Google has brought some good news for aspiring filmmakers in India, who rely on its online video platform, YouTube to showcase their gritty and unconventional talents. The company has announced its first YouTube space in India, and the location seems to have been an obvious choice, Mumbai.
The entertainment capital of the country will house YouTube’s second space in Asia and will be hosted by Subhash Ghai backed Whistling Woods International.
The space in Mumbai will start operating soon and will look to provide a nurturing ground for YouTube ‘creators’.
YouTube began providing its own production space in 2012, in order to open up access to high-quality equipment, something that YouTube filmmakers rarely get to experiment with in the real world. The space will also provide an opportunity for budding stars to gain mentorship from industry experts so as to grow and produce quality content of their own.
Apart from this, the space will also double up to host training programs, workshops and other events to nurture homegrown talent towards perfection.
Recently, we also celebrated milestones for two of our Indian creators AIB and TVF, who reached over 1 million fans within two years on the platform. To support this incredible community of YouTube creators and foster the next generation of talent, YouTube has partnered with one of Asia’s largest and most renowned film schools, Whistling Woods International, to set up a new YouTube Space in Mumbai,
stated David Macdonald, Head of YouTube Spaces in Asia Pacific, in a blog post.
Thanks to the online space, gone are the days when budding filmmakers had to run around renowned filmmakers and producers. The space is open for both students and blossoming talents across the various segments of filmmaking.
Mumbai, becomes the seventh city in the world to receive a YouTube productions studio after the likes of Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York City, Sao Paulo, and Berlin. The company also stated that its spaces spread around the world have been visited by creators more than 100,000 times, and has hosted over 800 events and workshops, which has resulted in the production of over 11,000 videos.
The YouTube Space also aims to foster creativity and entrepreneurship. It has partnerships with top video creators in the country, which the students can benefit from. If you are a film enthusiast and are already hooked with this YouTube platform, then use the hashtag #ifihadspace to let Google know what content you would like to produce with the space in Mumbai.