Over the past few years, YouTube has emerged as the dominant platform for distributing video online, but it would be nothing without all the creators and networks that produce content for it. The number one request from those members in LA was for production space to help them create better videos.
And so, the company built out a huge, 41,000-square foot facility where creators could go to shoot, edit, and even screen their videos with other members of the local community. YouTube Space LA is meant to be a place for creators to meet, collaborate, and take advantage of all sorts of production and editing equipment available to them. As part of our tour of the LA video ecosystem, we stopped by YouTube Space LA to find out more about the facilities.
Liam Collins, head of the space, said YouTube first started talking about having a greater presence in LA a few years ago, asking creators what the company could do to help them be more ambitious with their content. The answer was to have sound stages available, and decided to make the investment to have advanced resources available for them. It was also a place where creators can collaborate together.
Built in a former helicopter factory, the space includes numerous sound stages, sets, and green screens that creators can take advantage of to take their productions to the next level. It also has post-production equipment, including advanced video editing and sound bays, that are free for creators to use.
Check out the video above to learn more about YouTube Space LA, and tune in to all of our videos from our Los Angeles tour on Mondays and Wednesdays over the next few weeks. Here are all the videos we’ve released so far:
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