Frequently Asked Questions
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Video Mantis is a Video Learning Platform that can help individuals start careers in production. Our courses are different than other sites and videos on YouTube that seem to regurgitate the same information over and over. At Video Mantis, we put out education when we feel it is right. Because we know what it is like to be in your shoots and to just want a different perspective on how to tackle your new career.
Stop feeling overwhelmed or guessing whether or not you are ready. Become Ready with a mentor at Video Mantis!
We look for mentors that have incredible experience in the industry as well as a knack for teaching. We believe a positive mentorship before you get on set makes all the difference.
Our courses are collegiate level in length and geared towards getting individuals thinking from a different perspective. Purchasing our courses means you are connected to that mentor for your career. You can come back and ask questions in any of the lessons on our site to get direct feedback from your course’s mentor. We will always be here for you and will only grow and get better as you advance in your career as well!
Video Mantis is for the aspiring student of production! If you have an interest in filming (be in camera, lighting, sound, and more), Video Mantis will give you a different perspective on your education.
Instead of hunting online for countless videos that do not seem to touch on the principles needed for a well-rounded education. They may be flashy, but they lack the depth of education that is present in our courses.
If you aspire to be on set, our courses will get you immersed and ready for set. We have collegiate-level training that is not present at any university. If you go to a college or trade school for these types of trades, you will not have the type of immersion present from our mentors.
Our mentors are some of the best in the industry, are currently working, and can as a Script Supervisor, Professional Sound Mixer, or even just need want an overall education of everything. They will teach you how to not get ahead of yourself and to keep the focus on filmmaking and not “how much you know…”, a common problem with university grads.
After your education, you BEGIN again, only learning with real-world experience. This can be confusing and overwhelming when you first get on a professional set. Our classes are here to help remove some of that confusion and help you be clearer from day one.
Video Mantis Mentors are some of the greatest teachers of their trade in the filmmaking industry. Their expertise and insight will give you a different perspective before even getting on set.
When you purchase a course at VideoMantis.com, you gain access to your mentor through each and every lesson. You can re-watch these lessons over and over, and, if you have a question, just comment on the lesson to receiver an answer directly from your course mentor!
We ask that you please honor the fact it may take time for mentors to respond depending on the projects they are working on and where they are located in the world (due to reception).
Video Mantis can be consumed in many different ways depending on your learning style. The fact is these courses are extremely dense. You may be able to watch them all in one day, but you will not retain all the information if you binge-watch like your favorite Netflix show.
Our recommendation is to enjoy them at your pace. Put the pencil down, and listen to the message each mentor is giving. It is a perfect opportunity for you to learn new theories and practice new concepts each day.
If you have questions, asking them directly in the lessons they correlate with will help not only you, but every student taking the course in the future. Your questions also help us generate new content that helps everyone!
We have countless customers that come back every few months or even years to rewatch old courses or even make new ones to expand their horizons.
We knew you would love what VideoMantis.com is throwing down. Let’s sign you up so you can start your Video Mantis Journey!
Click on Register in the Upper Right Hand Corner
Enter your name and e-mail, and select a password for your account.
Submit the form to enable your account on VideoMantis.com
Once you are logged in, you can head over to our Courses Page to select one of our incredible courses!
Absolutely, just add a course to your shopping cart, then back out of the page and find another course you want.
When you add the second course or more, you will see all courses in your shopping cart when checking out!
At this time, we do not have a membership option. We take pride in offering incredible mentorship incentives for our mentors that work so hard to spread quality education while still working in the field.
Membership sites require all mentors to adhere to stricter policies that wouldn’t necessarily be in their favor, but ours.
Because of this, we sell courses on a course-by-course basis to ensure you are getting what you need and our mentors are being taken care of better than any other video learning site out there.
Video Mantis does not accept refunds for our education. We believe that once you sign up for our education and get paired with your mentor you will be 100% satisfied. If not, we expect you to reach out and talk to us so we can MAKE you satisfied. We are mentors for life, not just for a course.