Our two-day workshops equip business, nonprofit and government professionals with practical skills to create their own compelling online video content


I would definitely recommend it. I found the practical training at the end extremely helpful, as well as the wishlist of equipment. The small group training also meant that we got to ask all the questions we wanted.
— MAGGIE MOORE // Strategic Communications Team, Food for Peace
I think this course is incredibly useful, even if the participant does not plan on producing a video, as it’s also essential to understand what makes a video good, or not good, in order to offer an outside critique in the editing process.
— JESSICA BENTON COONEY // Communications Specialist, USAID
The two-day workshop was very informative, hands-on, and we learned that everyone has a unique story. The key is bringing out that story through b-roll, interviews, and creating a storyboard ahead of time that gives you an idea of how to develop it.
— SABRINA KIDWAI // Senior Public Relations Manager, ASAE

YOUR WORK DESERVES A GOOD STORY 


UPCOMING Workshops:

Storytelling & Practical Shooting Workshop | September 13 - 14

$1500/Student (inquire about group rates) // RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

The workshop will cover:

Concepting and Pre-Production
We start by presenting the essential structural qualities of short-form films. Students learn to choose and shape a story that can be emotionally impactful in under 5 minutes.

Once we’ve covered how to shape a compelling story, we move on to preparation for the field. Pre-production is an essentially important part of the process and one of the most consistently undervalued. We cover the basics of:

Casting, Storyboarding, Shooting Scripts, Production Logistics & Schedule Design, and Preparing for the Interview


Basic Field Production
Each student has equipment in their hands as we demonstrate how to shoot b-roll and interviews that look and sound beautiful.

Film Language
We’ll cover: establishing shots, over the shoulder shots, b-roll, and more.

Camera
We introduce students to the pillars of camera operation: framing, white balance, shutter, iris, gain, and a few others. These are the things every student should check every time they turn on a camera and we’ll show them how to adjust depending on the circumstances.

Audio
Audio is the most important sensory aspect of any video. Audiences can forgive bad visuals, but they cannot forgive bad audio. We run through some basic audio tools and teach students tricks to collecting clean audio.

The Interview
Most students of these workshops will go on to shoot interview-heavy videos. We teach them how to light and frame powerful interviews. We also cover how to make your subject comfortable and how to engage them while searching for the answers you’re after.