In 2001, veteran trainer John Lynn and high-end editor Mike Willats joined together to found GeniusDV in Orlando, Florida. In the 9 years since, we at GeniusDV have trained thousands of video professionals across the nation and the world. And over that time, we've witnessed the industry change dramatically. Technology has gotten cheaper, video has come to the Internet, and well-rounded video professionals are in demand not just in film and broadcast but across a mind-boggling number of industries.
These days, it's not enough to be "just an editor:" to stay competitive, you need working knowledge of every aspect of the video production process, from camerawork to color grading to final compression and delivery.
That's where the Institute comes in.
In 2009, GeniusDV harnessed our proven training expertise and experienced instructors to found the GeniusDV Institute. Our state-licensed Diploma in Video Production takes you through our proven, world-class training for each step of the post process. On top of the usual classroom instruction, the Diploma program helps you master your skills by applying them to labwork with the support of your instructors.
By the time you earn your diploma, you'll be well-qualified to enter the video industry as a post-production professional, to freelance as a videographer, or to further specialize in an advanced field.
Institute courses are taught by the same working video pros who train our specialized clients. Learn the basics of production from an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Edit shows with the same guy who trains editors for ESPN and the Speed Network. Create stunning motion graphics with an artist who contracts for the Outdoor Network. Study the art and business of video with a 20-year editor who primarily cuts for Disney.
Throughout the Diploma program, we stay true to the values that made GeniusDV great. We won't cancel a class on you, we offer free ongoing phone support, we let you retake courses for free, we always teach hands-on, and we offer a flexible schedule to suit your needs.