Rathdown Media Institute
Learn with the Professionals
Mobile Video Storytelling
Become an expert media content producer
Podcasting Made Easy
Tell your story
Welcome to the Rathdown Media Institute
We are a media training company based in Rathdown, Dublin. We run courses that will give you the skills to make professional quality content and navigate today’s media landscape like an expert, no matter your skill level.
We offer several online and blended learning options for all our courses and we can even create bespoke learning experiences to suit the needs of your group or organisation. Reach out to us via our contact page to request more information about any of the services we offer.
“Best media/multimedia training course I have done. Loved that it was so hands-on and there was no wasted time. Learned loads of practical tips. “
Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin
Welcome to the Rathdown Media Institute.
Become a content maker.
We make Content Making easy! In clear step-by-step practical online courses, you make real stories – vivid video stories with text & logos, podcasts with signature tunes and quality interviews, looking and sounding great. Our tutors are professional journalists from frontline deadline-driven roles.
We are Media People.
Led by award-winning former RTE journalist Aileen O’Meara, our team of trainers bring practical insider tips and real knowledge of producing content, whether it’s on a smartphone or DSLR, with recommended broadcast quality equipment to suit every budget. We help you become a super storyteller to reach your own audience.
Mobile Video Storytelling
Teaching you everything you need to know about making brilliant videos entirely on your smartphone.
Podcasting Made Easy
This course aims to give you the practical knowledge and hands-on training that will guide you to make your own podcast. By the end, you will have made your first podcast on your own channel and know how to share with your audience.
Effective Online Training
A course dedicated to teaching you the essential skills for presenting online via Zoom.
I had two interesting conversations with clients in the past few weeks.
Both clients were asking how to produce videos but the reasons were a bit different to what I usually encounter.
Mostly our demand for video training up to now has been around recording and making effective videos on your smartphone – short engaging videos of less than a minute for social media. Our popular Mobile Video Storytelling online course covers that very well, I think!
But these two calls were different.
MY TOP 3 RECOMMENDED MICROPHONES FOR SMARTPHONE VIDEOS If there is one thing that ups your game when making videos on your smartphone, it's sound. As a radio & podcast producer, I can get a little bit obsessed with sound quality on both audio and video content....
We’re delighted to have a super studio space a few doors up the street in Blackrock village, where we make our videos for YouTube, our training channels, and for making video interviews with clients. Nicole Le Saout of Moments Photography just near the Main Street in...
Podcasting is a really creative way and easy way to express yourself to your audience, and that’s why everyone and anyone is now making podcasts. Producing podcasts - from thinking up the idea, to recording, editing and publishing - can give you a great buzz when you...
4 Ideas to Get you Started on Food Videos Are you a chef, café or restaurant owner, or involved in the food and hospitality business? The food and beverage industry has been laying low during this pandemic, but this summer 2021 is about to see a big comeback in...
Are you a small business owner in the tourism sector in Ireland and know you should be making
videos to reach your target audience?
Have you got beautiful views or great services to show that would make great short videos?
You know that video works – videos are EIGHT times more likely to be watched than a text post in
Video engages – it gets attention – and it’s the way customers are finding you – on Google searches,
on YouTube and on social media.
So, if you have a business that wants to be found by your target audience, video is the way to go.
Smartphones have become an essential tool in creating video content for social media, websites and YouTube.
Most of us when starting out just “point and shoot” hoping for a decent quality recording.
Then we look back and it’s unsteady and the sound could be better. The unsteadiness gets worse the more video you record – your hand and arm just can’t stay steady forever!
So tripods with clamps are the answer.
Do you want to make your own podcast, using your smartphone, but don’t know where to begin? We have set out a six-step plan to help you find your niche, record your podcast, edit it and publish it too! Podcasting has really taken off in the last 12 months during the pandemic, and it is quite a crowded market at this stage. According to Forbes Magazine, there are around 80,000 active podcasts online today. However, it is still very much possible to have a relevant and popular podcast and to be found easily online.
Since April of last year, we have offered blended training in Mobile Video Storytelling, Podcasting Made Easy and Effective Online Presentation Skills courses online, via Zoom and Teachable. Since our anniversary is coming up we wanted to take some time to thank the groups that trained with us in our first year moving online.
While it is possible to make a decent video on your phone without any additional equipment, if you want to make videos that are steady, with good quality sound that look professional, we highly recommend that you buy some equipment to help you achieve that look. The...
Get in touch
Reach out to us with any questions you have about our services and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
Get in contact via the form on our Contact page and we can get back to you with a bespoke training plan for your group.