The Top YouTube TV Stars

I think it helps to be a cute kid.  It’s helps more to be entertaining. Here’s Forbes list of the top YouTube channel owners late last year.

http://www3.forbes.com/business/the-worlds-top-earning-youtube-stars-2015/11/

If you look at successful YouTubers   you can see that they provide two things, character and value.  The good YouTube Channel, will provide you with an entertaining character in front of the camera, whether it’s somebody you can relate to or just a cute kid, and real entertainment or educational value.  Like the cooking show in the article below, the ingredients can be very simple.   Yet that is enough for an aging Chinese man cooking.

Now 7000 odd subscribers isn’t huge, but the channel means something to 7000 people.

https://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreypang1

For somebody who grew up in the age of three networks, three independents and PBS, the democratization and variety of entertainment is incredible. Who would think that a guy playing with a hydraulic press would be a hit, but entertainment and humor can attack at any time.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw

That’s the democratization of YouTube.  Of course the Hydraulic Press channel is hardly the only one where the crazy stuff goes down.

https://www.youtube.com/user/colinfurze

Or where the fine art of screwing around goes on.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5S_XL0MzRLvAuZfycO8rKQ

Of different kinds.

https://www.youtube.com/user/theslowmoguys

https://www.youtube.com/user/testedcom

 

Then there’s the useful stuff, where real experts share what they know in their areas of  expertise, for instance electronics.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebenheckshow

https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog

Metalworking.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw

https://www.youtube.com/user/saunixcomp

https://www.youtube.com/user/ksruckerowwm

Woodworking.

https://www.youtube.com/user/urbanTrash

https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmydiresta

Or industrial design.

https://www.youtube.com/user/lunakov

The best thing about YouTube is that anybody can be a star.  Look at the first videos of any of these channels and well they are usually pretty crappy.  All you need to do is keep being creative and be real.  The next big YouTube star could be you.

 

 

Art Of The Week; Miniatur Wunderland

Is a model railroad art?  I don’t know, but the people at Miniatur Wunderland have been doing some fun and creative stuff for a long time and makin millions of people happy.

http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

Here’s the video.

The Youtube channel is filled with good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC99kO6xDZSh2UNA-jdpN7cA

Best of all you can visit virtually.

https://www.google.com/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/miniatur-wunderland/

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Miniatur+Wunderland/@53.5436935,9.9883974,3a,75y,333.84h,79.74t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sL9rrsSAFjMZ08JW-5Axwxg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DL9rrsSAFjMZ08JW-5Axwxg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D57.794987%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xa74ecf412ecd18ba!2sMiniatur+Wunderland!8m2!3d53.5437292!4d9.9885157!3m4!1s0x0:0xa74ecf412ecd18ba!8m2!3d53.5437292!4d9.9885157!6m1!1e1

Truly a wonderful creative thing