The studio is funded through YouTube Music’s partnership with The BRIT Awards 2019 in conjunction with the BRIT Trust.
The studio is designed to make young talent industry-ready with the latest in high tech Blackmagic Studio gear including 4K compatible URSA Studio Cameras with fibre-optic cabling.
The cameras are all equipped with slip-on/slip-off auto-cue capabilities connected to a fully integrated computer system located in the upstairs gallery.
The lighting grid includes the latest in LED technology with fully DMX controlled soft lighting coupling up with traditional Arri Pups and a spotlight for pin-pointing the talent.
The gallery features five stations along the front desk, which includes a Lighting Operator, Vision Mixer, Director, Camera Technician and Sound Technician.
These systems work through the Blackmagic systems which means it is fully integrated with the Studio Space, and the Gallery is also home to two MacMini’s one for teaching capabilities and one dedicated to streaming.
During the studio opening, Dia Buszman, a 17-year-old music student performed her original music while film and media production students showcased their production skills using the brand-new facilities.
Cécile Frot-Coutaz, head of YouTube for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says: ‘At YouTube, we believe in the importance of the world hearing from diverse voices and are committed to helping young artists get started and thrive on the platform. We are delighted to continue our partnership with The BRIT School as part of our broader programme to support the next generation of British talent.’
Stuart Worden, BRIT School principal, comments: ‘The BRIT School is a centre for creative content and we are delighted to now have a top facility for all the artists to access and to collaborate across art forms.’
The BRIT Trust is funded largely by proceeds raised through the annual BRIT Awards, and promotes education and wellbeing through music.
To date it has distributed more than £25m to a range of progressive causes and charities, including The BRIT School, East London Arts and Music (ELAM) and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.