#635 – Dave Lee Down Under On YouTube, Disney & Blu-ray/
- March 12, 2020
Dave Lee Down Under – YouTuber
Dave Lee is an Australian YouTuber who creates content around all things movies, animation and pop culture – with a strong slant on Disney, Marvel and animation.
Dave is known for his Avengers: Infinity War post-credit scene breakdown and videos that follow the evolution of some of the biggest animated characters ever created such as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
– Dave’s rebrand
– Making youtube videos
– Dave’s popcorn machine
– Dave’s Blu-ray collection
– Monetising YouTube
– University and learning experiences
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The Daily Talk Show Episode 635 dive lays in the buildings
I've laid down on going right welcome, man.
So you and Josh winter.
We basically yeah we do the vci course. Summer thing yeah like a teen flicks like that
this was not where the guy who the murderer no
no I went to when I went to VC I did the foundation's course and then a guy turned out to be a murderer
with no context.
Yeah, I thought you might have experienced this guy. No,
unfortunately not. You gotta.
I love your hoodie. Thanks so much. It's a Bugs Bunny bunny all over.
Yeah, man. It's one o'clock. I want to I want to start wearing this shirt. Where'd you get it from?
HMV not HMV blowy I would say Hmm, he say HMV I forgot my hidden the DVDs all the time. Hmm in Melbourne or overseas, I just spent a bit of time in England and picked it up over there.
Yeah, well, Josh, show me your YouTube channel. And it's it's fucking bespoke, isn't it?
I love it. Thank you for that.
Yeah, I mean now I've met somebody who actually has still has David Hayes
Yes. And many of them and
you actually make money from it now?
Well, yeah, pretty much.
So the best possible way Tell us about your channel.
Well, my channel is called Dave Lee down under YouTube obviously. And I like to say I talk about movies pop culture, animation is kind of my my nature suppose. And I cover everything from as you said, blu ray holds, talking about blu rays, DVDs and stuff like that. Right up to documentaries, editorial videos, covering the latest movies and also covering films of the past and animated classics is kind of my little nature suppose so as as The channel started to grow, I've started to realise it's, it's all about celebrating the past of cinema, celebrating the future of cinema, and also trying to, you know, keep people interested in collecting the physical stuff, because I think there's a very, still a very important market and have everything, you know, physically and in hand, as well as embracing the new.
I feel like there's a bunch of people that haven't been able to ride out that period of time where DVDs were just a nuisance probably like a doorstop to that point where it's far enough on that they're collectible. Yeah. Whereas you and your old man, Rick, who's here to read, you've, you've you've brought that way, but you've also invested in that way. Yeah. How many DVDs do you have?
I've got a collection, which is just a pass up like 5300 or something, which is, which is movies, TV shows the whole shebang? I mean,
do you ever need to because I know you've moved on to blu ray and I think Yeah, every time you mentioned data, yeah.
Is that an insult if it was
because I never bought a blu ray. Play.
Like I knew I was ever PlayStation because PlayStation was Blu Ray was it?
Yeah. Do you ever do HD DVD never did that we kind of I think when it made that transition to the HD, we just waited it out because it was this whole like format war. Hey, is it gonna be HD DVD gonna prevail or Blu Ray? So we were you know, we just we just wanted to that say which one because I know so many people now who invested in HD DVD, and it's just dead format. Nothing plays it so we waited luckily and when with blu ray when that kind of took off,
and there's a VCD guy
The illegal part was fine behind Yeah, fake legs. Yeah.
You had a rebrand?
Yes. So slobs a good rate. I love a good
Bugs Bunny. Is that part of the rebrand well, so
and so you went for so used to be Disney Disney Dave down under about a year and a half.
So did what was the decision to rebrand. Well, I had started a lawsuit.
Well, that was actually part of the thought because actually Disney do voice styling to clamp down on websites using their name. So now there were a lot of channels around the time starting to rebrand getting the like all these Disney fan channels. That wasn't the main reason but that was kind of in the back of my head, thinking I should try and jump out before they, you know, jump on me. But the main thing was really, I tried to find success, I suppose, in the YouTube space, or even just in the film space for for a few years prior to starting my channel. not pretty. I did have a previous channel to this one, where I was doing movie reviews, not very well. I had maybe 30 subscribers or something over a couple of years. And the initial impetus behind this channel was I'm going to start fresh. And I'm a huge Disney fan, as you know for sending my videos and a huge collection of Disney stuff, whether that's blu rays and books and collectibles and all that. I thought well I've got all this shit Here I might as well make a channel that's focused around all this Disney stuff because I'll be able to pump out you know constant content based on it and use that as a jumping point to try and get where I want to get which is talking about movies in general. So I guess yeah, I sort of was a bit sneaky about it and tried to build my base around the Disney stuff. And then when I when I felt it was time to grow, and people were actually saying I'd like to hear you talk about non Disney stuff or talk about you know, I'd like to review a non Disney movie because people were standing say we like the way you review films or the way you talk about films like he thought to another staff thought by the time to drop Disney Dave down under and change to Dave Lee Down Under. And it seems like it's quite bulletproof until we moved to the UK. Well, and then and then your Dave laid down and while I had that I had a lot of paper saying you're gonna change your name to Dave Lee up over You know, something like that? And I did. I didn't really consider it seriously but it was a film where I was like man, what can I do with that? How can I do it? I ended up staying over there for so long that I'm just happy I didn't because while I was over there my channel grew someone like was it for 400% growth I had last year that's great my channel so if I change the Dave Lee up over
Yeah, I like to eat I mean, look at like thunder down under their mile a mile trip mail dance group
I love it. Yeah, but I think heaps of people take the branding of Australia overseas. Yeah, keep it in the name. I live on die fans. Yeah.
