Introducing the all-new...

Creative COW Academy

The instructors you know, the training you need.

Learn from many of the top trainers in the industry

Your instructors are industry-recognized leaders who have trained busy working media professionals from many of the leading broadcasters, corporate clients, and educational institutions, at events like the National Association of Broadcasters convention, as well as many other leading events around the world. And now they can help equip you for the future you want.

special pricing for CHARTER MEMBERs!

We have many courses already online, With locked-in Savings for early bird subscribers!

When the clock BELOW runs out, so do the Early Bird Savings!

40% Off Special

We’ve already uploaded well over a thousand training videos (and we are working on uploading many hundreds more) in complete courses for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve, editing with Avid Media Composer, working with Final Cut Pro X, and many others. The average course track length contains over 40 videos. (You can sample the quality and professionalism below.)

As we work to complete the offerings curriculum of the new Creative COW Academy, we want to give Creative COW members a chance to take advantage of our “Charter Member” program that locks in a 40% off special rate that you can keep for the life of your subscription. Yes, the Charter Member special price is yours for as long as you are a subscriber. Once we officially go live, the Charter Member program is gone and we will never offer that program again. No bull.

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Expert Training for About the Cost of a Coffee a Week*

*At $14.99 a month, four coffees from your corner coffee store will be about $3.75 a week, approximately $14.99 a month.

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Lock in $9.99 US$ mo. pricing. Regularly $14.99 a month.

Charter Members lock Charter pricing forever!

As long as you are a current member, we'll never raise your subscription rate.

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Enjoy your courses at work, home, and on the road.

One Price Unlocks Every Course

Study all the courses you wish to explore, it's all your's.

Only those who sign-up in advance to reserve their Charter Member code will receive the Early Bird Charter Member discount when it goes live shortly.

HOW DOES THE PRE-RELEASE CHARTER MEMBER RESERVATION PROGRAM WORK?

Once the new Creative COW Academy goes live — which we are almost done with and will be launching soon — no additional Charter Members will be admitted into the program. So reserve your place, now. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING AND WE WILL NOT ASK YOU FOR A CREDIT CARD OR PAYMENT INFORMATION. You are merely raising your hand and saying, yes I am interested — nothing more. Just before we open the doors, we will send you an email with your special one-time code that activated your special pricing and flags your account as a charter member. You can decide once we open the doors to check out the many classes we have available and decide if you want to join or not. But once we go live, the Charter Member program will be closed forever, and if you did not reserve a special code for yourself, you will not be able to get one after we open. Again, you are under no obligation. We will not be billing anyone until the site goes live and only after you complete your registration if you decide that this is an incredible deal — which it is. This sign-up merely reserves your unique charter member code.

How Good Are the Courses?

We invite you to watch a small selection of course introductions by our top industry leaders.
We have a broad range of topics to choose from. Sit back and enjoy the introductions below.​

Rich Harrington

After Effects Timeline

Luisa Winters

How to master Sound

Robbie Carman & Patrick Inhoffer

DaVinci Resolve Color Correction

Seth Polansky

Understand Contracts

Rich Harrington & Amy DeLouise

The Art of the Interview

Luisa Winters

Commercial Drone Certification

Charter Member

PRE-REGISTRATION IS EASY & FREE
$ 14
99 Month
  • Our free pre-registration places you on our list of those interested in the Charter Member program. We will send you an email when the COW Academy launches officially. The email will include your unique Charter Member code. Only then will there be any cost involved, if you choose to sign up. Saving your place is free.

Regular Price

WITHOUT CHARTER MEMBERSHIP
$ 24
99 Month
  • $24.99 a month is our normal monthly subscription rate for the Creative COW Academy library of premium training. Don't miss our Charter Member program to enjoy 40% for the life of your subscription.

Academy Teachers

Rich Harrington is a digital video expert, educator, speaker, and author.

As a digital video expert and trained business professional, Rich Harrington understands both the creative and management sides of the visual communications industry. He is the founder of the visual communications company RHED Pixel in Washington, DC. He is a certified instructor for Adobe and Apple and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. Rich is a popular speaker on the digital video circuit and has served as program manager for conferences hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He has also written several books for the video industry, including An Editor’s Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, From Still to Motion, and Photoshop for Video. To explore more resources for media professionals and to watch Rich’s many podcasts, visit RichardHarrington.com.

Abba Shapiro is an Adobe and Apple consultant, and an award-winning writer/producer/director.

Abba Shapiro is an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 25 years experience in video and film production. His production company, Shapiro Video & Multimedia, works in every format imaginable, including 35 mm film. Abba has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press, NASA, The CW, and the Department of Defense. In addition to doing production work, Abba is a lead instructor for Apple’s Pro Video Applications Certified Training Program. He is a coauthor of the advanced editing tips and tricks book, Final Cut Studio on the Spot. He also teaches scriptwriting, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Color, Motion, and Photoshop for video at venues such as NAB, Macworld, Government Video Expo, ShowBiz Expo, and DV Expo.

