Video-sharing website YouTube has partnered with the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago to help aspiring filmmakers improve their digital media skills, reported YouTube in their blog.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that both schools will be offering a five-week training program to a total of 20 carefully selected students. According to GigaOM, the program, called the YouTube Creator Institute, will offer traditional storytelling and cinematography classes, as well as training in audience building, monetization and social media to build a brand and increase audiences. David Weitzner, head of the USC program, said in an interview with GigaOM that the idea is to give students a better understanding of the film making process.
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