Yeah, us and
getting to that many subscribers. How many subscribers if you got right now? Just
past 53 and a half
yesterday. That's amazing. And so what's
Now we support it. And so how do you? How do you get to that sort of growth there any secrets that you've identified? It's about being persistent. And being regular persistence, regularity. Staying topical, essentially, they've been the three key things for me along the way, is just making sure you pumping out stuff on a constant basis, whether it's every day or every week or every month, you know, get something up there and start, you know, you have to have this regular sort of routine where people are coming back and they know to expect that you've actually got this, you know, routine otherwise, that turns people off. They say, this guy's uploaded one video in the last two months, so people don't follow that. And then just being topical, and producing content on stuff that people are searching for, as opposed to content people might just stumble across, you know, so if a new movie comes out, I've been very lucky to get on a lot of media lists and to be able to attend a lot of preview screening. Like early preview screenings for the new release films. So I might get to see them sometimes the night before, sometimes a few days before. And it's about just getting a video up as soon as possible. And so for example, Avengers Infinity War, I got to see that with essentially two days before it opened in the US, so there was no embargo. So I was allowed to publish, essentially, whenever I wanted to, as soon as I got home, and go home at probably 10pm. After the film, I had just punched out a bunch of content. And I was like, I did the film review. And then I did like an editorial video which was explaining that post credit saying, send a lot of people come on and some of the people who you know and diehards that had been to the films or the comics or whatever want to know, what was that little teaser at the end? And they go to YouTube and someone's explaining it so I'll do one of them. That was my first video took off a million subscribers a million views on those on that post credit, same explained video. Do you
get that job anymore? Yes. So that's why because if you don't go to the cinemas, you Yeah, no, I went to drive in
your honour. I
mean, if you go and you don't know what happens you wouldn't Hang on, like the credits roll and then five minutes later on comes
well because I feel like doing film and TV stuff you sort of Enjoy your credit like the credit side you want to give you know the crew a bit a bit of time and to write it so I have have seen it What was the specific one on what did they do for the was
it take it was a teaser for Captain Marvel. So it was Nick Fury and Maria, he'll get out of the car after the snap tap and then everyone's you know, turn to dust. Like get out of the car and he's pager starts flashing, and the Captain Marvel logo flashes up on his pager. And it's essentially like a six minute video of me explaining it's This is Captain Marvel's logo on the screen. This is what Captain Marvel is. This is how it ties into the next film. And that was a million hits because I was the first one to get that video up because I saw it two days earlier in the US and I was up till 5am doing the video. So it's about just being persistent and just trying to just cut cutting ahead of everyone else.
And do you monetize a video like that? Are we using our copyright?
Well, the good thing is in this space, there are these laws called Fair Use laws, which means you can lit I can literally use any visual I want, as well, as long as I'm using it for educational purposes, commentary or criticism. So I can use any clip from any TV show any movie or whatever, and basically get away with it. Of course, the studio's do try to de monetize your videos or trying to copyright claim your videos and stuff. But I've been very lucky to be able to just write on these Fair Use laws. And they usually, once you contest it, they usually drop it. There's a there's a few studios who are very heavy handed with it and won't drop it, but most of them have been really good. And, yeah,
just monetize that. What's been your most controversial piece of content that you've you've ever done. I don't know. Anything. That's like Pino about a film or
stuff, Star Wars stuff, man, it's got to the point where I've just stopped talking about Star Wars
we had john Safran on this show and he was saying how he went down a rabbit hole of people that were like channels dedicated to talking about what was gonna be coming out the stout This was before it was released and how bad it's gonna be this is why I said the full break wasn't your channel No, no no.
Okay guys very first I was I've lost I was my whole life. Like the one of the very first movies I saw that got me very invested in wanting to make films and you know, talk about films and stuff. So I've been very like pro Star Wars this whole time. And I've had this you know, I've I've supported the films and I've had some issues with some of the newer films, but overall, I've I've loved them all. And having an opinion that you like a movie on the internet is very controversial to some people. Especially that film because everyone Oh, yeah, the last year I particular, I got trolled for months and months. I still get I still get Comments on old videos like two year old videos of people call me a decade and you idiot you know whenever death threats and death threats Yeah, a lot of death threats and it's
like a force be with you like, is it legit? Oh,
well you just don't know there's a lot of there's a lot of trolls out there are a lot of very mean spirited people who take their movies so passionately that it just becomes like something important something else and I get a lot of trouble because I can't hold myself back from trolling these people back and I just I can't bite my tongue and I've it's gotten to the point where I've said, You know, I gotta step back from reading the comments and stuff because they suck me in every time I have fun with it though. Yeah, but I play around with a map probably should because then I'll get myself in trouble. But yeah, the Star Wars stuff, man. This some of the stuff I've had on those videos is nuts. And I just stopped talking about Star Wars is not fun. And I'm pretty I'm pretty thick skin so I can I can deal with it. And if I if I couldn't, I wouldn't be doing it. But it's got a point where I'm just like cash. Are draining. I just don't want to talk about Star Wars anymore.
I think you date within a subculture. Oh yeah. That is what is the thing that people outside of the subculture? What would they be most surprised at? They could be I mean, Star Wars is its own subculture it's owned by the ego. I think that's
just how passionate fans are, and how heated the fans can get. And whether it's from the pro side or the against side, there are some very, very passionate, passionate people and they can they take to extremes What about from
both sides? What about like outside of Star Wars into some Disney stuff? Is there any sort of weird stuff that's going on that we don't know of? Like within the blu ray like owning physical copies like is that a sane?
Well, I think there's a very small nature people on YouTube that do it that do blu ray holes and stuff to various levels of success, I suppose holes.
So this is a YouTube terminology because I've been jealous of woody How do you best explain
essentially just buying A bunch of shit and showing it off
and go Look what I've pulled out is the anti minimalism. Yeah.
What you're getting or is it a hole that you're buying like a whole stack that you like?
It's usually like I'll go to say JB hi fi has a sale like they do a 20 or 30% off sale. And occasionally I have like, most of the time, they have like a multibyte thing way by two blu rays for 20 bucks. And then they'll have a 20% off sale. So you get 20% off the two for 20. They're essentially getting discs for like five or $6. Yeah, and you just go when they have a big sale and just hold up, buy a bunch of stuff. And then
I asked Josh's dad is a hot rod head or a car. Motorhead. I asked him how much he'd spent over his lifetime on cars. And he that was nearly a million. Yeah, over the cars are more expensive. What about you? What's the price tag? I've got? I don't know.
That's what you're throwing around. It is what I said. It's like, if there have been a few times where we've gone Oh, geez, how much are we spent on this? And it's like, it's it's not worth thinking about it. Just don't think come at it just I think well if
we go says what's 5000 times by say five? You're doing five bucks a
day a quarter million? Is that what that is? Every 25,025 grand but
Yeah, maybe 10 bucks. 10 bucks
going, but then also if you're doing collective like collector's items and stuff,
like you're paying more for one yeah,
I mean, how often the actually only spending five bucks on a blu ray,
I'm not too often. I mean, it's usually it's usually around maybe like $8 is probably like, it's like a good price for something. If you get somebody five bucks is pretty bloody good. Okay, so I said,
Everett, would you work out nice. I mean, if it's about 10 bucks is 50 grand on DVD and blu ray or DVDs.
Yeah. Which I mean for your passion.
Yeah. And yeah, but what came first Was it the I mean, you've had your YouTube channel for a while you've had to what came first passion for the thing. Like actually getting this And being really into
Yeah, it's while my whole life I've been interested in films. And for as long as I can remember. I mean my my grandmother, my dad's mother had a huge collection of VHS when I was a kid, I was already going.
I think it is just being a hoard on 23andme.
