Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

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Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

Post by JamesAlexander89 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:55 pm

Hello everyone!

I introduced myself last month in the general talk section and got a lot of different responses and really appreciate the input. I started a youtube channel to document my experiences before heading to Cambodia to teach English as well as daily life, food, looking for a job and apartment, ect... This channel will be geared towards others wanting to move to Cambodia for long term living and or teaching/working as I will be focusing videos around daily life and the process of settling in Cambodia. I will be arriving January 15th!

i hope some of you will support the effort and follow along with my videos and give me some tips and advice in the comments of my videos i would really appreciate the contribution. take a look at my YouTube channel and follow and subscribe! hope to see your support and responses in the comments!

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdExLq ... ARR85azCCw
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my trip to cambodia

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 pm

Ok, heads up OP, first thing before I look at your video, I see you have titled your vlog " Living The Land of Smiles" . Unfortunately, the country nickname "Land of Smiles", or more familiarly, LOS, has already been taken by Thailand.
Cambodia is known as "the Kingdom of Wonder" or KOW, for plenty of reasons that you will understand once you arrive in Cambodia.


Why is Thailand Known as The 'Land of Smiles'?
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailan ... of-smiles/
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

Post by Mishmash » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 pm

For a guy like you Cambodia will be a good experience.

Good video editing BTW.

As @Anchor Moy says - Edit your Title to Kingdom of Wonder please... :beer3:

See you in Jan.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:17 pm

:good: This is the Kingdom of Wonder; every day, you wonder why, how, wtf ... :shrug:
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

Post by explorer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:25 pm

Some people do this to make money. Unless you get a lot of followers, you wont make much money.

Be sensitive who you video and what you say about them. Be honest, but professional. There was a small brain videoing in Thailand recently. He didn't last long.

If you video people, ask their permission first. Unless it is people committing crimes, then just video them and expose them.

In addition to whatever camera gear you have, you might want to have a go-pro or equivalent. That is a camera you can wear. So you can video things while going around.

Some people use drones. If you use drones in certain places, you may finish up in trouble.

Make your first video the trip from the airport to Phnom Penh. You might be able to video someone stealing your bag.

It would be fun to travel around the country and video a whole lot of things.
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Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 pm

Me being a guy who knows nothing, take what you will. It's offered with the best intention.

Youtube videos need to be dynamic - nobody wants to watch a guy sitting down in a chair giving them the low down or lecture. Intersperse your main shot with grabs (or b roll) of Cambodia footage -it gives people a sense or feel of of the place as well as information and breaks things up. Give information as you walk down the street. or take shots of schools, interesting architecture, famous bars......, anything Cambodia while adding the voice over.

I think Your background music should be at least of an Asian origin. You should look at Cambodia Rocks, a group of songs from the sixties that are really good songs, mostly royalty free, and add to the feel or atmosphere of Cambodia, again offering a dynamic to the videos.

Get excited about you're saying moving away from dead pan or almost monotone dialogue- people want to be thrilled about going to Cambodia to teach or at least get interested in the guy whose telling them how to do it.

You've just started and i take my hat off to you for putting your self out there which is difficult for many people. I'm sure your videos will improve as you get to understand the platform or space better.
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Post by John Bingham » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:13 am

The picture on the channel header is really out-of-date too. The Wat Ounalom tower to the left has been gilded for a few years and the skyline looks nothing like it did in that photo.
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

Post by angsta » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:44 am

JamesAlexander89 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Hello everyone!

I introduced myself last month in the general talk section and got a lot of different responses and really appreciate the input. I started a youtube channel to document my experiences before heading to Cambodia to teach English as well as daily life, food, looking for a job and apartment, ect... This channel will be geared towards others wanting to move to Cambodia for long term living and or teaching/working as I will be focusing videos around daily life and the process of settling in Cambodia. I will be arriving January 15th!

i hope some of you will support the effort and follow along with my videos and give me some tips and advice in the comments of my videos i would really appreciate the contribution. take a look at my YouTube channel and follow and subscribe! hope to see your support and responses in the comments!

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdExLq ... ARR85azCCw

Check out No Joke Howard (RIP) for some helpful hints and tips on good and bad examples of blogging in Cambodia.
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

Post by one_dolla » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 am

The OP should check his ABOUT page as it has a typing error probably not a spelling mistake but.. ......I am always maknig them myself....but I am not going to teach anyone anyhting........
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