Learn how to shoot and edit video on your smartphone
Make the most of your Mojo
Hi! I’m John Whyte Venables. I’m a mojo, mobile journalism, evangelist and it’s my mission to help you become video fluent.
Mojo is producing multimedia, especially video, on iPhones, smartphones and iPads. It’s a hugely powerful communication tool that helps you produce an explainer video, a video introduction, deal with crisis PR. It lets you tell your story. 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 your 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) and the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA)
- My clients include major corporations, universities, hospitals, government bodies, PR agencies and leading charities
So, you’re in good hands.
And if your need is more for photographic skills, our new ‘Introduction to PR Photography’ course provides the essential skills and confidence you need to take and edit effective compelling photographs.
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 just your iPhone, smartphone or iPad, 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 video production and storytelling training.
This training course will show you what to expect, how to look and sound your best, and how to control the interview so it works for you. The focus is on message management, presentation skills & controlling the interview.
Still images are a vital ingredient of online and printed materials, articles, books and social media. This course will give you the skills to capture and edit effective photographs on phones and conventional cameras.
Why mojo works
Smartphone video is cheap and easy to produce, yet the results can look and sound as good as video processed with complicated equipment and software costing thousands. Mohammed Hawari’s profile of two London luthiers was shot using only an iPhone 7:
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 Smartphone Video 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. Shoot and edit on your mobile device and you literally have a video studio in your pocket which goes where you go. Shoot in the field, edit in the car, train or coffee bar! This video was produced at a rural location by students on our basic one day course, using just a phone, a small inexpensive microphone and a tripod.
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’s 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
“I can’t tell you how useful the course was. It was absolutely spot on in terms of content, delivery and mix of theory and practical. We all came out buzzing with how we can use our new knowledge to improve video content across our platforms and delivery to local media too.”Suzanne Ostler