YouTube Malaysia has collaborated with Maxis and Sunway University to bring the YouTube Broadcast Box to Kuala Lumpur to help budding content creators express their ideas and creativity.
The YouTube Broadcast Box is essentially a box, or booth, equipped with an arsenal of production equipment like cameras, lights and a green screen. Editing stations are also at the ready and you’ll be walked-through the process of post-production as well. The Box aims to flesh out new and interested YouTube content creators by providing professional guidance and tools for the trade.
The YouTube Brodcast Box will be stationed at Sunway University from the 1st to 5th of August 2016 and is available for use from 10AM to 6PM daily. After the 5th, the Broadcast Box will then be moved to Penang in conjuction with this year’s Georgetown Festival and then to East Malaysia in Kuching, Sarawak.
Maxis, on the other hand has announced Rojak360: a Merdeka-themed campaign that features 360-degree videos created by acclaimed filmmakers, The Ming Thing, Junad Mohd Nor and Denes Kumar and Vimala Perumal.
This campaign is also very much opened to the public. All you have to do is capture your own Merdeka story and upload the video with the #MaxisRojak360 hashtag in the title. Selected participants stand a chance to have their video premiered alongside those made by the aforementioned filmmakers.
Also present at the event were top Malaysian YouTubers JinnyBoyTV, The Ming Thing, Maxman TV, Cartoon Hooligans and Joanna Soh. The YouTubers shared inspiring advice to the new content creators present at the event and told them of their experiences starting up their individual channels and working their way up.
Bram Lee from the channel, Cartoon Hooligans, is the first Malaysian to have more than one million YouTube subscribers. At the event, he was also presented with the YouTube Gold Play Button for his achievement.
Besides that, these YouTubers also expressed how the Malaysian YouTube scene is immensely lacking in content both in terms of quantity and quality and that anyone who’s interested in getting their voices heard should give YouTube a shot.