Since our semester remains online once again, we can catch up on all the movies, memes and news that we missed out on. Whether you need some background noise as you study, something to tune into as you snack and eat throughout Zoom calls or a stress reliever, these seven Youtube channels can bring the quality content you need.
Read on for 7 Youtube Channels that you absolutely need to watch during this remote semester.
If you want some chill study noise or easy entertainment to digest while going about your day, check out the vlogger CatCreature. She goes by Annabelle and her channel once showcased her life at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as a textiles major, but since graduating, she now ventures on into videos that depict her everyday life and other lifestyle content.
Her aptitude for art and storytelling comes through with her consistent peaceful aesthetic, music choices and visuals, which creates videos that focus on producing a calm and soothing watching experience. Back in her RISD days she posted a video titled “PAINTING” that gave viewers an intimate glimpse into her artistic process through a time-lapse of a painting of her sister. Annabelle’s a definite go-to for the need for sweet and simple.
2. Caitlin Reilly
The content no one asked for, but discovered we might need can be the best way to explain Caitlin Reilly’s one minute skits. Conning the social media sphere by posting her Tiktok’s on Youtube, Reilly’s content acts as vignettes that capture the ethos of present day America and all its chaos.
Reilly also models her caricatures on common archetypes, such as “LA mom,” “the girl who…” and “WASP” mom, giving viewers exaggerated performances that lean towards absurdity. One of her most relevant videos, “Girl Who Is ‘Not Like Other Girls’ ” breaks down the concept of a girl who thinks loving pizza makes her quirky and unusual. If you wonder what an LA mom needs from the grocery store, look no further because Reilly knows exactly what they want.
10 years ago Kingsley blessed us all by entering the Youtube sphere as one of the only black LGBTQ+ content creators out there. Millions have followed him for years as he evolved into a comedic entertainer from his “Overexposed” series, where he gives his scathing thoughts on all the hot topic celebrity gossip and random rants about everything gay.
“Kingsley is iconic. When I watch his videos, I’m like this is comedy. He’s one of the few Youtubers that actually make me laugh out loud. I’m so glad he’s finally back after his hiatus,” UC Berkeley sophomore Milo Cruz said.
After taking a break due to feeling out of place in all white Youtube channels and circles, now he has returned revived with all his blackness and gayness feeling inspired again from Youtube’s diversity and inclusion efforts through events such as the Youtube Black summit. Back to asking the right questions like “Is It Okay For Gay Men To Find Straight Men Attractive?” Kingsley somehow makes Youtube make sense again.
MewTripled possesses that rare Youtube tone where they seem as real as it gets, meaning she presents her authentic self. Previously a CalArts character animation student, mewTripled now delivers snippets of her life and gives general advice to artists while working as a storyboard artist for a Netflix show.
“The art community on Youtube can get a bit dry when people just make tutorials, videos about art products and time lapses of drawings, but mewTripled is fun because you actually get to know the artist as well and so it is more about experiencing art and animation with her,” UC Berkeley freshman Penelope Garcia said.
Through semi-vlogs, her videos shine with its honest portrayals of her artistic life. Personally her sketchbook tours prove most engaging, such as “Why I’m a B*TCH (Sketchbook Tour),” where she sarcastically commentates through her thinking process or sometimes lack thereof. This channel remains a rare breed in the Youtube domain, providing a glance into the life of the animation profession, proving itself as a testament to the usefulness of this platform.
For all the bookworms out there or those reinvigorating their literary lives in quarantine, Booktuber withcindy could be the vibe for you. With a caustic sense of humor, Cindy gives her self-proclaimed unwanted thoughts on books ranging from young adult fiction to self-help. Recently she also expanded her repertoire to TV and film, giving audiences her blunt and satirical analyses.
One thing that makes Cindy stand out over other Youtubers lies in her unyielding decision to create longer form content rather than ending a video once it hits the pecuniary ten minute mark. The title, “Talking about DRY BLAND BOOKS & DRAMA while cooking DRY BLAND THANKSGIVING FOOD” pretty much encapsulates the high quality of content Cindy should be recognized more for.
6. Trey Kennedy
Maybe one of the whitest comedic Youtube channels in history, Trey Kennedy creates some of the longest montages filled with funny bits about our popular culture. His style follows a more fast-paced joke after joke strategy that has comedic advantages. An example involves how if a skit fails to land the viewer’s attention, it still lingers enough for an open opportunity for the next one to hit the mark.
“As a white girl who drinks Starbucks peppermint mochas I can attest that ‘Girls during Christmas season be like..’ is too accurate. Trey Kennedy’s videos always get me good and I kind of like that,” UC Berkeley junior Rebecca Johnson said.
“Girls during…be like” remains one of Kennedy’s best ongoing series for its stereotypical depictions of girls, of course in a lighthearted fashion. Easy to watch with friends, Kennedy always produces shareable content.
After gaining traction four years ago from his video, “How Pixar uses Music to make you Cry,” Sideways has continued to develop their channel into one that contributes thoughtfully to the cinematic music conversation. Sideways either critiques film soundtracks with insightful musical theory observations or creates purely educational material, such as “How to Write a Theme.”
Although not a frequent creator, Sideways invariably delivers whenever he posts. Similar to withcindy, Sideways embraces long form content with a clear passion for making videos for pleasure. Oftentimes, Sideways’ channel becomes something that you go back to every now and then because you know he always has something to say.