Director and producer Amy DeLouise is an expert at creating high-impact nonfiction digital content.

With more than 400 productions to her credit, she has won more than 40 top national awards for creative excellence, including the TELLY, CINDY, CINE Golden Eagle, New York Festivals, and Peer awards. Amy specializes in streamlined workflows from production to post, music design in storytelling, and how to get the best from “real people” onscreen. She is the author of The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera. Amy is a top-rated speaker at industry conferences such as NAB Show, Content Creator World, and GV Expo. She has a BA in English with distinction from Yale University. For more resources and tips from Amy, visit amydelouise.com.

Eran Stern is a teacher and motion designer with over two decades of experience in post-production.

Combining his experience as a TV post-production designer and a commercial artist in the world of graphics with a passion for teaching, Eran is using his expertise to “spread the word” about motion design. He’s a recognized Adobe expert trainer and an in-demand speaker. He regularly gives talks at local and international conferences like NAB, After Effects World, and Premiere Pro World and is one of the top speakers for Future Media Concepts, where he is also a program manager on the creative team.

Eran is the author of popular video tutorials and training series for lynda.com, Adobe, and other top productions and software development companies. In 2007, Eran founded SternFX.com.

Eran is also the head of the Motion Graphics department at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv. Prior to that, Eran was one of the leading mentors in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, which is part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Francis Torres is an avid 360° VR photographer, drone pilot, and videographer.

He has over five years of video editing experience, and is an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot and a Google Trusted photographer. His work has been featured on TV shows such as Waterfront House Hunting and Outdoors Maryland and has worked with clients such as the Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour. He is currently a full-time video editor at RHED Pixel, and runs a small one-manned production company called FT Visuals that specializes in 360° VR photography, aerial video/photography, and video production.

Ian Robinson is a motion graphics designer and educator who works with Discovery and National Geographic.

Ian also an instructor, photographer, and co-owner of SoftBox Media LLC. He has worked with Discovery Communications, National Geographic International, and various production and post-production facilities. Though he specializes in broadcast, Ian is truly a format agnostic, with an extensive portfolio covering print, HD, DVD, and podcasting. He uses whichever medium most effectively delivers the message his client wants to convey. Teaching is also an important aspect of Ian’s work, and he believes that one has only truly learned one’s craft after teaching it.

James Ball is a freelance director of photography (DP) and camera operator with 25 years of experience. Jim’s expertise is applying the many tools of the trade to capture great moments as they unfold. He travels the globe for his craft, working on feature-length documentaries for various channels, including National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian, and PBS. As a member of IATSE Local 600, he operates on dramatic features for HBO, VH-1, and many independent and studio productions.

Jason Osder is a documentary filmmaker and assistant professor of media at George Washington University.

He has more than 15 years of experience in media, interactive project management, and education. In 2013 he completed his first feature film, LET THE FIRE BURN, which won the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award and earned him a place on Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Top New Faces of Independent Film.

Jeff I. Greenberg is a filmmaker/editor with over 15 years of experience in video and film production. He’s the Principal Instructor for the World’s largest Apple/Avid/Adobe training group–Future Media Concepts. Jeff’s editing and instruction clients include four major networks, all four branches of the military, and many Fortune 500 companies. Jeff is certified to teach products from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Autodesk, and more. Jeff is an entertaining and energetic seminar instructor who speaks at various shows throughout the year. He has chaired and taught at training conferences including NAB, CES, Government Video Expo, Avid World and LEVA. He’s the program chair for the Editors Retreat–a unique getaway for editors, by editors.

Joe McNally is an award-winning photographer whose career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries.

McNally is known worldwide as one of the most technically excellent photographers of his generation, as well as for his confidence and humor, which make him a sought-after choice for CEOs, celebrities, and commercial and magazine clients. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the gap between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Sony, ESPN, Adidas, Lands’ End, the New York Stock Exchange, and General Electric. McNally is equally comfortable with epic shots as he is capturing quiet, sensitive subject matter in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for National Geographic and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued.

John Dudley is president of Dudley Digital Works, a full-service video production company.

Based in Washington, DC, DDW delivers development-to-delivery solutions for a variety of global brands, including marketing, political, public relations, advertising, and non-profit advocacy clients. Whether it’s an ad spot or a corporate project with a high-end cinematic look, a fast paced, run-and-gun documentary-style production, or a live multi-camera switched webcast, Dudley Digital Works develops customized strategies that meet client budgets and timelines.

