Learn how to shoot and edit video on your smartphone
Video skills and media training the perfect solution for mobile journalism
Make the most of your Mojo
Hi! I’m John Whyte Venables. I’m a mojo evangelist and it’s my mission to help you become video fluent.
Mojo, mobile journalism, is producing video content on smartphones and iPads. It’s a hugely powerful communication tool. Mojo = highly portable, easy to learn and inexpensive. A video studio in your pocket, perfect for producing punchy quality video against the clock and away from base.
Video is increasingly at the heart of social media. Cisco, the IT giant, predicts that by the end of the decade over 80 percent of all web traffic will involve video. Be part of that revolution!
Knowing how to produce video will help your organisation reach key audiences, provide additional value to clients, and help you help yourself! Mojo skills are increasingly a key ask from recruiters.
My relaxed and comprehensive training courses will talk you through the equipment and apps and give you the skills you need to produce video that looks and sounds professional.
Why come to me?
- My background is in BBC Television and multimedia reporting
- I lead on multimedia skills training at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
- My clients include major corporations, government bodies, PR agencies and leading charities
So, you’re in good hands.
BTW, I also offer media training. With a background in BBC journalism and 30 years’ experience as a media trainer I can help you decide what to say and how to control a media interview – vital skills if you’re to get your messages across!
This practical one-day training course shows you how to shoot, edit and upload simple, effective high-definition video using the minimum of equipment.
This one day intermediate level workshop will broaden and expand the skills base of experienced smartphone video makers with more advanced production and storytelling techniques.
This training course will show you what to expect, how to look and sound your best, and also how to control the interview so it works for you. The focus is on message management, presentation skills and controlling the interview.
Whether it’s a conventional or mojo interview, people need to make the most of the opportunity. If you’re tasked with helping people look and sound their best I can show you how to do just that.
Why mojo works
I believe passionately that phone video will transform the way we communicate. It’s cheap and easy to produce, yet the results look and sound as good as video processed on complicated equipment costing thousands. This explainer video was shot and edited using only an iPhone and a few inexpensive apps and accessories after just one day on our intro level course
MoJo gives you the ability to respond quickly and easily against the clock, vital in PR and crisis management. This report was shot and edited on an iPhone 5S by delegates on our ‘Making Movies for Social Media’ course in just three hours – and they were all totally new to the apps, equipment and techniques. With a little experience the same job could be done in minutes!
It’s all so portable. With MoJo you can produce video from almost anywhere. Shoot and edit on the same device and you literally have a video studio in your pocket which will go where you go. Shoot in the field, edit in the pub, coffee bar, train or taxi! Perfect for a wide range of applications. This profile of an upholstery school was produced and uploaded from a remote rural setting
What customers say
“This was an expertly structured and executed training course which catered for both novices and those with video-making experience. John delivered the course in a simple, encouraging and fun style, that led to a technophobe like myself producing a short video of a quality that I never thought imaginable at the start of the day. I, like the rest of the group, can’t wait to put what we learnt into practice.”James Barr
“John is one of the best mobile journalism trainers I have ever worked with. His innovative and enthusiastic approach to training makes his courses among the most popular on the CIPR training calendar and feedback on his training delivery is always excellent. Behind the scenes, John works tirelessly to ensure our training reflects the latest developments in a cutting-edge field”Janka Sykorova
“From building the confidence of totally inexperienced front-line staff to helping seasoned performers tailor their messaging, John’s friendly, approachable style of media training has been appreciated by all my clients. Crucially, John works in collaboration with the PR team to adapt each media training session to the needs of the client and the individuals taking part.”Simon Francis