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YouTube Sets Up Production Facilty At Storied L.A. Hangar

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YouTube wants to produce more original content, so they've come to Hollywood. Well, specifically they've come to Los Angeles, to Playa Vista, and are launching a new production facility in a famed hangar turned studio complex.

According to The Wrap, the YouTube Space Los Angeles will soft launch November 28, but be in full swing come January 2013.

The 41,000-square-foot space is a converted hangar with quite the backstory. The L.A. Business Journal elaborates:

It’s where Howard Hughes’ massive Spruce Goose was assembled during World War II, and it’s where Army helicopters were cranked out during the country’s stand against Communism in Vietnam.
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So what's in there? The Wrap explains:

The space includes two production stages, a recording studio, three green-screen rooms, a motion-capture studio, a screening room, collaboration spaces, a backlot-equipment room with cameras, lights, mics and grip equipment available for checkout.

Site partners who want to be YouTube "creators" are free to use the L.A. space, as is the custom in London where YouTube operates a similar studio. Also like in London, in L.A., studio users can take part in "training programs, workshops, master classes, and opportunities for users to get hands-on experience from industry leaders."