Using Video & YouTube to promote your creative business
On this episode, I talk to recent Twin Cities transplant & artist Paige Poppe about how she uses video & youtube to promote her design & art business!
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I'm your host Jenna Redfield. This week, I have a very special guest a recent transplant this page Papi, welcome. Oh, thank you so much for being here. I'm so excited to have you because I haven't I think I've been following you on Instagram. Maybe like I don't think I told you a couple years. Yeah. Well,
Paige Poppe 1:04
thank you. I knew of who you were and then knew who you were. And then once I was in the Twin Cities, I was like, Oh my god, Jenna is here is she?
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 1:12
Yeah, cuz you're okay, explain what you do. Because otherwise if people have no idea what we're talking about.
Paige Poppe 1:18
Okay, so I am an artist is my primary target title. So I work in watercolor and acrylic and majority of my subject matter has been the Sonoran desert and a lot of die because I am a Arizona native, but um, I also am a wedding stationery designer, and I do commissions for clients. I'll do branding design. Doesn't necessarily be wedding stationery. I suppose I work Yeah. Like, you know, like charities that need stationery. Yeah. That
but primarily artists. Everything's hand painted.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 1:55
Yeah. And she's so good. And I love I love that you so much color because it's there's a lot of artists that don't. It's very funny.
Paige Poppe 2:02
Yeah, it's that's such a common reaction to my work. It's really funny. I did a art event recently in Arizona. And that was the biggest comment. Everyone's like, Oh, I love the color. It's so happy. And then why would why wouldn't you want to get like, I know that I like to put in people's time.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 2:20
Yeah. Do you think your art will change now that you're here too? Cuz?
Paige Poppe 2:24
Yeah. Well, I got that a lot. Why first of all people spending time in Minneapolis. And they were like, Oh, are you going to have you know pine trees? And there has been some like filtering in of the Midwest into my work. But I've still kind of cut up my Technicolor Yeah, I'm scheme so if people don't know like I paint cacti in like a natural. Yeah. Yeah. No, I love rainbow.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 2:51
Yeah. I'm Elise a frank fan. It's definitely like the warm colors. It's warm to read through like yellow and like pink and orange. I like your bread and butter, I guess.
Paige Poppe 3:01
Yeah. So I have like some pieces that now I did like black eyed Susan's incorporated and I did like a bald eagle. I did some. I did do some pine trees, but in hot pink, you know? Interesting. So that was cool, but I think it will continue. Definitely I really love. I've really been getting into like desert bird paintings. And I love to do like I'm sorry. So yeah, definitely a blend.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 3:22
Yeah, you should do The Loon because yeah, a rainbow loom would be interesting. I was thinking hot pink balloon for some reason. I was like, Debbie, it's just so like, it's funny how like the Midwest is so like bland. Like when it comes to art and stuff like is that kind of what you've seen? Or when I feel like you can kind of give us a good sense of like, from an outsider's perspective, because a lot of people listening are like native so they like don't know.
Paige Poppe 3:46
Totally, I would say definitely a lot of cool tones. And you don't have like for a while. I feel like the neutral strand of black and white. Yeah, I was. I mean, that was like nationwide, like International. Like that was a huge trend. But I've noticed that in Arizona, I think that faded again. And in the Twin Cities, it seems to have stayed. Oh, like I've noticed even like fashion websites like style. Okay, um, it tends to like still be that way here. So I have
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 4:13
no color neutral colors. Yeah, yeah, my wardrobe is my mom told me that she's like, Jenna, why do you so much black in your wardrobe? Like, you know, because before I was like, really, and my brand clothes are pink. So like I do by pink, but like, at the same time? I'm like, I can't fit in with everyone. You know? Yeah.
Paige Poppe 4:29
It's funny. And I think that my experience of what I've noticed in the last like four months, but I lived in Copenhagen for a year and there's so much Scandinavian influence. Yeah. From what I've seen, so I see a lot of cross over there. And they were a lot of black too. Yeah, I get it. Yeah, yeah.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 4:46
I'm 76% Scandinavian. So yeah, I took a DNA test. Cool. I should do it. Yeah, I should talk about that. If I guess I'm super obsessive ancestry and like genealogy and all that stuff. And DNA test. And I watch like YouTube videos of people like getting results and stuff. Because I'm like, fascinated.
Paige Poppe 5:02
I would love to do mine. Cuz my grandma's from Germany on one side, but my mom is originally from Minnesota.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 5:07
Yeah, that's why you're kind of here. Yeah.
Paige Poppe 5:09
That's why I'm here. Kind of Yeah. And so I'm Norwegian.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 5:12
Oh, yeah. So I'd like to know what percentage. So my dad is, like, 80%. Norwegian, my mom's 100%. Swedish. Wow. So but my dad's dad is English and Scottish as well. And I found out like, I'm like a little bit Spanish, a little bit Irish a little bit. Like, like, less than 1%. Like Middle Eastern. Like, like, it just shows you all these weird things. But yeah, 76 76% Scandinavian was what I expected. So when I got it, I was like, this is like exactly what I thought. Like, there's nothing like exciting in it. I just kind of like yeah, this was kind of what I thought I was gonna be. Yeah, that's so funny. I
Paige Poppe 5:48
saw that advertisement saying that. I always thought you got like a quarter, you know, like, exactly. 20
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 5:53
Oh, no, no, it varies. And so between siblings, like my brother took it, I think you'd have a different one. Like, he would be maybe like 78% or 73%. Like, it's because you get different from your each parent. It's very weird. Yeah. And so I want both my parents to take it as well as my brother just to see, you know, and then also like my grandparents while they're still alive, because I want to see like if they have even things because, again, too technical. But the more it goes down, the less you get, you know, I'm saying like so your grandparents might be like, my grandpa would probably be 50% English, because his mom was 100% English. So like, I would love to see my grandpa's DNA. And then I've gotten that down to like 12% because of the like generations. Yeah, that's why I'm like 12% English or 10% English or whatever it was.
Unknown Speaker 6:40
It's so interesting. I need to do it.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 6:41
Yeah, it's fun. It's like, I think they're doing sales now. Like, I got burned on Black Friday, like two years ago. So it's like, it was like 80 bucks or something. So Oh, yeah. But the reason that sorry, it will go and change it. I'm sure it'll happen a lot this podcast. But the reason I wanted you on because this month is all about like podcasting and video and all that. So I want to maybe talk about that how you got into video because you have a YouTube channel, but you also do a lot of like Instagram lives like a lot. But I think it's so fun. I love watching it every day. But like, how did you get into video?
