A Lichfield video and PR company is offering a £30 discount to 4N members who want to overcome their fear of video and learn to shoot and edit using only a smartphone.
Magic Lantern Media will be running their latest one-day Introduction to Smartphone Filming and Editing course in the city at the Lichfield Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday, October 16 starting at 9.30am.
Figures show that companies which use videos in their marketing grow revenue 49% faster year-on-year than those which don’t, and Magic Lantern wants to give businesses and other organisations large and small the chance to benefit from the increased exposure that a good video can bring.
Owner Paula Young said: "Many people are terrified at the thought of producing their own videos, even though they know the benefits they can bring to their websites and social media.
"They hate the idea of appearing on camera and worry that the costs will go through the roof as soon as they try to plan anything as they will have to employ a studio or buy expensive equipment.
"But it doesn't have to be this way. In less than a day you can learn how to film and edit your own professional-looking videos complete with company logos and text using nothing more than your smartphone or tablet."
The hands-on course offers practical advice on how to turn your smartphone into a professional video camera, a few tips and tricks on filming techniques, what equipment you do and don't need, sound techniques and speaking to camera, adding text and captions, and adding music, photos, logos and basic animations.
The session will also include a guided practical filming and editing exercise to build your confidence and iron out any problems.
The course follows the company's last well-received training session at the Holiday Inn in March and September 2018 and January and May 2019 and bespoke video training courses for the PR teams of a national charity based in London and Cardiff.
Tickets for 4N members will be £99 each. For further information or to book a place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-smartphone-filming-and-editing-tickets-67242635533