NZYT’er of the week (4)

Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with this week’s ‘NZYT’er of the week’. First of all I’d like to thank the few of you that voted – it seems this week’s poll wasn’t as popular. But of course with New Years and such coming up lower views on the posts are to be expected.

NZYT poll So, the winner for this week is Marc (BarkMarc) who got 4 votes (that counted) and as I check the poll again now the votes seem to have increased to 8 (even though they don’t count – but it solidifies his win and shows his popularity amongst NZYT)

So Marc, a 17-year-old kiwi vlogger who comes from lovely ol’ Kapiti! He uploads regularly on his YouTube channel and has 599 subscribers as I write this blog (which is at 1:56AM on 31st December 2010) So he is one of the more highly subscribed NZYT’ers in the community. And no wonder people subscribe, he makes highly entertaining vlogs, awesome character sketches and snazzy short films. There is a real variety of high quality videos on Marc’s channel, which I hope you’ll all go and check out!

In Marc’s latest video “JERRYS TOP PARENTING TIPS” he portrays one of his awesomely funny characters, Jerry, who decides to give us a bit of parenting advice. This is a great video, that clearly illustrates Marc’s talents in script writing, humour, characterisation and acting. I personally look forward to some more of Jerry in my subscription box.

Marc is a truly talented individual who is a real inspiration to his fellow NZYT’ers, for constantly uploading such high quality, entertaining videos. Marc is clearly passionate about the NZYT community also, as he has attended the skype conference we had the other day and has appeared many times during ‘The Big NZYT Chat’ on skype. I hope that NZYT will support this highly entertaining YouTuber during 2011, and help him rise to YouTube partner (which I think Marc will get in 2011 – since he really deserves it!)

So that’s all for this post! Please watch the videos I’ve embedded in this post – they’re some of my favourites of Marc’s. And don’t forget to subscribe to Marc, and follow him on Twitter. I hope you all enjoyed this week’s ‘NZYT’er of the week’ – and be sure to tune in next week to vote for the next ‘NZYT’er of the week’

Thanks for reading guys!

Ryan Lamont

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NZYT Video of the week (4)

Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with this week’s ‘NZYT’er of the week’ (for the week of 27th Dec – 2nd Jan) This is the fourth week of this segment, and this week I decided to choose the video – since I thought putting all the videos up and then voting for one defeated the purpose. I am very excited about this week’s ‘NZYT video of the week’ since I have long awaited the next video from this excellent video maker.

This week’s winner is Levi (CorporalCadet) with his video ‘Daphne Trouble – Life.” This cute wee video is of Levi’s Grandmother, who gives us some life advice. Daphne Trouble has appeared in a few of Levi’s video before and always entertains. I have been looking forward to Levi’s next video, since it has been a while since we saw one uploaded.

Levi is an excellent kiwi video maker, being the third most subscribed New Zealander with his 36,062 subscribers and 4,274,419 upload views. He creates masterfully edited videos, entertaining vlogs and wee character sketches too – along with music videos, short films and interviews. He inspired me to start on YouTube, and has inspired many others with his fantastically creative work. I hope to see more regular uploads from Levi in 2011 and hope to see a vlog or two, since we have not been gifted one of those in a while. It’d also be great to get Levi involved in the NZYT revival, being a core part of the community.

I hope you’ll all watch this comical video and take some of Daphne’s advice. Also, if you’re not subscribed to Levi (how could you not be?) then please do subscribe and support this awesome kiwi video maker. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot more of Levi in 2011!

Thanks for reading guys!

Ryan Lamont

CorporalCadet on homepage + vote

Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with the nominees for ‘NZYT’er of the week’ for the week of 27th December 2010-2th January 2011. But first I wanted to discuss something that pleased me quite a lot. Today when looking at the New Zealand YouTube homepage I saw a NEW ZEALANDER under the ‘most viewed today’ title. Levi’s (CorporalCadet) “Daphne Trouble – Life.” video was alongside those continuously popular and featured American partners, that always dominate the NZYT homepage. It was great to see NZYT to start t take control of its own homepage again – good on ya Levi!

