Berklee YouTube Hack Day

Berklee and YouTube are working together to provide another exclusive opportunity for Berklee students, Berklee YouTube Hack Day, a 36-hour video project to be held at the David Friend Recital Hall on March 6 and March 8, 2015. This year, one lucky group will be selected by our panelists to win an all-expenses-paid trip to record a video at the YouTube Creator Space in New York City. The resulting video will be uploaded to Berklee's YouTube channel and promoted by the college.

Billions of people have viewed YouTube videos by Berklee alumni. Karmin, Psy, and Kiesza alone have generated more than two billion views, making it clear that Berklee alumni are at the leading edge of leveraging the YouTube platform to break their careers. At this event, Berklee and YouTube will partner to help Berklee students produce compelling, innovative content over the course of a weekend.

On Friday evening, a wide array of expert YouTube users will arm students with the skills and knowledge they need to produce a video, then set them loose to do just that over a 36-hour period. The wide-ranging program will include sessions on:

  • how to gain confidence around recording and posting your videos;
  • how to use the technology you have (or can download for relatively little money) to produce compelling content;
  • how to use tags and titles for optimal exposure;
  • how to monetize your content;
  • how to understand and demystify the YouTube platform, and more.

On Sunday afternoon, our expert panel will showcase selected submissions and offer feedback to registrants on their work. All videos from Berklee YouTube Hack Day's 36-hour video project will be posted on a YouTube playlist promoted by Berklee and our speakers.

Let's be social: share your experiences via #36hourvideo2015.