Workshops

Do you need to learn the essential skill of making your own quality videos on your phone – in one day? Videos that are well framed, with good sound – and added text, even logos and music?

On our popular one-day scheduled workshops, we teach a maximum of six people one-to-one attention how to make your own videos – we supply the equipment and give you detailed handouts to take away.

Videos like this one.

Working with our training team and her associates, you take home a video made on the day.

Lunch included. Held at our training centre in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

 

NEXT COURSES:

Our workshops are postponed until further notice.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This one-day workshop ensures participants to record a short video, edit and assemble on their phone, and gain the confidence to make their own videos. Everyone goes home with their own video made.

It’s designed for PR professionals, SME owners, Communications Teams and journalists who want to learn the essential skill of quality video making particularly for social media. The workshop covers:

  • Optimising your phone for video recording
  • Planning your video stories with a Storyboard plan
  • Using a tripod mount and a microphone (supplied)
  • Tips for recording interviews
  • How to record inside and outside
  • Making best use of your camera’s features
  • Presenting to camera (for vloggers)
  • Best free video Apps
  • Best affordable video Apps – especially iPhones.
  • Trimming video on phone & uploading to Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.
  • How to set up a YouTube Channel.

NUMBERS LIMITED TO SIX, TO ENSURE ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Participants must have an up to date smartphone, and a laptop.
  2. Participants must bring chargers on the day.
  3. Those using iPhones above the 6s need to bring their adapters as we need the headphone socket for additional microphone.

FAQ

What Do You Teach on Your Workshop?

We teach you how to make great quality videos on your smartphone. Videos that sound well, look well, are well framed and have good lighting. We also teach you how to edit the videos, add text, logos and more.

What Kind of Phone Do I Need?

You need a good quality smartphone, iPhone or Android (e.g. Samsung). They don’t need to be the newest model, just a good smartphone with a quality camera will do. The only phone we don’t teach on is Microsoft Windows as it is not compatible with video editing.

The most important thing is phone storage! We recommend having about 10GB of storage free on your phone to record videos.

Do I Need Equipment?

No, we supply the equipment at the workshop. We supply tripods, tripod clamps and a good quality clip-on microphone. If you have any equipment yourself you can bring it along to the workshop. We will also give you our recommendations on the essential equipment for making great quality videos, tried and tested by us.

What is the Difference Between a Half-Day and Full-Day Workshop?

In our half-day workshop, we teach you the basics of how to record and edit a good quality video on your smartphone. We teach you how to frame your video, how to get the lighting and sound right, and how to record a good short video interview. We also teach you how to trim your video, and how to add text and a logo. You will go home with a good video made at the end of the half-day workshop.

In our full day workshop, we teach you everything you would learn on a half day workshop, and more. We teach you essential interview skills to record a great video interview. We also show you our Four Shot Formula for recording a fantastic video, including how to plan your video story and how to include extra shots such as action shots, close up shots, and B-Roll. We teach you how to edit your video, how to add text, a logo, transitions between shots, and how to add music and a voiceover.

Do I Need Experience Making Videos to do the Workshop?

No you don’t need any experience, a little experience is helpful but it is not necessary. Video making is like any skill; you learn from a good teacher and then you practice, and it is the same on our course. We demystify the process of making videos. All you need is the right attitude and to come prepared to learn!

How Many People Can Come to the Workshop?

We recommend less than 6 people so every person gets one-on-one attention and everyone gets to go home with a great video. We can also do workshops for bigger groups and companies etc., send us an email at [email protected] for more information.

Where Can I Find Out More?

We have a blog with video making tips & tricks, our list of essential equipment recommendations for making videos and much more.

 

We also do ONLINE COURSES!

Click here or email us [email protected] for more information or to book a place on our online course.

TESTIMONIALS

I found Aileen O’Meara’s video training a most practical and hands-on session, the sort of training I had been seeking for a long time. Her approach is informal yet instructive and... you get answers to the many questions that, heretofore, you were afraid to ask! A session with Aileen is a ‘must’ for anyone working in the PR and related areas.

Tim Ryan

Public Affairs Consultant & Journalist

Aileen has delivered a number of workshops on Mobile Video Storytelling for PRII Members, run both as open courses and as part of bespoke in-house training. Feedback has been universally positive with a many participants complimenting Aileen’s clear and practical approach. Her knowledge of the technology and her tips on execution helped demystify the whole area for many. Most importantly everyone was equipped with the skills they needed and a straightforward model to tell their stories via video. As well as enjoying themselves in the process.

Frank Condon

Development & Research Manager, Public Relations Institute of Ireland

Excellent hands-on workshop packed full of tips that genuinely simplified the process of creating small, snappy mobile videos for clients. Aileen’s insider knowledge and experience of working in broadcast news media was invaluable.

