USC Welcomes Ten YouTube Creators

On Wednesday, ten lucky aspiring filmmakers from around the country will begin a month-long regimen of digital media courses at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. The subsidized program, which will subsequently repeat at Columbia College in Chicago with a separate group of ten participants, found its winners via YouTube under the banner YouTube Creator Institute.

All twenty summer students now have video introductions posted at the YouTube hub, many presented with great originality in the format of a breaking newscast, a Presidential candidacy announcement, or–in the case of David Bower from Dallas–a catchy acoustic guitar ditty:

Bower and his fellow students were among the top vote-getters on YouTube, at which point they were judged to a final spot by instructors at USC and Columbia College. Have fun, kids.