SavanFilms June 2017 Update Blog

Hi Everyone! 🙂

This was originally going to be an update vlog on my channel. To be honest I had recorded it around 12 times since Sunday 11th June 2017 and yesterday (13th June 2017) it took two hours to film the 11th and 12th take. I wasn’t happy with them so I’ve decided to blog it instead.

Here are the things I wanted to talk about in my vlog:

1) Event Highlights Vlogs:

I have been doing them since September 2016 and I would love to continue this. There are so many events happening across the Capital and it’s not easy to keep up. If there is anything of interest and it’s during an evening or weekend I will plan to attend it. I  also normally get my recommendations from friends/family, the Londonist, Secret London, London On The Inside and Time Out London.

Some events like the #PowerPuffLondon pop-up store in Soho will be shared on my Instagram and Twitter from now on where I aim to show montages within a minute. Events I attend with the London Small YouTubers (LSY) will be put on the channel and teasers will be shared on Instagram and Twitter with a link to the full vlog. You can check out the last event vlog I did with LSY here.

 

2) The Three Current Main Vlog Series:

I hope you are enjoying the Random Funny Facts, #AutismWithSav & #StoryTimeWithSav vlog series so far.

With Random Funny Facts I will try and film when I can where there are fellow creators. This will include YouTube Space London Events/Workshops (depends when I can attend and how I’m feeling too), VidCon EU (if still going ahead next year onwards), SitC (Summer in the City) (going all three days this year and next year 1 day) and LSY Meet Ups (Depends on where it is held and whether I can film). The whole point of the series is to discover new creators and find out something you didn’t know about a certain creator you may or may not follow too. I do make an editorial decision whether a fact is funny, too weird or plain boring.

I will also do these vlogs to raise awareness on issues I’m passion about such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Autism Awareness Week and Pride Month. With these you will discover a variety of people who will state what they have or identify as and their random/fun fact about themselves.

I aim to have at least 5 people for the people one and at least 10 people for the creators one. If I get more than 20 people for the creators then I will split the vlogs accordingly and will aim to release them asap.

#AutismWithSav has been a great way of raising awareness of my gift and I still aim to be a role model and a voice for those with the gift. The series also informs those who aren’t Autistic and I hope that this helps them understand about my gift too.

There are still 7 main topics for this year to be filmed and released each month. This month I will be talking about travelling around the world which I’m looking forward to record and release. There are still many things that I can cover and talk about for as long as I can do it. If you have any topics or ideas on what I should do for 2018 please let me know. I have some off-topic ones I want to still do this year too and will let you know via Instagram and Twitter when they’re out.

Now onto #StoryTimeWithSav! This wasn’t expected to do as well as the other two main vlog series. I do it for the passion and want to share it with the world. I also still want to talk about my geek passions and funny incidents that have occurred in the past. I have it all planned out till December and will decide in January 2018 whether to continue this. This month (June 2017) is about Pokemon and why I love them so much.

3) Autism Merch:

I’ve been thinking about this for some time and thanks to one of my friends I’ve come to a decision recently. I am not doing this for a profit but to raise awareness for those with the gift. It’ll start off with the wristbands called #AutsimPride and T-Shirts with the hashtag further down the line. Here is a Twitter Poll for the colours (expires on the 16th June 2017)!

If I do find an online shop which is approved by YouTube then most of the profits from the t-shirt would go towards a UK Autism Charity and production of the wristbands. The wristbands will be handed out at events I attend and I’ll be wearing one too. They are for people with the gift and those who support people like me (be it a friend, family member or partner of an Autistic Person).

I will update when there is further progress and will post any designs via Instagram and Twitter.

4) Comedy Sketches:

I seem to have a knack for these and so far have written 8 in a month or so. I hope to release at least two by the end of this year. I am looking forward to working with my fellow creators and friends in producing these! 😀

I hopefully will release short teasers via Instagram and Twitter too when they’re out. I will also slightly change my about page to include “dabble in short films and comedy.”

