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Creator and Artist Stories

An update from YouTube NextUp Japan

By Mami Ihara

Partner Program Specialist

This month, the 10 winners of our YouTube NextUp contest in Japan attended Creator’s Camp at Digital Hollywood University in Tokyo. The YouTubers learned to use the magic of green screens, worked with editing pros, talked with industry professionals on brand management and got some hands-on time with high-end digital cameras. We have a summary video of the week’s activities here, and learn many of the same lessons from the YouTube Creator Playbook.

One of our favorite parts of Creator Camp is seeing the creativity coming out of the YouTubers collaborations, so we put together a playlist for you.

The YouTube NextUp winners are already working on their first big projects after Creator Camp, and here’s a few you can look forward to:
  • HotchiKazuhiro starts work on his 26-part animated fantasy epic Jugaia
  • SQUASHfilms will be touring all of Japan’s world heritage sites and making videos from each
  • Two of the NextUp winners will shoot videos from the Northeastern Japan areas affected by the tsunami and earthquake — ChrisNolandTV chronicling rebuilding of the coastal cities and dfarm777 looking at the areas’ stray pets recovery effects

Congratulations again to all the Japan YouTube NextUp creators—megwin, sasakiasahi, soezimax, Kumigar, randomyoko, ChrisNolandTV, dfarm777, HotchiKazuhiro, SQUASHfilms and nariomaru!