She would literally go and buy VHS and not watch them and she would just buy them for the family. So it was like a little lending library that would go over borrow VHS and watch it. She had like one year pretty much. She had like a little book where she'd mark off all the stuff that she'd had and who borrowed it and whatever. Half probably just spit ball from there, I suppose. And then when DVDs came out as when we started really heavily collecting movies and stuff has just spit balled over the years. Yeah. Did you ever like it was shops closing down? So like a blockbuster or things like that? Have you ever taken advantage of it over these weird sort of situations? No, not really. Well, we tend to buy brand new You're very rare that I'll buy something that's like secondhand. And the only thing I can think of is maybe like easy DVD when they close down years ago. They were like the first big I store to sell blu rays before JB kind of cottoned on to that market and I guess drove them out of business. I think they're their online store now. But they used to have a lot of stores, physically, and when they closed, they got rid of a bunch of stuff really cheap, and a bunch of merchandise and like all these little exclusive things that they were giving away with DVDs and posters and stuff, and we'd go in there and just have like, a little packet of stuff that you go and grab for free is like, grab all this stuff. All these posters, like hundreds of posters, I reckon. And they're just sitting up in my cupboard doing nothing.
Yeah, I remember like, Did you go to movie shops like blockbuster and video is Yeah,
when I was a kid, we'd go to blockbuster and hire the five five that you got for a week like that old older films that you get for awake that's really where my I guess my my knowledge of cinema came just bought borrowing all the stuff from the video store and then you get the two overnighters Yeah, which the two new releases and then return the next day. So we did that all the time from for many years when I was a kid until we actually started, you know, buying the stuff
What about like, remember the movie like cutouts that you could? Yeah, you'd see names on them like they've reserved them. Ah, like those posters and you could reserve a poster and there was like a you could buy them what a weed time
preferred thing to eat while you're watching a movie. Just anything
anything I like food chairs. We got a popcorn machine at home yeah, we drove down to dandenong there's a place it's actually the place that supplies the theatres really popcorn machines have a pop God love a popcorn machine. How much was a popcorn machine? You probably
know 100 bucks that's pretty good. It wasn't it wasn't expensive. Yeah.
And so I guess you have to add the butter
you get that you get everything from a fully supplied yet the kernels you get the bag You get the salt you get all different flavours are salty like cheese and not as weird as cheese soup that's called Super pop
soup. I think that's what's called endangered On se Yeah.
How good would it be like if you came in to the studio and there was like popcorn Yeah,
that's a knowing thing about is the audio capture if you could
well he you'd you'd pray pop
now you pray puppet but then people even eating
yeah sure it's a bit of a pain to claim to
say if we had like more seats for people to watch the show
would be great if you're having
what he would blow out though.
Yeah, probably too much.
I don't like it. I think it's overrated. I think one of the things I actually genius I was at the movies and I was like, eating popcorn. I say I don't like it but I still fucking eating m&ms to eating this. I'm just gonna continue. It's the most genius thing because you can eat it for two hours straight and you don't get full. It's such as like constantly eating salads. It's a genius thing for film. Yeah, I mean, the film
was different models on it at film like no idea
and who kept Yeah.
Who was like, Yeah, like, even popped. It's just like
an old Hannibal thing, isn't it? I suppose it premieres back to Venice actually like that that old like Carnival film. He gets to go see an old film and they sell popcorn at the concession stand. Probably
I know. It's really expensive.
But I guess the thing is, Tommy's got a spa. Have you fixed it? By the way,
drained half of it filled it back up? had water on it? No, I just use the bucket. took me five minutes to get half of the water out with a
bucket. Okay, you don't want to try the syphon
I didn't have a pot. I have to.
So the thing is, with these things like spars it's one thing to to own a spar. It's another thing to use it. Yeah. Are you using your popcorn machine?
I can't remember the last time we find a
record the first maybe six months. We have It's like popcorn we watch a movie people come over and make popcorn and stuff. It's a pain they asked to clean.
This is exactly the
it's always the cleaning, isn't it? Yes. So we've got a fondue set at home.
How many how many other but yeah, like 90% of landfills made up of fondo
that's not right.
What about you your collection? Like how I'd love to see can't some kind of stat page. It's almost like the weekly stat dive stats. How many movies you've watched this week? How many vids you pumped out how many? How many hours of video movies are you watching awake, directed?
At the moment? I'm getting up quite early in the morning and I'm watching a movie every morning. Because I've I had like I said, I've realised how many movies before. Sorry, before we started the time of the show. We're talking about how many movies I've just I've not watched they're in the collection, which is almost a couple of hundreds, if not almost 1000 and it's at the point where it's like it's just gonna start actually finding time to work. These and I find it a good way to get the creative brain waves flowing to in the morning try and watch something and just start thinking creatively as soon as you get up in the morning or watch a movie. Or now I get up I force myself to get up.
We've got like a cinema room here we've got cinema.
Yeah, watch in the cinema, and watch a movie in the cinema. And so yeah.
And then what is it before? Do you work during the day?
Um, yeah, work on the channel. I'm basically full time.
Full Time youtuber pretty much does that. And so this is just I mean, that's just awesome that you get to watch a movie every day. Yeah, it's a bit different if you're doing before going off to day job. Yeah, it seems more indulgent. I think. What's his work?
Yeah, well, I try and I try and force myself about six o'clock 630 and get up watch a movie and be working by nine. Yes, I'm trying to just like get into that that kind of routine where I am working, like normal personalities and just You know, keeping myself going really into just watching movies all day?
Yeah, what's the hardest part about what you're doing?
Just the one of the videos that I'm really, I guess, more well known for now, which is the stuff has really helped the channel take off, is these documentary videos have been making about cartoon characters and caught my cartoon Evolution Series might focus on like Bugs Bunny, and I it's about a 20 to 30 minute video talking about the history of the character. And well how they've, you know, gone over the years how they've evolved over the years, over 7080 years, nearly 100 years, some of these characters, they take me probably two weeks to make full time and the hardest bit is just doing the research and just writing it and just getting the motivation to edit the thing. Like, just full on just really stresses me out a lot of the time, like I've got a pretty good knowledge of the animation In a classic animation and the classic studios and characters of the 40s, through the 60s, what we call the golden age of animation. And most of my knowledge is cow is is Disney. So from the Disney studio is where most of my passion has been at only recently that I've really started diving into, like, the Looney Tunes, and Tom and Jerry from MGM and all these other kind of studios. And it's almost like every time I jump into a new character that's from a different studio that I'm not as familiar with, it can be a bit more stressful to just do the research. It's almost like starting over again. But the good thing is, Walt Disney was such a pioneer of the art form that everyone just followed him. So if you're reading about Bugs Bunny, and there's something happening at Warner Brothers in like 1942, and you go hang on that the Disney studio did that a year before you start piecing the you know, the puzzle pieces together and realising that everything that I know about Disney studio really forms this backbone of everything that I'm doing for the other character in studio, so it makes a little easier. But yeah, it's just that whole process of researching, writing, and it's very time consuming and very stressful. Sometimes
he's at Walt Disney Frozen, did he freeze himself?
