potato jet

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Shows: Potato Jet and Gene Nagata

Where You Can Stream Them: YouTube

The Pitch: Los Angeles commercial filmmaker Gene Nagata (AKA Potato Jet) explores the world of filmmaking gear and techniques from his own hilarious point of view.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Watching: Potato Jet is a difficult YouTube channel to sum up in few sentences. Yes, it’s a YouTube channel focusing on filmmaking gear and techniques, but what makes it essential watching is Gene Nagata’s infectious excitement and out-of-the-box approach to presenting something that otherwise could be boring and overly technical. I watch a handful of filmmaking and photography YouTubers, and Potato Jet is the rare exception that my girlfriend Kitra is excited to watch with me.

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