Amos Academy: Online Courses
For a long time, I was fascinated by education. I love learning, but I never liked school. The way the system works is broken, archaic and suppressive in so many different ways.
I learned almost everything by reading and executing, and I watched a lot of tutorials and online classes. One of the issues I had with them was that they were filmed really poorly, it bored the shit out of me and I couldn't keep my focus when the image (not to mention sound) was below par.
The first long-term job I got when I moved to Prague was for a company called Nevýchova. They have online courses for parents about a different way of upbringing their kids. I was editing for them, then I took more responsibilities and upgraded their gear, set design and the overall quality of their content.
I did some mistakes during that time, but I learned a lot and I wanted to do it even better on my own project. A friend of mine approached me with a different idea about private tutoring and masterclasses. We brainstormed for some time until we pivoted towards what became Amos Academy.
Producer, Director & Editor
In the beginning, I thought making online courses is rather easy, but boring work. I couldn't have
been more wrong.
– Jiří Fusek, director & producer
To elaborate on the quote above, one must understand that sure, it could be easy and boring work, but if you really want to give it your 110, it never will. I didn't want to make the same online classes I can see at Udemy, or Teachable. I wanted to show that it can be done well and that we can bring the film experience and quality toward educational videos.
Producing an online course that works is a several months-long journey. It needs to be designed with specific needs in mind and it just can not copy the way we teach in real life. The medium is different. The platform is different. Expectations are different. Attention span is extremely short. Motivation pluments. And, it's easy to just press stop.
Now, I could be talking about this for hours on end, but this is not the place. Let's revisit that topic in one of my articles (work in progress at the moment), where I deep dive into our process from idea to post-production, including designing the course itself from the scratch. Until then, just check out some more of our videos, photos and enjoy!
Digital Producer, Teacher & Consultant
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