Alas, the lovely comment left by Confused In China still didn't solve my problem.
I'm still working on finding a solution to the issue.
Currently: My video has the correct codec for playing on anything on my computer, but when I upload it to Youtube, it's a black video with only audio. Wtf?!
Remember, anyone with a valid answer/solution will be rewarded handsomely in cookies or coffee! :D
Because it's taking so long, here's a little teaser of the film (remember, this is the raw footage...so trust me, the final product is way better):