Visit Maker Studios, the Universal Studio for YouTube Videos
YouTube has been around for 8 years now, exploded about 5 years ago and since then, everybody has been trying to wrap their heads about it really is, trying to evaluate how serious they should take it, if it is just a go-viral-be-forgotten website, or a platform where stars can rise, money can be made and… that should scare Hollywood?
The spectrum of opinions about YouTube is as wide as it can get and staying on top of the curve can be hard when the environment is in constant evolution. That said, in the last few months, it’s been made pretty clear that not only YouTube is a massive game changer, but that it’s also a key player you, storyteller, shouldn’t dismiss. There is a ton of things to say about it (that might be part of another post) but, if you are a skeptic, read these two articles ‘Why YouTube is the New Hollywood‘ and ‘Vidcon 2013: What this year says about what’s happening on YouTube‘ (and share your opinion below!).
Used well, YouTube is a place to find new and fresh content, to launch a career and/or to make money. We often think of YouTube as a place to do v-logs with bad lighting and self-centered/goofy topics, but Production Studios are already in place, hosting artists and helping them create new content, taking the overall production quality to another level.
Maker Studios is one of them. Considered as one of the largest multi-channels that works on YouTube, Maker Studios has been founded in 2009 by YouTubers who had the desire to join forces and step-up their games.
In the video below, shot and shared by Tech Crunch TV, you will get to visit the Maker Studios along with COO Courtney Holt and get a better grasp of what is going on, and what this means for you, independent storytellers.
Visit Maker Studios:
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