What is JacksGap? The channel originally started in 2012, as a fun recreational activity for twin brothers, Jack and Finn Harries. If you look at some of the older videos on JacksGap you'll see that they were just short little random videos for siblings on their 'gap' year, which is where you take a year off before going to college or university. Fast forward two years, and JacksGap has become so much more than just documenting their gap year. This channel is now about storytelling through traveling. They create documentaries, travel vlogs, feature videos, and mini series. I wrote a blog some time ago based on one of their series, "The Rickshaw Run". It was a four part series about traveling across India in three days to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust Foundation. Just recently they created a documentary about the effects of climate change. They create videos about topics that they think matter, and spread awareness for it. While a video about climate change may not seem very interesting to you, I really enjoy watching their videos because they tell great stories that are accompanied with a high production value.
Who is this channel for? JacksGap is a very family-friendly account. Therefore, anyone can watch it. If you like a good story, then this is the channel for you! Another one of the mini series they've created is called "Following Heart". Following Heart consists of five videos following the stories of women who use technology to do the thing they're passionate about. It's basically like a bunch of spot features. I loved learning about the women's lives and what they love to do. Though, most of their videos are travel documentaries. I enjoy watching those videos because I like seeing the adventurous things they do, and their journey is always told in a really interesting way. If you want to be inspired, learn something, or just want a good story, check out this channel.
Now that you know what JacksGap is, and who it's for, why should you go there? We all know that the most important thing to a video is it's story. As I stated many times earlier, JacksGap tells great stories! Not only that, but in most of their videos, their production quality is quite high. If you watch their latest video on climate change, the cinematography was spectacular, but more importantly, the video engaged me to learn more about how big of an issue climate change is. They use the YouTube platform to spread awareness of things that are important and that others need to learn more about. It's quite inspiring. If you look at some of their travel vlogs, such as "A Day in New York" I found it really interesting how it was edited. It reminded me of some of Casey Neistat's stuff, whom is actually one of their friends! You should check out JacksGap because their work is great, story and production wise, and it's inspiring.
My favorite YouTuber is JacksGap, who creates short documentaries about travel. Anyone can watch them, and should because they post some great content! Below is some of my favorite videos from them. If you have the time, I highly suggest you check them out! They have some great editing techniques, and stunning shots. Plus, they also believe that gear doesn't matter, but the story does. Along with their YouTube channel, they have an online blog, http://jacksgap.com/read/ with the behind the scenes of each shoot, which I find fascinating. Well, that is it for this week's constructed response! Thanks for reading! Bye!