Thread for good YouTube video essay things


#1

I know this is difficult to believe but there’s some enjoyable #content on YouTube beyond that video of a claymation guy saying it’s ok to look at his butt.

stuff that people do specifically for YouTube.

like this history of K-pop from a worker’s rights perspective

or this 100 minute long review of the Hobbit films (including proper actual journalism about how the government of new zealand crushed a strike)

please post good things here.

I’ve had a good talk with bugduv, sean and theo and they say anyone who posts a jokey home video clip is to be sealed in a box.


#2

I’ve got a few faves here.

KaptainKristian (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPgdqQKpq4T4zeqmTelnFg) does video essays on his pop culture faves. They’re usually under 10 minutes but have excellent production and his voice is :heart_eyes:.

This one is a good starting point:

Patrick H Williams does a similar “tribute to things I love” video essay but in a different style. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1fG3gT44nGTPU2sVLoFWg. I liked his recent one on when swearing occurs in PG-13 films.
https://youtu.be/fENzaUIuiHA.

Polyphonic (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkNod_JcH7PleOjwK_8rYQ) does excellent short essays on music/musicians. I’m useless when it comes to all things music theory but his essay on John Bonham was an excellent watch IMO.
https://youtu.be/UvOm2oZRQIk

Every Frame A Painting (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjFqcJQXGZ6T6sxyFB-5i6A) opened my eyes to the world of film editing. Sadly he’s no longer posting updates but literally every short video essay he made is superb. This is a fun intro:

Lessons From The Screenplay (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw) does a similar thing but isn’t quite as insightful IMO.


#3

that roger rabbit video is ace, hadn’t seen that before.

love efap too, the Jackie Chan one is :heart:.

I think the polyphonic guy is good but he picks some real boring/rubs music Imo.


#4

You’re right about Polyphonic. That John Bonham video got me into his stuff but some of his other videos aren’t quite as good.


#5

Just finishing up the Hobbit video. Brilliant stuff. I love a totally evisceration like that.


#6

it’s great eh? like how she shows that not only are they bad films, they’ve made the world significantly worse in other ways too.

this thread is going very well huh.


#7

Love “Movies With Mikey” over at Film Joy - https://www.youtube.com/user/chainsawsuitoriginal

Best episode might be the “Interstellar” one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugo5FO9PIaE

Movie Bob does some great ones. Super wordy, but totally eviscerates Batman VS Superman here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9juReoJxI0 and it’s pretty glorious


#8

The Nerdwriter1 guy is very good.