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YouTube to launch YouTube Space in Mumbai with Whistling Woods

YouTube has collaborated with Bollywood film director Subhash Ghai’s film making academy Whistling Woods International (WWI, note to self: not World War I) to create YouTube Space in Mumbai, reports Indiantelevision. YouTube content creators and their students will get free access to WWI’s studios which contain audio, visual and editing equipment, training programs, workshops and community events. The Mumbai Spaces will be open for creators from later this year. YouTube creators will get the chance to attend workshops, master classes, production techniques, events and meet fellow creators. Both the companies will also work on developing original courses targeted at Indian filmmakers. The report claims that Indian creators are among the top contributors to driving time spent watching YouTube videos in Asia. Earlier this month, WWI launched a Foxconn Media Lab, through a donation from the Chinese handset maker. This lab would provide 600 students access to media equipment. YouTube Space Mumbai is YouTube’s seventh facility- since its inception in 2012- following Tokyo, Los Angeles, London, New York, Brazil and Berlin. It is aimed at creators to produce original digital video content from scratch to the end process of uploading to YouTube. It claims that creators have visited the facilities over a 100,000 times since its launch and created over 11,000 videos. 400 hours of content uploaded every minute Last month, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that over half of YouTube’s watch time was happening over mobile devices. She added that the number of people watching YouTube per day was up…

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