EP 004 - YouTuber Serena G


I’d like to thank Serena G for coming on the podcast this week. Serena is a YouTuber and a Film Graduate. She has a lot of followers on YouTube and is currently undertaking a thesis study on the history of YouTube and its different modules.

She studied film studies and worked as a castings` assistant for a little while. In 5 years` time, she hopes to be a full-time YouTuber as well as have a steady income from the platform to sustain her career goals.

I think you will enjoy this lively and resource-packed discussion. We start the conversation off by Serena sharing about her thesis study of YouTube, its history, how it works, how to monetize it, YouTube regulations and her future goals.

You’ll Learn:
[03:12] – Serena begins our discussion by describing a study/project she is undertaking on the history of YouTube, how it works and its different operation modules.

[03:43] – She describes YouTube as a website where users can upload videos as well as an online community of content creators and consumers.

[04:09] – She further details her interests on researching via YouTube. She takes us through the intricacies of cinemas, art, press, film industry, live streaming, and the internet world.

[06:56] – Serena outlines the different ways that YouTubers can monetize it into a profitable venture. She also takes us through YouTube`s regulations, approval process, copyright infringement, content identification system and offenses retribution.

[18:14] – She takes us through live streaming, memes, Twitch, animations, essays, commentary videos, famous YouTubers` channels and how the veterans influence their followers.

[30:25] – Serena`s goal is to become a full-time YouTuber just like other most people on YouTube. She echoes the sentiments of “I hate everything” channel YouTuber.

[31:37] – In 2-5 years, her social blade projection projects that she will have over 100,000 subscribers. In 5 years` time, she hopes to have a larger audience and an income that can sustain her path.

[39:26] – She explains that apart from entertainment, YouTube offers a lot of independent journalism and creative media. Most young people trust YouTube more as compared to traditional media.

[45:28] – She notes that the advantage/power of YouTube is that people can say what they want, be as crazy as they want or be as normal as they want.

[51:42] – She summarizes our discussion by paraphrasing a quote from a vaudevillian veteran cast, “Okay, so you wanna watch something, who would you trust as the sensor… Who is gonna watch the watchers? That`s a good one!”