tech2 News StaffAug 19, 2015 14:44:11 IST
YouTube has announced a partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI) to set up 'YouTube Space', a collaboration and production facility for YouTube video creators. The YouTube Space Mumbai, which is slated to open later this year will be set up at Filmcity, a major film and television production hub in Mumbai. However, YouTube has not yet announced a date for opening its latest studio.
According to the Google Blog, in an attempt to support the incredible community of YouTube creators and foster the next generation of talent, YouTube has partnered with one of Asia’s largest and most renowned film schools, Whistling Woods International, to set up a new YouTube Space in Mumbai.
The first Space was launched in 2012 and according to the blog, creators have visited YouTube Spaces over 100,000 times. They have also had over 800 events and workshops and its partners have created over 11,000 videos. The company has also set up YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York City, Sao Paulo, and more recently in Berlin.
"By working with WWI, we hope to empower India's next generation of digital creators and WWI students to learn, connect, and create new content, by giving them access to fantastic studios and cutting edge audio, visual, and editing equipment," YouTube Space Asia Pacific Head David Macdonald said.
This collaboration will allow YouTube creators free access to Whistling Woods’ studios, high-end audio, visual and editing equipment, in addition to training programs, workshops and community events.
"All our degree and diploma programs now include content creation, audience development and monetisation for YouTube' as part of the curriculum. This partnership with YouTube will allow us to further cultivate the creator community in India, and enable the emergence of the next generation of Indian content creators," WWI President Meghna Ghai Puri said.