Keith Kiska is owner and creative director of Kiska Media, a video production company specializing in corporate video and time-lapse photography. Their main focus is corporate videos, in which they are constantly trying to break the mold and offer clients the ability to stand out. Keith’s passion is motion time-lapse photography, and he has been perfecting the art since early 2010. Kiska Media’s in-house video series entitled Photo Trekker has been a creative gold mine, pushing Keith to expand his fine-art photography business and experiment with time-lapse photography and cinematography like never before. As a winner of the Nature’s Best Photography competition, his photography will be displayed at the Smithsonian.

Kelley Slagle began directing, producing, and editing independent films with her company, Cavegirl Productions, in 2004. In addition to producing 13 short films, she coproduced The Broken Continent, a fantasy webseries, and directed the dramedy feature film Of Dice and Men. She is currently in production on the documentary Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons. Kelley is also a producer and editor with the Washington, DC visual communications company RHED Pixel. Prior to joining RHED, she was an assistant editor at National Geographic and spent 12 years with National Public Radio in software development. Kelley is also a SAG-AFTRA actor. For more information on Kelley and Cavegirl Productions, visit cavegirl.com.

Passion drives Levi Sim to make photographs, teach, and help new friends. He tells people he’s a photographer, but he really does more than just make pictures. His professional photography is primarily commercial work for businesses, both small and large, and he really shows how great it would be to work with those companies. He excels at photographing people, from two-year-olds to oil field workers to couples married for 60 years. Everyone has a good time making pictures with Levi.

Besides people and businesses, Levi enjoys other aspects of photography, including landscapes and still life, and helping others interested in photography. He also runs a local photography club, is a Rotarian, actively volunteers at church, and is a husband and a poppa to a peppy four-year-old girl. Levi writes regularly for Photofocus.com and is coauthor of books on Adobe Lightroom.

Visit LeviSim.com to learn more about his photography. Join him on Twitter and Instagram (@PhotoLevi) and read more of his articles on Photofocus.com.

Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).

She teaches private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master Instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.

An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a full-time member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

Nick Harauz is a certified Adobe, Apple, and Avid trainer.

Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando’s, and Blackberry.

In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. He spoke for Adobe at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto and at After Effects World Conference in Seattle, WA. Currently, Nick is working on his first feature film, Lost and Found. When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found playing tennis.

Patrick Inhofer is a professional colorist and owner of Fini.tv. A 20+ year post veteran, his experience working at New York City post houses is delivered to low- and mid budget productions. He works on films, documentaries, television series, and corporate videos—and graded for directors Barry Levinson, Bruce Sinofsky, and Dorothy Lyman. Patrick founded the color grading website TaoOfColor.com, publishing a free industry newsletter, The Tao Colorist. In 2012 he cofounded MixingLight.com. Patrick is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University, teaching color correction. He contributed to the book Color Grading with Avid Media Composer and Symphony 6.

Robbie Carman is a colorist, online editor, author and Apple Certified Trainer. Robbie specializes in online editing and color correction on standard and high definition projects. He is the co-owner of Amigo Media LLC – a post production and consulting firm based in Washington, DC, with the motto, “Relate · Educate · Create.”

Robert Vanelli is a photographer and educator who photographs VIPs and teaches workshops to students of all ages.

Robert Vanelli is a photographer, educator, and author who lives in Florida. As the lead photographer for Exposure Photographic Art Studio, he has had the opportunity of capturing images of special VIPs, including the President of the United States, former president of Toyota and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, and various martial arts legends.

In early 2000, Vanelli created a special Click for Kids program for Brevard County Schools, where he introduced his “From Click to Print: The Five Ps” program. This unique system has become the foundation for his workshops, including his new series, Winning the Sport Portraits Game.

Currently he is teaching workshops, writing, and creating tutorials for various plugin companies and for the Vanelli and Friends series.

Ron Pepper is a photographer who specializes in panoramic and HDR photos. His company, PanoramaNETWORK, works globally to capture modern 360-degree by 180-degree panoramic photography viewable by a variety of interactive players.

Seth Polansky’s concentrations lie in contracts, intellectual property, and startups. He founded the professional firm Seth Polansky LLC in 2005. Through both this firm and his corporate experience, he has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding practice. As an adviser and counselor to business, he has repeatedly negotiated successful outcomes with domestic and international entities, including government agencies in the US and UK. He has counseled small businesses and artists in securing copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property protection, and aided them in navigating contracts. He has also helped countless families by securing their peace of mind through wills, trusts, and prenuptial agreements, and has offered assistance with disputes. Seth Polansky LLC is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, but accepts clients from around the world regarding contract, art, and IP issues.

Skip Cohen is president of Marketing Essentials International, a consulting firm specializing in photography projects. He is past president of Rangefinder Publishing Inc., where he oversaw Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and the WPPI Conference + Expo. Prior to WPPI, he served as President of Hasselblad USA and has been actively supporting education for photographers for most of his career. He’s coauthored six books on photography and in 2013 founded skipcohenuniversity.com.

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