Published: 19th January 2021
LiTron, this 32-year-old YouTuber's superhero, will drive home the importance of COVID vaccines
Rakesh Chintapalli is a YouTuber who is in the process of conceptualising a superhero who will blow your mind. We check out his videos and tell you why you just look out for them too. Read on...
Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge might be the latest attraction in Hyderabad city, but do you know the science behind this extradosed bridge? Also, if the floods in October killed your car, there is a way to revive it. You would know all this and more already if you have checked out the videos on the YouTube channel Scimagine. They are short and inform you about the applications of science in daily life. The brainchild of Rakesh Chintapalli, this YouTube channel was actually initiated in 2018. But it is only now that the 32-year-old is paying more attention to it and oh, how it's thriving!
Rakesh shares that engineers form a chunk of his viewership and so do students and innovators
And there's more. The Founding Member and Product Leader of the start-up Pulse Active Stations also created a superhero named LiTron. "I used light painting (moving light source while taking long exposure shots) while making the videos of LiTron without using any graphics or animation," says Rakesh who was inspired by the comics of DC and Marvel while doing so. As far as the costume goes, it has several LED lights and is 70 per cent complete. And trust us when we say that he has big plans for it. "Just like the superhero vanquishes crime, the vaccine will put an end to Corona. So the message I want to convey is, 'Superheroes save the world, just like vaccines'," reveals the entrepreneur. And all the revenue he will make from this particular video, which is expected to release in February 2021, will be donated towards COVID-relief activities. All hail LiTron! But first, more about the videos.
Superhero costume | (Pic: Rakesh Chintapalli)
The Chintalapudi-born picks trending topics from Google and then, makes videos on them which take anywhere between two to 15 days, depending on how much work the video requires. And since he scripts and shoots the videos himself, it makes the process a bit more time-consuming but all the more worth it. Case in point the anti-gravity object video, for which he climbed a nearby hill to shoot and really depict its anti-gravitational properties. "These are the kind of videos that attract attention and viewers," says the innovator. Surprised? Don't be. Rakesh pursued his Mechanical Engineering from Visakhapatnam during which he won as many as 26 awards while competing in robotics competitions and tech fests in dSouth India. He also teaches Physics at Global Tree and is part-time at The Princeton Review (establishments that prepare students for competitive exams), so he has a lot of experience thatgoes into the making of these videos.
Rakesh makes one video every 15 days. Don't judge. To understand the kind of effort that goes into making one of his videos, all you have to do is watch the 'How is the Cable Bridge Made' video, he even made a mini-bridge to make his explanation clearer. No wonder it has over 20k views. Currently, the Hyderabadi is engaged in perfecting LiTron’s costume. He has already poured in over 70 hours into fixing and testing the 300 lights that will go on to the costume. "I am doing this to spread awareness about vaccines and Corona, in general," he says with a lot of enthusiasm.
Videos to catch up with
- Behind the scenes of LiTron - Super Hero Video Making | 3.2k views
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