Grant Cook | www.facebook.com/filmlearnin
What do you do?
I produce a weekly edutainment YouTube show called “Film Learnin” as well as some sketches, reviews and animation.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
I love making short films, and I would love to direct a feature given the opportunity. I think being able to direct a feature film, with an actual cast and crew (it’s usually just me and a puppet currently) even if it was only once, would be an incredible thing.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
The whole medium of Film-making has undergone massive change over the past decade alone, the transition from film to digital, the resurgence of 3D, to the DSLR revolution. Its an ever evolving beast that’s always striving towards that one goal – To create something we’ve never seen before, its an exciting time to be alive.
What is your biggest goal right now?
At the moment it’s getting my next short ‘idea” ready for the “My Rode reel 2015” short film competition, but my constant overreaching goal is to keep the quality content coming to my channel. I made 89 videos last year, if I come close to that and none of them are crap, I’ll be a happy camper.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
More subscribers and views! I have a great fanbase, and I would love to be able to produce content for them full-time, but at the moment, every piece of content I produce for my YouTube channel is done in my spare time. I still work a full time job, I work out 6 days a week, have a very understanding wife, 4 dogs and I’m always trying to find a way to balance all of that. At the end of the day I get to do what I love and have people that enjoy it, in that respect I already feel successful.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
Film Learnin’ has a single goal, to make visual effects not only accessible to everyone, but to inject a bit of fun into the proceedings. We’ve all watched tutorials of people stumbling their way through a 40 minute tutorial, complete with mistakes, monotone delivery and its boring. We also try to tackle effects most don’t touch such as gaming and anime effects.