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Just About Us – How It All Started and Quick Room Tour

  • 00:00:01 welcome to this video this is not going
  • 00:00:05 to be a video where you will learn
  • 00:00:06 anything about coding or any kind of
  • 00:00:08 educational video you could say this
  • 00:00:11 video is more about the channel about a
  • 00:00:13 Ketel mind and about us because the
  • 00:00:16 development we had in the last year's is
  • 00:00:19 simply amazing and I thought it would be
  • 00:00:22 the right time do you share some
  • 00:00:24 thoughts about ketamine that we have
  • 00:00:26 with you and also share something about
  • 00:00:28 the story behind the kind of mind how
  • 00:00:31 this evolved how this became what it is
  • 00:00:33 today so if you want to learn more about
  • 00:00:35 react angular or anything like that
  • 00:00:38 that's probably not the right video for
  • 00:00:41 you but if you want to find out more
  • 00:00:42 about the background reason why this
  • 00:00:45 channel exists then this might be
  • 00:00:47 interesting
  • 00:00:51 so I could talk about the sheer numbers
  • 00:00:54 that we have right now when I talk about
  • 00:00:56 the channel I could talk about these
  • 00:00:58 more than two hundred thousand
  • 00:00:59 subscribers I could talk about more than
  • 00:01:01 50 million views I think and I could
  • 00:01:04 talk about almost five hundred videos
  • 00:01:06 released on a channel but these are all
  • 00:01:08 numbers you might know already and these
  • 00:01:10 are numbers that just show the current e
  • 00:01:13 amazing statues we have but if I think
  • 00:01:16 back three years from now almost four
  • 00:01:18 years from now the numbers were quite
  • 00:01:20 different and the expectations also were
  • 00:01:22 different because back then
  • 00:01:24 max was working as a freelance web
  • 00:01:27 developer I was working in a consultancy
  • 00:01:29 still so nothing to do with web
  • 00:01:31 development from a professional side I
  • 00:01:32 just did it as a hobby and yeah max did
  • 00:01:36 his free and stuff and it was working
  • 00:01:38 quite well and then we talked we are
  • 00:01:40 friends for almost 10 years now we met
  • 00:01:42 at university back in 2008 and then he
  • 00:01:46 told me yeah this feeling's fing is nice
  • 00:01:47 but I would like to start a YouTube
  • 00:01:50 channel I would like to do courses on
  • 00:01:52 the tutorials about web development
  • 00:01:53 about programming and this sounded cool
  • 00:01:57 yeah that's what you would say yeah cool
  • 00:01:59 do it but to be honest this is a a quite
  • 00:02:02 big step right because this means that
  • 00:02:03 you you leave your your well-known
  • 00:02:06 territory and you suddenly start buying
  • 00:02:08 a camera a microphone and then recording
  • 00:02:11 yourself and it doesn't start that fence
  • 00:02:15 normally because you don't have any kind
  • 00:02:16 of recording studio I wouldn't say if
  • 00:02:19 you have a recording studio today by the
  • 00:02:20 way you will see it but we at least have
  • 00:02:22 some room so we can do our recordings
  • 00:02:24 now but back then this simply meant that
  • 00:02:26 max bought a camera microphone and then
  • 00:02:28 well basically put all this stuff into
  • 00:02:31 his sleeping room so this was not a
  • 00:02:33 revenge actually but the cool thing was
  • 00:02:35 that he did it and as he worked quite a
  • 00:02:38 lot of angular the channel started
  • 00:02:40 generating views quite fast actually and
  • 00:02:44 by saying generating views quite fast
  • 00:02:46 this sounds quite big already but if you
  • 00:02:49 look at the 1,000 subscribers thank you
  • 00:02:51 video you can find another channel maybe
  • 00:02:54 I would add a link we'll see if I forget
  • 00:02:55 it or not then you can see that big was
  • 00:02:58 something different back then because
  • 00:03:00 getting thousand subscribers 1000
  • 00:03:02 subscribers 1000 people liking what you
  • 00:03:04 do
  • 00:03:05 simply was awesome for him and you can
  • 00:03:07 imagine what this means because these
  • 00:03:08 people just like you doing videos well
  • 00:03:11 back then in your sleeping room and this
  • 00:03:15 was all the starting point of this
  • 00:03:16 channel
  • 00:03:17 it was named mine space back then
  • 00:03:19 somewhat you might still know it and
  • 00:03:21 after some months max talk to me again
  • 00:03:24 and asked me if I wanted to join as I
  • 00:03:26 said I got a normal a regular job I knew
  • 00:03:30 about web development but more from a
  • 00:03:32 hobby perspective and yeah we talked and
  • 00:03:35 then we said okay let's do it
  • 00:03:36 it took quite a while because you had to
  • 00:03:38 quit your on your current job and stuff
  • 00:03:40 like that good repairs on things I also
  • 00:03:42 had to kind of prepare my recording
