Sameer Mishra and Sandeep Jha run a youtube channel – EmotionalFulls which has more than 50,000 subscribers. Read on to know more about these IIT grads and their channel.
Tell us about your life journey in brief?
My name is Sameer Mishra. I am from a small town in Chhattisgarh called Bhilai. I graduated from IIT Bombay in 2011. I started making short films during my college days and soon realised that I want to make a career in this field. I made several short films and won awards at various college as well as national level film festivals. After graduation I worked with an IT firm in Hyderabad for about a year to pay off my education loan and take care of some other financial requirements. After that I came back to Mumbai in Oct 2012 and again started making Short films which later led to the formation of EmotionalFulls
What prompted you to start Emotional Fulls?
After coming back to Mumbai from Hyderabad, I collaborated with my friend (and now business partner) Sandeep Jha to make short films on various ideas that both of us had. We made a couple of short films during the summer of 2013 and showed them to our friends from media industry and otherwise. Many of them suggested us to put the videos on you tube. Since both of us were briefly associated with a comedy you tube channel earlier and were well aware of its reach and other commercial aspects, so we decided to start a channel of our own. Thus in August 2013, EmotionalFulls was formed.
Tell us about your team, if you have?
After the two of us, the first person to join EmotionalFulls was Gaganjeet Singh. He is my junior from IIT and has been an integral part of EF ever since its inception. Apart from the three of us, our team has always kept changing with people coming in and going out all the time. But at any given point of time, a dedicated team of 7-8 people have always worked with EmotionalFulls. We don’t have any separate team for marketing, our videos work on their own if they have to and we hire freelancers as and when required according to the need of the project we are working on.
What is your dream/ vision?
Our dream is to create high quality web content in large volume and reach out to as many people as possible.
The biggest difficulty as you can guess is the budget constraint. Although, we try not to, but many a times we are forced to limit our imagination, due to lack of funds. Shooting is a costly affair and we try to maintain a certain production quality in our videos, so the greatest bottle neck becomes the insufficient funds.
What are your future plans with respect to your channel?
Till now we have made only fiction based videos. In the coming months we plan to venture in to the nonfiction genre as well. We will also be launching our first web series very soon. Another exciting thing that we are doing is to build our off line presence as well, to connect with our audience at a personal level. We are ready with our first play (its called “Victoria time pe”) and will be staging it soon in Mumbai. We plan to take it to every corner of the country this year. Also, we are exploring the option of starting another channel aimed at creating content, which will tickle the funny bone of our audience.
Any fun/ memorable incident?
Well there are a lot of them but the one which is really close to my heart is the shooting of the last scene of one of our videos “bhule bisre geet”. We were shooting in Carter road in a Hanuman temple which is a bit off the shore(kind of inside the sea). When we started shooting in the morning, the water was really far away but as the day progressed it started coming close and by the time we shot our last scene, we were totally surrounded by water on all sides. It was a romantic scene which was perfectly complimented by a beautiful sun set and water all around. It was magical and the scene came up really well.
Another funny incident is when we almost ended up in jail for shooting in a posh neighbourhood without permission. But I rather not talk about it as its part of a script now.
What advice you’d like to give to someone who is interested in starting a youtube channel/ his own show?
Make whatever you want to make, not what you think people want to see. At the end its your satisfaction that matters the most. Because if you just want to earn money and be dissatisfied you could as well do a job.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our audience who have been really supportive and patient (we know our frequency of uploads is very less. We will be increasing it soon) with us and who keep lauding us with so many beautiful comments and messages. It’s only because of their encouragement that we are able to do what we want to do. We are totally committed and working hard towards providing them with even better content and they will see the result in days to come.
If you also run a youtube channel and want to get featured, share your profile at stagephod(at)gmail.com.
If you would like to create any video content, click here