Barbara Eliott

Touchstone Communications

Aileen’s one-day tailored ‘Mobile Video Made Easy’ workshop for our group of 15 (mostly) novices was an excellent introduction to making short videos on our i-phones and Androids. Aileen put us at our ease, communicated with us in a knowledgeable, step-by-step way and explained everything with friendliness and good humour. We all came away from the day with newly acquired practical skills, lots of great tips on planning content and a sense of much greater confidence. I would thoroughly recommend the training.

Paul Harron

Church of Ireland Press Office

I attended Aileen’s Smartphone Video workshop. It was great! We learned to film, edit and upload a short video by doing it. The result from the attendees were some very impressive, professional looking videos. I really liked learning about the underlying principles of making videos – like framing the shot, getting good light, and planning a storyboard. Aileen is clearly an excellent video producer with great skills behind and in front of the camera. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone who needs to make any kind of video and put it on YouTube (which these days is pretty much everyone).

Daniel Jacobson

Director of the Ultimate School of Music

Thank you a wonderful day, really enjoyed, learnt a lot! As a person not computer literate I understood a lot. The last section, the battery ran out! Really found very educational, may try it on holidays from tomorrow in Lagrasse!

Cormac Cuffe

CEO, Boutique Jewellery School

I found The Mobile Video Workshop hugely Beneficial & very enjoyable. The course content was very interesting and it was easy to understand as everybody was given clear instructions as what to do and good explanations. I would definitely recommend this course.

Holly Smyth

Media Student

 

To say that Aileen is a safe pair of hands is to underestimate both her ability and her interest in supporting her clients. When you commission Aileen to work with you, that work will be carried out to the highest standards with time and effort put into the planning and delivery.

Caroline Lynch

Communications Professional 

I did the smartphone video training course with Aileen O’Meara Media. I found it very practical, very easy to understand, and also most importantly very usable. Since doing the course with Aileen I have been able to do one minute or one and a half minute videos with my clients live at events. If there is a launch of a report or some research, we’ve been able to do a one-minute clip explaining what the findings and key messages are. I have then been able to take those clips from my phone back and edit them, get them up on to YouTube for my clients, and then my clients have been very pleased because they have been able to use these on their website, use them on their social media, and also, I have been able to add an additional service for my clients and that has added to the sense of value that I am able to bring to them. So, I would highly recommend the smartphone video training course with Aileen O’Meara Media.

Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications

I found the video editing workshop to be a fascinating experience. My background is in radio hosting and producing, so I was coming to the workshop not having any previous experience of video editing and I learned a huge amount. The whole process of putting the clips together and trimming and editing has been beneficial to me in making short videos for clients. I would never have been able to even consider making a video without the skills of Aileen as coach and tutor. I would truly recommend the workshop to anyone with even a passing interest in video or broader media.

Noel D. Walsh

Media Tutor

I loved the training course, it was really practical and hands-on, and was at the right level for our needs and experience - not too simple and not too complicated.

Fionnuala Malone

GS1 Ireland

Excellent, practical course!

Amanda Greene

GS1 Ireland

Best media/multimedia training course I have done. Loved that it was so hands-on and there was no wasted time. Learned loads of practical tips.

Thomas Deane

Trinity College Dublin

 

Finally!!! I know how to make a video. Thank you.

Colm O’Rourke

 Communications Support Officer, Pobal

Focused, practical with a great pace. By the end of the day I was equipped to make a short video praising Aileen's skills.

Patrick Quinn

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group

Had been looking to up my video game for social media but wasn't sure where to start. Aileen's course offered clear step-by-step instructions (very accessible for even for beginners) which I found myself flying through! I was able to apply what I had learned within an hour after I finished the first part of the course. The two short video assignments with accompanying feedback were invaluable, as well as the discussions with the other participants really helped with ideas around best principles for filming and editing a video. I've newfound confidence in producing video content using nothing but my phone to edit. Thanks again Aileen!

Aoife Ngo

PRII

Aileen’s online video training course allowed me to learn and practice the techniques at my own pace. All elements of the course were fully and simply demonstrated allowing me to achieve my goal of creating “professional” video output for my organisation. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make excellent video’s using their smart phone.

Ben Pluck 

Sea and Shore Safety Services

Video Training was the perfect course for me. In just one day I learnt everything I needed to know about creating, filming and editing video clips that would effectively promote my business. Handy tips like the importance of mics, understanding light, working around weather, the best editing App to use and how to use it. I learnt how to add music to my videos, voiceover the film, overlay ticker tapes; in short (and the course was short, literally one day), I walked away perfectly equipped to make professional videos that would represent me and my business in the best possible light. I also got a list of the equipment required, (which is not much) and the best places to get it. Aileen has a depth and breadth of experience that is invaluable. She made this easy. She made it simple and understandable. She also happens to be one of the nicest, friendliest people on the planet. Training days are often dull, boring events that you struggle to get through. This was a fun, lively, highly interactive day, where I was constantly learning and enjoying the process. I strongly recommend this course for anyone looking to up their game, or even just to simply understand how to go about making professional video content. It is excellent value for money, you won't be disappointed, and you will definitely use what you learnt time and again.

Helen Seymour