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EPISODE 21

Mike Hermes // MH Tutorials

WINNING ON YOUTUBE AS A 3D ARTIST

TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • How to create valuable content on YouTube as a 3D artist.
  • The importance of branding yourself, your service, and your model if you want to market yourself online.
  • The quality competition in the 3D market and how you can make yourself unique.
  • Understanding the difference between money and value.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.21:
Mike Hermes // MH Tutorials
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Who is it
Meet Mike Hermes, a freelance 3D artist and mentor for upcoming studio artists on the business side of things. He has been creating free 3D animation and modeling tutorials on YouTube since 2013.

Why should you listen
In this episode of Art Heroes Podcast, Mike shares why he started a YouTube channel 7 years ago as a way to offer value to 3D artists that are just starting in their careers. He shares in detail the advantages of having a YouTube channel to showcase your skills and the challenges that come with it.
"If you're a 3D artist, what constitutes 3D artists, what makes you a 3D artist?"
Summary
Meet Mike Hermes, a freelance 3D artist and mentor for upcoming studio artists on the business side of things. He has been creating free 3D animation and modeling tutorials on YouTube since 2013.

In this episode of Art Heroes Podcast, Mike shares why he started a YouTube channel 7 years ago as a way to offer value to 3D artists that are just starting in their careers. He shares in detail the advantages of having a YouTube channel to showcase your skills and the challenges that come with it.

Listen in to learn the importance of having business skills even as a 3D artist.
GET IN TOUCH WITH MIKE
Website: https://www.mhtutorials.com/
YouTube Channel: MH Tutorials
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MHTutorials
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mhtutorials/
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE

  • [1:00] Get to know Mike Hermes.
  • [6:33] Mike talks about the importance of having a YouTube business model, a unique niche, and how it impacts your income.
  • [12:01] The huge 3D market, the high demand for quality, and the sacrifices you need to make to become a successful 3D artist.
  • [14:43] He talks about having a purpose to teach others and the importance of having a target audience.
  • [17:11] Having a better reason to make YouTube videos than money.
  • [24:00] The importance of being prepared for the industry with business skills even as a 3D college graduate.
  • [29:10] Mike explains the difference between money and value and how to make your choice.
  • [31:51] Comparing the traditional and today's process of reaching the consumer.
  • [36:10] Why you need to create an online presence that suits what you're doing.
  • [38:53] Why you need to be unique as a 3D artist.
  • [40:36] How making YouTube videos became his passion and how he tackles the process of making them.
  • [42:11] The importance of developing a thick skin and considering positive criticism.
  • [44:18] He answers the fun ten questions.
"If you want to make a lot of money, don't become a 3D artist."
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