CDawgVA explains why it’s almost impossible to make YouTube videos in Japan

Sam Comrie

Published: 2022-09-14T12:13:43

Updated: 2022-09-14T12:14:07

Twitch streamer CDawgVA has expressed frustrations with creating YouTube content, due to the limitations imposed by life in Japan.

YouTube and voice actor Connor ‘CDawgVA’ Colquhoun has had an interesting year so far. Earlier this month, the streamer raised money for The Immune Deficiency Foundation by riding 500 miles across Japan on his bike.

On the Trash Taste podcast, CDawgVa and her co-hosts spoke with Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys about her career. Although the streamer has many ongoing projects, it can also be difficult to complete them at a level that satisfies them.

CDawgVA shared how hard limitations are impacting their YouTube output.

CDawgVA is “very unhappy” with some of its YouTube content

On September 13, CDawgVA’s Twitch livestream saw the creator discuss how living in Japan affects his career on YouTube. Although the streamer was hugely successful, for the most part, CDawgVA explained that “I was kind of exhausted with my YouTube bombing stuff, just because getting permission to film in Japan is so hard.”

“I was getting really stressed talking to these companies and talking to some places that wanted to butcher my videos in the review process,” the streamer continued.

“And I would have a video that I think is really fair and really honest, I really wouldn’t say anything bad, but sometimes these companies would dump it.”

Although the streamer didn’t name any companies specifically out of respect, he did admit that “there are some videos that I had to download that I was very, very unhappy about.”

Due to legal agreements, CDawgVA had no choice in the matter and “rarely took down a video, because most of the time there’s a lot of investment going into it.”

Although live streaming is a “call” for him, the content creator said “factors outside of your own desire” make it crucial for him to maintain his professionalism.

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