If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is probably worth a million.
Video blogging is an emerging way of creating content on the web. In fact, vlogging is going to be the next big thing because some things just can’t be conveyed in text or image. You pick up the camera or sit in front of the webcam, shoot your video and post it on video sharing websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion or even to your Facebook account.
But that’s just the fun part of vlogging, often times these casual videos fail to make an impact.
If you want to create stunning videos for whatever content you are creating, you have to learn and master the art of vlogging, which requires in depth knowledge of quite a number of things e.g holding the camera, lights, video processing, preparing the script, distribution and so on. It takes more than the 3MP camera or the attached webcam on your laptop.
This is where YouTube wants to help aspiring vloggers with it’s YouTube for Creators channel, better known as YouTube Creator Institute
What Is YouTube’s Creator Institute ?
The YouTube Creator Institute is a summer crash course in camerawork, storytelling, promotion, and new media skills, taught at the world’s top schools by industry leaders. YouTube has collaborated with world’s leading film and television schools to launch YouTube creator institute, whose sole objective is to help users produce more quality content in the form of videos, screencasts, films etc. It’s an online portal of skilled video gurus, filmmakers, technicians and other experts of video making, who will help all the participants learn the inner secrets of quality video production, applying new tools, building an audience for their videos and how to promote their YouTube channel to a global audience.
The technical sessions will include basic as well as advanced video production techniques, from story telling to cinematography, from screencasts to video projects; the media curriculum looks really fantastic.
It’s interesting to note that Vimeo also launched their video school with a similar objective, which unfortunately didn’t drew good attention. YouTube says that the new creator institute will help nurture content creators, existing YouTube partners, and the next generation of stellar YouTube talent with the skills they need to thrive online and offline.
Watch the following introductory video to get an idea about YouTube’s mission to help video makers learn the inner skills and techniques of quality video production:
How to Apply For YouTube’s Creator Institute
To be eligible to enter YouTube’s Creator institute, you must be a citizen of U.S with at least 18 years of age and must have a valid YouTube account. Applications should be accompanied with a 2 minute video displaying creativity, originality, and technical skills of video production. Only the best applicants will be selected, so be sure your video is top notch and meets YouTube’s standards.
Head over to the YouTube creator institute channel or read the complete rules and guidelines here