TechSmith Academy- Helping You Learn About Visual Communication and Video Creation

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We Heard A Common Theme…

Over the last several years, I have had the privilege to speak to thousands of people about video creation. I have met people with a variety of skill levels and knowledge, with many just starting to start the video creation process.

For the most part, none of these individuals were trained or went to school to create video. They are Trainers who saw a need and opportunity, Marketers who want to catch the video marketing wave and keep up with or beat their competitors, and many others in other professions and roles that have an interest or need in video creation.

We Saw a Need…

What all of these people have in common is that they want to use the medium of video and visuals to help solve problems and answer questions, but they’ve had to figure out how to do it themselves.

While video doesn’t have to be difficult, it can feel overwhelming and challenging to figure out where to start. We firmly believe that one of the best learning tools is to start creating. Nothing will substitute for trying things out and experimenting.

There is so much to learn, and everyone deserves resource to help them jump start their understanding, resources to build knowledge, and to learn from mistakes that others have already made. We believe that there should be a place for you to cut the amount of time to learn, gain understanding of best practices, and to gain inspiration.

That’s why we are thrilled to announce the launch of TechSmith Academy.

We Created a Resource- TechSmith Academy

 

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TechSmith Academy is a free online learning platform with courses to help you learn more about visual communication and video creation. With our initial launch, we are releasing eight courses all about video creation. These courses range from the beginning stages of why you should write a script, to basics for setting up lighting, capturing audio in your environment, and more. In addition to lessons, many of the courses provide downloadable templates or supplemental materials to help you learn, grow, and practice.

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We are excited to share our knowledge with you through TechSmith Academy and plan to add new content throughout the year about a variety of related topics. We hope you will find the courses and materials both helpful, enjoyable, and useful in helping you to learn more about video creation and visual communication.

Go check out TechSmith Academy, try one of the courses and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Author
Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce is a Learning & Video Ambassador at TechSmith. In this role speaks and teaches about video creation and visual communication. A graduate of Indiana University he has ten years of experience working in learning and development with a focus on visual instruction. He has directly managed the training, user assistance, video, and other teams for TechSmith. Teach him something @piercemr