That is the rumour. I thought he thought, you
know, Walt Disney, frozen himself in the future, if there's some way of bringing you back to life,
you know what to do? He was provided
by his crew. He said, He's in and then frozen. That seems back. He was very he was, say,
No, there's a there's a rumour that he froze himself. Because he was an innovator. First and foremost, you know, he and he not only innovated films, but he wanted to innovate technology, and just was looking into this future technology around the time that he sort of passed away in the 1960s and the 50s. He was very interested in like modernism, and he essentially wanted to build a city. So what we know is Walt Disney World, which is the theme park in Florida. initially started as a prototype community of tomorrow he was calling up and he after the success of Disneyland, he wanted to build a community. And he wanted to actually build a city where he could experiment with future technologies away from film stuff. He was just completely no interest in all this future technology. And there are correspondence between him and a cryogenics lab that date back from around the time of brand, a Randy when he passed away, and he was showing interest in cryogenics and freezing after death and all this kind of stuff. But he never went through with it. That's the official story that he never went through with it. But But yeah, apparently he was cremated and he's in a in a wall in a cemetery. How cool would it be though? If that was really? Oh, yeah. It's like I called it. Well, some people think he's buried under Disneyland frozen and under Disneyland under the castle. That's the room
logistics. He's gonna stay frozen and he'd really make sure that's the exciting
So I burst the bubble yeah
there's not money in the oh yeah in Disney who owns Disney now? Is it still the original? No it's it's privately
owned now I'd say it's a privately owned anymore. It's like a we call it it's not in the hands of the Disney Company anymore
who bought Def Jam records recently? So they can you look it up serves someone Nickelodeon No. Anyway, I own a universal universal
Music Group bought Def Jam parent organisation Yeah,
now there's a there's another Furby the people that make Furby I don't know look up there's more factions right well, it was a random business buying into like something
called like a CI or whatever
like all the shit that they g money yeah, like that. Or no g like the big General Electric's or whatever they were into, like NBC like media stuff and there was a whole thing around in like the light shows. whether it'd be like, I'll put a tote like People who were used to selling toasters were all of a sudden in charge.
Yeah, look it up Furby who owns Furby? Death Row Records? Yeah.
Sorry, by Hasbro,
which is a toy.
That's a weird purchase. They bind like, you know, Tupac, I think was with death row, maybe I own a like an animation slide of Disney of Bugs Bunny. And so it's like, drawn, signed by Hanna Barbera. My dad's best friend has a shot gallery called silver k gallery. Right You know, I'm gonna die, you know up there. And so I'd like he's, I mean, he's run that thing for years. We go in there as a team,
I come out he's you have these TV commercials? Yes,
we're gonna have him on the show. And Gato is a character is a legend. But I remember he'd bring out all these people that you know that I think there's a photo of me with Hanna Barbera years when I was a little baby. Like a little little like a toddler. Do you own any paintings? Any collecting any of that stuff? Because that's its own world that he has, which is a collection of animation.
No, I don't really have any sales or any I'd love to. Um, that's just another
Oh, you want to buy my that's what I was getting.
You met the voice of Bart Simpson. Oh, yeah. When I was very young, was that one of the first sort of celebs? I think
it was. I think it was one of the bob was probably the first like, big like, international celebrity that I that I'd met. was the voice of Bart Simpson. She came out Nancy Cartwright.
yeah, about a little boy. She came out and did like a, like a one woman sort of show thing which is talked about the Simpsons did the voice and stuff and did a signing at the end of it. That was allowed. There's a photo of me where I'm wearing my bloody Bart Simpson Hawaiian shirt. Probably what I would have been maybe 12 years old at the time.
Yeah, it's not like I've got a three year old and he's into if I showed him right now a picture of Hulk Iron Man Captain America wonder like he not wonder what's the Captain Marvel? He knows all of them by name that's
like it's I don't even know. know them.
And he's a senior age. No spider man. I haven't even shown him the movie. It's like all in the book. And he's already on to it like that what though? It's so addictive what they've created. Oh, yeah,
well, there's you find these picture books for children for like an M rated film. Like some of these Marvel films, just say like the junior novelization of Captain America Civil War, you think?
Yeah, that's what we got. It's like, there's Santa knows all the names. It feels like
fast food places don't do as many sort of franchise stuff like they used to
like connections between,
like Batman, I feel Yeah, you'd always get like the plastic cup. I think like that. I think
there was a I think it was to try and stop the kids from wanting the junk food. I'm pretty sure that was behind it. I know in the 90s Disney had like a huge Like sponsorship deal with McDonald's, which is why it was constantly like Disney figurines and stuff. But I think the reason why McDonald's even I think, I think why they've got rid of like, McDonald's and all that, like chromis and the food and all that was because it was just too enticing for children. That's why I'm turning away.
Well, it's like, I remember like the Pez dispenser, with, like, I feel like Bugs Bunny was on one.
I mean, this is sanitising. Now, like, you take the kid to the supermarket, where the where the yoghurts are, and the ones that they point to? Oh, yeah, the branded ones. They're the worst for you.
We've got oranges, or like bags. There was a thing like few years ago where there's just a bag of oranges with a frozen sticker on it. It's like frozen just stuck on like, it wasn't even like a printed packet or anything. Just a little Oh, laughs sticker.
What's your favourite Blu Ray? That you own? It doesn't have to be your favourite movie. The bet like it could have sentimental value or it's a great story, but you must.
Yeah, I don't know, I've got a lot of like, Warner Brothers did these when I guess when Blu Ray was at its peak, they did this huge, but they called ultimate Collector's Edition. So these big box sets, and they came with like, memorabilia, and like a book. Some of them had like a full screenplay, like the printed script, and just all this random stuff that like five or six discs, and I just cherish those things. They just incredible. And a lot of them are out of print now and with a lot of money.
And so how much I mean, he's the certain ones out there that are worth more than others like, uh,
yeah. Well, people are paying crazy money for movies that are out of print. So essentially, that means like if the studio just stops or the distributor just stops releasing that film.
Oh, it was one recently that it was pretty well known that I'd stopped it stopping printing any of them. Well, Carrie has recently that within the last year
was Have these names that don't have all the they used to have like the the rule around Aveda, the Walt
Disney had the what was called the bolt system, which was that went back to when they were releasing the film's theatrically, they would rerelease the movies every seven years to theatres to get more money on a film that was like 20 3040 years old. And once they went into the Home media market, that system just continued where each movie would be released every seven years, but they were very limited batch run of the film, you might be able to get it for a couple of months sometimes in later years. It was like you could get it for a year or two, and then went out of print. And then essentially, when it goes out of print, you can't get your hands on the move for five or six years. So that once that movie is back out again, people who've been trying to get this movie for five years, just go and buy black paper at full price for it. It's like I've been trying my hand up five years like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wait Don't do that. Like as a kid. I remember it being like a big deal. Oh my god, this is this is an investment. So where is it now? So now that done, it's called Disney plus thing, the system that that volt things just like gone, like you just get on there and play whatever you want whenever you want.
