MATTHEW STEWART - FREELANCE VIDEO EDITOR
In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Hello there!" Thanks for visiting my website, I'm sure you won't regret it! So, my name is Matthew Stewart and I'm a freelance video editor with over nine years of experience. You could argue, as a result, that I do in fact know my way around a keyboard and mouse. I currently edit videos for WhatCulture - a company with a hugely successful website as well as various YouTube channels, all with over a million subscribers each. My job is to take audio files from its wealth of charismatic and witty hosts and turn them into engaging videos. It's a gruelling job that involves a severe lack of sleep, not going to lie, but I can assure you, it's all worthwhile. I'm a night owl anyway, so it's actually a pretty sweet gig! You can view my various videos for WhatCulture via the 'Videos' section of my website. Also, if you would like to contact me regarding freelance video editing, you can do so through this email address: MatthewDStewart96@gmail.com
INSIDE STAR WARS
Once upon a time, all the way back in 2013, I created a Star Wars YouTube channel called TheCancrizans. My first ever video was released in November of that year, detailing the life of Jar Jar Binks and what may have happened to him following the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It's fair to say my knowledge of the galaxy far, far away was rather limited back then. But hey, I had an idea for a Star Wars lore series and I was going to do my absolute best to realise its potential! To be fair, I never thought the channel would quite take off like it did. You are, after all, listening to a man who has had several different YouTube accounts since around 2008. However, through perseverance and a little known movie called The Force Awakens, my latest account blew up massively! I was gaining a ridiculous number of subscribers each month - tens of thousands, to be exact. It was mad! I even managed to convince my parents I should pursue YouTube full-time instead of going to university... Well played, I thought to myself. It was a fantastic career initially, but if I'm being brutally honest, I simply did not have the leadership skills nor the drive to keep up with demand. Eventually, the channel began to cool off. Sad face. Yet in November 2017, EA invited me out to its offices in California to playtest and subsequently review Star Wars Battlefront II. An event where I get to sit around all day playing games, meet some of the Star Wars YouTubers who inspired TheCancrizans, and eat a bunch of American snacks? Sign me up, I said! As of writing this post, the freshly rebranded Inside Star Wars boasts over 78,000 subscribers. To put that into context, all of my subscribers, if they gathered in a cult-like fashion, could fill Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford. It's mind-blowing. So while the channel isn't doing as well as it once did, you best believe I'm still as obsessed with Star Wars as ever. My baby is over five-years-old now and yet we've still not even scratched the surface of Star Wars lore. Stay tuned!
You might not believe this, but I'm actually a bigger fan of wrestling than I am of Star Wars. Weird, right? I remember being just old enough to recall the late Attitude Era and early Ruthless Aggression Era. I grew up with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin tormenting Mr McMahon every chance he could, and the likes of Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio putting on five star matches every single SmackDown. Seriously, SmackDown in the early 2000's was far superior to Monday Night RAW! Please do at me. As the 2010's approached, however, I wasn't so much into WWE. I was a kid going through high school, you see, and so liking wrestling would have made me a prime target for bullying and name-calling. But as of 2014, I got back into the sport I knew I always loved thanks to WhatCulture Wrestling and The Solomonster Sounds Off. Moreover, I openly acknowledged my fandom to everyone and their dog, going as far as to collect WWE figures for collection purposes only... Obviously. Wrestling is cool, so deal with it, Dad! With a relapse in my wrestling addiction, I've recently launched my 45th YouTube channel ever (just kidding, it's actually my 44th) this time called Inside Wrestling. You should check it out!
It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of both Star Wars and wrestling. However, I do quite like other topics too. Trust me, I'm not some kind of robot who just sits around all day watching reruns of The Empire Strikes Back, in-between playing with my- I mean collecting WWE figures... As such, Inside Extra will allow me to cover any topic I feel like without having to please subscribers who only want to watch a particular genre. Where will these very videos be posted, I hear you ask? Probably on this website, to be fair. So again, stay tuned!