Hey all you creators out there: if the many collaborations we’ve seen between YouTube stars are any indication, it’s clear that working near other online video producers is a good way to get the creative juices flowing. Spending time around like minded individuals allows for a collaborative community that enhances everyone’s work.
YouTube understands the importance of such a community. Earlier this year, the video sharing giant launched an official creator space in London; the massive studio features state-of-the-art video and audio equipment, easy access to a green screen, a large editing suite, and plenty of room to get some work done. Thanks to the success of that endeavor, the YouTube Creator Support team has opened up a second creator space, this time in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles.
As with its companion across the pond, YouTube Space LA will feature plenty of amenities to facilitate the production of high-quality videos from start to finish (including a rehearsal room, which as far as I can tell is not present in the London space). The creator space will also host many industry-centric events, and I’m such a handful of those events will make use of the space’s screening room. Oh, and it’s free.
YouTube could’ve been content to sit back and make boatloads of cash off of cat videos. Luckily for us, they have decided that the best YouTube is one that’s full of polished content brought forth from a collaborative community. Between these spaces and the NextUp competitions, kudos to Google for not being evil and providing shelter for any and every aspiring YouTube creator.