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Greg Miller Interview At RTX London 2018 | MC Fixer
RTX London was on from 15 to 16 September and it brought with it a number of online creators who have never graced our shores before. One of those is Greg Miller, the CEO of Kinda Funny. As the biggest name in online games journalism – arguably, in the world – he has an audience that follows him quite closely.
In this interview, Correy Spearman goes into detail with Greg about a number of things, including the growth of Kinda Funny, the relationship Greg has with his audience and the personal relationship between the pair. It’s a wonderfully personal and insightful interview that shows both in a great light.
It’s a joy to watch for both fans and newbies!
Human | dodieVEVO
This past week has been a big one in the world of dodie, with announcements stacked up to the ceiling. Friday saw the release of her latest single, Human. (This version features Tom Walker filling in for Jon Cozart.) It also saw the premiere of the accompanying music video, directed by Hazel Hayes. As with a lot of dodie’s work, the video changes the interpretation of the song, adding layers upon layers to create something engaging on so many fronts.
This video is as if the film Ex Machina and the “Be Right Back” episode of Black Mirror had a baby and we’re all about it. Bring on the Human EP!
MY EXPERIENCE ON DON’T TELL THE BRIDE | Oliver Ormson
TV production has the ability to be all sorts of difficult, including Don’t Tell The Bride, a mainstay of British telly since 2007.
Oliver Ormson had the pleasure (?) of being on the show in 2014, and with this video goes into the nitty gritty of its production. This is something that’s somewhat surprisingly heartfelt and emotional as Oliver goes further and further into it. It makes for a wonderful video.
Jaackmaate Had Sex With A Horse | Robbie Knox
Now HERE’S a title that makes you click on the video.
This sketch from Robbie Knox is a comment on the idea of clickbait videos, with Robbie Knox using fellow YouTuber Jack Dean for his online clout. In this one, there’s kebabs, exact subscriber counts and that real life horse mentioned in the title. It really has it all!
These Knees Know Best | itsamemyleo
Myles Wheeler is in the middle of a renaissance that’s seen him in our sub boxes more and more. (And we’re loving it!) He’s also showing himself to be someone we can rely on for a cracking good video.
In this video, Myles drops his first merch line. He and his brother have taken over two of his videos and extrapolated them out into t-shirts, notebooks and more! Their creativity truly knows no bounds!
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Minnie Small has an impeccably smart and well-organised workspace for her artistry to blossom in. The problem is she can create quite a mess. In her latest video, she talks about going from messy to clean in a matter of minutes, showing us all that leaving things to be done later is almost never the best thing to do.
In freelance work, a massive part of the process is trying to sort out taxes. Fear not, Alice Thorpe is here to try and help sort out our problems in that area. There are forms that are far too complicated to comprehend, so looking to someone able to guide us through it is a gift. Here’s to this series going forward!
Orla Gartland is currently on tour with dodie, but let’s never forget she’s a top-tier singer-songwriter. This week sees the release of a brand new song, Why Am I Like This?, in an old-school sit-down singing video. We all know she has a wonderful voice and her audience is there to see her many singing voices. Here’s hoping this song is on Spotify soon!
Donut County is a game from Annapurna Interactive, where you play a hole swallowing up the world around you. Sean McLoughlin is here to play as that hole, with his textbook level of commentary. He’s wonderfully whimsical, and it’s superbly engaging to watch a great game being played by a person who’s at the top of his field!