Google this week announced plans to open a new YouTube creator space in London, designed to help filmmakers and actors produce more professional videos. The company provided a glimpse of its new studio in a video published Wednesday, touting the space as a forum for production, collaboration, and education. The studio is located in Google's Soho office, and is scheduled to open within the "next few weeks."
The space houses a wide range of high-end production equipment, including broadcast-quality HD cameras, audio booths, editing suites, and a professional lighting rig. The studio will also host lectures and workshops from production experts, giving talent the chance to attend programs run by the YouTube Creator Academy and the YouTube Next Lab, which will oversee the space. According to the company, any YouTube member from Africa, Europe, or the Middle East can book a time in the studio, where they'll be able to collaborate and exchange ideas with other members, as well.
The opening of the creator space will mark Google's first dedicated YouTube studio, and it likely won't be the last. The company announced its YouTube expansion back in February, eyeing both London and Tokyo as potential locations, though details on future spaces remain unclear at this point.