“Helping others is a major reason why I make my videos.”
EJ Tech produces high quality, informative videos on YouTube, teaching people how to make videos! His content such as Editing For Beginners: Different Video Editing Cuts! and How To Edit Videos Better! offers you tips and key information to advance your skills and knowledge in video creation.
In this week’s Pixlr Spotlight, EJ Tech talks about how he started his channel, his strategies on maintaining audience engagement, what he loves about being part of the industry, and his advice to upcoming creators.
What do you love most about working in this industry?
I enjoy helping others, and being able to do that on a major scale is quite exciting. I know that I’ve stated this in my videos before, but helping others is a major reason why I make my videos. I know how it feels to have so many questions when it comes to editing a video, looking for the best resources and tips to do it, and not finding a clear answer. It can be frustrating as a beginner. So I consider all of this and do my best to answer those questions amongst others.
How do you stay current on all the shifts and innovations?
This is a tricky topic to cover, but generally, it takes a lot of research specifically in my area or niche. Always asking and answering questions like, how can I make this video idea more interesting and unique from other videos?… How can I make it better? It requires a more interesting point of view to capture what ideas are popular now, and being able to communicate that idea with your unique take on it, does allow for innovation.
Have you noticed any positive or negative changes in your work since the pandemic?
Since the pandemic, nothing has changed. But there was this period where I had much more time to dedicate to my channel and hone my skills. As well as, identify my niche, and improve the content that I was making and sharing on the channel to those who watch my videos. In short, it was a very productive time.
What’s the funniest story that comes to mind ever since you started working more indoors due to the pandemic?
Well, I’m not sure if this is too funny, but what comes to mind is losing track of time. There would be days where I’d spent researching and on post-production that I would totally forget what day it was, the last time I ate, and just wondering where the time has gone. But I’m pretty sure that this is just more relatable than funny.
What advice would you give for aspiring creators?
For anyone who wants to create content, I would tell them to do it for the fun of it and don’t worry about the numbers (subscribers, likes, views). Growth will come at its time, but the fun of creating and innovating will pass by without you realizing it. So, enjoy the process from beginning to end, and I am sure that all your work will come to fruition.
Read our previous Spotlight interview here.