  • 00:03:44 studio an image of this one might be
  • 00:03:47 right here let's see if we find one and
  • 00:03:49 then at the beginning of 2017 we started
  • 00:03:53 working together still next was creating
  • 00:03:57 the majority of the car that you can see
  • 00:03:59 if that's still what it is today but I
  • 00:04:01 also have some videos and it's of
  • 00:04:02 courses and we did it for example of
  • 00:04:04 course together and also do all that
  • 00:04:06 background stuff for example helping
  • 00:04:08 with the video cutting we talked about
  • 00:04:09 strategic things what will be the next
  • 00:04:11 content so all these things and then it
  • 00:04:14 suddenly kind of explore it you could
  • 00:04:16 say because if you I think even that
  • 00:04:19 joint we were like at 30,000 subscribers
  • 00:04:21 which was quite awesome but then this
  • 00:04:24 whole thing got bigger and bigger think
  • 00:04:26 this was the noble process more videos
  • 00:04:28 came more content came and yeah today we
  • 00:04:32 are at these numbers I mentioned at the
  • 00:04:33 beginning and it's just amazing to see
  • 00:04:35 how something that was just Mac's idea
  • 00:04:39 in the end something hey I could do
  • 00:04:40 video became what it is today and we we
  • 00:04:43 have no idea where this will be in half
  • 00:04:46 a year in one year or two years from now
  • 00:04:47 but the the coughing basic list that we
  • 00:04:50 got this now and this is just something
  • 00:04:52 brilliant so I I wanted to share this
  • 00:04:54 with you because if one person starts
  • 00:04:57 this and then two friends continue this
  • 00:04:58 and then you got something like that
  • 00:05:00 that's just brilliant and yeah that's
  • 00:05:03 our story in I hope not too many words
  • 00:05:05 but as I said I also want to show you
  • 00:05:08 where we are recording now because what
  • 00:05:10 you don't know is that we moved to our
  • 00:05:12 first office at the beginning of 2018 so
  • 00:05:15 almost a year ago now and actually we
  • 00:05:18 are not big
  • 00:05:19 fans of sharing these kind of
  • 00:05:21 semi-private things with you but due to
  • 00:05:24 the awesome support we get and by the
  • 00:05:27 way talking about support this this also
  • 00:05:29 means support in the comments and in the
  • 00:05:31 feedback we get because especially on on
  • 00:05:34 YouTube you have lots of haters normally
  • 00:05:36 if you watch other YouTube channels with
  • 00:05:38 which has more like entertainment
  • 00:05:40 content you see that these people well
  • 00:05:43 the comments are not really always the
  • 00:05:45 nicest place to be let's say like that
  • 00:05:46 but for our videos for our courses also
  • 00:05:49 the metroid you have the feedback is
  • 00:05:51 very good will you get some kind of
  • 00:05:53 helpful feedback about things you could
  • 00:05:55 improve and yeah this whole support
  • 00:05:58 thing i just talked about is basically
  • 00:06:01 what led us to decide that hey let's
  • 00:06:03 show you a little bit more about our
  • 00:06:05 daily life about what we're doing and
  • 00:06:07 about where we are working and where we
  • 00:06:09 are recording the videos so right here
  • 00:06:13 i'm sitting in our video recording room
  • 00:06:16 because we do took two different kinds
  • 00:06:18 of videos you could say we have videos
  • 00:06:20 with our face in it so on youtube all
  • 00:06:22 the videos have our faces because well
  • 00:06:24 YouTube is kind of personal right so we
  • 00:06:27 you fought it it's better if you see us
  • 00:06:28 and for the courses we also have videos
  • 00:06:31 where our faces are not in the video and
  • 00:06:34 after a cut you probably didn't see
  • 00:06:36 because the battery of the camera
  • 00:06:39 was kind of low well it's now time to
  • 00:06:42 have a look at these two rooms and at
  • 00:06:43 our office where we are basically
  • 00:06:45 working all day so let me quickly grab
  • 00:06:47 that camera and I will do this with such
  • 00:06:49 a nice little v-log blog style effect
  • 00:06:52 maybe like this and now we are back
  • 00:06:55 awesome right I'm not the best looking
  • 00:06:57 guy obviously so that's basically the
  • 00:06:59 recording room as I said as you can see
  • 00:07:01 we have this big green screen right here
  • 00:07:03 which is now standing here all the time
  • 00:07:06 so we don't have to put it away and put
  • 00:07:08 it back there again every day which is
  • 00:07:10 quite nice because we had to do this in
  • 00:07:12 our flats at the beginning and I talked
  • 00:07:15 about the equipment already in another
  • 00:07:17 video on the channel so if you want to
  • 00:07:18 find out more about the microphone
  • 00:07:20 you're using for example then make sure
  • 00:07:22 to check out this video and the most
  • 00:07:25 beautiful thing in this room are these
  • 00:07:27 noise-canceling plates that we installed
