YouTube opens “Pop-up” space in Bangkok

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An initiative to expand the creative use of YouTube for video makers has arrived in Bangkok.

The “YouTube Pop-up Space” was held last week at the G Village Lat Prao Soi 18 with some 200 video makers learning more about film production.

It was the first time that the project, started worldwide some four years ago, has been held in this part of the world.

David McDonald head of the Asia Pacific arm of the project organized by Google Inc said that Thailand is in the top ten of countries worldwide for use of YouTube.

People creating material for the site are up 70% in the last year alone with general users increasing all the time.

YouTube Pop Up Space

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The event has visited London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Berlin, LA, Toronto and Sao Paolo in the past.

The pop up space, which measures 18,500 square feet, saw 200 participants learn about the use of 360 degree cameras, 4K camera technology and many production techniques.

Another show, which offers free entry for members of the YouTube Creator program is planned for August possibly at a different location and techies are urged to sign up to the program to take part.

The program worldwide is credited with attracting 150,000 creators since its inception resulting in 10,000 clips being made that have been seen by 2 billion users.

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