Paige Poppe 7:09
Oh, that is a good question. Well, originally, I was just a fan of YouTube. And my best friend and I had a YouTube channel with like, a few videos about like, drifting and fashion. Okay, because we were just YouTube fans. Yeah. Um, so I feel like I originally came at it from like a fan standpoint. And I've tried to maintain my youtube channel as being not just about my business, but also lifestyle. Like, I don't only say like today I made this. Yeah, you know, it's more natural. And I think that that comes from having come at it from more of a fun place, and then realizing my business could feed into it later. And after I had the channel with my best friend, I had a fashion blog, which is before I was an artist as my career that was like my fun hobby in college. So I used to make alpha videos. So then it's been a natural progression. Almost. But now I am the biggest fan of video and I'm pushing for I think everyone should have it because it's been a valuable business tool. Yeah,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 8:14
it's fun. Yeah. How has it affected your business?
Paige Poppe 8:18
So this is a funny story, but I have a friend
Amy, she is a Gosh, why am I like, I cannot believe I
forgot her last name.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 8:29
What does she do? Maybe I'll know he's
Paige Poppe 8:31
like a relationship YouTuber. She has no,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 8:33
I'm Amy Schmidt. Our No.
Paige Poppe 8:37
Oh my gosh, I don't know what let me pull it up while I'm talking. So she has a pretty successful YouTube channel with like, 60,000 subscribers. Okay.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 8:45
I don't know her. But yeah, she's my I mean, that's big. That's small, you know?
Paige Poppe 8:49
Yeah. Big enough that you're like, Wow. Okay, Amy young. So her she has like, funny. Tinder dates. Why She's hilarious. I met her in real life. I was talking to her once. And we were talking about YouTube because I was like, Oh, you know, I think that most of my subscribers like my YouTube channel for entertainment value. I was like, they just watch it. That's the purpose of it, whatever. And she like pause in her tracks, and said, I'd really challenge you to reconsider that because for me, YouTube is the biggest driver of new clients in my business, because she's a life coach and
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 9:25
chip coach, and you see her on video. Yeah.
Paige Poppe 9:27
And you see her and that's how you find her. So I was like, Okay, cool. So after she said that, I was like, active on YouTube after that. And I realized there was like a direct correlation between my mo it's mainly my sales in my shop. Okay, so it's come from YouTube, because I am like interacting with the products in a natural way. I'm like, oh, here's the phone case I use, here's the mug I design. Here's me like packaging my art. So it was like very natural. And I definitely see it because sometimes I'll go on like a hiatus. And I won't post for like three weeks, which we can talk about changing things in 2018. But literally, like, if I upload a video, I'll see sales go up. So it's good in that way. And it's just, I don't have another platform besides like Instagram stories, but I don't want to talk someone's head off. Like you're on stories. And it's like the only platform where you can go so behind the scenes and be so transparent podcasting, too. But yeah, for me, like what I do is so visual.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 10:28
Yeah, that's the hard part about me with videos. And that's why I'm not doing a podcast for my business, because I'm like, I'd rather do videos for that,
Unknown Speaker 10:35
you know, service. Yeah,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 10:38
I do video as a job. So I'm like, why would I do a podcast? But like, yeah, so I was gonna launch a podcast for general for designs, but I was like, probably gonna talk about like, do I interview other people in my career, like, I just didn't know what to do. So I've decided not to do that. But that's what this one's great, because it's all just local people. It's great. I love I love doing podcasting, but it's just like, not part of my business. You know? Totally. So yeah. So you said that you have children you met? We mentioned this before we start recording, you're going to change it up next year?
Paige Poppe 11:04
Yes. So well have just more of a plan. So um, the thing with me is I, if you look back on my YouTube channel from 2017, I need to actually do this. So like one video a week would be 52 videos, right? I bet if you look back on my YouTube channel, I might have 75 or 100 videos from 2017. But the difference is I might have had a week or uploaded every day. Yeah, that might have been a month right? Only up. Yes. So if you're, you may already have heard this. But if you're new to the video world, consistency is so important. And I don't even think it's because you're letting people down. Like it's just becomes so habitual for someone to see you in their feed. And you want to be front of mind, honestly, when someone thinks of like, Oh, I want to buy some art, or I want to get a gift, whatever. So the consistency is so important. And I haven't like, I don't feel like super, I tried to be too hard on myself, because I've been creating a lot of video, it just hasn't been consistent. So my plan for 2018 is just to commit to that once a week, same day schedule. Yeah. And if I happen to have extra footage, like a vlog, because like you do on your blogs, like that can just be an additional thing. But then I just need to use not need by plan to use video in a bigger way where its corresponding better two launches that I have. And there's more pre planning. So, you know, if I have like a video that week, let's say like my first video of 2018 is going to be my, like New Year's goals, which I've actually already found, shockingly, really trying. Yeah. So that then I know for the week that that video is going to go up, I can have a blog post a correspondent my Instagram posts for the week and kind of be in the same tone of like, Oh, I mentioned in this video that these are my goals. You know, it's definitely like feeding more into like the overall strategy, I suppose. Yeah, that's what my goal is. Gotcha. Yeah, consistency, and also, like us it in a strategic way, not just to be like, oh, here's a mural I painted. But, you know, like, for example, I painted a mural at a store in Phoenix that also carries my art. So like, how cool would it be to be like, oh, here's the mural. And like, here's some behind the scenes photos. And did you know that they also carried these products of mine? Like, here's a picture in the store? Okay, just, you know, more of like an editorial calendar. Okay.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 13:21
Yeah, that's good. Because I am very inconsistent. The only consistent things I do are those monthly blogs. Yes, I'm like I do it. Like I edited it the last week of the month. And I usually post it like the last day of the month. Yeah, for like that month. And I'm surprised I've kept it up. Because it's been I'd started in June, and I just posted the November one. So like, I've been doing it and I love it. And I do love it. So just like the fact that but once a month is about as much as I could do for certain things, you know, it is
Paige Poppe 13:46
true, and I can see why a lot of people are hesitant with video. Yes, it is a lot of work. It's a lot of time. Personally, I think I'm like a pretty fast editor told me that takes like eight hours out of the video. And I think if you had client work, it would be Yeah, I want to be like refined. But
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 14:02
I am I think I'm pretty fast. But I also do a lot more to my videos, I think. Yeah, you know, I'm saying like for some clients, like they want a lot of effects and stuff. So that takes longer. And also depends how much footage you have how much you have to cut.
Paige Poppe 14:14
Yeah. And I definitely think if you're not the person who created it in the first place. Yeah,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 14:18
it's really tricky. So for me, it was gonna say, Yeah,
Paige Poppe 14:20
I remember exactly when I like my words I want to cut out for then you're like, Oh, you watch them do the same. Yeah, you know, yeah,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 14:29
I don't like, you know, part of me was like, why can't you just cut it and started over? Yeah, you know, or just like, like, Don't send me all of your takes, like, you can just send me the one that you know, you did the right.
