20 minutes to edit, so I just take 20 minutes out of my day and then do my homework after,” said sophomore Jessica Holiman.
“It’s something very personal, I think, even though I don’t really normally talk in my videos, it’s something that is still personal because it’s my way of seeing things, and my perspective,” Lopez said. For each person, expressing things is different, whether it is in words, pictures, drawings.
Finding what you want to produce is easier when you can explore with a variety of things. “The experience now is just more in depth with myself, figuring out what I like, what I don’t like,” Lopez said
“Every morning I would walk to the bus and there would always be a beautiful sunrise, especially during certain seasons, and I wanted to capture that,” Lopez said.