Video Marketing for the Web

Spectacle offers a three day course specifically designed to meet the needs of businesses, start ups, social enterprises, and charities, as well as freelance marketing consultants, who want to create online video content to promote business. 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. 

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.

Professional filmmaker and teacher Mark Saunders leads all sessions himself. 

What you will learn:

Production:

What is video for the web?

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, story board, script etc

Sound, using mics, etc

Basic lighting

Post production:

Transfering video files from camera to 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

SUITABILITY

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

COURSE SIZE

There will be between 4 and 8 participants on each course.

COURSE DATES

All course dates run from 10am to 5pm

Wednesday to Friday 27-29 March 2019   BOOK NOW

Monday to Wednesday 13-15 May 2019 BOOK NOW

Monday to Wednesday 28-30 July 2019 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

£600

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

LOCATION

The course is based at our premises in Battersea, South London, close to Clapham Junction station. We are in unit 25 of the 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.

Ella Price, Marketing Consultant

"I was looking for a cost effective course to extend my marketing skills to be able to offer short digital video production for my clients. 

Mark has a skill to extract exactly what you need from the course and flex content to suit you... Hands on use of high quality camcorders straightaway means that you fly out of the blocks on that, and find yourself filming around Clapham getting the feel of things very quickly indeed. By the end of day one we'd interviewed, reviewed framing, focus and exposure issues, and - most eye opening to me - got the hang of how to record broadcast quality audio. Not to give too much away, by the end of day two we were in post production...

Would I recommend Spectacle? Only grudgingly - it's my secret support system now, and I'm not sure I want to share... I shall definitely be going back."

Ella offers freelance marketing, profiling and coaching services to corporate organisations and individuals. Read Ella's full testimonial here