Hello lads, Im starting a Travel channel. I feel like theres a niche I can fill

Hello lads, I’m starting a Travel channel. I feel like there’s a niche I can fill
“Not being an insufferable twat”

My goal is to achieve Vagrant Holiday level entertainment with some marketability something Vagrant doesn’t have. What are some things I should keep in mind, things you like about certain channels things you hate about others. Places you want to see more of not going to Libya but you get the idea. I intend to “live” in the places I go to not just Vacation.

Also post your favourite and most hated creators

  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What are some things I should keep in mind, things you like about certain channels things you hate about others.
    Don't make your videos too long. Part of the reason I don't watch travel videos anymore is because a lot of them are like 27 minutes long, when the general gist can be obtained in a fraction of the length.

    If possible, don't use music in your videos (except in intros & outros). There's nothing I dislike more than speech being drowned out by music. This is probably just a personal quip of mine, but I like hearing background noises of video footage; it feels a lot more organic than music that was artificially injected into the video.

    If you're interviewing people who are difficult to understand (people with accents, or people who just speak English poorly), use subtitles. But don't actually subtitle their words verbatim, polish up their grammar just enough to make them intelligible to the average westerner.

    >Places you want to see more of
    It would be easier to name places I *don't* want to see.
    >China, Japan, Korea, southeast Asia, western/central Europe, US, Canada

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the feedback, I like a quick into 1 or 2 seconds intro but outros are for basement dwellers.

      Try and keep them in the 15~ range.
      I am going to hit Latam first then the Caribbean

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The kind of advice people here are giving are going to run your channel into the ground before it even took off.

      >not being an insufferable twat
      is such a milquetoast take. You'll always be someone's twat. Bald is an overall cool guy and so are many others, but you'll always have haters on sighsee and other places that will argue otherwise for reasons unique to each individual.

      >video length
      It only depends on your formula. Short formats go well with sightseeing, showing a particular thing or visiting a certain place within a city. Longer formats tend to be more documentary-like with higher production quality, where exposition is key. ADHD riddled autists like and

      My ideas for a good youtube channel

      >Approx 10 minute videos
      Biggest reason I hate bald and bankrupt is every video is a whole hour long, I don't want to watch some guy walking around on a street for a whole damn hour, 10 minutes or less is good.
      >Put effort into editing
      Another way to use bald and bankrupt as an example, it's 99% just raw footage. Raw footage can be really great, but mostly it is really boring. A little bit of screen graphics here and there, narration, some basic transitions, occasional background music, it will all go a long way to making your video more palatable. It doesn't need to be a lot, just cutting out the boring shit will improve a video by a lot.
      >Have a style
      You could make the videos quiet and personal (kitchen nightmares UK) or noisy and action-packed (kitchen nightmares US). They could be family-friendly (drew binsky) or adult-oriented (Bald n bankrupt, vagrant holiday). You could be artistic and polished or very plain. Do what you want, but I think it would be a good idea to have a clear and consistent style whatever it is. Use your personality, your personal taste and video editing skills to help form the style.
      >Focus on the destination not yourself
      Not much worse than a 'travel' video where most of the footage is of the guy's fucking face.

      >Places
      As long as your videos are nice any location is interesting.

      need constant overstimulation in order not to feel bored, but there is a pretty big reason why long format and travel documentaries in general are as popular as short formats.
      I'd suggest you do both. Say you arrive in Paris, well, you make a few 5-10 minute long pieces then when you've got the time you make a 30 minutes with some raw footage, b-rolls and a possible retrospective narration of your experience there, maybe answer some comments that were asked on the shorter vids.

      >I don't want to watch some guy walking around on a street for a whole damn hour, 10 minutes or less is good.
      Same here, but maybe a secondary channel with mostly raw footage can cater to the people who just want to see as much as they can without commentary, like those "City Walk 4k" videos.

      Think twice about dumping your raw, unused footage. It's not necessarily a bad idea, but it fucks with its reusability and you spend time (i.e money) collecting that footage. You can always rehash that footage later in further vids, or if say, you can't really be on the ground (because you're sick or it's the holidays) but you still want to produce something or the algorithm will fuck you over (not unlike clip shows).

      >But don't actually subtitle their words verbatim, polish up their grammar just enough to make them intelligible to the average westerner.
      Watch out with that. Some people find that very condescending. A better trick that a lot of youtuber use is that once the convo is over they'll just sum up what the guy said.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm referring to the the lostleblanc's amazing cinemotography but I can't listen to him speak for more then a minute.

        >Watch out with that. Some people find that very condescending. A better trick that a lot of youtuber use is that once the convo is over they'll just sum up what the guy said.

