Quinns: Paul and I are working on yet another B I G V I D E O for this Friday, but today we’ve got a little video featuring some very little people.
Recently I was invited by SU&SD fan Annie Langley to give a presentation to her school kids aged 10-11 about being a YouTuber, since it’s the job that most kids dream about. With a lot of help from my wife (who I can’t thank enough for telling me to remove all the bar charts from my talk), I put together this 20 minute rundown of what my work is actually like.
I know that a lot of SU&SD fans are parents, so I thought I’d chuck the talk online in case it’s of interest. Honestly, I worry that very few YouTubers or Streamers talk about the technical or psychological stresses of this job, and I feel like the world would be a healthier place if there was a bit more of a conversation around it.
00:00 – Intro about my job and board games
06:49 – Me talking about the mental health problems with producing content (without using those exact words)
12:46 – Me talking about the technical bit of the job: scripting, lighting, microphones and editing
18:21 – Me telling kids to go and make things, but do so safely. Also, a poorly-chosen Hunger Games analogy
The original article can be found on the fantastic Shut Up & Sit Down