Paige Poppe 14:39
Yeah, I think. So. If you're just getting anything? Yeah. Do it yourself. Yeah. Not
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 14:44
too bad. I know. I think it also depends. So we were talking before earlier is I use it like I recommend everyone use a teleprompter, if it's something where it's like, because I had people that would look down at a sheet of paper, memorize it, then look up and that was like me. So my job was just cut. I'm like looking down and I'm like, Why don't they just use a teleprompter, so there's no breaks. And it's a whitelist editing. I was like, so I always recommend it to people, but it's the SLR only. So if you have like a non DSR, you can't really use it. But I'm like, it's your smartphone. It's so amazing.
Paige Poppe 15:14
You know, and we were just talking about that. I'd never seen that before. And then one of your clients, Heather Crabtree, yeah, mentioned it on her Instagram story. And I thought that was genius. Yeah, I don't use the DSR anymore myself, but I love the idea. And I usually ad lib like everything I
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 15:28
do too nice. The thing. Well, the only time I ever used it was for my intro video, which is me just like talking about my business, which I totally need to redo because it's awful. I'm still like, self critical. Sometimes. I'm like, I didn't like six months ago. I'm like, I hate it. But uh, yeah, so I think it's really interesting that you're, you know, planning everything out because I that's one thing that I struggle with is like matching. What? you film it on? it Yeah, cuz I was reading I'm in a, I'm in a Facebook group about video and it talked and somebody asked about that, like, do you change your shirt? And I'm like, Oh, I never even thought of that. That between, you know, videos, but I'm like, you know, cuz I film on my videos at my parents house, which I'm not there a lot. So like, the only times that I can. It has to be during the day where it's bright enough, you know, so I can't go over there at night after work like I have to do on a weekend. Yeah, so it's like that has kind of limited me to when I can film total. It's like for me, it's like I have to plan out. It's like, Okay, I'm gonna go over to my parents house on Saturday and film like four videos. And that's like my plan and I can't like I have to have them all like, prepared. It's just hard. Sometimes.
Paige Poppe 16:26
It's very hard. I actually, I was going to film an intro before I came here today. And then I was my camera had no trouble of my life and the whole other topic, but I was gonna film an intro just when I like was dress and how do I make it done and stuff and then fill in the rest later because I was going to do like a winter morning routine or
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 16:44
Oh, I love me too. And I've never felt more I'm like because you're Minnesota now you can feel the winter one. Oh my god, you know, on the snow and like show that it's like actually cold out is it actually matters?
Paige Poppe 16:55
Yeah. Which I get such a kick out of like people Instagram being in Arizona. I watched this story. And they're like, oh,
let me get cozy. And I'm like 67 degrees.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 17:07
Like you don't know extra. Now I can actually do it. But
Paige Poppe 17:10
uh, where was I going with that? Oh, so I was going to film like, the intro for that's like one chunk of it. That's already done. And that's like, somewhat attaching.
Unknown Speaker 17:18
Paige Poppe 17:20
Maybe we should talk about badging. Yeah, but that's where I got the idea for the kind of more strategic video content because I could film at least like intros. If I'm not gonna, if I'm not going to like be doing the same thing, like talking the whole time. I can at least film like all the intros for the month. And then my goal is to have one editing day for the videos. That's great. Yeah. Because you're like,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 17:44
you're 100% I know. I've heard of the word flow. Yeah. So for me, nothing goes faster for me than when I'm in a flow and editing. And that's why I think it's like when you're loving what you do, like time like stops, and all of a sudden, it's like, 6pm you're like, Where am I like, I got you know, you're so in the zone. That's why I love editing so much is like, I get into that flow. And I love it,
Paige Poppe 18:05
and you want to stay there. And like for me, I really struggle if I'm in that flow. And then it's like, oh, I don't have anything else to edit. You know? Yeah. And I've had a lot of things. I've edited five videos, and I'm like, What a great day, you know, yeah. And I also had the idea because I also filmed in the summertime. Speaking of changing shirts, I filmed like five Instagram short. So like, when we asked questions like that, it's fun. Yeah. And I think it's more dynamic. Like, you'll get more people actually watching it, they won't. You have to say so. I did the shirt changes. And I don't have to do my hair. One's makeup was all done. And I just did it. And then they were so fast at it because it was one of the video. Yeah, sure. I answered, like, frequently asked questions like, Oh, can I buy your art in a shop somewhere? Or do you take commissions? And like, it's funny, because to me, those questions might seem so like obvious. Yeah, I understand. I'll people don't just eat it. So it's good have? Well,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 19:00
I always realize, like, people don't always read every notification and every like, update. So it's like, they might not know, you know, and it's like, you assume everyone sees everything you do. And they are up to date, but they're not, you know,
Paige Poppe 19:12
yeah. And then you could take it a step further and like, embed those videos into your FAQ pages. Yeah.
Yeah, I'm like really hard with it. Because I already love it so much. Why am I not
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 19:24
using it? So I do I actually do that right now for on my website for some of my stock photos. I, I get so many questions on like, how do I add text to my stock photo or add like my logo? And so I've created a bunch of videos that's like how to add a logo to a mock mock mock up? Yeah, and I and so then on the sales page on Squarespace. There's like a separate section below. And I have all the like, I had linked the embed the video, and I'm like, here's how to do it. So like I have it all there. So it's like, you shouldn't be able to send me an email being like, how do I do? It's literally right there. Yeah, usually pointing back to the page. I'm like, watch this video.
Paige Poppe 19:58
It's so worth it one time. Yeah, show them forever. And that's really smart. I mean, I know you're not selling necessarily, like mugs. Yeah, and telling people how to do that. You're not like a mug manufacturer. But like, that's a good example of, I have enamel pins that I saw in my shop. And the way that I found my manufacturer was I was like, Oh, let me go on YouTube. And I originally was kind of like searching about, like, how do you make that happen? Like, how do you turn your arm to a pin? And I searched that. And the company that I ended up using had put out a video of like, here's how we take your art and turn it into a pin. So they kind of like we're revealing their secrets. I ended up working with them because they had YouTube content. Yeah, it was. Yeah. And now I've made like so many with them that I'm like, Oh, you guys are genius. Like that's, that's another benefit. Yeah, that video has incredible SEO. It does. So if there's a lot of different
Unknown Speaker 20:51
ways to use.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 20:52
And that's why I think in the Twin Cities, it's something and we were talking about this because you're from like the coast. I think things hit you first. Yeah. And it just it's delayed. Here.
