Online education isn’t a new concept. The internet is awash with paid and free tutorials for every fathomable subject. A quick search on YouTube or Google will reveal a host of videos and information available for anyone with the time, inclination and dedication to explore subjects of their choice to the degree they desire. Although this is true, well organised subject content delivered over the internet has been limited to the more traditional subjects like mathematics, physics etc. Tutorials for audio and video production also abound, but have been mainly restricted to individuals uploading videos of tips and techniques to help improve workflow.
This is where Tutorreels steps in! Their slogan of ‘Learn the New’ is aimed at breaking the stereotypical mould of an online education platform. Tutorreels doesn’t cover mathematics, physics, statistics or any of those subjects that you are likely to find boring. Not so if you are/were a nerd! Something that they’ve emphasised through their social media campaign – If you were a studious, very serious student or a bookworm, we are sorry, this is not for you! Tutorreels.com is not an online school. It’s a fun place where we befriend your passions. Our vision is to up your social quotient! Come on board and Learn the New!
I don’t completely agree with that though! If you are/were a nerd, your social quotient probably needs some ‘uping’. If you are a nerd with a successful start-up you’re probably spending time around wealthy people in the hopes that some money will come your way to take that next step (Venture Capitalists they are called I hear and the money you’re hoping to get your hand on, an ‘investment’). Nothing loosens the pockets of a potential investor like discussing the relative merits of pairing salmon with Pinot Noir vs. Chardonnay or an informed discussion on art. The chances are you’ll be dressed to impress, if not kill (Lets leave that bit to James Bond!), your investors after going through a session of grooming on the website. These are just some of the topics that have been covered and over time the list is bound to grow.
I’ve been involved in the production of these tutorials in the capacity of an ‘audio guy’. In the coming weeks I’ll go over some of the techniques I’ve employed during field recording sessions during the shoots. As with every start up, there have been issues with budgets. It has been frustrating, tiring and eventually very rewarding to have been able to go tackle a host of challenges and come out with what you see on Tutorreels. Recording on location has forced me to stretch my imagination and be resourceful to a degree I didn’t think was possible. But more on that later! For now enjoy the promo that Tutor Reels has put together for you.