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
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.
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.
You’ve decided you need to make short videos for your social media, and you have a great smartphone with a high-quality camera - so what’s next? What are the essential pieces of equipment you should invest in to make that phone a super video production tool? Here are...
Recording yourself on video looks easy, but when it comes to making a good recording for marketing or business, it can easily go wrong if you don’t take a bit of care with the sound, lighting and framing. We all want to look our best, and sound...
Making videos makes sense, especially for your social media and marketing strategy. We know that over 80% of people say they are more likely to watch a video post on social media than read a text-based one. We train people how to make effective social videos saving...
Congratulations to everyone involved in Heritage Week, in particular the local volunteers, enthusiasts and Heritage Officers who help bring this great national event to life every year.
As someone who has produced audio Heritage Trails, and even led a group on a heritage walk, I know the excitement of having people interested in coming along to your event and hearing your insights and passion for your subject.
Now that you have your event in the planning phase, it’s also time to think about telling everyone about it.
Video is a powerful way to communicate with your audience, and is being increasingly used in social media, in education and in public relations. In the same way, the tried-and-tested press release is a powerful way for PR and Communications teams to communicate with...
Doing a media interview no matter how small the outlet requires preparation.
As the saying goes – , “fail to prepare – prepare to fail”.
Read the latest news from Rathdown Media Institute.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that many small business owners know that video is a powerful way to promote their business, but get stuck in a mental block in making this happen.. This block is usually about fear and shyness - shy about being in front of a...
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....
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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.