There's A Real School For Vlogging Now And It's Actually Brilliant
2 March 2017, 16:22
Tubers are teaching 11-18 year-olds some excellent media skills through the avenue of becoming a YouTuber.
When people dream of becoming YouTubers, there's often a lot of thought for the "fame and money" parts; but people often forget that you tend to pick up some other amazing skills, such as presenting, filming and editing. Luckily, this is something that "Tubers Academy" hopes to remind young people of.
Tubers is a weekly club that teaches kids the basics of vlogging.
For Ł79 per month, the Exeter-based company offers 2 hours per week of training to 11-18 year olds. They'll get to work with high-end cameras, game captures and editing suites; and all to teach them valuable media skills.
One of its founders, Nick Ellison, doesn't have his sights set on his pupils becoming the "1% who go on to become famous YouTubers,"; instead, his priority lies in providing genuine and useful media training to kids, through the outlet of becoming a YouTuber.
"Hopefully we see more media training in the national curriculum," Ellison tells The Mirror. "Some schools have a media suite but not to this kind of level in terms of technology and equipment."
Tubers' own YouTube channel is full of videos from its most recent members, specialising in challenge videos as an easy way into the vlogging style.
While Tubers is still just based in Exeter, they have plans to expand across the UK - so if you're within the age range and want to pick up some sweet vlogging skills, keep an eye out for the club popping up somewhere near you.