        Good one

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Some people find that very condescending. A better trick that a lot of youtuber use is that once the convo is over they'll just sum up what the guy said.
        I actually find that even more condescending because the summary implies that the viewer wasn't paying attention to the conversation, or that it bears repeating.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    My ideas for a good youtube channel

    >Approx 10 minute videos
    Biggest reason I hate bald and bankrupt is every video is a whole hour long, I don't want to watch some guy walking around on a street for a whole damn hour, 10 minutes or less is good.
    >Put effort into editing
    Another way to use bald and bankrupt as an example, it's 99% just raw footage. Raw footage can be really great, but mostly it is really boring. A little bit of screen graphics here and there, narration, some basic transitions, occasional background music, it will all go a long way to making your video more palatable. It doesn't need to be a lot, just cutting out the boring shit will improve a video by a lot.
    >Have a style
    You could make the videos quiet and personal (kitchen nightmares UK) or noisy and action-packed (kitchen nightmares US). They could be family-friendly (drew binsky) or adult-oriented (Bald n bankrupt, vagrant holiday). You could be artistic and polished or very plain. Do what you want, but I think it would be a good idea to have a clear and consistent style whatever it is. Use your personality, your personal taste and video editing skills to help form the style.
    >Focus on the destination not yourself
    Not much worse than a 'travel' video where most of the footage is of the guy's fucking face.

    >Places
    As long as your videos are nice any location is interesting.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks! that’s pretty much what I have in mind

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't want to watch some guy walking around on a street for a whole damn hour, 10 minutes or less is good.
      Same here, but maybe a secondary channel with mostly raw footage can cater to the people who just want to see as much as they can without commentary, like those "City Walk 4k" videos.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        10 minutes minimum so I can cater to the Youtube overlord algoirthm

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      i prefer 7 minute videos. if it reaches the exact 10:00 mark i never watch it cause i know the creator is just doing it for the algorythm.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I’m not going to imitate success
      >I’m going to make a 10 minute hyper edited trash video no one will watch with super annoying royalty free music
      Wow that’s never been done before!

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your just going to have to watch to see my enjoyable personality then.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I also want to give it a crack just for the goofs. Just keep a look out for stuff you see in other travel videos that you might want to try. Other anons give some good advice.

    Check Out
    >Gifgas (Great cinematography)
    >Shiey (Some of his stuff is cringe, some are kino)
    >GeoWizard (Very popular with normies which could be useful for creating content that appeals to more than the average Mongolian basket weaving forum user.)
    >Lord Miles (Try not to be quite as autistic. He's got a good premise, but sometimes his autism gets a bit in the way of the video IMO.)

    Also editing really is your friend. People who upload a video that's like an hour long, with nothing happening, are setting themselves up for failure. People nowadays always need to be entertained, so if you upload a video that really is cool, but stretches a bit much even in the intro, you'll lose retention. The reason why long-form works for Vagrant is that his footage is either always progressing the story, or it's good footage actually to showcase the place. Basically, always keep it interesting, and try to do things you haven't really seen, perhaps even bordering on the "illegal" side. Starting out will be the hardest for getting people to fully watch, but once you start to form a community, it'll be less of an issue to worry about.

    A general tip for video production.
    >Always record more than you think you need.
    This extra footage can be used for B-Roll, voiceovers, montage, etc. You'll never kick yourself over extra footage, but you will for lack of it.

    Good luck brother, hope to see you make it.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      rebounding off of this but you should always have a script when doing this shit. Not necessarily a rigorous script where every word is controlled, but you have to have every point you're making outlined so you don't go on rants. Which also implies that you have some kind of overarching narrative during your adventures. This is a stupid example, but I once saw a documentary on Casablanca, Morocco, and the overarching theme of it was to find the taxi cab serialized as n°1. That gives them a pretext to visit the entire city and get some great shots while being mostly in taxis listening to stories and folklore around town. Following the freedom trail in Boston is one such example, doing the Tour de France cities (that one wouldn't be particularly interesting though).

