We believe that strong production skills and technical understanding work together to improve creativity. Equipped with the right training and technical skillset, the producer is best placed to translate his/her creative vision into reality. Our name aims to encapsulate the idea of the technical and creative working together. Take tweak - which typically refers to the technical process of fixing, adjusting or painstakingly manipulating. Add a couple of letters and you get a new word that previously didn't exist. In other words, something creative.
In short, we are a website which provides bespoke, modular, online, interactive video training to lots of different media people. We've broken that down a little further below.
Because everyones needs are different. Producers working in the same industry on the same piece of software will all have differing requirements depending on the kinds of projects they're working on. We believe that a fundamental grounding in any piece of software is essential. Thereafter, we work with people and companies to deliver training which meets their specific needs, so that everything they learn is relevant and useful and therefore engaging and valuable.
The best way to solve a problem is to break it down into manageable chunks. It's an old adage but it's still true. Similarly, the best way to learn is to break information down into short sections. Our videos are delivered in short, bite-sized chunks so that you can learn faster and achieve your goals in a structured and logical way.
Our interactive is a two-way process. Instead of passively absorbing information, our training will challenge you via interactive quizzes, questions and forms, ensuring engagement and a level of proficiency and understanding that is set by you and implemented by us.
Primarily our training is delivered through this website but - depending on the project - we supplement with face-to-face sessions, industry presentations and sometimes using our purpose-built mobile recording studio - when required.
You can. We all know there are numerous free training resources on youtube and elsewhere. Often, they can lead to a superficial understanding of production techniques without giving a core understanding of the most efficient ways to work. In contrast, we offer structured, tailored training which meets your specific requirements, as well as industry insights which help you get a foothold in the industry.
As of now, no. Our guiding light and first priority is to deliver training that is in line with industry expectations. We have focussed all our efforts on delivering tutorials which are built around on industry best practise without the distraction of delivering modules which might be a requirement for traditional certification.
Absolutely. We couldn't do what we do without it. tweakel.com is the brainchild of Tinpot Productions, a production company with a strong production pedigree and over 12 years experience working on numerous production broadcast, commercial and corporate projects. So far in 2015, we have recorded, mixed or edited circa 50 hours of national broadcast content