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Hipsters and Skit Box to Inspire Northern Rivers Creatives

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What do the Bondi Hipsters, Skit Box, YouTube and Screen Australia’s Investment Manager all have in common?  They’ve all got someone coming to Byron Bay on August 18th to present at Screenworks  New Voices New Spaces: Trending on YouTube seminar.

Screenworks is determined to help regional creatives get their stories to the screen and are proud to be bringing Christiaan Van Vuuren from Bondi Hipsters (Soul Mates), Adele Vuko from Skit Box (Active Wear), Daniel Stephenson from YouTube, Mike Cowap from Screen Australia and story consultant Mike Jones (The Kettering Incident) to Byron Bay to give the inside scoop on how to attract an audience and generate revenue from YouTube.  Plus there are more guest speakers to be announced.

“These visiting YouTubers have had huge success online and are also very entertaining presenters,” explained Screenworks General Manger Ken Crouch.  “Given the range of expertise in our guest speakers, participants at this seminar will be exposed to a scope of techniques for building popularity on YouTube.”

YouTube has long been the go to site to discover new video content from around the world, it opens up potential to access huge international audiences.  With 400 hours of video uploaded to YouTube around the world every minute, YouTube creators need to apply strategies to stand out, find and keep their audience. Techniques for engagement, shares, conversion and optimising will be covered in Screenworks seminar.

Both Christiaan Van Vuuren from the Bondi Hipsters and Adele Vuko from Skit Box will talk about how their clips went viral and their strategies for success.

Adele Vuko said that she is excited to meet the talent that the Byron region has to offer. “It’s so great seeing new creators get a platform like this workshop to showcase their ideas and to have this opportunity to create and collaborate.”

“I am looking forward to coming to Byron to meet with local creatives,” said Christiaan. “It’s awesome to score a free weekend away in an area I want to visit.”

Story consultant Mike Jones will talk about story techniques that compel an audience to come back to a program.  Screen Australia’s Investment Manger, Mike Cowap will talk about some of Australia’s YouTube success strategies as well as funding and opportunities.  Daniel Stephenson from YouTube will talk about the fundamentals of a creative YouTube strategy.

New Voices New Spaces: Trending on YouTube one day seminar is open to anyone interested in creating content for YouTube.  It will be held on Friday 18 August at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay. Tickets and more information can be found on Screenworks website
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