Wednesday, March 04, 2015
YouTube has opened up "SPACES" in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, London and New York.
A YouTube SPACE holds technical sessions, networking gatherings of YouTube creators, and it provides a studio for production. Most facilities are available to anyone. (Note: Access to the production facilities typically require a significant number of subscribers.)
As you can see from the list of resources below, YouTube is making a serious effort to get you to create great stuff (and even monetize it: see the Support Site, for example, for information on becoming a "Partner").
Here are the events scheduled in March for New York:
Thu 3/12 4-7 Unlock The Space
Mon 3/23 5-7 Build Your Channel
Wed 3/25 7-9 Happy Hump Day!
Thu 3/26 4-7 Unlock The Space
I've been to several of these sessions in the past and found them very valuable!
Unlock The Space
Thurs, 3/12 @ 4PM-7PM
Thurs, 3/26 @ 4PM-7PM
Do you have 5,000 subscribers or more and want to take more advanced workshops, meet other creators at your level and get access to start of the art production resources?
BUILD YOUR CHANNEL
Mon, 3/23 @ 5PM-7PM
This class is a deep dive on the effectiveness of talking to the camera in your YouTube videos, and how to make sure the real, authentic you comes across on camera.
CREATOR HAPPY HOUR: Happy Hump Day!
Wed, 3/25 7PM-9PM
Get through your hump day at the next monthly happy hour! Meet other creators, share war stories, snacks and drinks and find your next collab buddy. We'll also have a SpaceBar where you can ask a YouTube strategist important creative and audience growth questions.
Here are the web home pages for the SPACES in different cities:
(SPECIAL NOTE: If you like traveling, there are different exciting events at each locale!)
OTHER LINKS AND RESOURCES
New York (and probably other) Spaces have a newsletter
(check at the NY Space link above to sign up)
A GREAT BOOK WITH GREAT ADVICE
"HOW TO BE A HIT ON YOUTUBE" by Ian Betteridge is a fine mag-book
THE CREATOR PLAYBOOK - ADVICE AND TIPS FROM YOUTUBE
THE YOUTUBE-SPACE CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE
THE YOUTUBE-CREATOR-ACADEMY CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE
THE YOUTUBE-HELP CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE
"ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT" BLOG
"YOUTUBE TRENDS" BLOG