Paige Poppe 21:02
I'm go. I'm like, interested that you touched on that, because I have certainly noticed it. Yeah. But I didn't know if people
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 21:08
know it's a thing because it just takes longer for trends to get here because it's like it has to travel from both coasts, and that we just get hit like East Coast trends, West Coast trends, they just kind of hit us late. Yeah. And people here kind of set in their ways and stubborn versus like everyone on the East Coast, West Coast. Like I lived in LA for six months. And so I was like excited to be part of like, what's now and everyone was like using the latest apps and everyone knew but everything here, it's like, none of my friends have Instagram. Really? Yes. And so I feel like kind of weird that I have it. But then I like go into my Instagram world and like downtown and like everyone's using Instagram, but then I go to the suburbs. So like even within the Minneapolis area, like in the suburbs, people aren't using it as much. But when I'm in the heart of downtown yet everyone's like on their apps and like using Uber and stuff. It's crazy. It depends on where you live. That is
Paige Poppe 21:54
so funny to me, because I also feel like someone who is from like Minnesota, maybe it's ever been to Arizona, like Arizona is basically California like yeah, justice. Yeah, it's like the same thing. And it is definitely very fascinating. It's like, it's funny, actually, because I have been I split my time. So I've been back and forth. Yeah, I don't even I cannot my finger on why but I almost feel a little bit more of like anxiety when I'm in Arizona now because like the pace is so fast. And people are more like the county with you tomorrow. Can I meet with you this afternoon?
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 22:28
And like it's just calmer here? Well did. I found I read this article about la versus New York. People like can schedule so much more in a day because of the subways. But in LA it's like, oh, traffic's really bad. I can schedule maybe three meetings this whole day, because they're in like, separate parts of the city. Yeah. But in New York, it's like you can fit so much more in a day because it's like, oh, I'll be there in five minutes. Because I'll walk down the subway thing and get there. You know, that's so funny thing.
Paige Poppe 22:53
I have like the first person that's ever brought that up. And I've heard that from like, youtuber Yeah, that live in LA say, I love it York because I can get so much Johnny.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 23:03
or sleep. So yeah, you know, and I I'm not see I don't. I like high speed. But at the same time, I don't like I was in New York for like five days on the trip in high school. And I was like, I have to go home. Like I was like, it's just too much. It's five days York is very overwhelming. I
Paige Poppe 23:17
don't care for it too much. For me. It's a lot of a lot of stimuli. Now Arizona I'm feeling is a little bit that way too. But that might just be more because I'm like, more familiar with things. And I know, I don't know what it is. But it's very interesting to I don't know if like Minneapolis has become like my solace or something. Yeah, it's really cool to compare. It's very fun. Yeah.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 23:41
I because I've The reason that I've noticed it is because people told me like I went to Tuesday's together. I don't know if you've ever been at Tuesday's together haven't been to the one here.
Paige Poppe 23:50
Okay. I'm sorry. Yeah,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 23:51
yeah. So it's next week, if anyone's listening next Tuesday, but I'm the one of the girls that I met there. She was actually from Seattle, she actually just moved back to Seattle. But she always was complaining about how far behind we are, and also how cliquey we are. I don't know if you've noticed that. But like, that's what she found when she first moved here is hard for her to like, plug in, because everyone's like setting their friend groups and like, everyone's been here forever, you know? Well, it's funny,
Paige Poppe 24:18
because in the business media haven't experienced that. Like you walk Yeah. people that I've met have been so welcoming, and been like, oh, we'll be sure to include you in anything that have I'm anomaly.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 24:27
Paige Poppe 24:29
Someone else that I met at the we're both at the
gala, and someone even emailed me and said, You know, I've heard that. transplants have a hard time making friends because Minnesota is like, keep to themselves, just like I'm gonna break the mold. So
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 24:43
I feel like as a business community, your networking, yeah,
Paige Poppe 24:46
but otherwise, I have. I mean, I could see how it's hard.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 24:51
But I think that people complain about not having friends, but then they don't try. Like they sit at home alone by themselves with their boyfriend and their cat. Like, I'm only I'm like, but you're not putting yourself out there. So I'm like, I don't know. I think for me, it's hard because it's like a double standard. It's like, I don't have any friends. But I'm like, Well, I mean, obviously, if you have struggles, I understand. But the same time it's like, if you're like, Well, nobody wants to hang out with me. It's like that's because you're not putting yourself out there. You know, you have to you have to put yourself out there not and meet people. Definitely no,
Paige Poppe 25:17
you do. And like I'm definitely I can get in like homebody mode, like yo fast. But it's true. You really have to like me. Yeah, for exactly. Events. Yeah. I mean, honestly, just going to the one conference like
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 25:29
yeah, you may. Yeah, yeah, I know. And like I I met you, I met a few people that I had met online, but had never met in person. Katie Lee, she was on the podcast like three weeks ago. And I had been following her again on Instagram for a long time, but I never met and then yeah, and then she's on the podcast. So it's like, I feel like now it's like, She's like, gonna be a friend of mine. So it's like crazy.
Paige Poppe 25:48
And like, there's a lot of factors that would like hold you back from going to an event. Like for me, it's like a new place. Like the driving here is very difficult for me. Oh, yeah. Like what the snow though. I just know, it's hard. Like getting used to it's like, you know, you might not want to drive there. You might not want to, like use up your day. And like, I wasn't like conference and like, I think I worked for like three hours and afternoon that day. Like I like it was like so productive. It was so fun. Like, I don't know if anyone, like a different topic now. But it was like fears of being in a new place. It's not so bad. No.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 26:17
Yeah, I think. I think it also depends on your personality, too. Yeah, you're pretty outgoing. And I'm like, Oh, this is fine. Like, I don't care. I don't know. It's interesting. Cuz I remember I think I reached out to you when I found out you're moving here. And I was like, hey, let's like meet up.
Paige Poppe 26:33
Which is great. That that is like so appreciated for like,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 26:38
Well, yeah, cuz I when I when I moved to LA, I didn't know any. I knew two people from my school. It was like a school program is like almost like it felt like a foreign exchange student. That's kind of what I was like, but there's two other people for my school. There was four it was Yeah, it was it was a film program for small, like private colleges that didn't have great film programs that you could go to that film program for a semester in like be in LA and like, learn until they have accepted like 50 students a semester. And so I got accepted. So that was exciting, but later cool. So it was the same basically the same cost as tuition at my college, but just for that semester, you pay the this college instead, basically, but it's a it's only a semester program, and they do it two times a year. And so then they have new students every time and you only do it for like four or five months. And then they give you housing. You know, you get an internship, you take classes, you produce a film and that and that was a video I talked about it in my la video. So if you want all the people listening want check that out. I talked about my la experience, but yeah, so that's why I was in LA. But like when I moved there, I had four other roommates. I didn't know any of them because they were all from across the country. So it's like all of a sudden, I'm like, living with people I've never met. Yeah, it's very overwhelming. I was like, so scared.
