"I want to be a famous YouTuber." That's what my son tells me. Aside from wanting to be an artist when he grows up, he also wants to create his own video games and share them online. But he still needs to learn how to create better-quality content and learn coding. Even the girl is into YouTube tutorials and toy shows. Nung panahon ko, TV is our main medium when it comes to entertainment and information. Nowadays, YouTube and other social media channels rule. Good thing, SMART recognizes the creativity of the Filipino youth kaya they recently unveiled #OwnIt -- a campaign to empower the youth to pursue their passions, channel their creativity, and broadcast their talents to the world via SMART Launchpad.
With fellow #SMARTmoms @mommyfleur, @mommymundo, @manilamommy
Last weekend, I was able to witness the unveiling of SMART Launchpad. SMART is providing this platform to inspire the creative Filipino youth to productively use technology and be able to create and broadcast their passions to the world via YouTube at the Upload Stations.
“We understand that it may not always be easy for the young Filipino to express themselves on a digital platform – there’s always the challenge of having the right equipment and of course, not having access to internet connection strong enough for video uploading.” says Katrina Luna-Abelarde, Head of Wireless Consumer Operations for Smart (below, leftmost).
“We want to address these barriers because we have seen many of the world’s digital generation get their start in content creation on the platform, showcasing their talent on video, and sharing their talent with the widest audience available on the web.
We want to encourage the Filipino youth to explore this alternative medium not only for self-expression, but also as a way to secure a career for their future,” she added.
During the luncheon hosted by SMART, we were surprised with the guest appearance of online stars, Bogart The Explorer and Michael Josh Villanueva of Gadget Match, who both shared how YouTube became their platform for their passions, which also brought them success.
After a brief talk, we were led to the first SMART Launchpad Upload Station at the Mega Atrium in SM Megamall for a quick tour with Michael, Bogart, and host Raizza.
The Upload Station allows people to capture their talents and create their video entries on the spot. Ang galing! We were so impressed by how SMART designed the Upload Station with all it's features and tools. See for yourself.
Be the next musical or comic star, sports or fashion icon!
Shoot your personal videos by these studio set-ups, complete with instruments, sound system and props, and lighting. Own it!
Samsung is the official device partner of SMART Launchpad.
Content creators can use the gadgets provided at the stations, like these cool VR headsets!
There's also a hair and makeup corner by NYX cosmetics. Look your best and be camera-ready.
Inside, there are two more studios complete with costumes, musical instruments, and a makeup station. This is perfect for bigger groups like a band, or maybe record a tutorial or makeup demo.
Ibang klase ang support ng SMART! This is the first time I experienced something like this. You have to visit(try) it to believe. Unbox your digital future and own the spotlight now!
Visit the SMART Launchpad Upload Stations in SM malls on these weekends:
July 30 - 31 : SM MOA
August 7 - 8 : SM Baguio
August 13 - 14 : SM Clark
August 27 - 28 : SM Iloilo
September 3 - 4 : SM North EDSA
SMART subscribers can hang out at the Upload Station to collaborate and create their own videos, use all the tools and support provided at the different booths, and upload in real time using SMART’s fast Internet connection and the latest Samsung devices.
Watch out for Upload Stations in different college campuses too!
Time to own the internet. Aspiring content creators will get the chance to participate in Launchpad Workshops and learn from industry professionals and top YouTubers. Plus, get a chance to fly to the USA!
How to join the workshops:
- Open to SMART subscribers
- Create a YouTube account
- Upload original videos on your YouTube account
- Register online: www.smart.com.ph/launchpad
If you can't visit the SMART Launchpad Upload Stations, go to smart.com.ph/Launchpad to directly upload and register your entries.
Watch this video for the complete mechanics:
Registration is open until September 15, 2016.
What to expect from the workshops:
- Know how to make content creation into a profession with modules on how to build your own brand
- Learn how to monetize your YouTube channel
- Learn to create engaging content plans
By the end of the workshops, SMART will choose content creators to fly to Los Angeles, USA to collaborate with international YouTube stars!
You already know your purpose, now here is your platform. #OwnIt.
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