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My brand new Youtube channel

by - 6:47 AM

Here we are ! I laucnh today my Youtube channel and my first video !

Since I have been denied to the Fukuoka Goodwill Ambassadors , I do not have to think to block my weekends for the followinf two years and as I bought a new camera, it was the perfect timing to launch this new activity. I present you ...

https://www.youtube.com/user/sweetbene
Click on the picture to go to the channel



On this channel, I will do the same thing I am doing here : Fukuoka promotion with a hint of everyday life. My videos are in Japanese and subtitled in English and French. I often would  write a blog post in a parallel but it really depends on the subject so if you want to follow the real time updates, just subscribe :)

I have many ideas and have a set schedule for the next dozen videos. Needless to say, I'm super excited about this new activity ! Meanwhile, here are the result of my first try:





Vlogs and I, it was not love at first sight, far from it. I have always had trouble getting interested in people doing videos :  it was not my thing. Before I left for Fukuoka,, I was looking for videos about Fukuoka city, I came across Micaela channel, a young Canadian living here. She was doing thematic videos of his life in Japan that were fun. Then I started to subscribe to some channels, mainly Japanese families like Rinozawa or Kougeisha (which I love and am still today).

Arriving at Fukuoka, I told myself that it would be fun if I also make little videos for the blog and I started to shoot some sequences. But I gave up after one visit.
When I was studying in Aso College Group, my teachers encouraged me to make videos, telling me that I could easily become the new Micaela, a French it would be nice etc ...
Okay, but being new someone was not sure what I wanted to do.

A few months passed, I did a live chat with a French blogger in Japan and it ws like a revelation : maybe doing videos could be fun ?

Delving a bit on residents in Japan's Youtube channels , I found that there is a lot of videos about daily life and small Japanese things supposed to please foreigners but not so much are talking about their living place . So I decided to tackle this task and I started to think of a new and original way to promote Fukuoka in video. I searched and searched and searched for weeks and I am still looking for the original way. Then I found the sequences I shot in September 2012 and I found what I wanted to do: present Fukuoka in my own way.
 I then took the time to draw a story board and write a script (yes I do that seriously :)) before getting into shooting and ... here I am!



Making videos is also an exercise to get rid of my shyness, which has already melted since I got here , and especially to forget the opinion that other people could have on me. I am not confident in myself and I am absolutely not  comfortable with people's opinions. By creating a YouTube channel, I was afraid of two things: not friendly comments (different than constructive criticism) and having to justify myself if ever my work resembled another  blogger (which surely will happen, there are so many ... ) . You who are making videos, how do you handle this? If you have tips , experiences to share, it would be a great pleasure to read you.

Anyway, I am going to do the videos in my way, as I do here and I hope you will enjoy them.
Ganbarimasu ! (頑張ります : I will do my best)

Béné no Fukuoka - Ganbarimasu !

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