Paige Poppe 27:47
Yeah. So you like what you thought you'd learn pretty quickly as Jewish and you're like, I gotta get some. If anyone's like a fan of I can't. I'm a high class, but I love you, man. So my favorite movie guy was always like, the one quote is like, he hasn't. He was like, no groomsmen, and he's like, I gotta get some f1 friend.
Unknown Speaker 28:03
Paige Poppe 28:04
I always make that joke. My boyfriend like when we first started being in Minneapolis. I'm like,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 28:09
Oh, yeah. But I think that I think that the internet has made it easier. And so moving back to kind of how you use internet like, you use Instagram Stories a lot. How does that like, affect your business? Has that been the same as YouTube? Or is that like, more just like personally like who you are?
Paige Poppe 28:26
I would say even more than YouTube. I'm really
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 28:29
yeah, like, okay, I would Yeah, because more people are probably watching it.
Paige Poppe 28:32
Yeah. If they're active, it's every day it's a daily thing becomes something they're used to. I mean, for me, it's almost like a mini vlog. I'm on it. Because I'm on it. So consistently, I might take a break on the weekends. But yeah, I Mike every day, I'm like, Hey, guys, good morning. Happy Tuesday, you know, I'm just gonna, like, insert this here as like a small piece of advice because I this week, my pet peeve has been like people don't like, explain anything in their Instagram story.
Hey, there just like, like, I don't know, I follow people who are like in Art Basel this week, like in Miami, like looking at art. And it'd be so cool. If they're like, Hey, guys, today's day, too. I'm getting so inspired. And our basil. Everyone just posts like silent stories. So I just feel like if you can like, walk them through your day a little bit, I'll contextualize it contextualize it act like you're like blogging. I'm not trying to sound preachy. I feel like that's part of why Instagram Stories has been fun and successful for me, because I've like walk people through what I'm doing. Yeah, you know, and a lot of different meanings behind the scenes. Yeah, it is behind the scenes of your like making your art. Exactly, yeah. And I'm trying to get better at that, too, for 2018 is like, so I haven't even announced it. But I'm because I was trying to release a 2018 calendar. I was trying to have it out before the holidays. And it's going to come out in January now. But I want to be even more intentional with behind the scenes stuff. Because I feel like a lot of times I'm like, Whoa, guys, I'm working on something. And I never say what it is cryptic. And then I'll send them like this new products here. But for the calendar, I'm trying to really walk people through it more. So I already like made a video about it and be like, yeah, I made this calendar. And like here, here's what my thoughts were and here's me working on the October page, you know, so Instagram can go hand in hand with YouTube in that way. I feel like it's just like a little bit of a more day to day and it's less in depth. Maybe Pinterest. It's tricky because yeah, the YouTube audience is very different. I think for me Instagram story audience
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 30:28
well, cuz Instagram is more people just kind of like have a few seconds to like, look at it. But YouTube, you kind of have to dedicate time to sit and watch something. Yeah. So and do you find I don't know if you can tell it like more people are like on their phones watching it on YouTube? Or if they're like sitting on their laptop or on a TV to people told you I don't know. That's a good point, actually. Like,
Paige Poppe 30:48
I think you can see it in the stats. Can you I'm trying to remember I don't really
Unknown Speaker 30:52
do very much.
Paige Poppe 30:53
Um, you know, it's funny you say that because sometimes, occasionally I will get like a screenshot that or someone will take a picture of them wants you. Okay, my video to me, which is cool. Like two times people have said to me like they watch it with their dog. And I love
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 31:05
dogs. So I'm like, Oh, so cool. That's so cool. But I
Paige Poppe 31:08
feel like actually it's like half TV, half laptop. TV things like Google
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 31:14
Chromecast. Chromecast? Yeah, I have. I have capacity. But to me, I would be self conscious about watching having someone watch me at that big of a screen with like, all my life.
Paige Poppe 31:28
I mean, this one video one morning.
Unknown Speaker 31:32
Paige Poppe 31:33
I've even realized that I looked like trash like Oh, no.
I'm not gonna, like tear myself down. But I was like, Oh my god, like, it literally
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 31:40
looks like I like roll out of bed. And
Paige Poppe 31:43
I like kind of data. So there's a certain point where I'm like, okay, I should have made it easier on people's. I'm sure like that video doesn't have as many views people are like, Oh my God.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 31:54
I think that's refreshing about you. You know, you might not look your best
Paige Poppe 31:58
friends like Okay, guys, like here. I yeah, I show up. I try to show up like as I
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 32:02
Yeah, actually, I see. I feel I feel a little bit more self conscious about trying myself without like makeup on. I don't think I ever could but um, do you ever? Do you watch like dude was the Bala his solo? Yes. So she's been one of my favorite YouTuber for a long time. I just I've always loved her. But like, she really goes on without makeup sometimes. And she's got like terrible acne. And I'm like, how does she she's got like, 20 million followers or something in total. But like, I'm like, how does she do this? It's so important. Oh, that's cool.
Paige Poppe 32:28
Yeah, I think there's a big trend right now is like, oh, Come as you are. Yeah. self love. Like, it's cool. And I don't know, a lot of YouTube. Sometimes YouTube becomes like my podcast, because I'll just like put it on in the background.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 32:40
I can't do that. You can't know because I have such a visual person. Yeah, I have to, you know, I guess it depends on if it's like a daily blogger. And I'm just like, kind of listening to what they're doing. But if it's like a like a video, like a professional like, like vlog, where they're sitting in front of something and talking, I don't know, I just depends on the type of video. Definitely. Yeah, I do that with more than Netflix. Yeah, if I usually if I've already seen the episode, like I'm re watching Grey's Anatomy right now. And I've seen this episode, I'm sure, like years ago. So I'm like, I know what's happening. So I just kind of like do laundry. And I'm like, I'm like kind of listening to what's happening, but I don't have to watch it. You know? So that's kind of like a podcast like that way. But yeah, I don't know. I watch so much YouTube, though. It's pretty bad. Like media, like so bad. Like, I don't even want to admit how much YouTube I watch it.
Paige Poppe 33:24
I don't see I watch so much that like in my conversations in life, I'm like, Oh, I I forget most of my information. Oh,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 33:31
okay. Instagram, but used to be Pinterest for me. Really? Yeah. And like college. Yeah.
Paige Poppe 33:36
It's like, it's almost like, Oh, I'm like, Oh, this this youtuber I was going to be on like Jimmy Fallon or like, Oh, I know that because this youtuber talked about it. And it's like, it's like, almost like too much.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 33:46
Yeah, like, none of my friends watch YouTube. So I wasn't like, I can't make any references. Because like my roommate, she watches some of the people they watch. So then we can talk about that. But I'm likely to she watch this person. You know, like, I never keep track of who she actually watched.
