While Your Grandma Learns to Text, This 62-year-old Russian Woman Is Making Her ‘World Travels’ Go Viral on Youtube
Tatiana Subbotina is queen of the green screen.
Many of us would love to spend our days mountain climbing, swimming with tropical fish, and visiting the world's tallest skyscrapers, but responsibilities and budgets tend to get in the way.
Luckily, a 62-year-old woman in Saint Petersburg, Russia is coming to the rescue with viral YouTube tutorials showing how to use a green screen to “get away” without even leaving the house.
Tatiana Subbotina's mastery of chroma key techniques will not only make you appreciate her skills, but it will also make you laugh — even if you don't understand a word she's saying.
This is one of her most popular videos, with more than 388,000 views:
While living in Thailand in 2013, Subbotina made her first YouTube video, according to BuzzFeed. She then taught herself how to use a green screen to create chroma key composites with Adobe's Premier Pro.
“So I started making stories on my YouTube channel about how I work with it. I didn’t invent anything there, but I try to explain it as simply as possible,” she told BuzzFeed. “It’s very exciting and I like it.”
“Exciting” is a good word to describe her virtual adventures, which include magic carpet rides, deep sea diving, and cruising in luxury cars.
Subbotina, who the internet has dubbed “Queen of the Chroma Key,” even flaunted her skills on Russian talk show “Vecherniy Urgant.”
And though you won't get much of a tutorial out of her if you don't speak Russian, Subbotina's travels are inspiring in any language.