As someone who fears technology, the advent of video as favored medium on social media was terrifying. I enrolled on Eva’s Vertical Video Course purely to glean an understanding of video, not really thinking I would use it.
Fast forward 6 months and my videos now command a far higher price bracket than any of my stills and are requested by over half of my current photography clients, I have also gained so many new clients as a result of offering more refined, less ‘fast fashion’ style videos. I have found that more ‘high end’ clients prefer the poetry and magic in vertical video, something that I have come to love creating as much as stills.
Eva’s course takes you through absolutely everything you need to know to create beautiful videos from scratch, to be honest I have no idea how she makes it so approachable, her manner, guidance and constant support in her availability to answer any questions personally makes this course shine amongst it competitors. It truly works magic.
I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough, It has brought me joy, knowledge, a new skill set, and, more importantly in this current climate, a whole new source of income. I am Grateful beyond words!
Not only to create another high-return offering for clients, but also to reach your audience, grow your business, and tell your visual story in its *MOST* powerful form.
But deep down, you know that the winds are shifting and video is a deeply useful skillset you need to add to your creative tool belt.
Everyday over 672 million people log into the top three video-based social media apps. Whether they're looking for recipe ideas, design inspo, or a dreamy little escape from the everyday, the numbers show they're coming back again and again.
What's the Deal with Video?
85% of social media users want more videos from brands + creators.
People share video content with friends twice as much as any other type of content.
The creative freedom, the ability to immediately invoke emotions in the viewer, the avenues for visual expression....everything was 10x more impactful with video, and not only that, but my clients loved it, too.
...You know why?
I hear you.
and to that I say:
tell me if this sounds familiar...
Meet YOUR teacher
And I truly believe that no media can connect with the human spirit in the same way that a jaw-dropping video can. So let's start weaving your story, together.
educator. author. photographer. plant nerd.
rehabilitating 29 acres of clear-cut forest
NATURE LOVER. BEEKEEPER. THE OFFICE MEGA-FAN.
rehabilitating 29 acres of clear-cut forest
And now? It's time for me to take everything I've learned about video for the past 17+ years and share it with you at my virtual table.
It's me, Eva! Author, educator, photographer, and a lady with waaaay too many houseplants. My love affair with video started with teenage me fan girl-ing over Amelie on my dell computer in my bedroom, saw me through getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Video Production, and is still with me as I create videos for my own brand + for clients.
My work has been featured from Saveur to Sunset Magazine to the New York Times, and I'm honored to have worked with clients like All-Clad, KitchenAid, Anthropologie, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, and so many more.
You won't be pigeon-holed into one shooting style or video strategy in this course. Instead, you have the option to learn how to create captivating + eye-catching video content on your smart phone or your camera (or both!) This gives you the freedom to experiment with both options to see what works best for your brand, and gives you the ability to offer more polished videos to your clients, or keep things casual for social!
Plus with our focus on video strategy, you'll be making sure that you get the most return out of every single video you create.
If you're thinking "I tried making videos and it was actually really frustrating for me”— I totally get it.
Once you bridge that gap and understand how to create videos, what all those technical video settings mean, how to use simple stylistic techniques to enhance your story, and the art of polishing that story through editing, that frustration will turn into a "HECK yeah!" at the deep well of opportunities that this new skillset brings to your table 🙌
You'll be immediately added to our Vertical Video Course Community on kajabi (the course platform), where you can connect with other creatives, ask questions, share your videos for group feedback, and get the community support you need.
This printable PDF reference makes it easy to refer back to and refresh all the information shared in the course. With richly detailed explanations and loads of example images to help guide you through the concepts + techniques you're learning about, the Guidebook will help you retain + solidify what you're learning.
Containing over 14 hours of detailed video tutorials, these modules cover every aspect of creating eye-catching videos in your own voice, and are broken down into 41 easily digestible + applicable pre-recorded video lessons. They're filled with richly detailed b-roll footage, behind-the-scenes, and screen captures showing you visual examples of the strategies + applications covered within the program. Keep scrolling for a detailed breakdown of each module!
Nothing helps cement learning new techniques like putting them into practice, and this exercise guidebook will help you do just that! Each exercise corresponds to each module of the course to help you put your newfound skills into practice and forge that mind-body connection 💪
All of the 14+ hours of recorded video tutorials are permanent resources for you to go through at your own pace and rewatch as many times as you'd like, at any time. You have lifetime access to all the course content, from videos to pdf guides to bonuses!
5x LUT Video Presets
If you're thinking 'LUT-what?', let me fill you in! LUTs are basically preset files for videos, and I created these 5 custom LUTs to help you quickly add a beautiful color grade to your moving picture, weave a feeling of consistency throughout your videos, and save you the time of color grading each and every shot 🙌
My Go-To Video Gear List
This insanely helpful resource lists out and links to *every* single piece of equipment, application, and resource that I mention in the entire course. This means no pausing and rewinding the course to try and figure out what the name of that tripod brand or lens filter was. Every single resource is listed out for you there because I want to save you time, and I want to make it quick and easy for you to get the tools you need to succeed.