Paige Poppe 34:00
I got lucky that my best friend was actually turned me on to it. And like, she still watches and like, and then her roommate is my friend too late. So the three of us kind of like always, like, that feels normal, but it's really difficult. Like, I can see how like people who don't watch it. They have like, No idea. We were talking. My friend Gabe does too, which is kind of cool to have like a guy's perspective. Yeah. We watched some people are like he'll recommend people to me.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 34:23
Yeah. And now you can do this thing where you can send videos to people in the app. Have you noticed this? No. So you can send it to like you. They have to have like a Gmail account or something. But you can like add friends in part of like your I don't even know if they do this anymore. But like a Google Hangout, what is that thing that Google, whatever their social network is called? Plus or whatever. But like, you can like add them on Google Plus. And then they like are your friend on YouTube. But then you can send them videos through the app. I like that. Like, I was like crap, like, Who are my friends watch YouTube. So I have one friend who was like, every time I talked to him, I'm like, you should watch this in this in this. Like, I should just send you all these. But then I was like, he never has time to watch him. So I'm like, Is it worth it? I don't know. Yeah, it's great.
Paige Poppe 35:06
As I noticed, they added like a pull feature this week or something?
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 35:10
Yeah, well, now, I think they're probably gonna start doing like, Did you see the Netflix update? I just saw it yesterday. They, I don't know if I can describe it. But basically, they have like stories on the top of Netflix, but it's trailers for their shows. But they're vertical. Oh, like, you can literally just be on your end. It's only for mobile. So like, if you're on your computer or desktop, I don't think it works. But if you're on your phone on Netflix, at the very top, there's like three circles. And it's like three of their like Netflix originals, you click the circle, it automatically starts playing like a 32nd trailer, which I think is Yeah, it's much nicer because like when you have to click and watch a trailer on the Netflix app, you have to like wait for it to load, and then flip your phone and watch it. But it's like here, it's just like, it's like Instagram where it instantly starts playing like the stories. Wow. Yeah, see, I feel like
Paige Poppe 35:58
I listened to another podcast today. And they we're like, oh, video is like on the forefront like I'm being more video and like, that's definitely been the case for the past like two or three years. And I feel like finally it now it's like all the time. Yeah, I like even some I think I'm trying to think of the who the other company is. But oh, like Zappos and then like, so. Okay. They have like almost every product, I think on video now. Do a
good idea. It's great. So it's just like, it's going to be everywhere, pretty soon, but it's a lot.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 36:26
I do think that it's taken a while and we were talking about this earlier. It's taken a while for video to come here to the Twin Cities. Oh, yeah. That was what we're gonna do. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So like, I've been doing video since 2006. That's when I started my first channel. And yeah, I know, a long time. I know. And I was that I was a and it's funny. The first video I ever made has 200,000 views. And it's because it's so old and like it was like it was a slideshow about a Disney Channel accurate that I liked when I was in eighth grade. Like that's literally my first YouTube video. And it was like for a while if you google his name, it was the first thing that showed up on Google, not just YouTube, Google like it showed like the YouTube result and like my video was right there. So for a lot it's
Unknown Speaker 37:05
it's like really
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 37:07
cool was it it was Jason Dolly from he was on. Good luck, Charlie. He was like the block. I haven't watched it. I had a huge crush on him when I was in like seventh eighth grade. And this is before he was on Good luck, Charlie. He was on a movie called read it and weep, which was a based on a book that I had had already read. And it was like my favorite Disney Channel movie. Like no one had heard of it. I showed it to my roommate. She was like, this was really bad. But no, I was like really obsessed with him. And I and then I looked on YouTube back when like YouTube. This was 2006 to that YouTube came out in 2005. Yes, I was looking at what there's no juice in Delhi videos. I don't know. Like maybe he's about to hit it big and like he's gonna be big actor. I should make a video about him. I did. And you were right. Do you know what a song It was? And you can look this up you guys if you want to find my old channel. It's to the song baby. It's you by Joe. Joe. Joe Joe. Yeah, yeah, so that was like, that was my like YouTube like beginnings and it's like so it's so embarrassing to look at now. But like my God, that time I had to edit was like doing like, using like, YouTube clips and stuff. And yeah,
Paige Poppe 38:05
I used to make videos with my friends like photo. Okay. Yeah, like, camera eighth grade. So I have Okay, yeah, it's golden. Now. It's so fun.
Unknown Speaker 38:13
Yeah, friends. Okay.
Paige Poppe 38:15
But I learned on like Windows Movie Maker. Yeah, me too.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 38:17
Paige Poppe 38:18
So funny. I can remember like sitting in my middle school, a computer lab like, like, burning everyone a copy? Yeah, like these for all my friends. And
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 38:27
well, so funny. I am. So I know, we're talking about this on the podcast before but I'm so lucky because my parents were very much into filming me as a child. And so I have me being born. I have my brother being born. I have my parents wedding. I have literally every single day of my life for like the first year of my life on video. Whoa. And so I had my friend's dad convert them from VHS to my computer now. So I have them all on like a hard drive. And so I have every video from like, I have every birthday. Like it's so cool. And now I'm going to like be able to use that. Like if I needed to show like clips of me as a kid like I have them. It's so great. Being a video editor. I'm like, I don't want to burn a DVD. I want you to upload the files. So I can have the file like the raw footage on there. Wow, that's so cool.
Paige Poppe 39:09
Oh, that's a good challenge for me because my parents have recorded like some
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 39:12
not to like Lambert it I should convert it. Because I know there's some of it. I've never even watched before. Oh, yeah, I feel like I'd watched all of them before but it'd been years. I didn't remember it. Yeah. You know, yeah. Or like, I'm like, oh, like there was some that like I think I thought had gotten lost or something. I'm like, Oh my gosh, this footage because like it stopped happening when I was in like high school. And then that's when I started filming stuff. Because my parents are like, well, you're old enough now to like, film yourself. You know, like, kind of like, we're like, you're not cute anymore. Like you're not like a little kid like, and now I got my I think I got my first digital camera. And I was like, Yeah, like eighth or ninth grade. And, and so I started filming stuff. And
Paige Poppe 39:51
it's so cool. Like, even for me, like, even if no one watched my videos, or it didn't help my business or whatever. Like from a documentary standpoint, I'd like to Yeah, it's so fun. And like, in the moment you feel like, why would I feel this? It's the most like normal part of my day. But like, in three years, you're going to be so different. And so I have video with like, my boyfriend and I when we first met in 2010 because we were friends for a long time before we started dating and like that is golden.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 40:18
Like, yeah, you can like play that if you get married at your wedding.
