If only we could sing like a couple of people in this article…
St Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Much like the river that flows through Boston at this time of the year, we are looking very green and still have to flow along like normal. A lot of alcohol has been consumed but a lot of memories have been made, and then forgotten, and then half-remembered the next morning.
This week, Reese Witherspoon received a wonderful surprise at the Wrinkle in Time (watch it) press junket: one reporter’s university dissertation on Legally Blonde. Now we want to know who’s going to write a dissertation on asdfmovie 1-10 (Complete Collection) and give it to Tom Ridgewell? We want to see it happen. Summer in the City maybe?
We look forward to it but until then, here’s the Round-Up!
Album Photoshoot | Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie Hope Fletcher is one of those people, what do you call them? Oh yes – a legend. The first person on the West End to play both Young Éponine and the grown-up version in Les Misérables. A bestselling author. A must-watch positive force in the YouTube community. And so, so much more.
With all that in mind, it’s about time that she made her incredible singing voice available in album format, and that is exactly what she’s doing. Fortuitous! When the Curtain Falls comes out on 30 March and we cannot wait. Support it, buy it, stream it. Online creators doing mainstream things will almost always be a good thing and this is definitely one of those good things.
This video takes us behind the scenes of the photoshoot for the images that will be associated with the album and all the press for it. The images turned out incredibly well and Carrie, you look wonderful in them. We are excited for all you’ve got coming in 2018! Keep on killing it as you do.
ChrisMD YouTuber Mastermind | Will Lenney
YouTuber Mastermind is back for a second series, one that is in focus! Will Lenney has pulled out all the stops for the first episode, bringing in Chris Dixon to face questions about his own YouTube history. The punishments are hilarious and show both the boys’ mean streaks in the best way possible.
This video is also a great example of how to make a sponsored video. Being upfront with your audience will always be appreciated and we agree that’s the way to do it. Also, Will, it has to be said, fair play for getting that Fortnite sponsorship (it’s a great game).
A cameo from Stephen Tries will always be welcome in a Will video. The YouTube knowledge battle between Will and Chris was incredibly close – no spoilers here, watch to find out!
Work Experience At NASA Changed My Life | Simon Clark
Simon Clark’s channel is full of science and the tale of how he started out begins in part with the story he tells in this video. Back in 2006, he found himself in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center having won a competition. The “vintage” footage shows the Center to be a vast place full of wonderful, intriguing things. The rockets are massive!
How Simon went from this trip to a PhD in Climate Physics from Oxford University is very clear, with his passion for science being clearly evident all the way back then. This trip changed him into the man we see on screen now – thanks, NASA!
This video talks a lot about how we are “prisoners to our last reference point”. Simon explains the concept very eloquently and it’s something that could definitely impact your view of your life and the world, not unlike seeing the world from space.
Why Do Vegetarians Eat Fake Meat? | Lex Croucher
Lex Croucher is a vegan and proud of it. As a proponent of all fake meatery, she perfectly dissects the frankly absurd line of questioning that is this video’s title. Even non-vegans, non-vegetarians, and non-pescatarians can appreciate the logic and reasoning that fills the video.
The thing about Lex’s videos is that they are short and sweet. In the current landscape of long, winding vlogs of nothingness, old-style vlogs that are edited well and genuinely have great jokes in them are diamonds in the rough. YouTube needs more Lex Croucher.
Dirt | Emma Blackery
Emma Blackery has been a stalwart of our subscription boxes for a long time now, with a passion for music throughout. From EP releases to supporting Busted on their tour, her musical output is at its apex with her newest track, Dirt. Guess what, she’s got dirt on you. And you. And also you in the back!
This song has a definite Reputation-era Taylor Swift vibe, but to be honest, it’s a better version of that. The catchy production is pitch perfect with the imagery of the video complementing the lyrics so wonderfully. A personal favourite is the bathtub of receipts. As one eloquent YouTube commenter put it: “QUEEN OF BATHTUBS.”
We are all here for the next evolution of Emma’s music. Put it on repeat and bask in all the shade!
Lewys Ball takes us through a Day in the Life of a Teenage YouTuber. There is a lot of stubbed-toe-related content, apparently – Millennials, am I right? Or is it Gen Z? Does it matter? Whatever age you are, you will definitely be able to relate to stuffing breakfast in your face while watching pretty people on TV. We agree with your audience, Lewys – more vlogs please!
Katie Snooks has self-diagnosed as unlucky in love. Throughout her dating life, she has been with a couple of people that are sociopaths. In this video, she gives us tips to recognise sociopathic behaviour in others and what to do with that information. She states that this video is for people that might not realise that others are in similar situations to them. An important watch.
Jake Boys has made us all very jealous here at TenEighty. He went all the way to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics and vlogged his experience. The atmosphere of the competition seemed electric, and that arena lit up like a rainbow in the night sky is a breathtaking sight up close, even more so than when seen on TV. Also, those pins are so interesting – watch the video to find out what we’re talking about!
TorAthena gives us her (spoiler-free) review of the first issue of the comic Abbott. This book is about the titular character, Ellen Abbott, as she investigates a series of horrific crimes. The depth of knowledge and love for comics as a medium in which to tell stories comes through in this video and translates into a thoroughly engaging watch. No wonder the writer and illustrator were so complimentary about this review on Twitter!