Why I created the Succeeding in Corporate Videos course

Award-winning director Brian Barnes directing a shoot

Award-winning director Brian Barnes directing a shoot

New and emerging filmmakers that I meet are always asking me for advice about working in corporate videos.

“Corporate videos are a huge subject”

I always struggle to give any real advice on the spot when I meet these filmmakers, as it’s such a huge subject.  This frustration made me want to help by designing a course that could give you a thorough grounding in how to build a successful corporate video career for yourself.

I remember how bewildered I was when I was just starting out.  It felt like the options were so overwhelming that I was paralysed with indecision.

That’s why I felt that there was a real need for this course.

I made a deliberate decision not to talk about where to put the camera, as there are already so many other courses that cover these aspects.

My mission with my course was to talk about areas of filmmaking that no other course ever touches upon.

“How to survive as a professional filmmaker”

Award-winning director Brian Barnes presents the Succeeding in Corporate Videos course

Award-winning director Brian Barnes presents the Succeeding in Corporate Videos course

To my knowledge, no other courses exist that discuss the day-to-day realities of trying to survive as a full-time professional filmmaker.

Nearly all courses seem to pander to the myth that all filmmakers will be making feature films for the duration of their careers.

This is simply not true and, in my experience, these courses don’t offer any real practical help to get new filmmakers going in their careers.

I wanted to address that shortcoming, while not covering well known material that has been done to death by others before.

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