YouTube has launched YouTube Space Mumbai (announced in August this year), at Bollywood director Subhash Ghai’s film making school Whistling Woods International (WWI), where Indian content creators can learn about video production and collaborate with other creators free of cost. WWI’s studios contain audio, visual and editing equipment, and offer training programs, workshops and community events. Content creators will be able to produce original digital video content for their YouTube channels. YouTube and WWI are working on developing original courses for creators, using material from the YouTube Creator Academy, and has already launched an online course for YouTube with a batch of 120 undergraduate and graduate students. YouTube claims that in the last year, the amount of content uploaded to YouTube in India has grown by 90% and watch time by 80% year over year. It states that since the inception of YouTube Space in 2012, over 150,000 creators have visited the facility globally, and created over 10,000 videos from their visits, amassing over 1.25 billion views so far. WWI offers a 1400 square feet facility, which includes a 400 square feet studio (open for 5 days a week), a lounge and an edit bay which has 4K video editing capability on two machines. Alternatively, creators can also access WWI’s sound stages, post production and studio facilities which are over 3,000 square feet individually. The facility will also act as an office for YouTube Space staff which will interact with the creators, organise events, workshops and networking events. In August,…
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