I’ve been busy this week editing a travel series I’ve been working on for the company I went away filming with recently.
I love editing because essentially you’re storytelling – putting clips together that build the story of a place and a time.
It helps that the footage is about travel.
Everyone knows I’m obsessed with travel and seeing new places, although it does nothing to help me settle down.
Seeing all these places, some I’ve been to, some I haven’t, just makes me want to go away again, but I know I can’t.
I have to start being sensible – or at least that’s what they tell me.
I also filmed a new video for my YouTube series.
This time I went to London to interview DJ BBQ, a cook who is part of Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube.
What a fantastic guy and totally up my street.
Although he’s originally from the US, he had a real Aussie flare about him, constantly saying words like ‘dude’ and ‘rad’ and ‘awesome’ and someone who clearly just loves life.
He’s my kind of guy and we had a real giggle.
This series is really opening my eyes to the things that can be achieved on YouTube.
Take DJ BBQ for instance, real name Christian Stevenson.
He was on TV and radio as a presenter, just like me, and took the chance on YouTube back in the day when it wasn’t as popular as it is now.
Now he has more than 100,000 people who watch his videos every week. That’s pretty impressive and it hasn’t stopped him doing the traditional broadcast work he did before – he was on This Morning just this week.
Talking of being inspired – I’m off to YouTube’s Summer in the City event this weekend where I have a backstage pass to interview some of the biggest YouTubers including Dan and Phil and TomSka. I’m pretty sure you won’t know who they are (I didn’t), but I bet your kids or grandkids do.
I’ll be uploading a video on Saturday evening when I get back so make sure you check out my channel – you can find it on my website – officialcherylgibbs.com.