Aflatis Academy exists to support you and your wedding business.
The Academy provides areas of one-on-one coaching, courses, workshops, and retreats. These opportunities
focus on videographers and photographers, but can be helpful for anyone who would consider themselves a business person,
entrepreneur, storyteller, designer, editor, passionate, or is involved in an area that is wedding related.
The heart of Aflātis Academy comes from 2 powerful seasons in my life. The first one was,
In 2012, I graduated with a Masters degree in Missional Leadership
My education gave me the vision and skills I needed to run a business. I learned how to take a vision, develop it, and to give it life.
It was also during this time that I pursued the Strength’s Finder 2.0 and Donald Miller’s Storybrand Marketing Workshop. These resources
taught me how to help others grow in their own passions and strengths. It is with drive that what I do is NOT about helping other
business look exactly like mine. My goal is to help clarify your story and help you run a business out of your personal strengths and vision.
The second season of my life occurred in the context of shooting weddings. I took a risk in what I was doing and,
I surrounded myself with other inspiring wedding filmmakers.
After a few years of shooting weddings, I found myself plateau and stuck on how to take my wedding business to the next level. The only
way I knew how to grow was that I needed to surround myself around others who inspired me. It was during this season that my business
expanded in influence and status. A large part of what I do as a filmmaker happens when I am isolated behind my computer and editing. I truly
believe that the most effective way we can grow happens within the context of community. Collaboration has a power that goes beyond
gathering more information. Surrounding myself with other filmmakers gave me a sounding board for ideas, allowed me to take risks, and
gave me the hands on experience I needed to become better. I needed someone else, like a coach, who listened to my vision and gave
me the creative confidence I needed to turn my crazy ideas into a successful business.
Out of these 2 influential seasons, I have created 3 areas to help other wedding videographers take their business to the next level:
Courses and Workshops
Take a look around. We hope that you are encouraged and find something that will help you and your business.
Our coaching sessions are designed to help your business expand through inspiration and feedback. You may need something as simple
an outside perspective in an area you are stuck, it could include elements of specific technical training, or something as complex as
walking through the entire wedding business process.
A 60 minute one-on-one coaching session that helps answer any questions and will help take any area of your wedding business to the next level.
One of the most powerful ways you can grow as a filmmaker is to have an honest review of one of your wedding films. Each film review includes a session to discuss various styles of filmmaking and storytelling. Our film reviews are not about making sure you do it “our way.” But, are designed to understand your approach and help provide creative feedback in helping you take your films to the next level.
Editing your final videos for your couples is a main key in developing your style as a filmmaker. This 4 hour session provides an overview on how to set up your approach and effectively edit a highlight film and documentary videos. We will cover how to categorize your footage, setting up for documentary edits, establish the storytelling arc for your cinematic films, cover the essentials for audio, music selection, and color grading. These editing tools will help smooth out your process to help expedite your edits and establish consistent high quality content.
There is nothing more powerful than getting to learn new shooting techniques and putting them into practice. This half day shoot includes up to 4 hours with your coach, and a model wedding couple. We will cover various styles, creative techniques, the essential portrait shots, lighting, gear, couple posing, and how to get your couples comfortable in front of the camera so you can get the best footage.
The very best way to exponentially grow as a filmmaker. Shooting the right footage is just as important as how you edit the footage. Shooting and editing always go hand in hand and effect each other differently. As we work with a wedding couple, we will cover various shooting techniques and storytelling styles. Within the 4 hours of editing, we will be focusing on the footage we shot together. We will take that and turn it into a 90 second cinematic story that you can use for your reel.
The Full Aflātis Coaching Experience is a one-on-one approach. It is designed to equip you with everything you need to run an effective wedding videography business. The coaching experience is for anyone in their first 5 years of business, or anyone looking for a complete jumpstart of their existing business. Our full experience is about helping you establish the business you want to create. Over the course of 3 days, we will start by taking the time to understand your areas of strengths and develop a customized business and shooting plan that works best for you. From a business perspective, we will cover all areas of how to launch a business, build systems, and bring in more clients. From the shooting perspective, we will spend significant time with a model couple and walk through how to shoot every aspect of a wedding day. You will walk away with a customized strategy for your business in addition to being able to effectively shoot a wedding day. This coaching experience is about giving you everything you need to run a successful wedding videography business.
Maybe we missed an area that you have been stuck on. Or, you aren’t a videographer, but have an interest on getting business advice. We would be happy to put together a custom quote for you and if we aren’t able to answer your question, we will do our best to connect you with someone we thing that can.
COURSES & WORKSHOPS
As business owners, we know how precious your time is. Our courses are about mastering a specific skill while packing in loads of content.
Every year, we will be releasing new courses that will have a focused interest of training and developing a new skill. Our individual workshops
will have specific themes all with the purpose to refresh and inspire you. Click on the course or workshop below for more details:
The Aerial Wedding 101 course is designed to help you capture the essential aerial shots. Click here for more details.
The INFLĀTIS workshop is designed to breathe life and bring inspiration for shooting weddings. COMING SOON!
A retreat is about taking an intentional block of time away from your everyday routine. For many of us a retreat is about gaining a new
perspective or immersing ourself in a different environment in order to grow. Our retreats can be anywhere from 3-5 days and is the best
way to surround yourselves with like minded artists, gain a new perspective, and to take exclusive time to focus on you and your business.
Immerse is a wedding filmmaking workshop for those interested in beginning or furthering their craft. Click here for more details.