Video Marketing Course

In three days, you will learn how to develop your online reach by creating promotional video content for your website and social media. This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of SMEs, startups, social enterprises, charities, as well as freelance marketing consultants and comms departments.

There is an ever-increasing demand for high-quality online video to get your message across and to reach audiences. Video can transform your website, it is accessible, engaging and often more convincing than text. After taking our course you will be able you to make pitch videos, explanatory videos and promotional videos to boost your business and brand.

Training existing staff to produce high-quality digital video content for your website is far more cost-effective than hiring an external film crew and can lead to better results: we believe that existing staff often have the potential to advertise, demonstrate and spread the word about products and services that they thoroughly understand more effectively than outsiders. 

Our Video Marketing for the Web course is the most efficient way to cover production and editing and offers targeted advice on using digital video to advertise, fundraise and campaign.

We aim to provide all participants with a solid foundation of practical knowledge: a working understanding of digital cameras, sound recording, interview techniques, filming on location and industry language. The course is hands-on from the start of day one, with a maximum of three people to each camera set up (camera, sound, interviewer) on practical activities.

We strive to instil participants with the transferrable skills and confidence to use a wide range of equipment and focus on the 'future-proof' principles of video production, which remain constant despite changes in technology and formats.

We can also arrange tailored one-to-one training - suitable for individuals, pairs or threes - and schedule bespoke courses for groups of four or more. 

Professional filmmaker and teacher Mark Saunders leads all sessions himself. 

What you will learn:

Production:

Shooting techniques and equipment

What cameras to use and how to get the best from what you have

How to shoot interviews, locations and activities

Shooting to edit

How to plan, storyboard, script etc

Sound, using mics, etc

Basic lighting

Post-production:

Transferring video files from the camera to the computer

How to edit using Adobe Premiere

Captions, titles and thumbnails

How to compress a file

How to upload video files to your website and social media

How to get your videos seen

Codecs, formats and aspect ratios etc demystified

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SUITABILITY

Complete beginners through to people with basic or intermediate skills, who want to produce promotional videos for the web.

COURSE SIZE

3 to 6 participants on each course.

COURSE DATES

All course dates run from 10 am to 5 pm

Monday to Wednesday 10-12 Feb 2020  BOOK NOW

Wednesday to Friday 22-24 Apr 2020  BOOK NOW

If you're interested in taking the course but can't make any of the dates listed, please get in touch anyway - we may be able to schedule additional dates if we receive sufficient interest.

You can also look at the dates of all our different courses on our course Calendar

PRICE

£620

For information on the payment methods, we accept, please click here.

LOCATION

Unit 25 Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL

Detailed travel instructions are included in our  FAQs and will be sent to all enrolled participants on booking and a week before the course begins.

Joanna Butcher, Ipsos
"It was a fantastic combination of clear technical instruction and illuminating practical work – all brought to life by their insider knowledge and priceless advice. We left inspired, keen to do as much video as we could find the time for. We thoroughly recommend!"

Ella Price, Marketing Consultant

"As a freelancer, a lot of courses I looked at were too long, with content I didn't need, and frankly too costly. There's hands-on time, and most importantly, an in-depth comparison of software. Mark has the skill to extract what you need from the course. I have confidence now to choose what [equipment] will suit me best, which is a quantum leap from where I was. My photography skills were basic at best, and decades old, but very swiftly updated!" Read Ella's full testimonial here