5) Short Films:

Talking about short films, I released my first one for 2017 after a break which you can find here. There should hopefully be another one released this Friday/Saturday called “Why London is No Longer Home?” This is a serious thought provoking one where I question why the place I was born and brought up doesn’t feel like that anymore. It’ll feature some fellow creators towards the end of the short film. I originally filmed this in April 2017.

The third one is called “What If?” It explores the decision of why I went to Hertfordshire than Brighton University. It’ll be filmed in Brighton and I hope to release it by October 2017 latest.

I will hopefully release one more short film by the end of the year but not sure what it’ll be about or called. Will update when a decision has been made!

6) Quantum Dating:

Where to begin with this massive project? It came about when being asked to pitch to Noel Clarke in November 2015 called “Ghosted.” In October 2016 I decided to make progress on it and people were receptive to the idea. Filming was meant to start in March 2017 and out by April 2017 but my close friend and I hadn’t done a proper script and treatment.

The good news is that the treatment was done last month (May 2017) but have put it on hold for now.

7) Japan:

I am hoping to go back in December 2017 for at least a week in Kyoto and another week doing day trips to the surrounding cities. I can push it back to 2018 too depending on the job situation.

There is a lot of red tape to work and live in the country and that has put me off for now. I would love to teach English as a teacher but not sure how with my Autism I will cope with being away from close friends and family for that long. Being vegetarian isn’t much of an issue in cities like Kyoto and Tokyo but more of an issue if I go to another city I’m not familiar with.

However, I am hoping to go at least once a year to Kyoto as a holiday and the city has a home feeling to it. I am also learning Japanese properly this time with Duolingo after a disaster with Memrise. I hope to be fluent in Japanese by the end of the year and it’ll be my second main language (proper) after English.

8) Travel Vlogs:

Whenever I go across the country or abroad I will try and do highlights of the trip/holiday and release it on the channel. There will be photos, boomerangs, stories on Instagram throughout and teasers when the vlogs are out. There will be moments on Twitter too. Please do check out my first official travel vlog series when I last went to Japan in October 2017.

9) Schedule:

For Random Funny Facts Vlogs it depends when I film it but the next main one is London Pride in July 2017 and SitC in August 2017. Will be released around 8pm (UK) Time.

For the #AutismWithSav Vlogs I aim to release them on a Friday at around 8pm (UK Time). The main topic ones are released once a month but the off-topic ones depends on when I film them.

For the #StoryTimeWithSav Vlogs I aim to release them on a Monday at around 8pm (UK Time) every month.

The short films I try to aim and release them on a Friday which doesn’t clash with the #AutismWithSav Vlogs. Will try and also aim for a 8pm (UK Time) release too.

Finally, I hope this update blog was informal and you all have an idea of what I’m trying to do on SavanFilms.

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

(Updated 25th June 2017).

 

My Top 10 Tips On Attending Your First Ever Comic Con

Hi Everyone! 🙂

I’ve been asked by the lovely folks over at The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention to write about some tips for those attending their first ever Con!

I’ve learnt a lot from attending it which I want to pass onto those who are new to these sort of events.

Here are my top 10 tips:

  1. Do try and make friends at the Con. This is because it’ll be less scary and more enjoyable for yourself.
  2. Don’t be a creep to cosplayers as they’re people too. These people are open to being filmed and having their photographs taken as long as you are nice and ask their permission to do so.
  3. Do try and take as many breaks as you can. This is especially for those who find big and crowded places a bit too overwhelming.
  4. Do plan your day out properly. If you are there for the whole event, don’t try and cram everything into a short period of time.
  5. Don’t overspend. I know it’s very tempting to buy every single favourite thing of yours but Cons can get very pricey. Having a budget can help you plan better.
  6. Do bring portable chargers. This is just incase your phone or camera battery dies and there is no available charging point.
  7. Do follow the rules of the Con. This is mainly because its in place for your own safety and of others too.
  8. Don’t be an idiot. Do enjoy yourself but be respectful and mindful of others who are also there attending the convention too.
  9. Do use the wifi if you can. If there is free wifi at the convention it can save battery life and data. Also, do make sure that the connection is strong and isn’t too slow due to others using it.
  10. Finally, don’t be afraid to cosplay if you want to and wear something you feel comfortable in!

