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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 Aileen and her associates, you take home a video made on the day.

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

NEXT COURSE: May 24th 2019

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, and create a Gmail account in advance, if they do not have one.

 

FAQ

WHAT IS MOBILE VIDEO MADE EASY?

It’s an online course in six modules, which takes you from a beginner or intermediate video maker using your smartphone, to a proficient confident video maker.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone who needs video for their work or life, and doesn’t know where to start.

Especially useful for journalists who need video to make short video stories for social media, PR professionals who need video for events, promos and press releases, website designers for their clients’ content, digital marketers for their video content, and small businesses running their own content strategies.

In other words, anyone who needs to be able to make a quality video on their smartphones.

DO I NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT VIDEO ALREADY?

Not necessarily. While it’s designed for beginners, some people who have taught themselves the basics of video making will learn a lot  as well – interview techniques, structuring a story, how to talk to camera, how to set up your own pop-up studio.

ANDROID OR IPHONE?

Both are perfect, the newer model the better. But Microsoft Windows phones are not great, to be honest. IPads and Tablets are okay but we rarely use them as we find them too cumbersome for recording. We love the Apple Itouch – all the functions of the iPhone without the cost, and free on wifi. Also cheaper.

WHO IS AILEEN O’MEARA?

Whaddya mean you don’t know? Only joking…

Aileen is a professional journalist, formerly of RTE, the Irish national broadcaster, where she honed her multimedia skills in as a radio producer and then a TV News correspondent, winning a few awards along the way, until in 2004 when she left to find a better work/life balance with a young family and set up her media training and production business – see www.aileenomeara.ie for more.

She began developing her media training services in smartphone video content soon after the smartphone video camera and the apps became a reality in our lives back in 2010. Aileen combines her enthusiasm for storytelling with her award-winning journalistic skills to create a unique course built on the success of her workshops, sharing real knowledge of shortform storytelling for mobile devices.

DO I NEED SPECIAL APPS OR EQUIPMENT?

No, this course teaches you everything just using your smartphone. However, we do recommend if you can to get the very budget-friendly selfie stick in your local friendly discount store (Penneys/Tiger/Dealz for example) as it really helps making videos. We also give our recommendations for our own essential equipment – a handheld tripod with mount for smartphone and a broadcast quality clip-on microphone. AND where to find them.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

That’s up to you. It is possible to do the whole course in one day, but we have structured it in step-by-step style, with practical exercises in each module. So depending on how long it takes you to do the exercises, and if you wish to go back over our lessons more than once, it can take you from a day to a few days.

What our testers have said is that it’s best to give at least one hour at a time to learn each lesson as it comes up and then practice what you have learnt before moving onto the next module.

HOW LONG IS IT AVAILABLE ONLINE OR CAN YOU DOWNLOAD IT?

It’s available online via our membership site for 3 months from the date of purchase.

IS THERE A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE?

Yes, for one month, you can get your money back if it is not the course you thought it was. And if you can’t complete it for a very good reason.

WHAT ABOUT FOLLOW UPs?

You will be invited to join our closed Facebook Group where we will post additional resources, follow up materials and updates on our knowledge. We will encourage you to post your completed video to this group for feedback (if you wish!), and we will give you feedback there if you ask us to.

ANY OTHER COURSES?

We’re currently working on an intermediate/advanced course. And some Add-Ons for those who’ve completed the first course.

We’re also working on a dedicated Mobile Journalist Video Made Easy course. And – yes I know it’s not video but – we’re working on a new Podcasting Made Easy course.

WHAT ABOUT THE MUG?

The one you see in our videos? Lovely aren’t they? Well, you never know if you post a really good testimonial, you never know….

AND A CERTIFICATE?

We have a signed and personalised certificate for everyone who completes our courses.

WHAT IF I WANT TO BOOK A BESPOKE COURSE or TO BOOK AILEEN?

Give us a shout at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.

TESTIMONIALS

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

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’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 have enjoyed working alongside Aileen in the media since I was a freelance, as a producer in the BBC while she was Health Correspondent at RTE and more recently in our current roles. She has always stood out as a journalist of the highest integrity, who will work tirelessly to get to the truth. She has a quick and intelligent grasp of the structures and issues underlying any story and an admirable ability to communicate often complex messages in a clear and concise manner, with her characteristic freshness and sincerity.

Trish Hergarty

Freelance Journalist at The Irish Times and owner of Inis Communications

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 & Advocacy Manager, The Irish Hospice Foundation

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

Eddie Stack

Executive director of BNI Dublin and North East Ireland

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