The 3rd August 2020 – 3rd August 2021 was Stephen and Yhana‘s first year on YouTube – To celebrate they are sharing one video a day across all of their favourite social media platforms – Facebook Page, Twitter and Website, as well as a daily shout out on their youtube community page. – So please check often incase you missed any of their videos during that first year.
They have also published their very first youtube almanac – Which was released 3rd august 2021.
The book will be available to buy via Amazon shortly – Although you can get a free signed copy by signing up and supporting their journey on Patreon
All Patreon‘s will get a regular mention on YouTube and on their channel publications – As your support is very much appreciated and will help to purchase filming equipment and trips to historical sites, so they can keep their films coming.
Autumn Comes Too Soon | Inspirational Story | Our Way to Say Thank You | Stephen and Yhana | Vlog 32
Autumn Comes Too Soon is an Inspirational Story written by Stephen Robert Kuta this is our Our Way to Say Thank You to everyone who has supported our channel. We hope it brings a smile to your faces, love in your heart and creativity and inspiration.
Autumn Comes Too Soon
Written by Stephen Robert Kuta
It is a beautiful October morning, the autumn leaves are just starting to fall from the trees and they rustle beneath our feet as we walk. I have always loved that sound, ever since I was a boy.
Even though the early light sky is monochrome, grey, dreary The desaturated colours are pleasing to my heart .
Thunder is also emanating from the sky, and the rain is falling.
Autumn, there is warmth in those colours and they fill my heart with love.
Before we begin this little journey, we would like to take a moment and thank each and everyone of you that has been watching the films that Yhana and I have been making. In truth, we still have so much to learn about creating video content but we are both enjoying the experience immensely.
Our little channel is still very young, and we only began creating CONTENT in August 2020. I guess it developed from all of the solitude we experienced from lockdown, and a lot of encouragement from Yhana too. She is a creative soul, always making something out of nothing and always looking for inspirational ideas.
She is also a huge fan of YouTube and had been asking me for months to help begin a channel together. I finally gave in, and I am so pleased I did. As every movie we have made, every journey we have taken together has been a wonderful experience. You Tube offers such a wonderful avenue for creativity that it stands out amongst all of the social media channels collectively. You can be who you want to be, Inspire others however you choose and perhaps even change someones life for the better, inspire them to be stronger, show them that they are not alone and no matter how big our world is, we can all leave a small mark on our shared world.
This video we are creating now, is our way to say thank you to all of you, for watching, subscribing and liking the films we have created. We have just passed a small milestone, 1000 subscribers which makes our channel Opal, so for us this is a big step and gives us a huge amount of encouragement to continue.
Yhana and I thank you all so very kindly.
Summer has come to an end, and the last warmth of sunshine is slowly fading. Soon, the trees will lay bare their branches and the crisp amber leaves of fall will carpet the ground before us.
I am sorry to see summer leave once more, but Autumn’s fall brings such beautiful colour that I can’t help but look forward to it.
The fading autumn light is one of the best times of the year to photograph what we see around us, whether it be the casting shadows of trees and architecture or the rolling hills of countryside, a gentle flowing stream or a person that you love. Photography is a passion that both Yhana and I share and you can also make the most of the amber, greys, browns and oranges that autumn’s colour gives to us. whether your choice of medium is a camera or paint brush creativity is beautiful.
When we are not photographing the beauty around us, we are often making the most of our time and taking a moment to stroll along the country pathways and woodland that our beautiful village has to offer.
We even take our bikes out for a spin just to soak in the ambiance and solitude, you never know what you will see. Deer running past, Hawks flying overhead, Rabbits, Hares, Pheasants and it never fails to bring a smile to our faces.
- Published: 8 October 2020
- Location: Great Leighs, Essex
- Duration: 15:39
- Photography – Stephen Robert Kuta / Yhana Kuta
- Written by – Stephen Robert Kuta
- Win Win Win – by Xack
- Autumn Comes Too Soon – by Jaydan Talley
- The Landslide – by Martin Hall, Julia Holmstrom
- Little Fun – by Kata
- The Journey Goes On – by Briar Edwards
Stephen and Yhana – History and Adventure Hunters Almanac
On the 30th of January, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In the following weeks, the virus quickly spread worldwide, forcing the governments of affected countries to implement lockdown measures to decrease transmission rates and prevent the overload of hospital emergency rooms.
The United Kingdom implemented lockdown on the 16th of March, 2020 and from this date and up until the 3rd August, 2021 the UK had suffered three national lockdowns which all included Restrictive measures on border controls, closing of schools, markets, restaurants, nonessential shops, bars, entertainment and leisure facilities, as well as a ban on all public and private events and gatherings. In between these lockdowns we saw tier systems and heavy restrictions on how we all lived our lives.
We all decided on different approaches on how we spent that free time as many people were on Furlough as their businesses were shut, only key-workers carried out their working duties. Although I continued working as a key-worker, I still had a lot more free time as Yhana was not at school.
Both Yhana and I spent those first few months experimenting with tiktok and photography, we explored our home village of Great Leighs and took some incredible photographs as spring and eventually summer took hold.
Tiktok was a short-lived adventure for us, although we enjoyed it all the same — tiktok like so many Social Media platforms had exploded during the pandemic but none more so then YouTube.
In 2020 alone YouTube had more than 9 billion views globally
66% of people used YouTube to develop a new hobby in 2020, and a whopping 94% of people in India used YouTube to learn to do things themselves, Whilst Globally, 82% used YouTube to the same. What were they learning to do, exactly?
• Views of beauty tutorials increased nearly 50% in 2020.
• There was a 90% increase in bike maintenance and repair videos.
• Daily views of videos with “raising chickens” in the title increased 160%.
• Videos related to learning guitar saw 160 million views from mid-March to mid-April.
• Videos about container gardening saw 6 million views in the same period.
• There was a 215% increase in daily uploads of videos related to self-care.
• There was a 458% increase in daily views of videos about making sourdough bread and a 200% increase in daily views of recipe videos for bubble tea.
• Videos of how-to videos for home haircuts also spiked in April.
Even though these giant increases in YouTube views began as early as March 2020, it took Yhana and I up until August of that year to begin our own channel, and Yhana’s encouragement certainly helped on that matter.
So it began, 3 August 2020 – We went out and filmed our very first video. To be honest I wasn’t sure what our plan would be for our channel, I had a rough idea of what kind of content I would like Yhana and I to make and as a historian I looked at the channel as a way to record at least one year of our life, not just any year either, but our life during the Covid-19 Pandemic. So for me, it was a great way to record a piece of social history.
This book in front of you developed from that period of our lives also, and is a showcase / diary / almanac of all the videos we created, many of the photographs we took, the treasure hunts we went on and some of the incredible finds we discovered just a short walk from where we lived. In truth, those finds would never have been discovered if it wasn’t for lockdown.
So for prosperity, social history, a window into our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and a transparent visual look at what its like to create a YouTube channel in that first year including channelytics, descriptions of videos, thumbnail artwork, viewer comments and more.
We have written this full guide, our first joint book –
Stephen and Yhana – History and Adventure Hunters Almanac.
The book is available to buy through Amazon and via all good bookshops.
LINK BELOW –
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