A few of my favorite Youtube uploaders of the hobby.

ETHER

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A few of my favorite Youtube uploaders of the hobby.

Please share yours as well :)

The Dark Den = best over all considering EDITING is actually done, I sometimes want to message the youtube people offering to edit their videos haha so I can really appreciate Petko's attention to that aspect not to mention how informative and entertaining he is. I legit pronounce species names in his accent and I cant shake it now either lol...

Tom Moran = amazing vids, entertaining & informative. The amount he uploads is my favorite thing as well. def one of my favorites, just wish that intro songs volume would come down a bit O_O
The variety of his videos are also really fun to watch while still being really informative.

Tarantulaguy1976 = Rob.c just seems to be so passionate which translates so well, and theres just a realness about him that I really appreciate. learned alot from his vids, and its so awesome to see how excited he gets about the hobby as I am the same way :D He just seems like the best Dad of the tarantula hobby as well (if that makes sense hahaha). Hope to see him come back to the hobby or at least upload some more vids as actually I cant imagine he is not tending to his spiders as much as he is just not uploading :/

Jon3800 = 100% informative. great content. genuine love and respect for the animals he keeps translates as well. learned alot from him. Sidenote : Can we chip in and get him a camera set up please lol?
 

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hoo boy. @Venom1080 probably won't have a lot to say. :troll::rofl:

Jon3800. I used to think he knew so much-- back when I used to know so little.
I know what you mean, theres tid bits in everyones vids that you can gain from. I definitely so alot of cross checking all the info I take in. Alot of his seems a bit date but none the less I have picked up a few good bits from his vids.
 

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Deadly Tarantula Girl :troll:
The first vid I watched of her's "poked" me the wrong way as I saw her prodding a spider and doing a sketchy rehouse, but thats just my opinion.

also, nice name. TownesVanZandt is the reason I can believe there is good country out there haha..
 

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also, nice name. TownesVanZandt is the reason I can believe there is good country out there haha..
Thanks, but the strange thing is that I'm not a big fan of Townes van Zandt or anything like that. I do like some of his songs but it's not something I listen to often. I just happened to be listening to one of his songs when I registered here and since I'm not at all creative when it comes to picking user names I just went with that :)
 

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Thanks, but the strange thing is that I'm not a big fan of Townes van Zandt or anything like that. I do like some of his songs but it's not something I listen to often. I just happened to be listening to one of his songs when I registered here and since I'm not at all creative when it comes to picking user names I just went with that :)
haha for sure, yea, I produce music with bass so its a rarity that I listen to anything like that myself. Still, gave me hope for country style music, especially being one of my favorite producers suggested I listen. :)
 

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Payden anyone? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-h_yTlM3--z_sgbpqOFIew

The number of Dark Den subscribers shows the difference editing makes.
I really like Tom Moran too. Most others just seem to be shaky cameras or questionable advice.

I've thought about starting my own channel, but I really don't have the time to do it properly and I'd need to massively increase my collection.
 

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Payden anyone? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-h_yTlM3--z_sgbpqOFIew

The number of Dark Den subscribers shows the difference editing makes.
I really like Tom Moran too. Most others just seem to be shaky cameras or questionable advice.

I've thought about starting my own channel, but I really don't have the time to do it properly and I'd need to massively increase my collection.
Nonsense. I don't bother about editing unless it's literally cutting out something stupid. Record a vid on my phone. Upload it to youtube. I have a few pets but not loads.

I upload for me firstly (a digital copy on YouTube) and secondly to show off my beautiful pets.

I've managed to get over 800 subs with my terrible videos. Go for it.
 

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Payden anyone? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-h_yTlM3--z_sgbpqOFIew

The number of Dark Den subscribers shows the difference editing makes.
I really like Tom Moran too. Most others just seem to be shaky cameras or questionable advice.

I've thought about starting my own channel, but I really don't have the time to do it properly and I'd need to massively increase my collection.
EDITING IS SOOOO IMPORTANT.... as an audio engineer and my GF being a Video engineer, I lose it on audio levels and she loses it over the transitions... we BOTH can watch The Dark Den with no issues, except that he doesn't upload everday haha.
 

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Nonsense. I don't bother about editing unless it's literally cutting out something stupid. Record a vid on my phone. Upload it to youtube. I have a few pets but not loads.