  • 00:07:31 and as you can see we tried our best but
  • 00:07:33 that's not our main job I would say so
  • 00:07:37 we are not the best people when it comes
  • 00:07:39 to doing things like that but they are
  • 00:07:41 quite nice still although it looks kind
  • 00:07:43 of ugly because to help us to improve
  • 00:07:45 the audio quality which is kind of
  • 00:07:47 important as I think so this is kind of
  • 00:07:49 DD first recording room let's now go to
  • 00:07:51 the second recording room which doesn't
  • 00:07:53 have this green screen behind me for
  • 00:07:55 example let's have a look and here we
  • 00:07:57 are this is now our second recording
  • 00:07:59 room as you can see the noise canceling
  • 00:08:02 plates are kind of better installed
  • 00:08:04 right here we don't know why we did it
  • 00:08:06 the same way as in the other room as you
  • 00:08:08 can see all its own trouble right here
  • 00:08:10 but basically it looks fine and as you
  • 00:08:13 can see this room is a bit more
  • 00:08:14 convenient I would say because we don't
  • 00:08:16 have this this green screen here and all
  • 00:08:18 these lights and yeah it's a nicer
  • 00:08:20 atmosphere but basically that is the
  • 00:08:23 second recording room it's also smaller
  • 00:08:25 which is my big issue I just can see
  • 00:08:28 from here it's quite nice we have some
  • 00:08:30 water there
  • 00:08:31 you're not sponsored by the wave of all
  • 00:08:32 but we just like to drink it and yeah
  • 00:08:35 that's actually the second recording
  • 00:08:37 room and with that you heard a lot about
  • 00:08:38 the company and where we are working but
  • 00:08:41 you only saw our recording rooms but as
  • 00:08:43 you can imagine we are not only
  • 00:08:44 recording the videos you're also to
  • 00:08:46 prepare them and do some other stuff so
  • 00:08:48 let's have a look at our main office
  • 00:08:50 room as I would call it now and here we
  • 00:08:54 are now in our well May of this and as
  • 00:08:57 you can see somebody is hard at work or
  • 00:08:59 at least he pretends to do so I'm
  • 00:09:03 working on the next course on a node.js
  • 00:09:05 course and it was actually recording
  • 00:09:07 that whilst mangle was recording in the
  • 00:09:09 room which is why it's great that we
  • 00:09:11 have more than one room and yeah this is
  • 00:09:14 where we work if we don't record videos
  • 00:09:18 so here we do all the post-production we
  • 00:09:20 kept there because this is what I'm
  • 00:09:21 doing right now
  • 00:09:24 having PC which is a bit more powerful
  • 00:09:27 then for all the coding I got my MacBook
  • 00:09:30 with this awesome construction which I
  • 00:09:32 showed on Twitter before because turns
  • 00:09:35 out that the new MacBooks are awesome
  • 00:09:37 they're really great keyboards Apple did
  • 00:09:40 a great job there this is why I had to
  • 00:09:41 buy an external one it doesn't worry
  • 00:09:43 camera voice because of some deborah's
  • 00:09:45 gets in the keyboard and breaks and yeah
  • 00:09:48 so this is where we do all the
  • 00:09:51 organizational stuff in post-production
  • 00:09:52 I guess I just moved the camera away
  • 00:09:54 from your head so you can see calendar
  • 00:09:58 and we have a whiteboard which we well
  • 00:10:00 it's white I don't know why maybe there
  • 00:10:02 was some stuff on it but we decided to
  • 00:10:04 kind of clean it and here you can see
  • 00:10:07 printer and here you can see this is
  • 00:10:08 pretty awesome by the way you can see
  • 00:10:09 our YouTube 100,000 subscribers you
  • 00:10:11 cannot see it but now you can see it
  • 00:10:13 with that we're almost done with the
  • 00:10:14 video but I just heard it next once to
  • 00:10:16 say something else
  • 00:10:18 yeah and just why don't you add
  • 00:10:19 something to what Manuel already told
  • 00:10:21 you so we had an awesome journey behind
  • 00:10:24 us where we are right now is awesome and
  • 00:10:27 we're dare thanks to you and we're
  • 00:10:29 really happy to of course continue that
  • 00:10:31 journey and I'm super excited to see
  • 00:10:33 where this channel will be in a couple
  • 00:10:35 months and years and we get a lot of fun
  • 00:10:38 doing that so we will continue doing
  • 00:10:40 that and it's awesome to have you all on
  • 00:10:42 board so that was our Wheelock
  • 00:10:45 this year was it a video it wasn't me
  • 00:10:47 look we try sometimes we try to do these
  • 00:10:49 things but we won't do it all the time
  • 00:10:51 we'll stick to the actual content so
  • 00:10:54 maybe you liked it now you see how we
  • 00:10:57 work and how we record all the content
  • 00:10:59 yeah we felt like some behind the scenes
  • 00:11:01 stuff might be interesting to you too
  • 00:11:03 and obviously as I said we'll continue
  • 00:11:06 with tutorials yeah so that's it then
  • 00:11:09 and fine fine