aralik wrote:IckleMissMayhem wrote:See the only thing that really struck me about these vids is "you were all the way over in Florida, at Playlist, with pretty much any and all YTers available for collabs, and you three who already spend a fuckload of time together and don't live more'n a couple hours away at most decide to shut yourselves away and film together?!"
cannot comment on the fact that they could have collabed with other people but i think the main reason why their videos feel so natural and chummy is because they spent all that time together going to and hanging out at playlist. all those videos just feel like more organic, regular hang-outs among friends who spend a lot of time together. you know how you get when you see the same people day after day and you just become silly and fun together because there is nothing new happening to tell each other anyway
Aralik, that's a good way of putting it. Plus, and this is obviously just my personal preference, I'd rather the collabing youtubers know each other at least quite well and meet irl more than just once a year during a random Youtube convention. I get the mentality of "we won't have a chance of seeing each other for the next 10 months so let's film it!" I totally do, but more often than not I feel the awkwardness oozing through the screen and can really tell that these people are just work colleagues, nothing more.
Obviously there are many exceptions to this rule of thumb. Some youtubers do see each other only once or twice a year but regularly keep in contact through skype, twitter phone etc and are genuinely very good long-distance friends. Then obviously they can film their hearts away when they do meet irl and it probably won't be akward for me to watch. I think that Louise and Marie from bitsandclips are a good example of that.