Paige Poppe 40:20
Yeah, yeah. Like you're like, oh, seven years late, like you don't think at the time. It's like that. Great. And then seven years later, it's like, we're like crying laughing Yeah, so funny. I'm like, yeah, even I have like videos of like, my boyfriend and our
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 40:32
friends are like our best friend. And I really Three Musketeers. Like share that on your Instagram.
Paige Poppe 40:39
Walking into like, the convenience store to like, get a snow
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 40:42
that's like, cool. It's like the everyday things that you like, so
Paige Poppe 40:44
funny. Yeah, I'm like, Yeah, I should share it more. I have like, I even felt like a boyfriend tag. Go that I never published. It is like, so cute. Because like, when we first started dating, you know? Yeah, like, it's just nice for my personal standpoint to have that and even like talking about my business. It's fascinating to watch. Like, yeah, what my goals were 2015. And then like some of those things. Yeah. And I love that.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 41:09
Yeah, because I started my channel. I am now three years ago. So it was 2014. I, it was right after I went to Europe for my senior year. And it was like that. So I'm trying to member I think it was that spring. And it was like I got all these clips from a Europe trip. So now I can watch it, you know, back and it's like, oh, yeah, I remember that. Like all that stuff from my Europe trip that I went on, like three years ago. Now. It's really cool. I wish I'd feel more of my la experience. Looking back that's one of my biggest regrets was like I took pictures, but I didn't get like any video and I'm like, Yeah, I started blogging then I like I'm, I
Paige Poppe 41:43
bet it's always something I wish I did more of was more video. Because I felt a lot about Minneapolis, which was cool. I actually did make this like I have this cool thing I've been doing where I've been filming, like with the back door of my studio Do I have like these clips of me like walking? Like not me. You don't see me But yeah, perspective like, from like going farther away, like closer to the door. So now I have like, you know, like, summer whenever
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 42:11
for sure. So I love how people do artsy things like that. And like every blog that I do the monthly blogs I always find my feet walking. Yeah, like if you watch every single one. I always have at least one clip just because it's like, I don't know, it just shows that it's like because I never show myself as much because it's hard to like film yourself. Yeah, so the only clips I have a mere like when I'm like doing like a group thing or something. And I'm holding my phone like weird. Yeah, but I'd love just filming my feet walking. I don't know why we will
Paige Poppe 42:38
in two years you will have those shoes and you're like yeah, it's cool. Yeah, it's very
nice, Don, I'm a very nice oh, I am too. That's why I
think that's I feel like almost like video is your advice to people it is you're afraid,
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 42:51
you know, cuz like my parents probably taught me to be that way. Yeah, because like I grew up there's a video of me being like, I want to see the video now. Like they would like have video of me saying like, I wanted to watch myself. Yeah, so like I to be to me I'm like I was literally Born on video is like it just kind of shows like maybe I don't know if it was a nice that I liked video or if it was like taught Yeah, to like video because my parents liked it. And then both because they like definitely and, and the fact that my parents decided to film my wedding. I was like, that is such a great idea. Like, like most people's parents like back then it was first of all very expensive. There wasn't that many people doing it. So the guy that they hired was awful, apparently. And he like drank and like ate food, the whole wedding and like he was just like barely filming, but like the wedding, like the actual wedding part they got and then they got like some of the reception. So I get to see like my grandparents were passed away. Like I get to see them on video, like in the early 90s. Like, that's crazy. So cool. But yeah, my parents have 120 my god this conversation, you should react to it and make a video, you reacted because I've wanted to do I don't know if you've watched if you want to watch Tyler Oakley, you know? Yeah. So he did a video of him reacting to his own birth. I'm like, I could do that. With his mom. He did it with his mom. And I'm like, What? I could do that. I think my mom would want to be on film though. But like, it would be funny for me to just
Paige Poppe 44:04
react to it. If I used to have like video of your parents to like, look nice.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 44:07
So true. That's cool. Yeah, my uncle passed away a few years ago. And like, I love being able to see him on video. You know, like, you get just like, I'm like, oh, funny story. Well, I'm not funny. It's my grandma passed away and not funny, but she remarried when she was in her 80s. Like, like late 70s 80s. Yeah. So she had my grandpa had died when I was three. And then she started dating this guy named Bob who's still alive and he lives in South Park is great. And they they live together. And we were together for like, seven, eight years. And then they're like, moving into this new place. And like, you know, we need to get married because they like don't like a lot of people aren't married to live there. So they like kind of had to get married. It was it was just like, Okay, I guess and we had to figure it out. But like, I got to be at their wedding. And I filmed it. And so like, I have footage of their wedding. And like it's crazy. Like to be like at your grandparents wedding. Like Yeah, like so random. And I'm like, I'm so glad I have this footage. Cuz now my grandma has passed away. So it's like, I got to be at my grandma's wedding. And I filmed it. And I have the footage. It's crazy. That's so sweet. Yeah, cool.
Paige Poppe 45:06
Yeah. So like that. Yeah. That's like when I get married. It kills me. I'm shocked that people don't always hire a videographer. videographer. Really? Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 45:15
Paige Poppe 45:16
I've always said that would be if I like wasn't doing what I'm doing. Now. I think I go become a videographer. I think Oh, yeah. Yeah, that will be what I spend the most money on is the Me too.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 45:25
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, I will have like a photographer to videographers. Same. They better have assistant like I better raw footage. Oh, I know. I'm like, I want to edit it myself. How am I going to pick a song? I always
Paige Poppe 45:37
noticed like, YouTubers who get married like I watch Casey Holmes just got married. It's like,
Unknown Speaker 45:42
Yes, I know who that is. I don't really follow her that much. But yeah, I know. She is. Yeah, and like her.
Paige Poppe 45:47
I like because I know that like videographers don't turn around as quickly as like she got she
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 45:51
probably paid more for I think she paid more or she said shout you out like it was his or she got all the raw footage and edited herself because I don't know maybe but
Paige Poppe 45:59
she like the trailer and then she had the full fat and the full thing was long with longer than a lot. You know, somebody as I like four minutes Yeah. Versus longer. And I'm like, I that would be me. I'd be like in the meeting idea. How much can I
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 46:11
yeah, I'm here. It was so picky about who I used to the videographer but me to do I show Josie Stafford was here yesterday. And I showed her wedding video cuz she's a wedding planner. So we were talking about wedding videos and stuff. And I showed her one of Cole and sap. Have you heard of that? Yeah. Hola, Brian. Did you watch a video of their wedding? I didn't watch their wedding video is the best wedding video I've ever seen. We
Paige Poppe 46:34
you know why I might have missed that it was out. I was like
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 46:37
months ago. Yeah. So it is like so she has a daughter FM like a previous relationship and she's adorable. But like the actual like, I have also technical on like the actual editing was amazing. The like cuts and the coloring and the song choices. And I'm just like apparently I looked it up. I like had to search really hard to find this company. I'm like, how did they find them? They were in Chicago like they live in LA. So it's like, I'm like they must have done a lot of looking because they're very picky about the way things look because they're YouTubers. And yeah, that's what they do for a living. So I'm sure they had to find someone and like be proven that this was like a good company, but like, Wow, I can't wait to watch it. It's so good. Everyone else.
