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Video Is Now Everywhere...
Businesses of all types and sizes are now able to easily connect with
online audiences to trade around the Globe. They are able to improve their message to customers and create a much higher brand recall.
How? The Power of Online Video.
Why? Our brains respond more effectively to communications combining visual and audio stimuli.
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Information about the courses we run
John Keedwell - Short Background
John Keedwell is well known in the UK TV business, having a huge experience in TV documentary, Music promos and concerts, Music programming, Interviews, Film, Cinema, Commercials, Corporate and also a highly developed specialism in High Speed Video. He is also the author of the award winning book Get the message Now?!?
He has also travelled to over 65 countries and worked in temperatures between -35c(-31F) to +50c (122F). He has driven across the Sahara desert twice in that time, once in a fire engine.
During this experience he has needed to find solutions to many of the common difficulties whilst on location. Some times have required a set up and light of many thousands of interviews with celebrities, politicians and royalty, often with very little time. Thinking and moving quickly is required, yet still get a great looking end result.
One key area not taught at film schools is keeping the subject relaxed when they are in front of a camera.
Some people put the fear of public speaking higher than their own death, and that combined with a video camera capturing you makes that high. Putting someone at ease is vital when being recorded.
I developed the EPICS SystemTM to help you make great videos to fully express your ideas.
After 30 years extensive experiences working around the world in film and broadcast Television and then head of the high speed cameras in Crash testing at Thatcham Research I realised the broadcast world had changed. I set up the Epics Academy Ltd. to train Entrepreneurs and SME businesses to deliver their message.
If you realise video needs to be a bigger part of your marketing yet don't really know how to start, you are now in the right place.
The Epics Academy starter courses offer on-site training at your location, so I travel to you. The core group is normally 4 people. John Keedwell will personally instruct you himself, unless an emergency.
The courses are based on a modular system and are tailored and bespoke, as every client has different needs. We advise on camera choice for your needs, the video process, sound, lighting and editing and much more..
We also show you other little known video making techniques which do not even need a video camera at all.
If you have your own camera ideas such as an iPhone or another smartphone (or perhaps a DSLR camera) the tuition can be tailored to get the very best results for you.
The EPICS SystemTM
The Epics Academy is now one of the leading practical video making workshops in the UK to help you quickly understand video skills and help you develop skills to be used on a daily basis.
We took the Elevator Pitch idea and developed the ' Video Elevator Pitch ' System to entice your client to enquire more about you as Entrepreneur or your products.
We also train you in a series of unique ways to deliver your video message in different ways, and without necessarily using live action video techniques. Now your customers can receive exciting video content with concise and immediate information about you or your business.
Let us show you the skills and have the confidence.
You can learn to make your own dazzling videos.
Make videos for yourself on an ongoing basis
A short story
Whilst video camera and technology is getting less expensive, more powerful and easier to use, there are many skills required to make compelling videos.
Professionals in any business know many skills the starter in any business will not know. A bricklayer knows all the quick ways of building a wall, and will make it much quicker than a novice. I can probably make a brick wall to a certain degree, yet it will take me trial and error, time and more expense than a professional bricklayer. It also will be inferior without knowing certain tips only a bricklayer knows.
Learning from a professional or a mentor will teach you the skills and tips, and move your knowledge much quicker than learning by your mistakes.
It is my mission to help you learn these skills, become confident in what you do and then develop your skills on an ongoing basis.