Upgrade Your Skills In A Weekend
Sometimes you need to enhance what you already know to leap to that next step in your creative career and sometimes in order to grow your toolbox; you should consider stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill.
The rewards of taking a workshop are numerous. You may be giving up a weekend to hit the classroom but let’s be real: when investing in your future, the pool can come later.
Right about now, you also may be feeling that summer-time-slump so let’s supercharge your creative journey!
We hit the hallways, studios, and our 4,000 sq ft make/work space on a Friday evening to ask: What are the benefits of taking a creative media or film workshop?
Here are the highlights from our community of creatives, filmmakers, and media makers.
YOU WILL IMPROVE
This is one we heard a lot. A workshop is a low-time commitment in the grand scheme but has the potential for incredible payoff.
Step into a classroom over the weekend and improve on a skill that you may already have but need to polish. Have it be editing, graphic design, or refreshing your skills on sound recording.
Of course, this doesn’t just apply to just the three sectors mentioned, it applies to everything –videography, video editing, screenwriting, graphic design, content creation, brand development…The list goes on.
No matter which workshop you take, you will build on your knowledge.
YOU WILL FEEL MOTIVATED AND REFRESHED
Structured time to practice your craft in a safe, constructive environment? Yes please.
Many creatives we spoke to reported an urgency to dive back into their work with a rabid work ethic post-workshop.
YOU WILL HAVE REAL PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE
You can’t ask a youtube tutorial video a question. When you take a class with us, you are learning from a professional who is a master at their craft with many years of experience under their belt. You are learning from a real-life creator & multimedia pro who works in the industry.
You can ask in-real-time questions, troubleshoot, and gain valuable feedback on your work as you learn. The feedback process is an essential part of learning, and it is the backbone of any creative sector.
YOU WILL GROW YOUR NETWORK & COMMUNITY
It’s important to understand that many opportunities within film and media sectors are dispersed through an endless private network of people. There is no force more powerful than a group of people with a shared creative goal but it is ultimately up to you to put yourself out there and meet your fellow classmates & mingle. Who knows, you could potentially be chatting over lunch with your next collaborator or editor.
All in all, one of the best things you can do for yourself as a creative is to continually grow your skill set, you just need to make the time to learn.
The good news is that Austin School of Film has made it incredibly easy for ATX to access creative media and film education. With a full catalog of upcoming courses, there’s really no shortage of options and new skills for you to dive into.