People Who Inspire Me: Jonathan Paula

No Self Promo ChallengeThis post is a part of a series of posts I will be making every Thursday for the month of February as my contribution to the No Self Promo Challenge. Despite the title, we can decide our level of involvement. As part of my contribution, I decided to write a series of posts about people who inspire me or have otherwise have a positive impact on me and I feel more people should be made aware of.

Jonathan Paula is the owner of a film making company called Jogwheel Productions ( formerly known as IDEO Productions. ) Well, its not really a film making company in the traditional sense, this company generally does its core work on the video website Youtube, from which it is also best known for.

Shows produced for Youtube include ‘ Roller-coaster Commutation, ‘ ‘ Movie Night ‘ ‘ 3 Steps to Success ‘ as well as what drew me to them in the first place ‘ Is It a Good Idea To Microwave This? ‘ Which is exactly what it says on the tin and has had over 300 episodes over the course of 10+ ‘ Seasons ‘ on Youtube.

What makes Jon unique from many other top Youtubers is the fact that he is actually a professional video editor. He actually went to college to do this kind of thing and worked hard to get to where he is today, unlike many others who kind of fell into the whole Youtube thing. Production values have generally remained consistent within content Jon has produced over the years ( main difference is the videos are now in HD. ) Many other Youtubers have suffered because their content has become too artificial and over-produced.

He is also willing to share stories with people by vlogging about them. Many times, it can be Jon talking about a simple news story, other times. It is Jon, his friends, his wife and / or others going on trips and other various adventures.

Jon seems like a down to earth guy, who is professional and does not tolerate bullshit, constantly having to lecture and complain about Youtube’s lack of efficiency at times. Not that he can be blamed, it is after all, a major source of income for him. I’d be giving out too if my main income stream was screwing things up for me.

Jon is also willing to share behind the scenes look at how he works, often posting streams of him editing a show together, asking fans on Facebook and Twitter for feedback on how to present something.

This is Jonathan Paula and he inspires me because he’s shows that it is possible to succeed with hard work and dedication.

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Posted on February 16, 2012, in Humor, Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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