Brian David Gilbert
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Brian David Gilbert
|Born||January 29, 1994|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University|
Brian David Gilbert (born January 29th, 1994), also known as "BDG" is an American performer, video producer and musician. He is mostly known for his work at Polygon (website), an American video game website. There, he mainly creates a series called "Unraveled", in which he explores video game logic and lore. Apart from that, he produces videos for his own YouTube channel, is a member of the band "The Altogether" and co-hosts the podcast "Let's Make A Music".
Early life and education
Gilbert was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 29th 1994 as the youngest of three siblings. He has a brother called Patrick Gilbert and a sister called Laura Kathryn Gilbert. He studied at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars and Cognitive Science.
After creating his YouTube channel in 2012, he made a first successful video in 2016 of the title, "Best Comeback Ever", which, as of December 2020, has garnered 6.7 million views. While most of his work since 2017 has been for Polygon, as of 2020 he continues to make videos for this channel.
In September 2017, applied to the role of a video producer at Polygon, for which he made a video cover letter. In December 2017, he was officially announced as Polygon's new video producer. Since then, he has mainly been creating a video series called "Unraveled", in which he explores video game logic and lore to absurd extremes. He also regularly appears in other Polygon videos. For example, he regularly features in Polygon's board game series "Overboard". In late 2020, Gilbert left his job at Polygon in order to pursue 'bigger, stranger, less referential projects'.
He also is part of the band "The Altogether", which he formed with Jonah Scott in 2012 as "Scott & Gilbert. They have released several Single (music), Extended play and one album, "Silo".
From November 2017 to October 2018, he co-hosted the comedy podcast "Let's Make A Music" with Jonah Scott and Laura Kathryn Gilbert. After it went on a hiatus in 2018, it returned in 2020, now with Jonah Scott in a producing role and introducing Karen Han as a new co-host.
In the media
- Schindel, Dan (2020-05-05). "Entertainers Are Doing Their Best in Quarantine". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- Shoemaker, Allison. "Make $20K per month and find yourself in one of the year's most unnerving horror movies". AV Club. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- A.A., Newton (2020-07-24). "The Secret to Perfect Homemade Popcorn Is Aluminum Foil". lifehacker. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- "Brian David Gilbert". Know Your Meme. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
- "Unraveled (TV series 2018– )". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
- Fruzzetti, Amelia (2020-03-05). "Brian David Gilbert dives deep into the essence of Kirby in new Unraveled video". Nintendo Wire. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- Allen, Sian (2019-12-14). "Web Series of the Week: Unraveled". Redbrick. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- Carless, Simon (2020-07-03). "Video Game Deep Cuts: Not For Broadcast, The Longing Of Kirby". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- "Screw The Oscars - Here Are The REAL Movie Awards for 2019". Patreon page of FILM CRIT HULK. 2020-02-09.
NON-MOVIE STUFF I’VE LOVED [...] Unraveled Award: Best Long Con Involving WaLuigi - Over at Polygon’s youtube channel, Brian David Gilbert has been spinning gold by digging into hilariously pedantic video game topics, whether its reading all 337 books in Skyrim so you don’t have to or calculating your pets HP. But his pièce de résistance may be this live event where he devised the perfect Pokerap. He is doing THE GOOD WORK (TM).
- "In diesem PokéRap kommen alle 812 Pokémon vor". seriesly AWESOME (in Deutsch). 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- Fossett, Wyatt (2019-04-08). "Polygon's Brian David Gilbert Creates the Perfect Pokemon Rap". Twin Galaxies. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
- McCauley, Tara (2020-12-29). "Brian David Gilbert Begrudgingly Tackles the Long-Requested Topic of Pokémon Edibility in a Final 'Unraveled' -". mxdwn Television. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
- Mathur, Alec (2020-09-04). "Jonah Scott on The Altogether First LP, Silo". The Terrier. Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
- "Let's Make a Music!". Stitcher. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
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