I'm surprised Walt hasn't woken up. I just thought
it so bad that they did because I purchased 20th Century Fox not like a couple of years ago. And I there was a story where they have stopped releasing a lot of the fox films on blu ray. So a lot of the other a lot of the fox films that are on physical media, they're just stopping the print runs of them, and essentially bolting them.
And so you have insurance on your DVD and the blu ray collection. Yeah. And can you ensure the ones that were technically worth more money on eBay?
Well, yeah, we probably class that as a collectible, but not really, I mean, try and prove to someone that you've got a blu ray that's probably worth, you know, someone might pay 200 bucks on eBay,
who ensures this kind of stuff, housing contents stay up
and a new Sure, you should just a monetary value, okay, so you put a monetary value on it. And that's part of the reason you'll have a you'll have a, you really need to catalogue everything. So if you catalogue everything, and for heaven's sake, your house burns down or somebody comes from, you know, takes everything out of your property, you've at least got a catalogue of everything you had. And you can say to them, this is what we had, and this is the monetary value we put on it, they will essentially just pay you out that monetary value. And that's any insurance company. So whoever you insure with our CV or CGU, or Amy or whoever it is, will insure it all. Insurance, with insurance, it's things like jewellery, that if you need to, you can't really sort of put a monetary value on it. Unless you have it valued. Yeah, still get to prove it. But with things like DVDs, you just do you just ensure ensure a monetary value. Yeah, so you'll do an average you know, if you got five As you put an average of 10 to $10, with this $50,000 worth, and that's the value you put on it. Yeah. So you must ensure your contents of your house for $400,000 50,000. That will be.
Yeah, that makes sense. We'll be doing it and then I just look at Dave's channel and
just check out the whole.
Yeah, he's saying all there in terms of making money on youtube, what was the first moment that you made cash out of YouTube?
Probably only in the last year or so. I mean, I was probably only making $700 a month up until maybe 12. You know, 18 months ago, more on the doll. And it's really this again, this kind of trend evolutions, here's I've been doing about these cartoon characters people love I mean, most of them have minimum 100,000 views on them, which is and so first, like consistently successful series that I've actually done. So a lot of the times in the past You'd do a video on it. That's a really well you like, follow that up with another one. It's tanks. But this is the first series that's like, consistently consistently getting the same views per video. The video I did on Bugs Bunny is the one that made me the most money. It's just that's, that's 150,000 views or something now, so that'll probably top top a million views over the next I think month or so. So that's still that videos, nearly a year old now. And it's still getting 60,000 views a month which just puzzles I
mean affiliate stuff like obviously if you're encouraging people to buy stuff. Does Australia have a market for that? JB and those I get
I get a lot of affiliate stuff through Amazon. My my subscriber base is something like 60% American viewers, and every time I do a blu ray v i do a series of videos which is like blu ray, like announced and detailed video like Let's say Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker is coming out on blu ray, I'll do a video which essentially shows you all the versions you can get breaks down all the special features and stuff on the packaging or the special edition version of that coming out retail exclusives or whatever. And I'll post a link to the Amazon page and people will click through that and buy the movie and it's really small, like less than 5% no commission that you get off that but it does build up and you get a lot of people but I'm there was a Batman animated series box it and I sold it like 50 units of it. And you get like the commission off the back of that. So I do get a lot of commission as well. I've done a few little sponsorships in the past to which gets you a little bit of money here and there as well. So it's all these little avenues where you can you know, monetize and
what's it it's an interesting i mean it's it's such a hard one because you you go is to create relevant content that people even watch It's hard to go the other way of like, Oh, I'm gonna make content to make money.
Yeah, so you'd love it. Yeah, well, you
have to get step one nailed before.
Well, the money just never really came into it until, again, like a year ago, it was always just something that I just had fun doing. And it was maybe a way to get my foot in the door to get recognised maybe somehow. And then once it started taking off a little bit more became a little bit more serious for me. And I started looking into all these ways where where you can actually monetize it, and actually make, you know, decent living off it in the long run,
how much thought has to then go say, someone's making zero dollars, they're doing it because they love it. And then they work it I can make a little bit more now it's starting to work, how much you have time then gets spent thinking about how to make money out of the channel, how to be smarter about it.
So I think now that I'm taking it more seriously, I do have to dive into like the analytics and all the charts and all YouTube's very good now. We get what's called a creative studio, which is really in depth breakdowns of how many people are watching it, how much money you're making, on each video, how much money you're making each week, how much you're making each month, how well videos are performing, how long people are watching them for how many people, the videos are being advertised to how many of those people are clicking onto the video, it says like really, really in depth stuff. So it's now for me really about going into that analysing it in depth, figuring out what works and what doesn't, and trying to get rid of all the stuff that doesn't work and focus on the stuff that does work, because that's the stuff that equals growth, and then eventually, hopefully equals no monetary growth as well as No,
yeah, sorry. The important thing is that when you go into those things like to make money, even if you go into it thinking I'm gonna make a lot of money out of this. It'll never work. Yeah, two reasons. One, you don't have the passion to do it, and you'll burn yourself out really quickly. And then Dave will work 12 1416 hours Nearly every day and while I'm talking weekends as well. So if you don't have the passion for it to do it, you can't do it. And suddenly when you get a bit of a subscriber base, that you can actually start thinking, Okay, well, if I do it this way, maybe I can sort of start making money out and make a living. Mm hmm. And that's pretty much what you've got to do. You don't ever go into it thinking you're gonna make money. Yeah, it just won't happen. Yeah, I mean, yeah, we can definitely test.
Yeah, exactly. Exactly. Exactly.
Well, I've always been curious about podcasting and network monetization. And yeah,
everything with podcasts. Well, for us, like yeah, exactly what you said, Rick, it's like we've started off like, we use the video production business as a way of funding it. We know that after if you create great content over time, then you'll build something that's worth something. But I think that Yeah, there's there is that sort of
thought that you need to be making or you should be making money from day one. No, I think that's really hard. I've been doing it for years now. My channels been going I think really like Time is three years and said it's only now that I'm really I'm not making a huge wage like it's not like a perfect wage. There's like a huge way to go. But it's comfortable at the moment for what I need and just yet just to be comfortable. So it's might not that that's like that's not the number one thing you do have to grow that that base and think long run hopefully How can this become something a bit more something that's a profession and not a lot of people are able to reach that you know, that angle?
We're talking about Amazon before. Is it true that you contacted Amazon and said, I want one DVD or Blu ray in a whole collection? And did they separate out something so you could get get one of them? It didn't happen? I feel like I heard I heard a story around what getting one specific like out of a series you like I've got this whole series.
