Custom Courses

In addition to our public run courses AV8 Media has also conducted custom courses for many clients. The process is typically as follows:

1. Discussion

The company/organisation contacts AV8 Media with a general idea of their training requirements.

We will then arrange a meetup or conference call with the instructor to discuss what content they would like to be covered and how the organisation expects them to learn in the course of their work.

During this meeting we would also typically discuss the existing skill level of the participants, expected learning outcomes and any company specific workflows or practises that we would need to cover.

2. Proposal

Based on what we have discussed during the meeting, AV8 Media will then proceed to prepare a quote which includes course outlines, duration and price of training etc.

3. Execution

If the quote is accepted, AV8 Media then works with the company/organisations staff and HR to coordinate logistics such as scheduling, application for government grants and billing etc.

We can also arrange to run certain courses onsite at the client's location. For some courses, we can work with the organisations existing resources (eg. camera equipment, workstations etc) and augment those with additional resources. If the organisation has certain existing equipment such as cameras and tools like Glidecams or Steadicams etc, we can cover proper use of those in the course and also demonstrate other tools that can be used in conjunction with or as alternatives to what they already have.

For software based training, we can also work with the organisations existing templates and formats. All materials given to us are confidential and are permanently wiped from our systems after course completion.

For some organisations that have yet to purchase equipment or software, a custom course will be suitable where they can sample a range of tools with the guidance of an expert instructor which can help them to make informed and better decisions before purchasing the equipments.

We have a range of experienced and enthusiastic instructors in the areas of cinematography, lighting, grip, editing, colour grading, motion graphics, sound recording and audio post etc, thus please feel to contact us with your requirements!

Below are some examples of custom training that AV8 Media has conducted:

AV8 Media ran custom versions of our Adobe Premiere Pro 250 (Premiere for Experienced Editors ) for

  • HBO
  • Fox Sports
  • Globecast
  • Sony Pictures
  • CNBC Asia
  • Singtel Mio TV
  • Hogarth Worldwide Ltd

All in all, we have trained close to 100 editors from these organisations in Adobe Premiere. In each case we worked with the various companies to to ensure that the course fitted their requirements. For example if multicam editing was not going to be used in their job scope, we only covered it briefly and spent more time on other functions that were more commonly used by them such as audio routing. In some cases where they had very specific deliverables, we taught them how to create templates specific in accordance with their specific workflows during the class.

There were also producers and other non-editors in these organisations who needed to learn to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro and to cater to them, we ran a basic course with more step by step guidance and explanation of editing concepts.

BBC had a request from their journalists and producers to learn to edit with FCP X.

They had varying levels of skill ranging from beginners to regular users who wanted to perform more ambitous edits.

After a conference call with them and our instructor ,we worked with their staff to run 2 levels of courses .One beginner and one intermediate ,where we covered more advanced editing and integration with Motion and Adobe After Effects. Before the course we got samples of the BBC inhouse style documents and templates and integrated those into the course so the participants used the same templates they would be using in their actual work.

In total, we trained about 12 BBC staff who almost immediately started applying what they learned to their work after the course.

AV8 Media has conducted custom camera and lighting courses for various clients.

These include:

  • Lighting Course at Nanyang Polytechnic held onsite at their studio
  • Custom camera workshop for Bein Sports
  • Custom Camera and Lighting workshop for MOE's inhouse media production team

AV8 Media worked with these organisations to craft a 2 to 3 days course based on their learning requirements. For Nanyang Polytechnic lighting course and the Camera & Lighting course for MOE, we worked at the client's studio and teach mostly on their own equipment. We provided some additional tools such as LED lights and camera accessories to show them what new tools were available in the market.

For Bein Sports we conducted the course in a commercial studio and brought in a Steadicam instructor on one of the 3 days to help them achieve the best results from the steadicam that they own. Based on a request from the client we worked with the studio to arrange a blue screen setup to cover some chroma key techniques during the course.

Mediacorp requested a custom course to familiarise some of their editors with colour grading. We worked with 2 of our instructors to develop a 3 days course based around their grading software of choice - Avid Symphony. This was held onsite at Mediacorp using their Symphony grading suite.
Singapore Prisons approached us to run a video editing and camera course for their inhouse video production team made up mainly of volunteers. We ran a Adobe Premiere 101 course and included a steadicam component taught by a steadicam professional. During the course they mentioned that they had a requirement to come up with concepts for an inhouse music video, thus our instructor downloaded the storyboards he had used for a recent TV music video shoot, screened the final product and used this as a basis to jumpstart a discussion of concepts for their shoot.
Abundant Productions approached us with a requirement to get their editors familiar enough with Protools to use it to improve the audio in their edits. We worked with one of our instructors to run 2 half day sessions for them on consecutive Saturdays.
Sony Singapore needed to get their camera sales and support team familiar with post workflow,especially for RAW acquisition and post for their high end camera range. This was to give them a firm understanding of the link between acquisition and post to help their staff better advise clients. We worked with our instructors to craft a course within a more technical slant. Various Sony sales and support staff from around the region attended this course and feedback was good.
Julius Baer organised a 3 day business workshop for the children of their clients. During the workshop, the participants had to work in small groups to come up with a business plan and present it to a team of judges. The presentation included a mock up video advertisement for their concept. AV8 Media was engaged to take 4 hours of the workshop duration to run a video kickstart session. We covered topics like concept creation, shot variety, audio & voiceovers, titles and transitions etc. The participants then applied the skills learned in creating their videos.

Shine is an annual festival for youth presented by the National Youth Council. AV8 Media was approached to run custom media workshops for interested youth every Saturday in the month of July at Scape. We conducted 3 hour sessions on Cinematography, Visual Storytelling and Editing, Color Grading, Cinematography, Underwater Cinematography, Aerial Cinematography, Producing and Audio Post Production. The sessions were well received with a maximum attendance of about 30 people.

These are just some examples of custom courses we've conducted. Contact us and we'll be happy to have a no obligation discussion of your requirements.




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