I was born in London in 1993 and grew up there until I moved to Broadstairs on the Kent Coast in 2000, I attended Upton Junior school then went on to Dane Court Grammar School where I did well in my GCSES then focused on Media Studies (A), Psychology (A*), English (B) and German (B) at A Level. I moved to Corfu in Greece in January 2012 which was quite a journey taking myself and my family through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and finally Greece, you can find a video playlist of the journey here.
Media and video production was the field I was most passionate in, I started, what would become, a YouTube career in 2008, focusing on the gaming genre where I became one of the first Machinima Premium Directors and YouTube Partners in 2010, meaning I would earn advertising revenue depending on the amount of views my videos received. To date, I have gained over 30,000 subscribers combined on all channels and over 17 million video views. I have taught myself how to use editing programs such as Photoshop for all graphic design and Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro for all video editing production. I have become proficient in each of these platforms which has contributed greatly to my design work today.
Capitalising on my knowledge of the gaming genre I was offered a sponsorship from a Minecraft Server company offering me a server to run and manage for my community from YouTube and other regular players. The Minecraft server has been running since March 2013 extremely successfully and has grown to become a network with an interactive community which contribute greatly to the success of the network. Running a network with over 30,000 unique visitors can be extremely time-consuming therefore I had to ask trusted players on the server to become Moderators and Admins to help me out. The network has grown considerably in a year and is still developing. If you're a fan of Minecraft, visit this page for more info.
My time on YouTube has put me in contact with many companies. I have obtained permission to use music from various labels including Monstercat Media, Red Bull Records and FiXT Music including many other individual artists. I am sponsored by companies including KontrolFreek and Elgato to review their products. I am also affiliated with advertising agencies such as the Ayzenberg Group.
I started to design logos and graphics for small local businesses, then as well as my career on YouTube, I progressed to website design, editing videos and producing graphic work for bigger companies. You can find all the projects I've worked on here. This has enabled me to work with international companies from London, Hong Kong, Greece, Romania and the United States.
Through my work and experience in digital media I have become knowledgeable in video editing, graphic design, production, photography, website development, advertising campaigns and branding.
I continue to be very active on social media, posting updates and pictures, you can follow me here.
- Henry Daeche