This Year's Power of Video Creators

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Shonduras

Shonduras Shaun McBride - Brand Guru | Forbes 30 Under 30

Shaun McBride better known as "Shonduras" is Snapchat’s first homegrown celebrity and one of the first people to make money from his intricate and personal Snapchat art.  He has worked with brands like Samsung, Taco Bell, Google, and many others. Shaun has been a Keynote at Power of Video, Social Shake Up, and spoke at TEDx Arendal. In one year Shaun has gained over 1 Million subscribers on YouTube.  In 2017 Shaun was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 and the first Influencer Consultant to Viacom Velocity.  

Shaun is all about having fun – he loves skating, cereal, high-fives, Wiener Dogs – and living life 100%.

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Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom DP | Director | Filmmaker

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 27-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera.  Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website became the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology.

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What's Inside?

What's Inside? Daniel and Lincoln Markham

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David Meade

David Meade Mentalist | Motivational Speaker

David is one of Europe’s most dynamic, engaging, and sought after speakers with a client list that features some of the world’s most successful organisations. Working with clients that include PWC, Harvard, Apple, Spar International, The Cabinet Office, NHS, Bombardier Aerospace and Easyjet, David has shown some of the most successful organisations in the world how they can work more efficiently and effectively.

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Zack Nelson

Zack Nelson Youtuber | Marketer | King of Repairs

Zack Nelson, from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, has turned a love of repairing, into the most viewed cell phone repair channel on the internet. His simple explanations and brief tutorials have helped millions of people with repairs of their own. Outside of YouTube, his ‘to-the-point’ style of teaching has created instructional and informational videos for manufacturers and factories around the world. His entrepreneurial spirit has turned a hobby, into a lifestyle.
Just the way it should be.

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Arron Crascall

Arron Crascall Idiot With A Camera | Recovering Pizza Addict

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DevinSuperTramp

DevinSuperTramp Devin Graham - YouTube Adventure Filmmaker

Devin's YouTube channel has more than 4.5 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed more than 920 million times.

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Cian Twomey

Cian Twomey Facebook & Youtube Creator

Facebook & Youtube Creator. I have a psycho alter ego named Emily.

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Toxic Tears

Toxic Tears UK/Irish YouTuber

Toxic Tears is one of YouTube’s largest goth fashion and alternative subculture channels. With over 275,000 subscribers, Kaya’s channel includes Reviews, Favorites, Beauty Hauls, Tutorials, and DIYs. Kaya is dedicated to making the world a cheerier place and proving the negative gothic stereotypes wrong.

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Jake Munro

Jake Munro Daily Vlogger | Musician | Gamer

Hi, I'm Jake and I'm a daily vlogger that lives in Belfast City, Northern Ireland. I'm active, positive and I love flying my drone and hitting the skate park. If you love cinematic vlogs with aerial videography, time lapses and subtle humour, you're in the right place, my friend.

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Peter McKinnon

Peter McKinnon Vlogger | Photographer | Cinematographer


 

Peter has spent the last 12 years developing a truly unique portrait style and brand that is recognisable internationally. Working with companies and individuals to identify visual trends that move you forward and help dominate the social scene. Starting from scratch or fine-tuning existing models - A visual facelift through photography & cinematic storytelling.

Peter is a vlogger on Youtube who teaches things about photography and cinematography.

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Thomas De Napoli

Thomas De Napoli Senior Director, Content & Platform Strategy, Viacom Velocity Social

Tom is Sr. Director Content & Platform Strategy for Viacom Velocity Social. His responsibilities include driving Velocity’s influencer, social platform and innovation strategies.

De Napoli has played a pivotal role in the development and launch of Velocity’s data driven offering to create and distribute best-in-class branded content campaigns across social media for Viacom’s advertising partners.

De Napoli oversees Social Talent Casting & Management, which selects social influencers for branded content campaigns across Viacom’s Music & Entertainment networks.  Since taking lead of the team in 2015, De Napoli has extended the offering to serve both Velocity and Viacom’s networks, driving activation of more than 60 social media stars for 40+ campaigns.  

