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YouTube Pro Series: Creators to Answer to your Burning Questions

Starting this week, Google launching a new video series called YouTube Pro to help creators getting answer to some of their question about the channels such as: How do you turn your YouTube channel into a full-time gig?

“The last week of every month we’ll bring you a new video series touching these topics,” informs YouTube. “We’ve bringing together top YouTube creators to answer your burning youtube pro series! Logoquestions on everything from crowdfunding and working with advertisers to finding a manager and running your own web series,” adds the team.

In this series, Google covered the first topic “Working with Advertisers”–you can watch the four videos that “discuss about all aspects of effectively pitching and executing branded content deals,” said the team.

Check out the videos below:

Choosing Deals and Staying Authentic – Part 1 of 4:

In the video, you gets the guidance on how to do a brand deal without alienating your audience or coming off as a…

Pitching an Idea to an Advertiser – Part 2 of 4:

This video share advice on cold calling, who to pitch to, how to structure the pitch, and more.

Contracts and Pricing for Brand Deals – Part 3 of 4:

Check out the details on how to work out the finer details of pricing, contracts, and other negotiation points.

General Tips for Working with Advertisers – Part 4 of 4:

Google Maker Camp – a free, online summer camp for teens on Google+ is back again for its second summer. Like last year, “there’ll be 30 days, 30 DIY projects, and tons of making, tinkering, and discovering,” informs Google.

Each day, “campers will meet accomplished makers and get tips on that day’s project in a live Hangout On Air. And each Friday, there’ll be an epic virtual field trip to a cool place via HOA,” google adds.

In addition, campers can also share projects and ideas with each other on Maker Camp’s +Community page.

Camp kicks off Monday, July 8th at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

Update: YouTube is experimenting a new feature to kill the lag when downloading videos it plays. The tests shows a red progress bar when loading video pages and were loaded dynamically using AJAX.

YouTube hopes to reduce the time between clicking a video and playing the video to less 200 milliseconds.

“Currently, when you click on a YouTube video, first the watch page loads (the webpage that the video sits on). Then the JavaScript that controls that page is downloaded, then the video player, and then the video itself starts downloading.” In the new interface, everything is downloaded simultaneously. When you click a new video, YouTube only loads the new page and then the video. It’s no longer necessary to download the video player and the JavaScript/CSS files.

Another feature in tests involves the prefetcing of the first part of the next video you’re likely to watch even before you click it.

This works well for playlists and search results, and for video pages as well, where YouTube shows suggestions.

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