19-22 September 2020 - The NEC, Birmingham

The Photography Show & The Video Show 2020 has been postponed until 19-22 September 2020

Gavin Free

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13 million subscribers and counting: Life as a YouTube creator

Super Stage

Sunday 15th March | 13:15 - 14:30

What is it like to be a YouTube creator with 13 million followers on your channel, and how do you get there? In this rare european appearance, The Slow Mo Guys' Gavin Free lets us into his life as an incredibly successful YouTuber, the career steps that he took to get there, and his passion for his subject matter.

Starring himself and his friend Daniel Gruchy, The Slow Mo Guys' content has been viewed more than 1.9 billion times. For 10 years the pair have created humourous, entertaining, informative and often viral videos - from bursting balloons to slow-mo footage of Will Smith with a flamethrower - all using cinema-quality, high-speed cameras and a whole heap of imagination.

Here Gavin discusses what goes in to making and distributing this kind of content, the tech involved, how he keeps the ideas coming, and what it's like to have online video as your career.

Gavin's Work