De Napoli also leads a team which develops partnerships with relevant creators, digital media companies and emerging technologies to build, test and execute innovative co-branded content formats for sponsors.

De Napoli began his career as a creative executive in the film industry working on Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited” and Mira Nair’s “The Namesake”.  He founded a production company that produced and directed music videos, commercials and short films including the groundbreaking interactive video for Das Racist’s “Who’s That? Brooown!”, which was launched on YouTube and became the first music video to be named an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Competition.  The video was listed in the Top 10 music videos of the year by Rolling Stone, SPIN and Pitchfork in addition to being nominated Most Innovative Video by the MTV O Music Awards.  Tom also directed webseries episodes of High Maintenance which recently premiered as a full length series on HBO.

De Napoli holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University and a LEAD Diploma in Corporate Innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  

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Bradley Friesen

Bradley Friesen Helicopter Pilot | YouTuber

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Dan Ram

Dan Ram ENTREPRENEUR | SPEAKER | ARTIST | COACH

The son of an Indian diplomat, I am a globetrotter; I grew up in 10 countries and visited over 20 others. I hold many titles including Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor to National Government, Lecturer, Life Coach, Recording Artist, Radio Presenter, and Strategist and am happiest at the intersection of these diverse fields. I have an Economics Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Trinity College and have worked for the UN, World Vision and KPMG. The last couple years I have dedicated most of my time to building startups including Parkpnp, Treehouse and Delhi Christmas Festival and raising & managing funds of over $350,000,000.

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Cool FM Breakfast Team

Cool FM Breakfast Team Pete, Paulo & Rebecca

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Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat Co-Founder of Beme | YouTuber of the Year 2016

Prior to entering the tech space, Casey was an established figure in the art and film world, chiefly known for his innovative and groundbreaking video work. Casey made a global impact with his short film “iPod’s Dirty Secret,” which went viral years before the launch of YouTube. He went on to produce two feature films — winning the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards — and wrote and directed the HBO series “The Neistat Brothers.” Casey has also created a number of short films for the New York Times’ critically acclaimed Op-Doc series, and Casey’s own YouTube channel has received over 660 million views to date.

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Shonduras

Shonduras Snapchat and YouTube creator

Shonduras uses snapchat to interact with his fans. Most well known for using creative illustrations to help build out his engaging adventures, he is the first Viral snapchat star to grow organically on the platform! He enjoys skating, cereal, high fives, Wiener Dogs, and living life 100%. Shonduras has found a way to make interaction between creator and consumer very personable, this gives an opportunity to engage with his audience in a very creative and and sincere way… He is all about fun. With his millions of followers, there is plenty of fun to be had! Be sure to follow him on social media to join the adventure!

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Ben Brown

Ben Brown Filmmaker, Photographer, Vlogger

Film maker & photographer from London, uploading daily vlogs which are sometimes late due to projects, travel & life! I do my best to make my vlogs the best they can be, subscribe to join my journey!

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Nicole Eddy

Nicole Eddy Travel & adventure vlogger

From Cape Town, South Africa, going away on an adventure for the weekend is made pretty easy, and so my passion for writing & weekend adventures grew until it took me to places beyond where I ever imagined I could go. Whilst completing my university degree, I would write about & share my weekend adventures until being a full-time adventurer was made possible this year. I turned down the 9-5 corporate job that I had lined up after my studies to a year of and hopefully a lifetime, of adventure, exploration & most importantly creating positivity and change. The power of social media, such as YouTube, Instagram & my blog has enabled this dream job to become a reality.

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Daniel Markham

Daniel Markham What’s Inside?

We cut open random things to see what’s inside. This channel started with a 2nd grade school project to see what was inside sports balls. We cut things open so you don’t have to.

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Gary Turk

Gary Turk Filmmaker - Writer - Speaker

Gary Turk is an award-winning filmmaker and spoken word artist who was launched to fame following the global success of ‘Look Up’. The video which has attracted over 500 million views worldwide, is a five minute spoken word performance mixed with a filmed narrative which looks at how overuse of smartphones and social media can disengage us from real relationships, human interactions and living in the real world.