I upload for me firstly (a digital copy on YouTube) and secondly to show off my beautiful pets.

I've managed to get over 800 subs with my terrible videos. Go for it.
man, if you do it for you more power to you, you can only get better with experience. Reminds me alot of my music. Doing it for you is probably one of the most important reasons to do anything, so I can respect that.
 

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man, if you do it for you more power to you, you can only get better with experience. Reminds me alot of my music. Doing it for you is probably one of the most important reasons to do anything, so I can respect that.
Also it's phenomenal to get comments like, "I don't usually like spiders but....", or "centipedes scare me but she's beautiful".

Whilst I don't know a massive amount I've also answered questions and given advice out.

I know my videos are "raw" but I'm not fussed. It's my pets I'm showing off not my audio/visual skills.
 

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Every bits like editing or click bait thumb nails will help you grow your channel, but I think the most important factor is still character and why I think Petko is successful. RobC is also another example of interesting character, and his videos are not really well edited. To be honest, the tarantula community isn't too big compared to other pets. When it comes of large audiences which don't know too much about the animal, it is the presenters' reactions that tell the story. Brian Barczyk who produces reptile videos is another example I can think of.

Many other youtubers (@Tomoran , @EulersK ) on Arachnoboards have present quality content for tarantula information, but non-hobbyists do not find it entertaining to watch.

I typically go for feeding videos because I don't have enough spiders to feed myself. I like Jon3800, Exotics Lair, and TarantulaAddicts to name a few. They always have commentary instead of loud music:troll:.
 

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Every bits like editing or click bait thumb nails will help you grow your channel, but I think the most important factor is still character and why I think Petko is successful. RobC is also another example of interesting character, and his videos are not really well edited. To be honest, the tarantula community isn't too big compared to other pets. When it comes of large audiences which don't know too much about the animal, it is the presenters' reactions that tell the story. Brian Barczyk who produces reptile videos is another example I can think of.

Many other youtubers (@Tomoran , @EulersK ) on Arachnoboards have present quality content for tarantula information, but non-hobbyists do not find it entertaining to watch.

I typically go for feeding videos because I don't have enough spiders to feed myself. I like Jon3800, Exotics Lair, and TarantulaAddicts to name a few. They always have commentary instead of loud music:troll:.
yea, I totally agree, Character plays a huge role when doing Videos (totally the reason I shy away from making my own vids lol). & IMHO I would have to say this is exactly why Petko is 10/10 as he has all of the important qualities you need to push this hobby to a much larger audience, hence why he has exploded with subscribers in such a short time period.

I always find toms dogs or kids funny. as I think I said before, I can really appreciate how to the point he is and genuine as well. Me and my lady def enjoy his vids. Will have to check out Eulers :)
 

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I myself run a new tarantula channel.. I've been editing breeding videos for weeks lol check it out if you want
 

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Nonsense. I don't bother about editing unless it's literally cutting out something stupid. Record a vid on my phone. Upload it to youtube. I have a few pets but not loads.
There is something about your videos that's quite a bit different from other youtubers, like Petko. Yours are shorter, so editing is less important -- you feed one animal and watch it for a bit, then you're finished. Your videos are also very personable because of how you talk to the animals in your care, and I think people enjoy that. They are short and raw, yes, but they're also simple and to the point with personality.

Longer videos with multiple animals (or many), require a bit more care and finesse, I think.
 

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There is something about your videos that's quite a bit different from other youtubers, like Petko. Yours are shorter, so editing is less important -- you feed one animal and watch it for a bit, then you're finished. Your videos are also very personable because of how you talk to the animals in your care, and I think people enjoy that. They are short and raw, yes, but they're also simple and to the point with personality.

Longer videos with multiple animals (or many), require a bit more care and finesse, I think.
Aye. I prefer watching shorter feeding videos myself so keep mine short.

But longer videos definitely require more editing.


Thank you for the compliments.
 

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I will check it out. What is the channel name?
Skittle Bunny is my channel name, I used to be an arcade channel but started focusing on arachnids not long ago. I don't have many videos yet but I have footage to edit and ideas for the future. I'm insecure I suppose, check it out if you want but it's a start to what I hope will turn out to be a decent channel like those mentioned in this thread
 
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