We’re all suckers.
This week brought us one of the best and most anticipated reunions the internet and the world have ever seen. Yes, that’s right, The Jonas Brothers are back! They’ve returned to save pop music and, as a result, everything feels right in the world. (At least, for a day or so.) Now, the biggest question on everyone’s lips is this: who is your favourite Jonas brother?
On with the Round-Up!
Reading Your Assumptions About Me | Lucy Moon
Lucy Moon plays a risky game and asks her viewers what their assumptions about her are. It’s really interesting to see what people online who don’t know someone in real life think of them based on their online persona. It’s a reminder not everybody is an open book online and that people have both public and private lives.
Lucy shares that, contrary to what her audience thinks, she doesn’t have her stuff together and she isn’t that organised. However, she is always working hard because the platform demands that, and we admire her dedication!
AD How to get organised! Plan with me, and decluttering paperwork and tech | Sort your life out 6 | Hermione Chantal
This is the video we needed to see. Unfortunately, the new year didn’t grace us with the organisational skills we so desperately wish we had, so we still have an unorganised lump of stuff lying around our flats. Just, please, don’t look in that drawer…
Hermione Chantal‘s video not only gives us the motivation to organise and plan out our lives, but shows us the best ways to do so. She keeps her life planned out in her personalised planner and colour codes everything. Our favourite tip for keeping our planner neat is that Hermione uses post-it notes, instead of writing directly on it. This allows her to move around events without having to messily cross things out.
My Experience Writing an Education Dissertation | Reflecting on my Result… Uni Chats | PhotoJenic
Jen Ross takes us through the long process that was writing her dissertation in her third and final year of university. For those who don’t know, a dissertation is a research project that many students complete in the final year of their degree and it tends to take up every spare minute they have.
This video offers some great tips and real insight into what actually goes into not just writing, but planning your dissertation. It definitely is a must watch for students who are in their final year or are about to enter it.
Real & Honest Chat With ImAllexx & iNabber | Alfie Deyes
This is the most unlikely collab of all time and, honestly, we’re still convinced this is all a dream. Alfie Deyes and the commentary side of YouTube have a long and complicated history. Many commentary YouTubers are not afraid to call him out when he’s done something they don’t particularly agree with, and some things said in the past have been blunt, to put it lightly. So when we saw that Alfie had uploaded a video with Alex Elmslie and Fraser Macdonald, two commentary YouTubers who have made videos on him before, we were shook.
The three sat down to discuss their differences and their past videos in the hopes of understanding each other’s side of YouTube better and to get the full picture of the situations previously discussed.
RAG: february [vol. 2] | Maja Anushka
Maja Anushka is taking us on her journey each month in 2019 with her monthly vlog series, Vol. 2. In February, she showed us the good and fun highs of the month, while also sharing her lows. Maja talks about her struggles with mental health and her internal monologue on YouTube and how sometimes she just wants to run away from it. However, this month really reminded her why she does it and the impact it can have.
We for one are very happy she continues to make videos. She’s definitely one of our all-time faves!
Four more videos we’ve been loving…
Rosie Porter, along with fellow graphic design students Iga Laskowka and Chandrika Bali, embark on a challenge to print on paper without using ink. It took them over 60 hours and 1,100 nails to complete, but the final product was most certainly worth it.
This short, yet hilarious video from Dean Morris teaches us how to know when we are in Wales, just in case you happen to not know what country you’re in. Apparently, a good indication is everyone sounding Welsh. Who would have thought it?
Every month, Jean Menzies does a reading wrap up where she talks about and reviews everything she read during said month. It’s a great way to find the next book you’re going to fall in love with. (We’ve added quite a few to our list.)
Tortor Smith shares their top tips for using a green screen for stop motion animation. Some of these tips may seem simple, but they’re things we just don’t think about when filming and they could ruin the entire video.