Documentary Review: This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Gigi Lazzarato, born Gregory Lazzarato, is a Canadian YouTube personality who came out as transgender following the death of her mother, Judith, in 2012. This Barbara-Kopple-directed, ninety-minute documentary – a compilation of childhood home footage, past YouTube video clips, and contemporary reflections from Lazzarato and those close to her – pieces together moments of a…

YOUTUBE REVIEW: COLLEEN VLOGS

Colleen Vlogs youtube.com/colleenvlogs / 1M+ subscribers STAG RATING 4.5 STARS Light-hearted, down-to-earth and impressively hard-working, Colleen Ballinger is a refreshing face in the U.S YouTube community. There is no big ego, no sense of taking things too seriously with Ballinger – rather, she has managed to craft a career off exactly the opposite: appearing to…

YOUTUBE REVIEW: ZOELLA

Zoella youtube.com/zoella / 11.3M+ subscribers STAG RATING 4 STARS Driven, warm-hearted and impeccably polite, Zoe Sugg has become one of YouTube’s most recognizable and popular personalities ever. Even after considering her appealingly down-to-earth, middle-class British image, the extent of Sugg’s success is stunning. With more subscribers than the total populations of Scotland, Wales and Northern…

YOUTUBE REVIEW: CONNOR FRANTA

Connor Franta youtube.com/connorfranta / 5.6M+ subscribers STAG RATING 5 STARS Artistic, thoughtful and intensely passionate, Connor Franta creates the kind of stylish, offbeat content that only perfectionists like himself can ever fully appreciate. Every week, once a week, he’ll sit down and talk candidly to his audience for a few minutes, usually with a clear…

YOUTUBE REVIEW: IJUSTINE

iJustine youtube.com/ijustine / 3.1M+ subscribers STAG RATING 5 STARS Tech-savvy, impromptu and incredibly charismatic, Justine Ezarik (better known as ‘iJustine’, after her Apple-obsessed antics) is no YouTube newbie. Believe it or not, 2016 marks her tenth-year anniversary on the platform. (We can only speculate as to how many hard drives were filled in her journey…

Calling All Future Game Developers!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, a second G3 Futures Event, aimed at galvanising the Guildford-based games industry, is taking place at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre on 29 June from 5.00pm. Free to attend, this will provide an opportunity for students looking for a career in the gaming industry…