Self-expression is one of the common reasons why many go online. Since going online is a big part of our daily lives, many have showcased a part of themselves through social media platforms. There are some, however, who believe that there are more ways to display who they are.
This is where vlogging comes in. Since the establishment of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) in 2007, vloggers can earn money from the content they create. It has soon become a career path for those who want to take their creativity to the next level.
With this, Smart helped aspiring vloggers to take their passion for content creation to the next level with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp.” Among the Filipino vloggers featured in the event are Wil Dasovich (travel), Alodia Gosiengfiao (travel), David Guison (fashion), Carlo Ople (sneaker and gadget), and Erwan Heussaff (food and travel).
The camp first kicked off at Ateneo de Davao University in August; Silliman University in September; Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Laguna in October; and University of Baguio in November. It recently wrapped up its fifth leg at Mapua University in Manila.
The event started with a bang as Dasovich filmed the audience for an upcoming video. He then discussed the basics of creating a vlog, which includes customizing the channel, having the right tools, and learning the basics of editing.
“You have to have a vision, kailangan alam mo kung ano ang gusto mo. And then, you have to be prepared so you have to have the right preps. Anyone here can be on their way to becoming the next big vlogger. Everyone has the same chance, but it really starts on how well you prepare,” Dasovich added.
In the second module, Guison shared how his online career began. According to Guison, he posted his outfits on Lookbook then shifted into blogging when he took up Multimedia Arts. At that time, he asked his parents to buy a DSLR camera for class and the rest was history.