Whenever you’re ready feel free to introduce yourself.
So hello my name is Jacob Peterson and I have a youtube channel called JAKEHASANAPPLE, where I do vlogging.
What do you vlog about?
So on my channel, I vlog with like skits, and life lessons.
Why do you think most people vlog?
I think a lot of people vlog, to do something creative with their time, because they feel its better than, say, sitting around and watching tv. And just, something really fun to do and do something with your creativity.
Before you went into how JAKEHASANAPPLE is different from Jacob Peterson, can you go into that at all?
Yeah so the way I portray myself on my channel is very upbeat and very happy… and never a downer, and its just kinda how I want to portray myself. And just be happy, do what I think goes with the flow, and really just down to earth.
How are you normally you think?
In real life I can be kind of a downer sometimes, but I always try and keep everything positive…and happy and try to go with the flow and do something really just down to earth.
……….What is your niche in vlogging and are you trying to do some of this?
Uh, Well when I vlog I don’t really have a niche market………and on my channel I try and just get whoever wants to listen and have fun….and if you have a smile on yourself and everyone is going to stay, and have a smile. Because its you know….really attractive to people.
What’s a fun fact about vlogging that people probably don’t know?
Well when you’re vlogging, you’re talking out loud, and you’re working on your oral skills, so if you keep vlogging you’re gonna be a lot better at public speaking and you wont trip over your words as much, because you’re talking often, and when you go back and edit, its a lot easier if you don’t trip on your words, to cut and when you’re naturally just talking out loud that’s just fluid, then its a lot better for public speaking.
What inspired you to begin doing this?
So when I started vlogging, I had been watching youtube for a long time and I said ‘you know what, I wanna start making my own videos’. And I wanted to entertain people, so on my channel I just try to have fun and get people excited for my videos and to leave with a positive attitude.
Do you have a favorite?
Oh that’s a tough one, one of my favorite videos is actually the first video that I made. I made this video called 19 types of college men, and it portrayed 19 different versions of guys who went to college.
Of those college men, who was the best?
Uhhh there was a couple I liked. One of them was called the college entrepreneur. I was all dressed up in business clothing and acting like I was trying to sell something.
What do you do when you’re not jakehasanapple?
So when I’m not being jakehasanapple, I’m playing video games, talking with people, reading books, taking classes. That’s pretty much what I do.
Yeah so I’m a …..i’m a sophomore here and….I’m finishing my sophomore year at Seattle U and I’m a marketing major….and…I’m going to be taking marketing classes over the summer, and I’m going to be minoring in psychology to more better myself in consumer behavior.
What should people know about the youtube community?
Well something people don’t know about the youtube community, is we stick really close together, especially a lot of the smaller channels. Because we start watching each others videos and giving each other feedback and we see how that flows. And the bigger youtubers, they interact with as many people as they can on a daily basis. But when you’re getting tens of thousands of views, its really hard to talk to every single person watching your video. But when you’re getting like 20 active viewers per video, you can talk to every person individually.
What kind of plans do you have for the future?
In the future I wanna start doing social experiments, and see how people react with something they don’t know they’re going to filmed with.
Tell me about making the kiss video, and why did you do it?
So it was getting close to the Seattle University Film Festival and I’ve been putting off making a video and I’ve been watching pranks and social experiments a lot more on youtube lately, and I really wanted to try doing something because its kissing and who doesn’t like kissing? And so I went out and bought the materials because its really cheap, and then had my brother film at the seattle center and I saw a lot of people.
Have you ever had to deal with trolls?
I’ve had to deal with one troll on youtube, there’s not too many people trolling on smaller channels, just because, they’re trying to get a rise out of the commenters..when you’re getting like 10 comments a video its a lot less than a hundred thousand people fighting back and forth.
Have the comments been mostly positive?
About 95 percent of comments are positive.
What else can you say about your videos?
So on my videos, usually i’m doing them by myself. And its a static camera angle, and when you’re doing a static camera angle. So to hold interest you need to add a lot more content to your video then if its moving around. So if you’re getting a lot of action shots. Those speak for themselves, but when you’re doing a static camera angle, you need to make those stand for themselves. So, when I make these videos, the main intent is to show my creative side off. And to make sure that, other people are being entertained when watching my videos.
Are you ever gonna stop making videos?
I’m probably always going to be making videos, whether its like one video every year or few years, I’ll probably always come back and make a video of some sort.