Learn to create videos you’re proud to show off!
With one-on-one, private, online video tutoring from a bona fide pro (that would be ME!)
You got questions. I got answers.
Everybody wants video.
It’s a great way to connect with your audience, provide value to your customers, and establish yourself as an expert in your field. It’s also a wonder drug for your website’s SEO. (Did you know that pages containing video generate at least 157% more organic traffic than pages that don’t? Plus, page visits are longer. It’s true; check out this study.)
Now your wheels are turning.
You’re thinking, “Maybe I can make my own....?” But hold on. Video takes years to teach yourself.
Here’s how it usually goes:
You start out super-jazzed, confidently planning all your videos in advance (because you’re a content wizard). You shoot on your camera or phone or whatever, then pop that brilliant footage into your computer. It comes out weird. You look like you have twelve chins. And you sound like you’re in a vacuum cleaner.
What went wrong?
You don’t know. So here you are spending hours on YouTube, looking for tutorials on how to edit. You’re not even sure what to search for. You have a million questions and no one to ask. Each tutorial leaves you more frustrated and confused, and you feel like you know less than you did when you started. Your creativity is slowly being sapped from your life force. Bottom line, you’re looking at approximately 1,234 years of precious money-making hours to create a video project you may never release.
Who’s got time for that kind of nonsense?
Not you—or anybody who’s trying to grow their business (and hold onto their sanity). So you swear off video forever. Or at least until you win the lottery and can afford to pay somebody else to do it for you.
But wait a minute! Video doesn’t have to be that hard.
Not if you let me show you what I know.
Learn to shoot and edit high-quality video—directly from me!
Let me teach you what I know
Strengthen and expand your skill set.
• Shoot great footage • Edit videos • Sell Online Courses • Create Videos for Social • Correct Color • Start a YouTube Channel • Promote your Business • Transition from blogger to vlogger
Learn exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.
I’ll create a fully personalized curriculum for you, based on your project and the specific skills you need to take it to completion. All stuff, no fluff.
Meet me at your level of expertise.
Newbie or not, you’ll get training, tips, and answers tailored to your situation. You set the pace.
I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.
Just you and me, from start to finish.
From our first free consultation to the completion of your final project, I’ll be your personal instructor. Absolutely no substitutes, guaranteed.
Top video pro, at your service.
Video sessions, screen sharing, and a rad thing called the Internet means you can have your sessions when and where it suits you. Book me when you need me, reschedule if you have to.
After each online class, I’ll send you a recording of our session with a written review containing action items and next steps to complete before your next session. Yeah, it’s homework. What did you expect?
HERE’S MY GUARANTEE:
You’ll learn things you need at every session.
I promise to give you clear easy instructions, hands-on training, and valuable feedback, so you’ll leave every session with the answers you need to proceed to the next step.
Your videos will improve.
Apply what you’ve learned and you’ll see improvement in your work. I’m sure of it.
You can re-watch your sessions anytime. Forever.
All sessions are recorded on Zoom and are yours to keep forever, so you can come back to them whenever you need.
CREATe the videos you want
EXACTLY WHAT IS THIS, ANYWAY?
In my 10 years as a professional videographer and content creator, I’ve shot and edited so many online courses, videos, and vlogs that I could do it in my sleep.
After years of conversations with clients, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and teachers, I realized that there is a real need for comprehensive online video production tutoring—a “soup to nuts” program that’s easily accessible no matter what your level of expertise, so you can develop this invaluable skill for yourself.
Because here’s the thing: I know these big programs and processes so well, I can cut out the noise and the jargon, and give you just the important stuff you need to make your videos better, right now. Rather than waste time learning tools you’ll never use, we’ll focus on mastering only ones you need for your current projects.
Want to learn how to shoot the best footage possible on your iPhone? We can do it.
Edit a video or a bunch of videos? Obviously, we can do that.
Turn your old videos into podcasts? I can teach you.
Start a Youtube channel? Sure thing!
Color correct some footage? YEP.
Turn a rectangular video into a square video? No prob, Bob.
Virtually anything you can think of related to video, I’m happy to teach you. And, if by some strange twist of the gods, I don’t know how to do the thing you want to do, I’ll figure it out on my own time, simplify it, then teach it to you.
My goal is to be your teacher, your #1 helper—to give you all the confidence in the world, not just to shoot and edit your own videos, but to love what you create.
Sound interesting? Book your free consultation now.
Ok ok ok. How does it work?
You’ll book a time for a free 15 minute consultation via the scheduler. It will prompt you to fill out a new student form which takes a few minutes but is super important and will help me get organized before we chat. After you submit the form, you’ll receive a Zoom link to have a call online.
We’ll meet using Zoom via the link that’s sent to you. In your consultation we’ll discuss how I can best help you reach your goals. We’ll also discuss if it would be best to buy a bundle and if so, which one.
After talking, I’ll go away to my little magic studio and create a fully customized curriculum that’s specific to what you need to know. Then I’ll send it over to you for approval.
If it’s a go, you’ll schedule your first 60-minute session and receive a confirmation email with a link to our digital meeting room on Zoom, as well as a getting started checklist with instructions on how to purchase, download, and set up the video software you’d like to work with so you can prep for our first session. If that feels like too much, we can use your first session to get you up and running. During the session, I’ll teach you exactly what you need to learn to get to the next point of the project and answer any questions you have. I’ll send you a follow-up email with everything we covered in our session, your next steps and to-dos as well as a full recording of our session for you to archive to refer to whenever you’d like.
