(FULL DISCLOSURE: This week, Lon is reviewing a show hosted by Shira Lazar, with whom he worked on This Week in YouTube many months ago. He promises to be totally fair and unbiased in his review. For real.)
This week, LonsTV takes a look at YouTube’s new talk show, Partners Project. The brainchild of creator/producers Damon Berger and Shira Lazar, Partner’s Project picks a different YouTube star each week and takes a look behind-the-scenes at their background and journey to cewebrity.
Past episodes have included interviews with iJustine, Dane Boedigheimer (the man behind Annoying Orange), Shay Carl and Mystery Guitar Man, with Kassem G and Freddie Wong both scheduled for forthcoming shows.
Lazar conducts the interviews herself, and brings the same enthusiasm and polish to Partners Project that she does to projects like CBSNews.com and, yes, my show, This Week in YouTube. The fact that she’s clearly a fan of these particular content creators and their work comes through in each discussion.
Even better for hopeful young YouTubers, each episode comes bundled with “Pro Tips” videos and behind-the-scenes footage that are basically like Film School for YouTube. Though these clips lack some of the laid-back fun of the main interviews, they’re arguably more informative overall.