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Media Training

At Dependable Productions we've been making our clients look great for years.
But as demand for video increases, we know our clients can't employ a production company every time they want to tweet.
However, poor quality video can do more harm than good.
So we've developed a range of cost effective training courses to help your in house people.

One Day In House Video Production: Talking Head

Our one day course will teach you how to create an “on brand”, talking head video from scratch, using kit as simple as a smart phone. It covers when to do it, how to script it and how to produce a professional result with equipment you probably already own or can buy very cheaply.  The course includes:

  • Intensive 1 day training course tailored to your organisation for up to 3 people.
  • Led by one of our BBC trained producers who bring decades of film-making experience in both the broadcast and corporate sectors.
  • We come to you to show you how to make the best of your location.
  • Theoretical training on understanding your audience, strategy, scripting and social media platforms.
  • Practical training in how to get the best from equipment you probably already own like a smart phone or DSLR camera.
  • Basic edit training using smartphone software.
  • Advice on additional equipment you need.
  • Throughout the day, you’ll produce an on brand, talking head video which you could use.

Price upon request. Can be booked with any of our bolt on packages.

“The training was excellent and the content practical and engaging. It offered very good value and we’ll be able to apply it to future activities. I have already passed details on to someone else!”

Jane Goult, PX Group

2 day In House Video: The Full Package

Our 2 day training course will show you how to create both quality talking head videos or vlogs and more complex videos with music, voiceover and other visuals. You’ll learn how to shoot sequences and simple editing skills using very basic kit.

  • Intensive 2 day training course tailored to your organisation for up to 3 people.
  • Led by one of our BBC trained producers who bring decades of film-making experience in both the broadcast and corporate sectors.
  • We come to you to show you how to make the best of your location.
  • Instruction on how to get the best from equipment you probably already own like a smart phone or DSLR camera.
  • Theoretical training on understanding your audience, strategy, scripting and social media platforms.
  • Practical training for both basic pieces to camera and more complex shoots, including, structure, sequences, and voiceover.
  • More complex edit training using smart phone software.
  • Advice on additional equipment you need.
  • Over the 2 days, you’ll produce an on brand, talking head video as well as a longer video package which you could use.

Price upon request. Can be booked with any of our bolt on packages.

Bolt on Packages

A range of “extras” that can be booked alongside our courses to help you get the most out of your training

Bespoke kit provision

We’ll use whatever kit you currently own, and will offer advice on any additional kit that might be necessary to deliver a big impact cheaply. This could be as simple as a £70 microphone. We can then provide any kit you do need or will bring our own to the training for you to try before you buy. We can also provide more complex kit based on your needs such as lights or branded backdrops.

Graphics and template package

Make your video more professional with bespoke branded graphics. We’ll create a generic opening and closing graphic and editable name straps, in line with your brand guidelines and using your logo.

Ongoing support and feedback

You’ll leave our training courses feeling confident but sometimes it’s good to get feedback and advice. That’s why we can offer ongoing support packages on a monthly basis. You’ll be able to call or email one of our team anytime and share your ideas and video productions with us. We’ll give you an honest critique and explain if and how you could make them better. Support plans can be booked on a month by month basis, depending on your need.

Prices upon request

Media Training

Talking to the Media in all its guises, can be scary. But our media training, delivered by trained journalists with decades of experience, will equip your company spokesperson with invaluable techniques to successfully handle even the toughest interviews.

Training is tailored to the individual or company and can take place at your offices or our studio. We can cover all media, including print, radio and TV and use our own experience to provide very real examples.

Using theory, role play and review we’ll give your spokespeople the confidence to handle interviews skillfully, to structure key messages, deal with challenges, to present well and to really understand how to use and understand the media.

Every training package is bespoke and can be delivered as one to one training or to a group.

Prices upon request

” An excellent day’s training , we learnt so much! All aspects of the training were very useful, especially the practical exercises which are extremely difficult to replicate or learn in our own office environment.”

Katie Reynolds Jones, Gamstop

 

 

 

Presenter Training

Sounding and looking confident while presenting, either to a room or in front of a microphone or camera is integral to career development and can be a big success factor.

Our presenter training courses help you engage better with your audience so you feel confident whatever the situation. Courses are tailored to individuals depending on need and include theory and practical exercises, such as preparation, vocal engagement and delivering to autocue.

The courses are led by a former BBC presenter and range from 2 hours, to a day, depending on your needs and can take place at your offices, in our studios or even via video call.

Prices upon request.

“The insights you shared are among the best I’ve ever heard and learned”

Alfonso Montiel, Lemon Tree Trust