So now, the nominees for ‘NZYT’er of the week (4)’ are: Marc (BarkMarc), Tofu (theTofushow), Rachael (iammugget) and Rusty (RustyAs). So go check out all their channels and then vote in the poll below. You have ONE DAY – So get your votes in quick! Ill stop the poll at 12:01AM 30th December 2010 and screen-cap the results.

[VOTING IS NOW CLOSED]

Thanks for reading and voting guys!

Ryan Lamont

Skype conference recap

Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here, and I just wanted to discuss about the wee skype conference that occurred yesterday. Thanks to all of you that turned up! It was a really great call and was nice to start communicating and deciding things as a community. As all of you that were in the call/chat yesterday know that Andrew (Strugsnotdrugs) will be orchestrating this collaboration video and is currently working on the storyline of the video. Andrew will spend the next few days writing a script up, which he will then email to me for me to post on the blog.

At the moment we’ve heard that a portable camera may be needed, since Andrew may do something with blank walls during the video; and that the video will be shot in widescreen with each NZYT’er shooting in the highest possible quality they can. Once each participant has filmed their video it will be edited and uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video – with the link then being sent to Andrew, who will then get all the videos off of the site and edit the video together. The video will then be posted to his YouTube channel.

At this stage various things may change as the script is still in the works, but that is what we learnt in the skype call/chat yesterday. There’s also a second collab video in the works, with the topic being the advert NZYT hates. That’ll also be orchestrated by ANdrew at some point in the future. So stay tuned to the blog for we shall be hearing more of this first collaboration in the following days.

On skype now we now have ‘The Big NZYT Chat’ – which NZYT’ers are constantly being added to and dropping out of and such. It’s the giant convo in which any NZYT’er can be added to discuss a variety of things. I hope you’ll all enjoy using it. It should be a good way to reconnect the NZYT community.

So that’s all for this post! Be sure to check back soon for more info on the collaboration video, and other NZYT projects.

Thanks for reading guys!

Ryan Lamont

Skype Conference

Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with another wee post. I hope you’ve all checked out the new pages at the top of the page. I find my favourite to be the ‘Gatherings info’ page since it houses a NZYT Gatherings archive, which I find really interesting. It has the date, location, organiser and videos from the various gatherings over the years. It also has the beginnings of information on the 2011 gathering! Exciting and interesting stuff!

But what I wanted to talk about today is something equally as exciting. The first NZYT collaboration video for over a year (I think)! It will be uploaded during the first week of the New Year I believe and will be orchestrated by Andrew (Strugsnotdrugs). I’ve spoken to Andrew about the collaboration, and there are still quite a lot of details to be figured out yet, so we shall have a conference!

A Skype conference in which we will all discuss our ideas on this collaboration. The skype conference will be held at 7pm onwards today. I will create a giant group chat of all the NZYT’ers I have on skype and the conversation topic will be the collab video and its content, along with when it will be uploaded and deadlines to get videos in. If you want to be in the skype chat then simply have someone who is in the chat to add you, or add me on skype (username = thenewzealandishbrit) and I will add you. This chat will be open to all NZYT’ers.

Once the details have been planned out I will write a post up with everything you need to know about the collab video. So even if you do not attend the skype conference you will still be able to find out all the necessary information so you can take part!

This is very exciting stuff, planning NZYT’s first collab of the New Year, so I hope all of you that can attend will do so. This could be the start of a future of skype conferences to organise and plan various things in the NZYT Community, such as gatherings, future collab videos and other such community-related projects. I know Andrew has another collab video idea already in the works, so this is exciting stuff! Let’s bring the community together again and colloborate on a series of awesome videos in the future!

Thanks for reading guys

Ryan Lamont