YouTube wants its creators to make the coolest-looking, most impressive videos they can. As such, Google’s online video site just announced a series of four, live online workshops dedicated to perfecting creators’ video productions.
On November 6, 2014, YouTube posted on its official creators and partners blog the live series (dubbed the Online Production Master Classes) will debut on the YouTube Creator Academy channel. An as-of-yet unnamed “professional director of photography” will teach the sessions and provide tips and tricks to creators looking to make their videos as well-executed as possible.
The Online Production Master Classes are free and will take place from 10 AM – 12 PM PST. The schedule and topics as posted on YouTube’s blog are as follows:
- 11/13/14: Technical camera and sound—camera basics and sound recording principles
- 11/20/14: Lighting fundamentals—an introduction to lighting sets and subjects
- 11/27/14: Cinematography—a more advanced side of shooting beautiful looking films
- 12/4/14: Shoestring production—how to create studio quality films on a tight budget
These workshops are not unlike YouTube’s upcoming (in-person) sessions in Nashville to help the music community better understand how to use Google’s brands for its benefit. And like some of YouTube’s more recent initiatives (such as the newly-implemented Creator Credits feature or the new YouTube Space New York), the live Master Classes are just another way for the online video site’s creators to advance their careers and hone their skills.
If you’d like to make your videos more pleasing to the eye and ear, make sure you register for the live series so YouTube can send you more details. Plus, registering and attending the workshops gives you an official letter of completion, so you and anyone you’re working with or for can know you’re legit.