He's not in his head.
It was one of those IBC cartoons you used to watch. Remember that you that you couldn't get the last season of it? Oh, yeah,
that's right. It was the distributor who did Rocco's modern life a classic classic Nickelodeon series. And they did they released each season separately and except for the last season, and I was like buying these things from day one that they were releasing them individually. I was like, oh, by that by the rug, where to buy real monsters and like all the Nickelodeon series I was buying, and then for some reason, the only way you could get Rocco's model life season for the final season was in this box set. So I was I was handling the distributor for months like they're going to release this last season, what's going on? I want to buy the season so I have to buy the buck set. I'm like, I don't want to buy the box set,
because I've already bought it like why do they do that?
I probably how well that disk cell. It might be that they've looked at the figures and gone the seasons haven't sold Just bundle them up in a box set and make that the only way you can get season four. And I think that's, that's smart from a business point of view. But then the people who have been collecting that series for maybe a year, get shafted. So I just kept hammering them. I like just I was like, just sell me season four, please. And after a while, they're like, Alright, we'll say the last season like give us some 20 bucks and we'll send it out. And I finally did hammer them for months.
That's a win. So he
went blank. And so you just gave like you just transferred cash to them. But I think
it was like it was other like a PayPal thing or they gave me like the you know, bank details or whatever. I just gave him 20 bucks. I was like he got Okay, we'll pay on it. I'm not buying the whole box it all over again, though.
And Mr. 97 is part of what he calls the life hack club. She's the president of and he likes to get deals. He goes on as bargain a bit things like that. You seem to be like a bit of a deals guy. Oh yeah. Do you have any good Yo, can you give us a deal? So there's the JB Hi, fi one. Yeah. When when did the JB hi fi deals happen when, like, Are there certain times that we should be keeping an eye out?
It's so often now, it's so often like every few weeks I'll do a 20% off. But if they're doing 30% off now, it used to be 20% off, it's now 30%
Am I on 20%? Like is 20% trash now compared to
20% there's something that I want for the sake of, you know, an extra 50 cents, okay, I'll go to a percent, but they do what's buy one get one free every May. I think every may they do buy and say literally every blu ray in the store. You buy one you get one free, and they jack the prices up, everything goes back up to regular retail price. But if you're smart about it, you can get some good deals. So essentially what you do if you buy just a whole bunch of stuff and you take it up to the canta they'll scan it all in and what happens is you get the cheapest stuff free so what I try to do is I go, here's a $20 one, here's a $20 one, match them together. Here's a $40 one, here's a $40 one match them together and $5 one $5 one match them together, go up to Canada and you go, I want to put this through like three, four or five different transactions, right? So that you maximise how much you're saving otherwise you're only going to save like 20 bucks
Do you like the people know you from J Bay now? Here's the
sweater again YouTube I think baby bunnies maybe once one of the guys there was like oh you're in here a lot. One of the store managers was getting a bit annoyed that was filming stuffing there. Yeah, weird. Like they I think it's just more about like people in the store and not getting the way people like he was cool in the end. We just explained it three point lighting Yeah, for camera. I had to get I had to get permission actually from PR to actually go into stores and film and stuff and PR were cool with it. But then it comes down to the store managers sometimes might not be on board with that. That's completely fine. Like fine like I get that And he was calling the end. But you do run into a little problem. I don't do so many of the going into stores and filming anymore because there's a bit of a bit of a hassle to try and my favourites that when you go to the locker to collect stuff, you know, which Yeah, which lockers gonna open. If you use this before. The past luck is as post, ah,
yeah, I've seen those that like Mac at 711.
So you dial it in, and then it will go. Yeah, depending if it's a big or small, it will just go into the random longer.
That's cool. It's essentially you just, if you buy something online, you got you, you set up a parcel locker address with those posts. And if you buy something online, you just give them the parcel locker address, and they just send all your stuff to the parcel locker. In fact, you're gonna go there after this and pick something. And yeah, so you just go there. You get the post app, it gives you a barcode up to a machine, you scan it, and one of the things just opens up your stuff.
Yeah, what are we? What did you do? What do you do for a job?
I'm a commercial photographer. So I, essentially advertising photographer,
so you get the sort of world. Exactly right. Yeah.
And and that's, that's, that's part of the reason he's able to do it is because I have an understanding of, of how hard it can be to actually do what you want to do. Although I was really lucky, I caught a couple of breaks really early in my early 20s. And I never really looked for work. I've never looked for work in my life. So I have an understanding with a lot of the freelancers that I that I've worked with over the years that the struggle and the support they need around them to be able to do what they do. So my view is that what Dave, what Dave is doing is essentially building a business. And as you guys know, trying to build a business he is, so you've got to have a bit of support around you to help you do that. And, you know, I've just been lucky that I've never really had to look for work. And now I've, I've, I've sort of stepped back from it a bit now and I'm sort of semi retired, just do a little bit here and there and
what do you think about, you know, I've got a three year old son loves TV loves watching movies, you know, it's a weird one because you're like trying to restricted view time, you know, because you want them to do something outdoors and be a bit social. Whereas the opposite is it's now your job. It's it's worth doing every day. It's worth putting into the routine a movie every day. If my son said that to me, I tell him to get fact.
He wants to know have you ever there's always a balance. Yeah, there's always a balance sheet. You can't You can't sit in front of a TV all day. And then go on. You know what I am I can sit there and do it all day but but it's not healthy for you. And it's unhealthy for anybody. And and you find kids kids will will only take in as much say as much as they can. And as much as I need. Usually that'll only be a couple of hours, most kids don't have a huge attention span. So, my, my view has always been to allow Dave to do what he needs to do. And we've never really put restrictions on, on on what he does. He's the one who's got to live the life. He's got to make the decisions. But with young, young, young children, you guide them and help them, but essentially, they're going to grow up and be the person they're going to be. And there's that old old that old I think was an old BBC show, seven app, which which was, you know, they they filmed a bunch of kids at the age of seven. And then every seven years, they went back and film them right up till about the age of 42, or something, I think it was, or maybe even older. And what they found is that the child at seven, the catch cry was, you show me a child at seven and I'll show you the adult. So essentially, your whole persona is is ingrained in you by the time you're seven years old, and you don't change.
Now I remember
I sort of fell into photography. But I'd finished I'd finished high school and, and was a bit lost. And now what I want to do and I'm one of my mates was going to photography college and I, and I'd, I hadn't seen him for a couple of months and I asked him what he was doing. He told me he said, you come and do it. So I thought, Oh, yeah, I remember wanting to do that all my life. And then I remember that when I was seven or eight years old, all I wanted to do was take photos. So from that age, I always wanted to be a photographer. Although as I got older, I wanted to get into video and and all that sort of stuff but fell into photography. And just happened that I had a you know, I had a had a, I suppose an aptitude for it, and was able to adapt my well my my way of thinking was was suited suited photography perfectly and I am And you'll find that every child will be like that. They get to about the age of seven, right? And that child will be what they will be. So you'll find that they've they've the first I think the first movie that they've ever made how movie ever made was, he would only have been about 567 years old random at that age. And these ones all these whole life.