Video Shot List Template
No more going into video shoots with a vague idea of what you want to shoot, then ending up shooting tons of content that you don't even actually end up using in the final video. This Shot List Template can be typed directly into, so you can have a clear vision of what you're going to shoot, how many shots will be in your video, and you'll be able to calculate + make sure that they work with your video's duration time constraints.
I feel like I’ve come such a long way as far as videos go. Eva’s video course has been hands down THE BEST course I’ve ever purchased! EVER! I literally purchased it on a whim….The best money spent. By the end of last year I’d recouped my investment 5 times over with client videos!
Being on the ground floor of something at the outset instead of *constantly* feeling like you're playing catch-up
Can you imagine...
Knowing the ins and outs of the technical settings behind your camera + video files allows you to take your vision out of your mind’s eye and put it out into the real world. Understanding how video works on a technical level works will help you shoot faster, more efficiently, and help you stay true to your vision!
The world of videography equipment is vast, but in this module you'll learn all about the most effective + approachable tools at your fingertips that will help you create beautiful videos quickly + simply. You can say goodbye to the headache of scrolling through gear options for eternity with this deep-dive of a module!
Video is rich with storytelling techniques you can use to draw in + hold your viewer's attention, and in this module you’ll master all of the creative tools + concepts you can use to create a style that clearly conveys you + your brand in a way that resonates.
modules four + five
If you're not quite ready to pick up the camera *just* yet or want to keep things casual, then this lesson is for you. You'll learn all about the advanced tools + applications + gear you can use to make the most of shooting video with a smart phone only (although no one would ever guess by the look of it!)
You'll learn all about the strategically planning out and purposefully creating content to grow your business + your brand. This will make sure that the videos you *do* create are a great use of your time and are bringing intention + growth back to your creative business.
Sharing your videos on social media is a whoooooole thing, and in this module you'll learn all about which platforms are worth your time and why, strategies to encourage engagement, and what works and what doesn't when it comes to short-form videos on social media.
It's important to think long-term about your video strategy and how you can best incorporate it to serve your creative career in the long-run, while having a realistic content creation schedule + keeping a healthy workload. In this module, you'll learn all about ways to put the above into practice 👍
ModuleS NINE + TEN + ELEVEN
Each of these modules focuses on one of the three editing programs mentioned above, and each one dives DEEP into all the incredible editing + color grading tools at your disposal. You'll learn to edit efficiently + put to use all the effects the programs offer to give your videos that extra polish.
When you join, you won't be beholden to an arbitrary cut-off date. And you won't be asked to pay some additional fee to extend access. I want you to be able to reference the program as many times as you want, whenever you want. Whether that's months, seasons, or years from now, you can count on this this course to be there for you!
Getting lost in camera menus and technobabble isn't fun for anyone. Through the course you'll get a thorough understanding of all aspects of video creation, from settings to gear to the editing bay, and you can kiss that guessing game goodbye!
Playing the guessing game about what's going wrong
Along with all the technical details + stylistic techniques you'll harness to create gorgeous videos, I'll also take you deep into the world of editing with not one, but the top THREE different video editing applications, so you can learn about each of them + choose the best fit for you.
Creating + editing videos that actually look good!
Does the idea of being on the line for a client video make your palms sweat? Once you understand how the technical side of video works, you'll feel much more secure + confident in actually being able to deliver something awesome to your clients. Plus you always have this course as a reference anytime you want to double-check something + pop back in.
Not feeling confident enough to offer video to clients yet
Through the techniques, tools, and strategies you'll learn in the course, you'll be able to create beautiful videos in less time than you ever have before. And you can spend those precious extra hours sleeping in, gardening, watching netflix, crafting, or whatever tickles your fancy!
Taking an eternity to make *one* single video
Nope! This is brand new content. Whereas the bundle's video course focused on flat lay + stop motion videos, this course is all-encompassing and dives into a huge variety of different video styles, angles, storytelling techniques, gear, and durations. This course is focused on the newest capabilities in the video realm, and dives deep into every *single* aspect of video creation, from idea to storytelling to shooting to editing. And with the growing demand for vertical videos, this course covers all the transitionary equipment + tech you need to use to shoot + edit vertically. There is about 5 minutes of overlap when I'm talking about frame rates, but out of the over 12 hours of tutorials, that's not too bad ;) Plus it's always good to have a little refresher about the fundamentals!
Heck yes, it will! Everything we're going over in the course, from camera settings to editing techniques to storytelling tools, also applies to horizontal videos. The caveat here is that vertical video is *not* what most video equipment + editing software is geared towards, so in the course you'll learn all about the equipment + technical tools you can use to make gorgeous videos vertically. But if you want to do it the old school horizontal way, you can just put to use everything covered in the course, but without the vertical work-arounds 👍
There is no expiration date for your access—it's for life, my friend! When you join, you won't be beholden to a deadline. And you won't be asked to pay some additional fee to extend access. I want you to be able to reference the program as many times as you want, whenever you want. Whether that's months, seasons, or years from now, you can count on this this course to be there for you!
