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vidIQ just told my story!

  • Gardiner B.

I was recently featured in a YouTube Short produced by the company vidIQ, one of the leading third-party tools for content creators.


I was flattered when they reached out and offered to create this short about the channel and my journey to becoming a fully independent creator. They did a pretty good job capturing the broad strokes of my path to founding Heavy Element. Seeing as they necessarily had to leave a bit of the nuance on the cutting room floor (and since September 2023 marks nine years since I started weekly uploads on the channel) I thought now would be a good time to tell the story of this company.

The Beginning

Initially, the channel now known as Gardiner Bryant was called "The Linux Gamer." I made a name for myself talking about video games for Linux. Doing video reviews of my favorite Linux releases and celebrating my favorite open source operating systems. I did all while working a 9 to 5 as a furniture delivery guy.

I quickly found my niche and an audience grew around the content I was producing. Right off the bat, there were multiple folks in

We're hiring

  • Gardiner B.

Are you the kind of person looking to make an outsized impact on your company? Do you have what it takes to work from home? Are you highly organized and motivated?

As the Integrations Lead at Heavy Element (a Maine-based company), your job is to create and manage relationships between Heavy Element and brands who want to advertise on our social media properties. (Namely, our primary YouTube Channel).

You will seek out new integration opportunities, negotiate pricing, build brand awareness among advertisers, manage existing advertisers, and maintain an integration schedule.

Submit your application to our job listing to apply for this position!

Video Editing Course

  • Gardiner B.

Heavy Element is proud to announce that we're partnering with the Unity Public Library to offer a Video Editing Course for the public.

Starting Friday, May 12th and continuing for the following four Fridays, we'll be delving into the realm of professional video editing!

We will be providing hands-on experience with DaVinci Resolve, an Oscar-winning video production suite that's available free of charge by BlackMagicDesign. Through this course we'll touch on video editing basics and techniques, how to use DaVinci, and more!

No prior experience is required! Space is limited, so contact Jean at the library to reserve your spot! info (at) unitypubliclibrary (dot) org

Steam Deck Giveaway

  • Gardiner B.

If you're here, it's probably because of the Steam Deck Giveaway. If that's the case, make sure you're subscribed to the Gardiner Bryant YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date with the giveaway.

Celebrating the new

  • Gardiner B.

We've been hard at work iterating on our website. To celebrate the latest version, we wanted to share a write-up on what we've been up to.

So what's new here at


We have a news section now! (And hey, since you're here and reading this... it looks like you found it already. Good job.)

We plan to share news and updates about Heavy Element going forward here, so be sure to check back regularly!


We've revamped the careers section to display a more organized and concise listing of our jobs. Plus, as listings become available, the main page now has a banner which displays these listings!


The portfolio system has had a backend overhaul and it has become a much simpler process for us to add and manage new clients as well as portfolio items. Keep your eyes peeled as we will be updating the portfolio section regularly!

Social Media

We pride ourselves on our social media. We have a new feature which ties into the YouTube API and shows some of our YouTube stats. Check it out over on the Marketing page.

That's it for now! Be sure to come back regularly and see

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