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Do you want to learn how to create engaging videos that your students can watch outside of class?
Would you like to reach a wider audience, with professional looking sample lessons?
Are you thinking of sharing ELT videos on YouTube or a similar platform?
Are you interested in learning camera and lighting techniques and ways to capture sound?
Would you like to add video editing to your skills set?
If your answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then this course is for you!


In this course you will...

  • learn what equipment you need and how to get it on a tight budget.
  • learn how to make your scripts conversational.
  • understand the key principles in lighting and capturing sound.
  • learn how video editing software works.
  • learn how to avoid falling foul of copyright laws and discover free and legal sources for music and images.
  • learn ways to build your audience and increase traffic to your YouTube channel.

You won't be required to create a video during this course, but you will learn all you need to know in case you want to.

Choose the study option that works best for you

Personal Learning - $59

In this course, you will use resources recommended by the instructor, watch four recorded sessions, and answer four discussion questions. This is not a live course, however, working through these steps will certainly add to your knowledge base. Teachers’ feedback on this original live course was extremely positive!

Upgrade to get your professional development certified with iTDi

Professional Development Hours Certified - $79

If you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion verifying 20 hours of professional development credit, email your answers to the discussion questions in a separate word document to ba**************@iT**.pro for evaluation.

Our iTDi team will review your submissions, and confirm that you have invested time into your answers, reflected on your own context, and received a valuable professional development experience.

For certification purposes, please tell us your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate, your email address, and the name of course you have completed.

We can provide receipts for research funds or reimbursement, if needed.

Please contact ba**************@it**.pro for group or school purchase discounts.

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As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.

About Vicki Hollett

Vicki Hollett was an EFL teacher for more than forty years and an award  winning author of many ELT courses for Oxford University Press and  Pearson. She chose to use her expertise with English language teaching  and materials creation with a camera, instead of books. Together with  her film maker husband, she produced videos for corporate clients and  also free videos for their Simple English Videos website and YouTube channel. Simple English Videos was a winner in YouTube’s prestigious NextUp 2016 competition for fast rising channels and the prize included a week of training at  the YouTube studios in NYC. She always had a lot of tips to share.

Sadly, Vicki passed away in late 2022. She was an amazing ELT author,  lecturer, teacher trainer and EFL video producer.  We will always  remember her extraordinary spirit, and generous personality.

iTDi Advanced Skills Self Study courses allow you to access and  enjoy the content of popular Advanced Skills live courses, at your own  pace and at a time that is convenient for you.

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