Hey fedi, I could use some . I've been using videos on educational topics and fun how-to project videos as inspiration to get myself into gear and do work. But I'm outpacing the people I've been watching, and I'm running out of videos. Who do you like to watch for ? I'm particularly interested in anyone putting content on but I'm ok with watching on either platform.

Anything specific? Because we had to do pop-up books for school recently and it seems to be a surprisingly exhaustive and fun topic - Theres one just called The Pop Up Channel on YouTube, it has less than 100k subscribers which I always see as a good thing~

OooOo, I am intrigued. Honestly, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, because I'm not sure what it is about the videos I've been watching that get me excited to get up and do stuff. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with seeing other people doing cool things, but I haven't figured out what other elements factor in.

I have the same though, I'd be happy if you share back some cool stuff you find :D

@gdorn suggested a bunch of people, and thus far the one I've gone and seen that seems to be totally in the right zone for what I've been looking for is TheCrafsMan. I haven't checked all the links people have sent yet though. From the one video on the popup books one that it's likely to work for me too, when I don't get so caught up in it that I get distracted from what I aught to be doing at least lol

@Avalon Thanks! I guess I'll just stay in this thread though :D


I’ve got a series I’ve been working for teaching gimp on peertube. Nothing advanced yet. I’ve got a few more to cover before I dive into more complex things.


I’ve also got other videos good where I’ve fixed a switch controller and in my vlogs I use video of things I like doing as a backdrop.

Subscribed! (Via NewPipe, dunno if that'll show up where you can see it or not!)


Happy it’s interesting! I enjoy creating so I don’t care terribly if the numbers are low.

@Avalon Creatives on youtube?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClIzWmVzGPm2zhNT2XZ-Rkw BigCliveDotCom, electronics, especially teardowns but sometimes builds
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdccmgAQkJrUDfmtRHVbsfw GourmetPaperMache', does timelapse builds of monster heads. Hasn't updated in a while.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRkUtHQ774mTg1vrQ6uA5A LukeTowan, does exceptionally good dioramas (of realistic scenes) and walks through the builds. Very chill to listen to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANAxxYFybOw MrChickadee; more homesteading and woodworking, but also quite chill to watch. Doesn't talk, but sometimes the subtitles explain things more.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3KEoMzNz8eYnwBC34RaKCQ Simone Gertz. Way more corpy and sponsored, but got started by making amusingly bad robots.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzsjHlc0WRwZYwlinsmtM4w TheCrafsMan. Makes toys and music and animation, all in a super-chill style that is really hard to explain but funny and pure good. He's at least 1/8th clown.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC92IlSbAqZY-TQv5pa4V1nQ CraftingMuse; she does mostly fantasy RPG art; miniatures, terrain, etc
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-i5kmuwyV6N3xi5z1TElg TheDMsCraft; Also fantasy miniatures and terrain, he goes way, way back.

For peertube, I follow the entire diode.zone instance, which specializes mainly in hobbyist electronics. I'd like to find another one that's heavy on the arts and crafts, but haven't thus far.

Just checked out diode.zone, and have added them to the instances I'll be checking in on with NewPipe.
I haven't seen any of Simone's more recent stuff, but I enjoyed some of their earlier videos.
GourmetPaperMache is already on my list :) I'm actually looking at using some of his methods on a couple of upcoming projects!
I'll definitely be checking out the rest of this list :)

@Blort As much as I'm totally for making awesome things and making video of it. I don't actually do much of that myself. I was looking for people to watch, not ideas about what to do on my own channel. Thanks though!

Lol. Ok. I completely misread your toot! Yeah, I have trouble finding enough good content to watch on the fedi, too. I've got a feeling that this is an issue with surfacing interesting content though, rather than nobody posting anything interesting...

@Avalon Rex Kruger does some great woodworking stuff. Home Renovision is an amazing YouTube channel for diy home stuff. I like watching Tested with Adam Savage - his one day builds especially lately as he uses making as an outlet for quarantine are pretty great

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