Do you think that there's a pressure? like Dave picking this sort of career when you're finishing school? Is there a pressure to I've got to go to uni, I've got to do this. I've got to do that. Or even like I guess when you love films, they can be that sense of like, I need to make films rather than being like ah, they're my real passion is talking about all that stuff.
Well, my passions always been wanting to make films and that was I studied, I went to film school for three years came out of the back of that and found that the landscape of The film industry in in Australia had changed rapidly from what it was when I first started University. When we went into university they told us you know, 90% of the people who do this course come out with a job and at the end of that half those jobs didn't exist anymore. So I had to bend just to kind of adapt I took I took a gap year actually after after I finished university which you need to do go to beacon thinking union burwood so
I got a big studio there.
Yeah, a big TV studio. We print we produced a series for channel 31 there actually so we spent two years doing that independently was like a late night talk show thing wasn't very good.
But it wasn't you might have been my mate.
Yeah, yeah, that's right. What was it called the silicon lately Malaysia. A lot of fun and it taught me a lot of stuff. So I found that doing University was was very helpful in I mean, at the end of the day, a degree in in a creative field. Isn't always going to get you into a creative job or Korea. That's people who are hiring for creative jobs are looking at your portfolio and looking how the kind of work that you can actually do. And they tend to gravitate towards people who know how to do it themselves, as opposed to people who have had it drilled into them through an institution, because everyone comes out thinking the same.
That's really true with everything I know with. With photography, you can have all you can have all qualifications in the world, it doesn't mean you can do the job. Yeah, you can show me the best folio in the world. But it doesn't mean to say you can come in and do what we do. Because it because you know what you guys do and what they've done, what I what I do, it can be really high pressure. So you find that there's a lot of people that just cannot do it. And and I remember employing employing one one particular guy who'd been doing it for 30 years. And I thought, well, I can we'll bring him in. He lasted a week. He couldn't keep up the pace. Yeah.
And it's so Like,
skill specific because, like you did a lot of like catalogues studying
these organ magazines. And
yeah, and you had and so you had to know, like, doing, being able to shoot a product well, is completely different than doing something like.
Yeah, exactly. Like I was always a warm I'm a, I think I'm a pretty good technical photographer, not so much a visual photographer. Yeah. Because I'll work from the layout. So, you know, I'll get the creative and all that sort of stuff. And
from the technically all the takeover,
whereas, you know, there's guys that will be visual photographers, but not very good. Technically. Yeah. And that's true in all walks, walks of life, you'll find you'll find people out there that have lawyers, that that weren't particularly good students in law, but they're great lawyers. You'll find the best students, as lawyers. Have great lawyers. Yeah.
And that's I guess University is hard to because it's like trying to fit people into these boxes, I guess it's a good discovery.
For me, it was really about just a learning experience. And whether that be like, everything that I've everything I do editing and riding in it and all that I've told myself, I'm very like young age just as you did. But going to university, I think really helped me hone into a few areas that maybe have not experienced with. I am a whole, the thing I think I learned the most at university was writing stuff about writing. And like I could be writing a script now and still think back to some of these things that this you know, the lecturer told me, and like really hammered in. So that was a real learning experience for me. But coming out of the back of that, and not really being able to get work in the film industry. It's then about well, I still really want to do this and still have a real passion for this. It's about adapting and finding new ways to do what you want to do. And at the end of the day, for me It comes down to storytelling. And I'm, I think all I want to do really is tell stories in a visual medium. And whether that's whether I'm working on big films or on television, or sitting at home and putting together a 20 minute documentary on Bugs Bunny. It's just telling stories, I want to tell stories to people. It's that story that entertain people, and that people can learn a little bit from and, you know, just finding a way to adapt to do what you want to do.
And it also feels like you can actually with the way that you do it, you can have impact so quickly. So you work on a film and it's like you're writing a script and you have to wait, you know, X amount of years for it to go out. Like there is something cool as well about
every single week, you can be having impact and learning. And it's instant, like you put a video up and you get comments instantly. And sometimes it's like, five minutes after you've put a video up. You made a mistake here. I just spent two weeks doing this and someone's already picked up on this like miniscule mistake. Uh, but, you know, 90% of the comments are like, you know, really, really good, positive comments and it is good that instant gratification of it, like, keeps the drive. I mean, if I was spending two years on a Bugs Bunny documentary, I think I'd like go crazy at the end of it if you know he's put two years into it, and you made a mistake here and whenever, but yeah, need that instant gratification does keep you going and go. Alright, I've just done this video. It's taken me two weeks time I'm gonna take couple of days off. I'm gonna dive into the next character and do the next video.
That's a niche video that I've gone in a rabbit hole on his mistakes in movies. Yeah. Do you do those videos?
I think I've played around not so much mistakes in movies, but I have done like little analytical things like diving into the movies and looking at like little weird things and stuff. Some of them do. Well, some of them don't do well. And it's Yeah, it's just about kind of finding where your niche is and where your audiences can kind of gravitate towards. But there's so many like different kind of like each Stories, videos people talking about like the little, like little hidden things in movies and references and stuff like that. And then just like analysing trailers and talking about like, say the Avengers trailer comes out and he put together a video going, Oh, this this could happen and this like, it's like making up theories and all that kind of stuff. So there's all just very, very, very niche parts in this, I guess YouTube movie space. And some people really excel at it and some people try and do it and not so great a lot like a lot of the stuff I've done has just flatlined. Like trade like reactions is that used to be a thing, like people watching a movie trailer and filming themselves watch the movie trailer and react to it. And I used to be huge people love them. I had one which went like 30 40,000 views, which is one of my first like big videos that took off. But now I struggle to get 1000 views.
Oh, I remember watching you do them. Do you feel like you have I feel like it would be so much pressure to perform and react. Oh wow.
reality if I'm sitting there watching I'm like,
Yeah, he's like, a lot of us hamming it up and even a lot of just even the way I present my videos and stuff is kind of, I guess not so much putting on a persona because I'm, you know, myself, you know, 100% of the time we want to be real and honest. But there is this other level where you do have to ham it up just a little bit and just kind of make it a little bit more exciting, a little bit more enticing. I think a lot of people like that who were friendly cameras I'm sure you guys probably know do it from time is just you gotta just bring it in little ways to bring out energy get the audience invested.
What's the most anticipated film for 2020
do you think? I think this is such a lacklustre year for films. I just there's not one movie that I'm like really hyped about? I mean, we've had Avengers endgame last year, which was like the huge Marvel film, which I've been hired for for like 10 years.
