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Custom Training

Agile and Effective Hands-On Instruction 

Customize your learning to the topics and technology your team needs most

The swift pace of production and continuous technology change requires that you train your team as efficiently and specifically as possible. Our custom training program gives you complete flexibility in terms of educational scope, training style and subjects, right down to the topics of specific lessons. We can teach at our NY, LA or Chicago Learning Points or come to you - whichever you prefer. 

Our Methodology

Through years of experience, we've developed over 50 fully customizable lessons within six main tracks of motion imaging production: Core Concepts, Camera, Production, Camera Movement, Post/Editorial and VR/360 Production. 

Our teaching approach is practical, immersive and hands-on. We observe what's most requested from our professional student base and make agile adjustments to lessons along the way to ensure that our training is always effective for immediate use in the field. Lessons are in bite-size, easy to digest forms to provide maximum retention. 

Work with our training team to mix and match among subjects, topics and lessons to dial in the instruction your team specifically requires. 

Who Will Benefit

This flexible approach works well for media institutions, agencies, corporations, brands, rental houses, and production companies of all sizes. 

Although our classes are most effective for groups of 3-20 students, we can also accommodate one-on-one training sessions, or scale up to larger groups. 

Tracks, Subjects and Lessons

We’ve developed over 50 fully customizable lessons within six main tracks of motion imaging production. Mix-and-match between subjects in any track to design your curriculum.

CORECAMERAPRODUCTIONMOVEMENTPOSTVR / 360
Core Camera Production Movement Post VR / 360

Core

Camera

  • Camera & Lens

    Menus & Buttons
    Camera Settings
    Shooting RAW & Log
    Selecting Codec & Recording
    Camera & Lens Troubleshooting
    Choosing Your Camera & Lenses
    General Lens Maintenance

  • Assistant Camera

    General Camera & Lens Care
    Wireless Video
    Building the Camera Rig
    Industry Standards & Practices
    Inside the Camera Prep

  • DIT & Engineering

    Understanding Scopes
    Creating LUTs
    Monitor Calibration
    On-Set Workflow

Production

  • Live Production

    TriCaster
    Operational Training

  • Lighting

    Lighting Principles
    Single Camera Lighting
    Multi Camera Lighting
    Lighting for Interviews
    Green Screen Lighting

  • Audio

    Audio 101 & Best Practices
    Jam-syncing Timecode
    Choosing Your Audio Gear
    Using an Audio Mixer

Movement

  • Stabilizers

    Steadicam
    Freefly MōVI
    DJI Ronin
    Basic to Advanced Instruction

  • Drones

    Freefly ALTA
    DJI Drones
    Basic to Advanced Instruction

Post

  • Color & Post

    DaVinci Resolve
    Audio for Post
    Basic to Advanced Instruction

  • Editing

    Adobe Creative Suite
    Avid Media Composer
    DaVinci Resolve
    Final Cut Pro
    Basic to Advanced Instruction

VR / 360

  • Pre-Prod / Pre-Vis

    An Introduction to VR
    Storyboarding
    Planning for Gear Limitations

  • VR Systems

    Choosing Your VR Camera
    Nokia OZO
    Teradek Sphere
    Jaunt ONE
    GoPro-based Rigs
    Basic to Advanced Instruction

  • VR Post

    VR Stitching with Kolor
    Introduction to Jaunt Cloud Services

 

Pricing & Scheduling

Configuring, pricing, and booking your custom training program is quick and easy. Submit an online request, or contact us with any questions, using the button below.

We’ll provide an estimate within one business day, or we’ll arrange a follow up call to discuss scheduling and more details of your request. Rates are established per hour, starting at $225 / hr for 1-3 individuals.

Some classes, such as Phantom, MōVI, and specific VR classes, are considered specialty sessions, and may warrant specific pricing or minimums. All travel expenses are an additional cost. All custom training programs are qualifying AbelCare services.