Veritasium: My First Upload

Veritasium: My First Upload


LIZZIE BASSETT: Hey,
guys, it’s Lizzie. Every day here at
YouTube Nation we’re finding you the best
videos that are out there. And now we’re also bringing
you some of the top creators. Today I am so excited, because
we have Derek Muller, a.k.a. Veritasium, here in the office. Science! Veritasium has well over a
million and a half subscribers, probably because Derek explores
some of the most interesting science questions you
could ever dream up. By partnering with
Verizon for this series, we’re able to explore the
choices these creators have made that have helped them
get from their first videos all the way up to
where they are today. DEREK MULLER: Hi, YouTube
Nation, I’m Derek. I make a YouTube channel
called Veritasium which is all about science. When I first started
my YouTube channel, I had this idea that I was
going to start with the simplest concepts in science and
work methodically up, building up a picture
of the universe. But that is a very
difficult thing to do. And so instead,
what happened was, I got distracted talking
about whatever interested me at the time. And so that’s what I do now. I try to find the coolest
demos, the most amazing things around me. And I show those
off on the channel. This is basically my
first real YouTube video. I really cringe to watch this. -If you took a piece of matter
like this piece of aluminium foil, you could cut in
half and in half again, each time reducing the
number of atoms by half. The idea was you could not go
on doing that indefinitely, for there would come
a point when you have only a single atom left,
and it is uncuttable. DEREK MULLER: I think if you’re
making videos about science, the easiest thing for
you to do is make science for people who are
already into science. I mean, my audience is
big time into science, and I love that these
people are just like me. But I feel like I should
also be reaching out to people who haven’t had
such a background in science or aren’t interested in it. So I want to get back to
this kind of original mission at some point, and maybe
start another channel where I do actually do this, so anyone
with a very limited background in anything
scientific could learn about everything
in the universe. Thank you for watching. Science truly is the
best thing in the world. LIZZIE BASSETT:
Thank you, Derek, for helping my
creatively minded brain understand science for
over four years now. So useful. And many thanks,
Verizon, for helping us to sit down
with these creators and explore their choices. If you have a creator you’re
dying to get to know better, let us know in the comments
with the hashtag #MYFIRSTUPLOAD. Keep an eye out. Now we’re bringing you wisdom
from your favorite YouTubers twice a week. -Because everything is made of
atoms, including you, and me, and the opera house, and the
harbor bridge, and the water, and the trees, and the
grass, and the air.

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