When's Captain America coming out?
We've got we're new to this. We've got black widow, which is at the end of next month, and that's really the big Marvel movie for the year. And then you've got the actually there's the captain, sorry, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Captain American miniseries for Disney plus at the end of the year. So that's I'm looking forward to that.
The Matrix is wins out in a couple of years over
the years. Yeah, doing another one of them, which be interesting. You enter all that stuff. I've never been huge on the matrix. But I do. reckon you've watched the matrix maybe twice. Okay. Maybe two or three times? Not for many years. Yeah. not a huge fan, but I've never seen crossover.
No, it's embarrassingly, yeah. Where do you go to watch your movies? What's your Cinema of choice if you actually go out?
usually like village cinemas, shops, green and red. Yeah, just the shopping centre. I love I love the theatre in Melbourne is been there for a long time ever since they got bought out by Pella cinemas, I think, but they were ran independently for a very long time and at Huge movie palace like one of the last movie palaces left in Australia, especially in Melbourne, and they would screen like the guy who owned it had or has a huge collection of movies on film prints, like these old original film prints and he played in this movie incredible like seeing like Apocalypse Now in the original 70 millimetre, technicolour print, incredible. So I used to go there all the time, but they got bought out and a lot of the a lot of his prints got taken off in by the distributor by the studio. One point rat. So a lot of it's like digital now and I've just haven't been drawn back
is there's something about film I was reading this morning. Barney's beanery in LA Have you been to LA? Yep. And it's just on Santa Monica Boulevard. I think it's an old sort of pub dive bar. Look, sports bar. It's amazing memorabilia on the wall. You can only have something like that if you have been open for 100 years or whatever, because it takes that much time. But I was reading about Quentin Tarantino set up the back and wrote Pulp Fiction, but there's something about that that I was like, Oh fuck, I want to go back there in that corner. Yeah, it's like I mean what? Cuz then I have all the feelings of what Pulp Fiction did. Yeah, for me when I watched it, I was like, this is the most amazing Yeah. And then it's there's something so amazing about film. Yeah, you know that just?
Well for me it's been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. And the same when I've been to LA a couple of times been to the US and finding the places where your movies were filmed or, you know, like you said, someone's sat in the back and ride or somewhere where Walt Disney went and ate a chilli once or something is like, just I just want to go there and get a picture. When I was over in the UK, we found a little street in Edinburgh in Scotland, where they filmed parts of Avengers Infinity War, which is a movie it's like two or three years old. And even just being there is like so cool. It's just feels like you know, you got this picture in the place where the movies been and just such a big part of, especially for me a big part of my life and just now indulge myself in movies every day and finding No places even like, as far as going to the cemetery where Marilyn Monroe was, you know, buried or interred in the wall, and just doing all these little things. I think it brings you closer to the experience. Yeah, I love it.
It's awesome. It is cold. Like there is something like calming about nostalgia as well. Oh, yeah, just like, I like that idea of just going like, especially like this, like the 6am thing I tried to when I got Disney Plus, I was like, God, I've got all the like the Simpsons. Yeah. And I created a notebook. And then every single morning I was gonna watch one episode and write a review. I got three pages in it's like quite a big commit so many
30 seasons or something?
Yeah, it's no YouTube channel.
do a bit on the show about it. But
yeah, I'm sure people love it. Yeah. The little 32nd second review every day
did you say about the Simpsons Disney plus getting criticised because of the four by three. Yes, yeah, they fix that. I don't know, I don't think they have yet
but they said they were going to
what they made a wide net. So you know,
stuff that was meant to be sorry, the stuff that was meant to be for three was like scanned in at 69. And so you're missing the joke visual gags.
So like the first 20 seasons before three was I assumed that they went to widescreen. Yeah, and they kind of love the visual gags. Like there's this one gag that was used. I saw it on Facebook. That example someone made was Homer goes to the death brewery to see how the death is made. And he comes up to like three or four large vats of Deaf be a deaf light, deaf, regular, deaf, strong, whatever. And then along the roof is all these pipes and it's the same pipe that leads into every single, like every single one's the same. Yeah, and the Disney plus version it corrupts off that pipe from the top. So you just alluded to Okay, that's the same thing with like channel 10 channel 10 used to play the Simpsons and we'll cut to an ad break before the punch line of the joke. fade out yeah all the time and it will be like they would fight it out on the punch line
the heist I hate that. How annoying I mean if you've got a there's probably little reason for you to watch fade away with what you have access to every little free to air. Do you ever like is there something to stell Jake about just being like I feel like watching the ads or do you just always like you would have every Simpsons episode? Yeah, go The Simpsons. David. Yeah, yeah. So would you ever if you ever caught yourself watching frayed away
times if I'm not doing anything? Or if I or if I am, like working or something and I just want something on in the background on Michael Simpsons, or I'll just put it on on this. But it's so rare that you find like a classic episode on it's all like season 25 onwards, which is just stuff I'm not interested in. Yeah, but But yeah, well, I'll catch myself just doing all this movies on it. I'll watch it and we've got ad breaks or whatever. Just in the background
into a final question, cleaning blu rays and DVDs. Do you have a strict sort of shedule around cleaning them? Not really. We've got them in big cabinets Kevin's
got doors and I'm very lucky that it doesn't get too dusty and they're the only things I really need to claim and I don't do it as often as I should is like my collectible like action figure thing you say the barbecue
it was clean the barbecue. Yeah, the nightmare looks better.
DVDs not so
keep your um the pop things out of that will take them out of the box. Yeah,
what's it called again? What are they called? Pop Vinyl? Yeah. Pop Vinyl like Funko
Pop. So you're not too extreme in regards like keeping no
there's some stuff okay, the inbox like stuff that I know is going to be worth something or something that's like, I think looks cool in the box. But most most like my pop vials and stuff. I take them out because otherwise you've got a whole shelf and it looks like you've walked into like a eBay store was just all these Pop Vinyls but and I've seen each of the people do it.
Then put them on the shelf, the read sale signs and you've got a big Yeah, thanks for coming. On the show, I feel like we should I think that we could do specific episodes where you get get you on about, like anniversaries like we need to dial in when things are happening. Sure. Well, like Yeah, what have we got coming up at their own anniversaries coming up with?
Like, like, last time when How old's Disney?
Disney or hundred hundred nearly 100 years? Yeah,
that'd be a big one. Yeah, mass
just just me like I know nothing about pop culture movies, all that sort of thing. I feel like there's so much yeah, that we could could talk about. Yeah, yeah, thank you. It's a daily talk show. Remember? You can still become a VIP gronk is that right serves show again, you've got till Friday. Go to the daily talk show calm for slash gronk and fill in the form and you'll be a VIP and you get free stickers. If you sign up by the 13th of March then the stickers are 100 bucks. Ah
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