You will definitely need a camera or smart phone that can shoot in HD. As for the rest of the gear discussed in the course, it's optional depending on the style of video you want to create (which we'll dive deep into in the course, especially in Module 2 which is all about video equipment). I'm a firm believer that you don't need the newest + shiniest equipment to create a beautiful video—instead, you need to understand what you're doing on a technical + artistic level, and that's what the course will help you do. If you are interested in learning to edit in Adobe Rush, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve, you will need to download one or all of those applications. Adobe Rush desktop + Adobe Premiere are paid, but DaVinci Resolve is free to download.
Yes you can! Modules 4 + 5 of the course are all about creating beautiful videos with your smart phone, and are a great way to start getting your toes wet with manual video shooting settings before moving on to a more advanced camera body (or you can stick with smart phone videography, too!)
When you join, you'll be a part of a community of passionate and and warm creatives who are just as committed to and excited about growing their video skillset as you are.
By the end of the 14 days, you'll have access to all of the course materials and the bonuses, including every module, all 41 high-definition video lessons, and the Kajabi community. This means you'll be able to go through as much of the course as you'd like *before* making a final commitment. If you don't feel like you're improving in your business abilities, just reach out, show me you've done the work, and I’ll gladly give you a refund. [Full details here]
I’ve known Eva and her gorgeous work for years now and was lucky enough to learn from her through course and workshop! Not only is Eva an amazing food photographer (one of the best if you ask me ;)) but she truly is a wonderfull and caring human being! Her talent, her generosity and teaching skills allow Eva to be an amazing mentor. I’ve not yet had the chance to learn video from Eva yet, but I know whatever she does is gold and I would trust any course she puts out there for us to learn!
Heck yes, it does! Everything we're going over in the course, from camera settings to editing techniques to storytelling tools, also applies to horizontal videos. The caveat here is that vertical video is *not* what most video equipment + editing software is geared towards, so in the course you'll learn all about the equipment + technical tools you can use to make gorgeous videos vertically. But if you want to do it the old school horizontal way, you can just put to use everything covered in the course, but without the vertical work-arounds 👍
"Not only are the courses super approachable and inspiring, Eva is one of the most encouraging and supportive teachers I've ever had the pleasure of knowing."
"One of the best decisions I've made in my photography career was to sign up for one of Eva's courses. Not only are the courses super approachable and inspiring, Eva is one of the most encouraging and supportive teachers I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. That support and encouragement has been vital to my own growth and confidence as a photographer. If you're on the fence about signing up for one of her courses, I highly recommend taking the leap and going for it!"
go for it!
"Taking one of Eva's courses was a major turning point in building my own successful career as an artist."
"Taking one of Eva's courses was a major turning point in building my own successful career as an artist. She explained technicalities in an approachable way and then how to apply those elements in a real life way to my work. Afterwards I was able to not only consistently produce quality images, but use that knowledge to shape my own personal style. I wasn't a beginner by any means coming into her course, but her teaching style made things 'click' in a way they never had previously. I would recommend her as an instructor to anyone looking to further their skills and confidence as a creator."
"I took Eva’s Photography + Styling + Branding Course in September 2020...That decision was a game changer for me!"
"I took Eva’s Photography + Styling + Branding Course in September 2020 because I was mesmerized by her photography and wanted to learn her craft from her. That decision was a game changer for me!
The course took me deep into the basics first, getting more advanced as I progressed. Right from understanding your camera and its settings, to learning about light and how to work with it to create the mood you want to portray, to styling with a purpose, the meaningful use of props, to advanced storytelling and finally, to editing your images to bring them to life, the course is super comprehensive and broken down into
what my PAST students have to say. . .
easily manageable modules.
You have lifetime access to the course, so I never felt rushed to complete it. Eva is by far the best teacher you can have! She is extremely kind, approachable, intuitive and knowledgeable, and selflessly imparts that knowledge to you. She patiently addressed all of our queries on the photo course's monthly zoom calls. You can see how my work has evolved, thanks to Eva! I would highly recommend her as a teacher."
"She does not keep any secrets to herself. She shares all her knowledge with you, and she will guide and advise you throughout your learning process"
"Eva's teaching system is very complete, not only for all the knowledge she shares throughout unique and amazing videos, but also for all the extra materials and resources she offers. Because she has extensive technical, creative, and business knowledge, you can ask any question you have and I assure you that Eva will answer it. She does not keep any secrets to herself. She shares all her knowledge with you, and she will guide and advise you throughout your learning process."
Ready? let's take a leap!
I had a very long and winding road to the creative life, which included working at NBCUniversal (the highlight of which was when Jason Bateman ate a cake I baked (!) ), picking up my first camera (dark room-style) 18 years ago, and shooting for clients + teaching students for over a decade.
Nope, I am not a dinosaur—but I do have a *LOT* of experience when it comes to video, and I want to shave valuable time off your learning curve. Let's give your voice the platform it deserves. This is YOUR time to shine. I can't wait to see you inside.