 

Gary currently has over 60 million views and 116,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.

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Mislav Mironovic

Mislav Mironovic Pro-MTB Rider - RedBull Artist

Mislav Mironovic was one of the first MTB freeride athletes in Croatia who became a professional and got the attention of well known international companies like RedBull, Norco bikes, Gopro, Nokia, etc. Maybe he wasn’t the craziest when it comes to tricks but he was crazy enough to think he can succeed in everything he puts his mind into and so he did. From becoming a fully professional MTB athlete in a country that has no conditions to have a professional MTB athlete to an international content creator that now lives in Los Angeles and creates captivating smART through photography, short videos, and recently stop animation.

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David Meade

David Meade Mentalist, Motivational Speaker

David is one of Europe’s most dynamic, engaging, and sought after speakers with a client list that features some of the world’s most successful organisations. Working with clients that include PWC, Harvard, Apple, Spar International, The Cabinet Office, NHS, Bombardier Aerospace and Easyjet, David has shown some of the most successful organisations in the world how they can work more efficiently and effectively.

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Suli Breaks

Suli Breaks Youtuber and Spoken Word Artist

Suli Breaks is a spoken word artist who uses social media as his platform to engage with strong social topics such as racism, religion, education and beauty.

Having spoken at TEDxHousesofParliament two years in a row, he is known for his innovative word play and frank delivery. His work has been noted by the likes of Will Smith, Rio Ferdinand, the Guardian and the Huffington Post.

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Jason Paul

Jason Paul Pro-Freerunner - RedBull & GoPro-Athlete

Rewind 10 years and I was spending 6 hours of my day sitting in front of my computer playing video-games. Jumping across rooftops, balancing on rails and flipping off of walls, except it was on my Playstation. One late night I stumbled across Freerunning-video and it inspired me to go out and learn how to do these feats for real. Back then I was 14 years old and started teaching myself in Frankfurt, Germany. Ten years and many fortunate opportunities later I am now one of the first people to live life as a Pro Freerunner. Working with RedBull, GoPro and building my own clothing-brand Farang has made this possible. Today I live a minimalist life, whatever I own fits in my suitcase, and travel the world from one project to the next one.

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Matt Hackett

Matt Hackett CTO/Cofounder Beme, VP Engineering at Tumblr

Matt Hackett is co-founder and CTO of Beme, a video platform launched in summer 2015 that aims to bring honesty and empathy back to social media. Previously, he was was VP Engineering at Tumblr, joining when the whole team fit around a lunch table and seeing it grow to a passionate global audience of 150 million. He is also currently a Part-Time Partner at Notation Capital and advisor to startups such as Giphy and to.be. He writes on tech, philosophy, and design at https://medium.com/@mhkt.

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Zack Nelson

Zack Nelson Youtuber, Marketer and King of Repairs

Zack Nelson, from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, has turned a love of repairing, into the most viewed cell phone repair channel on the internet. His simple explanations and brief tutorials have helped millions of people with repairs of their own. Outside of YouTube, his ‘to-the-point’ style of teaching has created instructional and informational videos for manufacturers and factories around the world. His entrepreneurial spirit has turned a hobby, into a lifestyle.
Just the way it should be.

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Ari Paunonen

Ari Paunonen COO/Monstercat Co-Founder

Monstercat has outlived over 150 funded music start-ups. How a YouTube channel grew without investors to a company of over 30 employees on innovation and supporting the creative economy. All by partnering with artists, paying more royalties and building technology. What this means for video and where we are going next.

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Peter McNicholl

Peter McNicholl Facebook Video Marketing

Peter teaches local businesses how to convert Facebook LIKES into LEADS with just their SMARTPHONE - in a non-tech savvy way.

Over the past year, he has worked with over 70 Local Businesses ranging from 5 Star hotels like Lough Erne and the Culloden to local restaurants, gyms, car dealerships and many more. Peters main focus is helping businesses acquire customers over LIKES.  Peter’s weekly videos of free advice have had over 250K views since January 2016. 
 

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