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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 Active 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 Active 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 Active 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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
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