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) RH & Friends Highlights Vlogs:

The RH Experience are amazing to watch and their friends who are the warm up acts are also very good too. I’ve been attending the gigs at the Miller Pub in London Bridge since January 2017. I’ve been filming them since February 2017 but haven’t filmed since March 2017. This is because in April it was during my birthday week and last month I just didn’t feel like recording it.

From this month onwards I will be putting up highlights vlogs of the gig whenever I am able to attend. I will be attending this month’s gig and keep an eye out on Twitter and Instagram for the vlog.

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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.”

6) 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!

7) 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) and I’m hoping next week to get the a draft done. I hope to start filming in August 2017 and aim to release it in Late 2017. The latest I can absolutely push it to is Early 2018 but I am determined to get it all done well before that.

Keep an eye on my Instagram Stories for behind-the-scene stuff!

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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

 

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)

#SavGoesToJapan Vlog Series, Short Films & Photography (From Website)

Hi Everyone! 🙂

I’ve posted my Japan Adventure onto my website which you can find here:

#SavGoesToJapan

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

 

Halloween in Japan Vlog & Update on SavanFilms Schedule

Hi Everyone! 🙂

When I was in Japan, I did a Vlog about how different Halloween was in the country compared to the UK and the USA.

 

My #SavGoesToJapan Vlog series is also up on the channel too! 😀

There is an update regards to the channel schedule here:

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-19-45-53screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-19-46-48

Feel free to like and comment below!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

 

SavanFilms Schedule (Oct-Dec 2016)

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Here’s the update schedule for SavanFilms:

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-00-11-48screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-00-13-14

Plus here’s a sneak peek for Monday’s (17th October 2016) Vlog:

If you want to keep on being updated please follow this blog and Twitter. Plus feel free to subscribe to the channel and have the videos delivered into your subscription box.

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

#SavGoesToJapan Vlog Series & Photos

Hi Everyone! 🙂

So my adventure in Japan has a hashtag called #SavGoesToJapan. This hashtag has been used for my Instagram and Twitter photos and videos. The hashtag is also a part of my SavanVlogs new series.

Here are my favourite moments which can be found on Twitter:

Here is the SavanVlogs video about the new series:

 

If you are on Instagram, you can follow my adventure here:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/savgoestojapan/

See you soon!

From,

Sav

Top 5 Video Games & Top 4 Anime Shows

Written for London360 in June 2016:

It’s no secret that I love watching Japanese cartoons known as Anime and playing Video Games. My very first video game was Pokemon Red when I was eight years old and my very first console was the GameBoy Color. The very first Anime I watched was a given (Pokemon) and watched it on Sky 1 religiously every day after school.

So here are my Top 5 Video Games:

5) Sims 4 – I’ve played the franchise since Sims 2 on the GameCube and still miss the story mode. However, the recent game has done an excellent job with their latest update of having more LGBT Characters and no gender-specific clothing.

Sims 4

4) Mario Kart – I’ve played the gaming series since I was eight on the N64 in Sydney, Australia. I still play the game with family or on my own with the Wii version or on my 3DS. I will challenge anyone of my friends who can beat me on Rainbow Road (the friendship destroyer).

Luigi Mario Kart

3) League of Legends – This was introduced to me during my final year of University and used to play it as one of the support characters. It was a challenging but fun game playing with friends or even random strangers shouting at me for being a noob (Newbie).

League of Legends

2) Minecraft – Also introduced to me through friends who played the game and went through adventure maps. I even featured in a few videos and had a short spell as a video game commentator. I still play the game and have created some worlds within the sandbox game.

Minecraf

1) Pokemon – Fell in love with the games and still play them to this very day. I am looking forward to the latest ones coming out in late 2016 called Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Pokemon 1

Here are my Top 4 Anime Shows:

4) Beyblade – During high school there was a lot of interest in this Anime show and I had my own collection of spin-tops with blades which were also a part of the show. There were battles in the school corridors and they were actually banned too.

Beyblade

3) Digimon – There were always comparisons between this show and Pokemon. I liked both but Pokemon was way better with their games. The one thing I loved about Digimon was the catchy show tune.

Digimon

2) Pokemon – I just lost interest after the Hoenn episodes but enjoy watching the latest ones in Japanese with English Subtitles.

Pokemon 2

1) DragonBall Z – Hands down my favourite Anime of all time and grew up watching it during high school and into College. Not even DragonBall and DragonBall GT could beat this. Let’s forget that there was even a live-action Hollywood Movie.

DragonBall z

(All GIFs from Giphy)