˜ "My dream would be to one day be producing a show that I'm really proud of that is on a platform other than YouTube and is there not because of my viewership, but because of my skills as a producer. It doesn't matter if it's TV, Netflix or YouTube Red; just something that is a little bit of a higher milestone.
I have this channel, Hairodynamic. It's big, it's 'successful,' but I'm not proud of it. I don't really see a future with it and that got me feeling so stuck. I just felt, 'Oh my gosh, what am I doing with my life?' One day I made a joke that it was a Millenial Life Crisis and I realized it was my name, Monica Lucy Church and they both match up. I knew if I ever made another channel, this had to be it.
I love the Seattle Mariners and I used to look up internships with them. I just needed a change in my life, I was so sick of everything and on a random day, Feb. 19th, I Googled it and video production came up. In fine print it said it was due Feb. 19th at 5pm and it was 4:40pm. I already had a resume and I whipped up a cover letter like, 'Seattle, baseball, haha, love it!' A month and a half later I got a call that they wanted a phone interview, then an in-person interview and I thought, 'Ooh, this is getting serious. If I get the job it would mean moving back to Seattle and it would be such a good life change. I should vlog this.' I didn't end up getting it, but it got me to create this channel and at the end of the day, it fixed my problem. Now I feel like I have an outlet. I feel so much better. I can make a video every day and tell a story I actually feel proud of.
On my main channel, a lot of YouTubers feel this way, if they just make videos that are sketches, they have to have a smile on their face all the time because people want to see happy and that's why they watch. With my vlogs, I can be myself more than ever. I've cried before, I've ranted about things or I've talked to it like a public diary and that's when the response from my audience is the strongest. I can connect with them on all emotions and even those we usually hide." ˜
I had a great time meeting Monica and hearing about what it's like to create for YouTube! I stumbled upon her videos and found that she has this honest, authentic voice that I think has been lost among most YouTubers I watch. Definitely check out her channel and follow her Instagram: @monicachurch
Deus Ex Machina / Venice, CA