I hope these tips are helpful 🙂

If you are attending The Amazing Las Vegas Convention do enjoy yourselves and feel free to check out this website out.

Finally, feel free to check out what I’ve been up to on my YouTube Channel SavanFilms!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

(Featured Image: Savan G Photography)

SavanFilms Video Update Blog #4

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Apologies for no video updates for quite a few weeks but here are the videos from 3rd April till the 29th April 2017:

 

Hope you all enjoyed watching the videos. Feel free to like and comment below.

Also feel free to follow the blog when I do post and subscribe to the channel too.

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

 

VidCon EU 2017 Afterthoughts Blog

Hi Everyone! 🙂

This was going to be an afterthoughts vlog but I found it really hard to convey my points over in video form. I also tried to record the vlog at least 3-4 times before deciding to write this.

So I went to Amsterdam in the Netherlands last week to attend VidCon Europe 2017 (from the 7th till the 10th April 2017). The trip was so amazing and I have never felt so inspired to create content and become so positive. This is because I met so many people and became friends too; I also met my favourite creators who I look up to and admire their content. I also flew with British Airways for the first time since 2013 which was a nice experience and was the second time in 6 months I have left the country on my own.

The highlight of the trip was the creator chats with Bertie Gilbert and Jack & Dean. This was because it was so intimate, personal and I gained some useful tips and advice which would help me in my YouTube adventure.

The only downside was one creator panel on how to build an audience. It had stuff which I already knew thanks to meeting experts and being a part of the London Small YouTubers network. I left just as they were taking questions from the audience and wasn’t the only one leaving. There were panels and workshops which people left throughout the entire convention, but I assume this happens all the time at VidCon.

I didn’t have much time to explore the city because of focusing on VidCon but will visit the Netherlands again hopefully in the next year or so and explore. I might do a travel vlog series too like the Japan one in October 2016, but we will see. I will also buy an Anonymous Card which is like an Oyster Card which you top up and use on the transport system in Amsterdam.

There were funny moments too like being on German TV just asking TomSka what random funny fact he would like to share for my new vlog series.

As an Autistic person it was at times very overwhelming but being surrounded by positive people helped a lot. I also had my friends reminding me to eat and keep myself hydrated and I appreciated that a lot. I made sure that I planned out my day out, put enough time to rest and look after myself.

I will be going to SITC (Summer in the City) this August for the whole three days where I will be asking different creators what their random funny facts are which they would like to share with the world. I might be going to MCM Comic Con London this year because after VidCon it just doesn’t really appeal to me anymore as a content creator. I loved the past events but just want to focus on VidCon and SITC from now on. Also I hope to attend the main VidCon in LA, USA next year and will see if they do one in Amsterdam again.

Regards to my trip Japan:

  • I am learning Japanese and hope to be fluent to a certain extent
  • I want to spend two weeks in Kyoto visiting my favourite places and exploring new ones
  •  Finally, I want to explore the food scene especially being a vegetarian

Finally, feel free to check out below what happened in Amsterdam:

Take care guys!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

(Updated May 2017)

SavanFilms Video Update Blog #3

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Here are video updates from the 20th March till the 2nd April 2017:

There will be a vlog out this week. Next week there are 2 vlogs due to this weekend being VidCon EU in Amsterdam which I am attending! 😀

Feel free to like and comment below!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

SavanFilms Video Update Blog #1

Hi Everyone! 🙂

To make up for the lack of blogs and stuff, I am going to try to post an update of what videos I have uploaded. I also have started an Autism Vlog Series called #AutismWithSav which is in this blog’s update! 😀

Here are the two videos from the 6th-12th March 2017:

Feel free to check out the channel too! Also feel free to comment and like below!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

Video Editing Showreel 2016-17

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted on here. I’ve been really busy with things including my YouTube Channel SavanFilms.

Here is my video editing showreel (from Jan 2016-Feb 2017), which was edited on Adobe Premiere Pro:

Feel free to share it and also if you need someone to edit your videos, please do let me know.

See you all soon!

From,

Sav