Qualifications:To participate in the Digital Creator Studio you must:• Have an active video channel with good-quality content and lots of subscribers OR the proven talent to achieve both. • Have no current copyright, flags or other strikes on the qualifying channel(s).• Attend a mandatory 4-hour live boot camp/orientation covering usage guidelines, available production studios and resources, tips for growing/targeting/sustaining/monetizing channels, and more. • Be at least 18 years old.
Use the Studio:
The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission will evaluate applicants' qualifications and select participants for the Digital Creator Studio program. Attendance at a 4-hour boot camp is mandatory for all participants. The boot camp is a live session explaining courses, policies, procedures, how to use the spaces, and the studios and spaces that are available.
10 FUNDAMENTALS OF A CREATIVE STRATEGY (45 minutes). Develop your show ideas and learn what makes great content succeed on YouTube. The session will include top programming concepts and innovative strategies from creators — with the goal of developing your ideas for maximum success.
GROW YOUR AUDIENCE: CHANNEL AND VIDEO OPTIMIZATION (1 hour). The next step is helping all of your potential fans on YouTube find and fall in love with your videos. Learn how you can optimize your videos with good titles and thumbnails, annotations and more to help audiences discover and watch more of them, and eventually become a loyal fan that will keep coming back to your channel!
MAKE MONEY WITH YOUTUBE, AMAZON, VIMEO (1 hour). Learn how to use tools that YouTube provides to enable you to make informed financial decisions. Plus learn what Amazon and Vimeo are offering for creators and how to make money on these platforms.
COLLABORATE: 7 BEST PRACTICES (30 minutes). So you’ve heard that collaborations are important, but who should you collab with? And what is cross-promotion and how is that different from a collab? We will answer these frequently asked questions, review what collaborations on YouTube look like, why they are important, and how to engage with other creators to develop the perfect collab for your channel. Be prepared to get off your feet and practice developing collaboration ideas with other attendees!