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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:34 PM

It seems like the more I cruise YouTube the more I find a lot of the channels and accounts, the professional looking ones at least, appear to be running their productions out of Los Angeles.

 

Is that just a misperception on my part, or is LA still the place to do video even for YouTube stuff?

 

 


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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:12 PM

I don't see that being true at all.  Channels I follow:are located in Australia; Ct.; Montana; Michigan; and so on.


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:18 PM

Yea, most of the channels I frequent are from Europe.
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:43 PM

I think channels like Buzzfeed are LA-based. I worked on one YouTube promo for a channel that was Oakland-based, but the producer and DP flew up from LA for the day. Apparently, it's easier to shoot web promos and high end content for channels based there.

On the other hand, most of the content I consume is from smaller independent channels like Red Letter Media, based in Wisconsin and Rob Chapman, based in Guilford, UK. That's the beauty of YouTube really. Maybe we should start a list of our favorite channels?
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#5 George Ebersole

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:49 AM

There's a couple of computer tech channels and game channels that are out of LA that I occasionally watch, and there's "Geek and Sundry" which is the sci-fi/fantasy fandom channel that's also out of LA.  I guess maybe I've just watched too much of them.

 

The other reason I asked was because it seemed odd that the gaming and tech channels would be based in LA as most of the tech (and at one time most of the gaming industry) was based up here in the Bay Area.  

 

SciShow is out of Kansas, and there's various car channels out of Texas, CA, UK, and NY and AUS.  

 

I guess it was just me.  Thanks for the replies.


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