After Effects training | Summer 2017

After Effects training | Summer 2017

Steve Williams | Royal Navy – graphic design team

Fab environment to learn. Angie is a superb teacher and taught me so much more than just the content of the course. She was really flexible in that we were able to go ‘off-piste’ if required to show particular techniques or details that would benefit my development. Thank you for a truly creative 2 days!

1-2-1 After Effects training

1-2-1 After Effects training

Sighvatur Jónsson | SIGVA media

The 1-2-1 After Effects training course at Creative Cabin was just what I needed to speed up my work in After Effects, which I’m using more and more alongside Premiere Pro for video production. The course gave me a better understanding of the interface of After Effects. I also learned about optimizing the workflow for making different kind of graphics for various projects, from simple web videos to complex documentaries.

Angie is an experienced graphic artist as well as a tutor, who knows how to communicate in both a relaxed and professional manner. The preparation for the course is also worth a mention. Angie provided me with an online survey for the evaluation of my level of experience. As a result of this survey, the course material was customized and prepared with focus on my own needs. Nevertheless there was room for making changes to the program during the two days course.

The location of the Creative Cabin, in a quiet suburb of the beautiful city of Brighton, adds the final touch. For me it was just a matter of jumping on the bus outside my hotel, enjoying the ride through the city and walk for just a few minutes to the Cabin from the bus stop.

I think it’s of high value to take a “custom made” course like this. As soon as I arrived back home I was already utilizing my new knowledge on my current projects at SIGVA media.

Infographics training with After Effects & C4D

Infographics training with After Effects & C4D

Infographics training | Adrian Spencer

Head of Production – The Post People

I am a director of post-production company based in Oxford, specialising in providing both creative and technical support to local production companies. Everything from Storyboarding to conceptual works, chrome keying, paint and roto.

We had a series of infographic style animations which required extensive character animation work and Angie was our first choice of Tutor/Mentor.
Creative Cabin is a gem of a find. A perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle, in idyllic surroundings. As well as being an extremely experienced trainer/instructor, Angie is the perfect host.

I highly recommend Creative Cabin for Motion graphics artists working at any level (you can always improve!) Angie is a very patient teacher and excels at problem solving. I will definitely return for more training.

After Effects course

After Effects course | Nick Kennedy

Motion Graphic Designer | TVN Berlin

I visited the Creative Cabin in December 2014 and spent two days learning After Effects with Angie Taylor. I have been using After effects for just over 5 years, in that time I had read lots of training books and used lots of online training resources and was at a point where I felt my work wasn’t really progressing. Then I heard about the bespoke training at Creative Cabin.

Before my visit I was able to discuss with Angie what I wanted to learn, showed her examples of work that inspired me and I wanted to be able to achieve a similar standard. Angie really covered every aspect and more, not only helping me improve my daily workflow but also a massive amount of tips and tricks that you don’t find an any books or you tube videos. This is where Angie’s experience really comes into its own, being able to ask questions on a one to one basis (and ask again when I didn’t quite understand), means my understanding of the motion design process and After Effects has greatly increased.

Additional to the time spent training with angie, the creative cabin has the added advantage that in the evening I could continue practising the aspects learnt during the day and new questions, which inevitably arrise, were answered the next day.

It was a very intensive two days, which I would highly recomend to everyone, Angie is a great trainer, really patient, and I think its great how she enjoys sharing her vast knowledege, and of course her very beautful home. And she’s a great cook! I recomend the meal options that Angie offers, not only does it save time (which can be spent after effecting) Angies currys taste great too!

So six months after my visit to the Creative Cabin, I have been asked to do a complete re-design of all the packaging for a daily show. I think this really is a sign that not only have I notice the improvements to my work but my Clients have too! Its always worth investing in education and my visit to the Creative Cabin is paying off for me already. Thanks Angie

Adobe Lightroom training

Ted – Photographer from Brighton

Angie kindly gave me some 1-2-1 tuition on Lightroom.  I am a hobby photographer who has changed over from 35mm film to digitial, but had not started to retouch my own images yet.

With Angie’s help, I now feel more confident with starting to retouch my own work.  I know nothing about Lightroom before the tuition, so she was very patient with showing this newbie around the basic Lightroom functions.

I will be downloading Lightroom and playing with importing my new images, so that I can then get the hang of that, then I will be after another tuition session from Angie, concentrating more on the actual retouching side of things.  The Creative Cabin is  well recommended by me.

Recording video tutorials

Maxim Jago

Film Director/ Trainer –

Maxim rented the Creative Cabin for a week to record video tutorials for his training courses at The Cabin is a nice, quiet place to record, with all the facilities needed.

I just had my first experience of the Creative Cabin. I work long hours and like to stretch my legs from time to time. There’s nothing quite like stepping out for fresh air and seeing a family of foxes, birds in the trees and a sunset across a wide open horizon. The cabin is like a secret place, far from the madding crowd, with wifi… Loved it!