YouTube is inviting creators to leave their bedroom studios and come work in state of the art production studios. They are launching a collection of creator spaces, starting in the coming weeks in Google London’s Soho office, where YouTube creators will be able to book time to work with state-of-the-art equipment, collaborate with other YouTubers and more.
Sarah Mormino, Director of YouTube Content Operations and Next Lab, writes on the YouTube blog, “Our partners from all over Europe, Middle East and Africa will be able to book time in the space to create and collaborate with other creators, learn new techniques, as well as gaining access to state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, to help them generate great new content for their channels. The creator space is complete with the latest equipment such as DSLRs and cinema cameras, two studios including a green screen and editing suites.”
The London space is just the first of several YouTube creator spaces. Tim Shey, Director of YouTube Next Lab, revealed at VidCon that production spaces will be launching in Los Angeles and Tokyo as well.
The YouTube creator space in London is just one of several initiatives that YouTube has taken in order to improve the quality of content produced by their partners and creators. This month they launched a series of free production workshops through Google+ Hangouts and also rolled out a new Partner Rewards program, rewarding partners for growing their subscriber bases.
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