Video Courses

Tape Town Media Academy offers exciting short video courses for everyone – from video enthusiasts to multimedia professionals.Since 2009 we have trained more than 1000 people to create video for television and the web. Our clients have included staff at The Star and The United Nations, print and photo journalists who wanted to expand their skills and also complete amateurs with no prior experience at all. Whatever your background we have the course for you.

“To make truly great content,you need a well rounded view of production and not just one aspect of it.For that reason, we offer comprehensive courses that offer everything from shooting to editing, and most importantly, the art of storytelling.The skills we teach you will let you to not only tell a story, but to stand out in the digital crowd.” Dominique Vandenhoudt International video journalist and founder of Media-Academy.

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GIVE US 3 DAYS AND WE CAN MAKE ANYONE INTO A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO SHOOTER/EDITOR/PRODUCER 

This class will teach you everything you need to get started, how to shoot, how to tell a compelling story and how to edit using iMovie/FC Pro software. By the end of the three days you will have produced your own short film and will understand what it takes to make a really good video.

We’re going to walk you through a very well-defined step-by-step process that is going to teach you how to make perfect video every single time, no matter what the subject matter, no matter where the location. Whether you’re planning on creating compelling video for your own website, using video to enhance your business presentations, using video to sell your house or your car, or even yourself; or just making great home video, this is the course for you.

In the course of the 3-day session you’ll actually go out and shoot all the elements of a video piece. Then you’ll script it, track it, edit it and screen it for a professional critique before you take it home.

Working with your personal instructors, you’ll learn everything you need to know to produce professional quality video on what is essentially home-video equipment. It’s fast, it’s cheap and it’s simple to do, once you know what to do.

• What are the elements of a great video story?
• How do I ‘shoot for the cut’, and make every shot count?
• Critiquing your video – what works and what does not
• How to get great audio
• Interview? Or not?
• How to assemble a video story
• The importance of storytelling – how to make it compelling
• How to edit your video – everything you need to know.
• How to upload and share your video
• What equipment should I get?

ZAR 5950 pp one to one training in Stellenbosch,Cape Town

WEEKEND COURSE

Do you want to be able to produce high quality videos for your business or your website or do you just want to be able to make great home movies that people will actually want to watch?

We run two-day intensive classes in Stellenbosch,Cape Town. These classes will teach you everything you need to get started, how to shoot, how to tell a compelling story and how to edit using iMovie software. By the end of the two days you will have produced your own short film and will understand what it takes to make a really good video.

Of course, you’re already part of the way there because you know what great video and film looks like. You see it all the time on TV or at the movies or online. But how do you get it to look so professional? It isn’t hard.

We’re going to walk you through a very well-defined step-by-step process that is going to teach you how to make perfect video every single time, no matter what the subject matter, no matter where the location. Whether you’re planning on creating compelling video for your own website, using video to enhance your business presentations, using video to sell your house or your car, or even yourself; or just making great home video, this is the course for you.

ZAR 4000 pp one to one training in Stellenbosch,Cape Town

 

 

short story shot by Media Academy student Charl Cilliers during his video training in Cape Town

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Professional video shooter/editor/producer course.  Dominique was an extremely professional and patient trainer and I couldn’t believe how much I learned in only three days!

The training has completely changed my view of visual storytelling and how to make video more impactful in today’s digital media society. I liked the fast past and “learning by doing” practical nature of the course. I also gained some very practical and marketable skills using camera and audio equipment and editing software.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to gain video production skills professionally or personally. The venue in Stellenbosch was also incredibly picturesque, an added bonus!”  Vikki Walshe UNFPA

short story shot by Media Academy student Vikki Walshe during her video training in Cape Town