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How does YouTube actually work?

Nat and Lo: After making (and uploading) videos to YouTube for about a year, we finally decided to go behind the scenes of YouTube and ask the YouTube engineers how YouTube actually works.

What does YouTube do to your video after you upload it?

What actually happens when you watch a YouTube video?

See also

  • YouTube compression — Brandon from RocketJump shares the settings he uses to get the best quality and the smallest file-size video possible before uploading to YouTube.
  • YouTube: The Medium Is The MessageThe largest ingredient of online video is the awareness that every consumer is a possible creator.
  • YouTube PoopThe so-called ‘subversive remix’ is not a new phenomenon.
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CASEY NEISTAT: WHAT YOU DON’T SEE

The Nerdwriter on uber-vlogger Casey Neistat.

“Though there are plenty of imitators, I think it’s pretty much impossible to duplicate the style of Casey Neistat.”

If you’ve never watched a Neistat video before, I recommend this recent installment.

It’s a fairly typical episode with an unexpected turn and the subtitles made me laugh out loud.

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How To Speak On The Internet (MMM™)

Satchell Drakes: After spending quite a few years on Twitter, I’ve had my fair share of getting pulled into toxic moments. I’ve also made some of my closest friends on there. I wanted to put together a resource that might help people share their worldview in a manner that is effective and conscious of their context. Mike McHargue of The Liturgists Podcast essentially did all of the work and tackled this issue the best with a matrix of four questions to help with just that. Here’s essentially an overdramatic Retweet of that matrix.

Mike's Motive Matrix

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Pixar – What Makes a Story Relatable

A quick look at Pixar’s approach to storytelling and character development.

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Movies with Mikey is a YouTube series by Mikey Neumann which deconstructs some of my favourite films, including:

Scott Pilgrim vs. World

Mikey presents: an underrated Edgar Wright classic, Scott Pilgrim. Bask in the editing insanity that Mikey puts into a Youtube show that practically no one watches.

Hugo

Mikey dives deep on not only one of the greatest films of the last five years, but also the birth of cinema as an art form. This is probably important. Or maybe it isn’t? Who really knows?

Fury Road

& The Cabin in the Woods →

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Movies with Mikey: Scott Pilgrim, Hugo & Fury Road

“Movies With Mikey is a comedic look at films by Mikey Neumann. Unlike other review shows, the aim of MWM is to celebrate film, not tear it down. Check it out or Mikey will be very sad and eat everything in the nearest Dairy Queen snack freezer.”

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