There was a tiny bit of frost at TenEighty HQ this week
So, we’ve decided it’s officially time to break out the tinsel and wiggle* about vigorously to our favourite Christmas #BANGERS. With a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a mince pie in the other, we say “BAH HUMBUG” to anyone telling us that it’s “still November!” and “It’s 3am and I’m going to call the police!”.
*Vigorous wiggling may lead to joy, warmth in the deepest crevices of your heart and possible muscle ache. Please wiggle carefully this holiday season.
Is Art Stupid? | Hannah Witton – Hannah Witton
Oh, Hannah. We love it when you get all pretentious on us.
Hannah Witton has FLOODED our screens with lovely arty things this week. In her newest video, she talks on the accessibility and elitism of the art-world whilst licking paintings and frolicking through the Tate Britain after-hours (lucky thing).
Have you ever felt that you just don’t ‘get’ art?
Feel that you are alienated by supposedly ‘moving’ and ‘ground-breaking’ art-works?
If so, you’ll feel right at home with Hannah. She pushes the boundaries of what the term ‘art’ can mean and poses the idea that even YouTube videos are works of art.
You ARE an artist, Hannah.
WHAT’S NEW?! – Eve Cornwell
Our favourite resident cactus murderer who makes us “wonder what went wrong” is back after a 2 month hiatus (rude) with a little update video.
Eve Cornwell has been doing a lot with her time!
Moving house, starting a degree and well, avoiding having to cook anything.
(We hold the Guinness world record for most amount of pizza menus in one place, so we fully understand, Eve.)
Just as funny and lovely as ever, Eve is back to entertain us all (THANK GOD).
Also shout out to her flatmate in the first clip who thinks the video is a photo and poses. Solid effort.
Writers’ Room – Episode 2 – Structure – WhatImDoingNow
SAMMY PAUL IS BACK WITH ANOTHER WRITER’S ROOM!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
We can FINALLY finish our lengthy screenplay about a plucky young group who started an online publication about YouTube and became hella internet famous entertaining the masses and being universally adored!
So, if you’re an aspiring writer, or you’re simply just stuck in the writing process and need a little encouragement, Sammy is here for you.
Get that pen inked and those words written! WE BELIEVE IN YOU.
(We DESPERATELY wanted to put another Shia LaBeouf reference here, but we don’t want to over-use him. He’s very special to us here at TenEighty HQ.)
On Immigration – jesstheindecisive
Proof that you don’t need a fancy DSLR, a penny board and expensive editing software to create engaging and important content, Jessica Korn comes to us this week, talking about the topic of immigration and the negative connotations attached.
There are a plethora of unseen and under-appreciated sacrifices that people make when uprooting their lives and moving to another country.
Among others there is the risk of losing your sense of identity when you move out of your familiarity and safety, and Jessica talks about her experiences with immigration and invites others to join the conversation.
So, get your webcams out people. It’s an interesting subject.
Should I Get a HIV Test? – rhymingwithoranges
Okay, before we get down to the nitty-gritty of the video, can we talk about Jazza’s PIERCING BLUE EYES for just one second?!
They can see right into our souls. (And we LOVE it!)
So, this week has been National HIV Testing week and Jazza John talks here about the importance of sexual health and regular check-ups.
We urge you to watch this video and keep yourself healthy.
SERIOUSLY JAZZA WERE YOUR PARENTS BURGLARS?! ‘CUS THEY STOLE THE STARS AND PUT THEM IN UR EYES.
So, that’s that! Another week, another lot of amazing videos!
Oh, you wanted more? Okay, anything for you…
Jemma Wilson, or Cupcake Jemma, shows us how to make some BEAUTIFUL pumpkin-pie cupcakes this week (she isn’t called cupcake Jemma for nothing) and you can watch her make these little nummies here.
The lovely Rowan Ellis has uploaded the entire of her panel on Queer Representation on Screen for us to watch and we think you should all do so. It’s a long’un, but oh boy is it worth it.
Do you hate winter? Well, Sharnee‘s uploaded some #relatable content for you! Ever tried to text with gloves? Yeah, us too. You can watch this video right here.
THERE YOU GO. YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH NOW. SKEE-DADDLE!
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