As an effect creator, I try to stay on top of new ways to get out in front of people and connect with other likeminded folks. So when TikTok announced their Effect House Accelerator Program for creators who wanted to drastically improve their skills in a 6 week bootcamp, I jumped at the opportunity to apply.
The TikTok Effect House Accelerator Program is an exclusive program designed to nurture and empower emerging effect creators. Just 0.02% of TikTok effect creators were accepted into this inaugural batch, and I couldn’t have been more excited to get that initial “You’re in!” email.
Though it’s still currently in progress for another few weeks, the program has been jam packed with knowledge, inspiration, and collaboration. While I can’t talk about everything we’ve covered, the public itinerary has been pretty spot on—the TikTok team and other industry experts have taught us about everything from makeup effects and interactive experiences to growing our audience and monetizing our creations.
So far, one of the most valuable aspects of the program for me has been the community. I’ve gotten to meet and exchange ideas with fellow creators, quite literally from around the world, as we support each other’s growth and celebrate each other’s wins.
Sadly, we’ll be sent back on our way before the end of 2023 as the program is set to conclude, but I’ve been thrilled to get such an exciting opportunity. I’ve already been able to implement many of the tips and tricks that I’ve learned, and I’m excited to see what the future holds. At the end of the day, I just want to bring people joy by making something fun.
If you are an aspiring filter creator or have been considering getting into building TikTok effects, I’d like to encourage you to reach out to me directly or visit https://effecthouse.tiktok.com/.