You’ll take the time you need to get to the next stage of your project, making notes of any questions that come up along the way.
Once you’ve finished your to-dos, schedule your next session. Then back to step 4. Rinse and repeat until you have all the skillz and/or you have created the video of your dreams.
Here’s an overview of what I’m currently offering:
Free 15-minute Consultation: Let’s chat about what you want to create or learn. Skip this only if you’ve spoken with me in person.
60-Minute Session:* A one-off. Great for getting started, learning a specific skill, or seeing if you’d like to purchase a bundle. Also great if you’re already having regular sessions and need to book in some extra time.
60-Minute Bundles:* Opt for a package of 3, 5 or 10 sessions (60 minutes each). It’s a good way to go if you want to become proficient at video creation. Sessions can be scheduled individually at your convenience.
What can I expect to learn in the different time bundles? It goes without saying that everyone learns at their own pace and that rule will apply here. However, here is a link to general time guidelines for topics you can expect to cover.
That said, the whole idea behind this 1-on-1 tutoring is to tailor the curriculum directly to you to save you time, energy, and money while you learn an invaluable new skillset. You won’t need to search endless YouTube videos and tutorials for subjects that you don’t know the terms for. You won’t need to pull your hair out when you get stuck. You won’t need to feel helpless while you wait for a busy production company to complete your videos. You can talk directly to me, show me on your screen, and say words like “this part” and “that thingy.” And you can relax with confidence knowing that if you need any help, I’m here for you as you continue your video creation education.
I’m a blogger and I just landed a big client who wants me to include video. I’m not sure I can deliver to the standards they are asking for. Can you help? Definitely! First, try to work your sessions with me into the budget for the project. A bundle of three sessions is perfect for an intermediate editor. If you’re a newbie, a bundle of five sessions would be better. Schedule one session before your shoot so you can enter your campaign confidently. Then schedule one (or more) during the editing process and your last one to review your video in detail so you can make final adjustments before you deliver it to the client.
I have my own company and I know I want video for my website, but I don’t know where to start. This is a perfect opportunity for a 10 session bundle so we can really work through your brand and the video goals you have. Schedule a free consultation and we’ll discuss what would work best for you.
I’m a photographer interested in adding video to my offerings but don’t know much about the business, like what I should charge, best camera settings for video, and common mistakes when getting into video, etc. If you want to talk shop, schedule an hour long session. I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about how I work, and what to expect from the industry.
I only have one itttttty bitttttty question on how to do something. Can I just call you up or send you an email and ask? It’s been my experience that one question generally snowballs into a lot more questions so, for the sake of my sanity, no. Schedule an hour session and I’ll pack it full of great information for you.
Do you offer tutoring on AVID, Vegas, Flame, Smoke, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, VR editing, or Photoshop? At this point, I don’t offer tutoring on these programs.
Can I hire you to teach an employee of mine so they can crank out videos for me on the regular? That sounds like a great idea! Have your employee set up a free consultation.
Can I keep you on retainer so you can review every video I create before I publish it? I’m sure we can figure something out. Schedule a free consultation or drop me an email to discuss options.
Do you offer payment plans? At this time no, but I do accept credit cards, so that’s kinda a payment plan with your bank, right? Sorta?
Something came up and I need to reschedule. No problem. Just make sure to cancel or reschedule at least 12 hours before your session starts, and you won’t be charged.
What programs do I need to learn video editing from you? My favorite editing program is Adobe Premiere Pro because it’s so flexible, so that’s what I recommend. I’m also happy to teach Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
Can you show me how to set up the program(s) I need? When you purchase a bundle, I’ll send you a getting started checklist with instructions on how to purchase, download, and set up the program you’d like so you can prep for our first session. If that feels like too much we can use your first session to get you up and running.
Can you teach me photography? I can definitely get you started with photography, give you a great understanding of how a camera works, composition, lighting, editing, and show you around Lightroom.
Do you offer in-person workshops and speak to groups? I do! Drop me a line and we’ll see if we can set something up for your group, conference, or business.
I’m stuck. Can you just… do it for me? I could… but then you wouldn’t learn how. I’m confident I can get you unstuck and feeling good about going forward. But… if you’d like to hire me to shoot or edit your project so you can focus your energies elsewhere, schedule a consultation for video production services and I’d love to discuss.
I’m not sure I’ll use all my sessions. Can I “return” the sessions that I don’t use? Session never expire but if you’re worried about buying too many sessions, just buy one at a time as you need them.
Do you offer any guarantees? I guarantee that every time we meet, you will learn things you need to know for your video needs. You’ll leave the session with your questions answered, have a clear idea of what you need to do next, and how to do it. I can guarantee that your videos will improve. The thing I cannot guarantee is how many sessions it will take to complete a project or learn a specific skill because that largely depends on how quickly you move through the material and how involved you want me to be.
So Enough about you, let’s talk about me
I’m Lauren, but since you’re here you probably already know that. Here’s a little more to know: I’m a creator through and through. I’ve been working with online video content for 10 years, doing everything from documentaries to vlogs, from travel videos to promotional content. I’ve shot and edited hundreds of hours of online course work for entrepreneurs and have worked with many companies on paid campaigns for my own social media platforms. I worked as a camera operator on big Hollywood sets and have managed a stage at a big production company. I started two successful YouTube channels and have over 20 million YouTube views for videos I created or helped to create. I’m also the co-founder of The Beatnik Group, a full service video production company. Our recent documentaries are featured in some of the most visited and largest attractions in Sweden.