Paige Poppe 47:19
Because I was like that is the only couple that would ever have a photographer show up for their honeymoon. Because like, Oh, I know. That guy actually I can't think of his name right now. But he's he used to live in Arizona for a while. Really? I met him at it. He like hosted Instagram meetup in like 2000
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 47:35
I don't know for someone that they use a lot. I feel like Yeah, he's a guy. I can't think of his name. It's not Brandon waffle. Is it?
Paige Poppe 47:41
No, it's a guy who's friends with them. Jc Murray who's like another photographer? Girl. Do you want to ask them part? Yeah, I do. She's like their friend.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 47:51
Is that the one who did their wedding video? Because they had a they had Oh, that's some Yeah, Haley too long girl. But we're going on a rabbit hole. But yeah, I know. I know about you mentioned a YouTuber. I probably have either watched them or no of them. Yeah, I definitely have my favorites. And like, I love more of like David dough brick lies the kosher stuff. Like that's kind of what I've been watching.
Paige Poppe 48:10
I've convinced that they are the funniest people on the PR
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 48:12
and they've grown so fast. She's got like, think what like 11 million followers in over a year like
Paige Poppe 48:16
crazy. I watched like the YouTube Rewind. I was like the only link speaking on it, you know, but lately
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 48:23
lately I have never seen really like she was a Viner. She was the most rewatch she was the most watched. Sorry, this is gonna be like, really? Like, she was the most watched loop diviner of before vine shut down. So she was very famous on mine. And now she's more on Instagram. And she has a YouTube channel too. So she's actually really big. Like she but she's kind of not my type of comedy. It's more like skits and stuff. And I'm like, Yeah, like I like David. analyze it just because they're just naturally funny. And like, their stuff is like more like real and just like situations that they put themselves in. Yeah,
Paige Poppe 48:53
her that like the girl you mentioned and Eliza? Like that girl sounds like this kind of person. Like people who can do. Like who can be like, masterful at YouTube? Yeah. They really seem to like, like, they know how to like treat each platform.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 49:07
Yeah, well, I think the younger you are, the easier it is because you've grown up with it. And I feel like, well, what? I predicted the fall of mine because all of a sudden people like weren't there as much anymore as like what's happening with mine. Like I feel like no one ever talks about it and then they're like we're announcing We're shutting down and I'm like so all these people were smart to to have jumped on to other platforms that were noticing that it was dying. Yeah, like Lelay and like David and miser they picked YouTube I think more a lot of them went to Instagram and do like Instagram videos and just became like Instagram models and stuff. Yeah, but then like there's a lot of designers that just kind of like oh crap vine shine down. That's my only platform and they've struggled to build audiences elsewhere. He like gave up Yeah, yeah, there's some of them have literally like stopped being about do you watch? I don't know if you ever watch like Sarah Hopkins and Robbie Ayala. Okay, I have to show you that wedding video. They just got married and they showed their engagement video for like their rehearsal dinner. It was so cute. But even that they met through vine like their first like vine like married couple that like met on Vine and then like got married and they both have now moved to like Atlanta, so they don't even live like in LA. And he was I think he was from Florida. She's from Atlanta. It's just crazy. Like so cool. I don't know.
Paige Poppe 50:15
This is like so exciting because my guilty pleasure is I literally will go on like a videographers website if I work and I'll just like watch all the video the wedding. People I go. Like, the different like creativity levels. dfj this one I follow this girl who owns like a boutique in California. Okay. And her it's like I entered into a competition and it's like, so unique. Yeah, cool. Yeah, they like start from the end of the wedding.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 50:39
Like, like, my mental movie is literally in reverse relentless story. So they tell the story where he's waking up, and he doesn't know what happened and shows like, It's weird. I didn't
Paige Poppe 50:51
like the sixth sense.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 50:52
really haven't seen that one. But yeah, I know. I know. Like, what happens? It's spoiled. It's like one of the most spoiled movies. Like I know of it. I'm not a big fan of like scared movies. Oh, yeah, really watch them. But like, I don't know. Like, maybe now I'm adult I should but like when I was a kid, I was really scared of them. JACK. I was really the scariest movie I watched as a kid was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Have you seen that original? Yeah. The weirdest part is the kids just like disappear and the adults are like whatever. Like it's almost like the died and like how? Apparently I'm like the newer one. They tell it like at the end. They're like, Oh, they're fine. But like in the original they like don't say anything at the end. It's just like the girl like blew up like a blueberry and like floats away and it's like super scary. And have you ever read the book? I don't know if it did, but I read a lot of Roald Dahl when I was a kid I read my favorite with the BFG and I still have yet to see the movie for that came out. It was I think it was Steven Spielberg. Yeah. Okay, we're going down the rabbit hole. We should probably end this podcast and we can continue talking but thanks so much for coming in. Thank you so much for and how do we find you what where? What's your handles? Sure. So you
Paige Poppe 51:54
My name is Paige Papi and the My last name is spelled like the flower but with an E so yeah, PU PPECPAIGPOP
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 52:01
and I will link you so cool.
Unknown Speaker 52:04
Yeah, I guess in the
Paige Poppe 52:06
podcast, but on Instagram, you find me at page Papi. My YouTube channel if you search my name. That's the best way to find me. And then my website is page popi calm.
Jenna Redfield of Twin Cities Collective 52:16
Cool. Well, awesome. Thanks so much for having. Thank you. Okay. Thanks again for listening to the 20th collective podcast conversations with creatives with your host Jenna Redfield. Make sure to head on over to iTunes to subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss a single episode. New episodes come out every Monday. Make sure to also leave us a review let us know how we're doing as well as helping us grow our subscriber count. We also want to let you know that we have a website Twin Cities collective calm where you can learn more about us join our online directory learn more about events as well as joined our Facebook community. Shout out again to Allison burns, who created all of our artwork as well as our logo, as well as Nicola hi lyst for the use of the song in the intro. I also want to say thanks to the studio cork for letting us use the podcast studio that they have on site. Make sure to go to studio co worker calm to learn more about how you can start podcasting too. Thanks again for listening and I'll talk to you guys next week.