      Hell, i'd pay to see someone doing every city from "around the world in 80 days". Fuck, I might do it myself.
      Also, unless you're very knowledgeable about certain places, might I suggest you don't just visit a place you've never been in all the time. Always do some research about the place you go to so you don't look completely ignorant of the place. It's okay to be surprised and to have initial reactions, but it's nice to have some kind of explanation of what is going on as you visit the place rather than just sharing your reactions. Bald (that we keep bringing up because he's ironically a good example of what a vlogger should be) struck a good balance between these two concepts.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What are some things I should keep in mind
        Here's some advice, ignore if you plan to be insanely based and just have a racist stream of consciousness commentary everywhere you go and speedrun being demonetized but otherwise this is what I'd want to see from a travel channel
        Inevitably you will look down on weird foreign customs and habits. If you comment on this, be humorous. Everyone knows it's fucking gross to wipe your ass with your hand and not wash, yet that's what they do in many countries. It's embarrassing when a westerner pretends things like the total lack of sanitation at 3rd world restaurants isn't gross. You don't have to be a pussy about it though. Just be humorous about stuff you encounter. In short, be genuine, respect the people of the places you visit, and the intelligence of your audience
        Another is a travel youtuber making authoritative statements on what the culture of the place they've spent a month in is. "Here, it is customary to (some crazy shit they only do in tourist spots)". Never do that. Just talk about what you have observed and frame it that way.

        This is a great point; that is, to have a point
        It doesn't even really matter what the point is but I'm way more likely to watch something that brings up a feature of a city or region or country in the title than just "Visiting (city)"

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I intend to spend atleast month to a month in a half in each country, so I intend to average atleast 4-6 videos per country

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's good. Still, that's nothing for really 'knowing' a place.
            Be careful with authoritative statements
            It sounds hyper-autistic but even something like "so we're here in (city) and we're going to have (food) in the local fashion, everyone here has with (something a few restaurants in the city center does)
            It's tiny but it comes in many forms and makes the commentator seem like a dumbass who just got off the plane

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Trying out local activities like a Salsa class in Columbia or whale watching in Iceland would be interesting, especially if you have the time (and funds) to do so. Including friends you make along the way makes videos way more lively, if you are the type of person to do that naturally - people can sense if it is fake and you only include them for views.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              despite being here, I do make friends IRL also

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you

      Ya a subscriber of Shiey like his videos.

      I am appealing to the normal crowd becuase well thats the majority if I appeal to the mogloian basket weaving forum I don't think my travelling will last as long as I want it to.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I back
      Was watching a video and reminded me of this thread. DO NOT EAT ON CAMERA IT IS SO FUCKING ANNOYING. I don't want to listen to some gay chow down smacking his lips.

      Not a problem to show what you're eating, but don't start chowing down with the audio on because it is so goddamn annoying.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks just pictures y’all don’t need to see me chow down

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    to get views you have to be an overly enthusiastic phony unfortunately

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Copy this guy but give it a zoomer slant.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have no clue who this is

      >t. actually a zoomer

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's Rick Steves the OG. Put some respect on his name zoomlords

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Use image search. Seriously, zoomers are tech illiterate.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Length about 10-20 mins, I usually watch while eating so anything shorter or longer wouldn't go well with it - know your target audience and when/why they watch.
    I really enjoy talking to random locals while traveling so if you can emulate that it's a big +
    When it comes to editing everyone preferes different styles so just stick to what you would watch yourself, but you have to play the algorithm game if you want success, so no long unnecessary clips that make people click away.

    >Places you want to see more of
    South Africa, Pacific islands, non-zogbot places in the US and Canada

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What are some things I should keep in mind, things you like about certain channels things you hate about others.

    Don't spend the entire videos showing closeups of your face.
    NO CLOSEUP OF YOU EATING.
    Talk to local people.
    Don't skip small things like transportation, where you buy tickets and so on.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >My goal is to achieve Vagrant Holiday level entertainment
    So boring AF? Cool. You'll have less subscribers than my daughters roblox youtube channel.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try to fill the coomer niche instead, it's underserved

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      coomer channels are demonitized by YouTube

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't lie so much like Vagrant does, ie how he says he doesn't use technology but is blatantly using dating apps.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a meme or the same autistic person saying this in every thread? Every single thread there is a post claiming he uses dating apps. VH is a dysgenic twink but is borderline crazy with his lack of fear response, I’m not surprised at all that he pulls. You have autism

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want more vagrant. Where is that dude???

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      A number of things could have happened.
      >Lost all his gear twice now, maybe needs to save up to replace it.
      >Lost Interest.
      >Dead in a ditch somewhere.
      >Didn't like how he blew up, so he moved on to another project.
      >Shit in general is expensive now, so he just doesn't have the funds.
      >Is busy.
      or anything else, we'll never know.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >My goal is to achieve Vagrant Holiday level entertainment with some marketability something Vagrant doesn’t have.
    have a nice day you soulless zoomer gay

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >make video on me getting a $1 haircut
    >some commenters complain that I used blatant clickbait because I ended up tipping the barber another dollar, so $2 in total

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      u deserved to get dabbed on fo dat shit playa

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