Training and Support
Home Video Studio's training and support system rivals the biggest franchises. We assume you know nothing when you come to your first training; Basic Training, but the reality is that you will bring your background and a lifetime of experience into our Home Video Studio Family. We train people from all different walks of life to be studio owners: IT professionals, Teachers, Sales People, Stay-at-home Moms and Dads, Engineers, CPAs, Corporate Executives, etc. The list goes on and on.
There are four main areas for Studio Owners to learn and then master: Sales, Technical, Operations and Business. We provide training and support in all four and much, much more. Notice, we did not list Creative. At HVS we will nurture your inner creativity. Most of time this occurs naturally once you are in the production environment. You do not have to be creative to master this business. If you are creative (and we think almost everyone is) you will love working in your studio all the more.
- Technical & Creative Support
- Marketing & Advertising Support
- Sales & Operational Support
- Business & Accounting Support
We have a graphics department to handle all of your advertising and marketing graphics needs. We have a website department dedicated to maintaining and improving your website, database, and dashboard.
- Basic Training - 5 days in Indianapolis
- Installation Training - 3 days at your location
- Follow-up Training - 2 days at your location
- Advanced Training - 6 days in Indianapolis
- The Getaway Training - 4 days in Las Vegas, NV
Home Video Studio is a very fun business. It is multi-faceted. If you wanted to be a Chef you would go to Culinary school. You would learn to crack an egg properly. You would at first follow basic recipes and learn about your ingredients. Learning Video Editing, Production, Marketing and Sales is similar. The first thing we do is teach you the basics - our fundamental and precious recipes both for running the business and getting the business. Next will move to On-Location Training (as we say). Will train you in your brand new studio. You'll attend two other major trainings during your first twelve months: Advanced Training & The Getaway.
Advanced Training is our mini college of Home Video Studio. It occurs in February. We put on over 50 events and classes during a six day period - Everything from Video Editing to Video Production. We have full schedules of sales and marketing classes as well as detailed classes on each profit center and the hardware and software we use. Core classes are always available as well as electives. HVS provides a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of rookies and ten year veterans.
The Getaway, held in July each year is the highlight of our year. Studio owners from around the world attend this event. We offer core classes at this training as well as dynamic tracks with full emersion into video editing, production, marketing and sales. Every studio is invited to compete in our annual awards competition - The Hanleys - our version of the Oscars. Home Video Studio presents 33 awards for excellence.
Both The Getaway and Advanced Training show off our most precious asset - our Studio Owners - The Home Video Studio Family. We encourage camaraderie and host many events and parties during both of these trainings to foster the relationships between the studio owners and our staff. We really roll out the red carpet!
Oh one more thing... we never, ever charge for training!
- Monday Conference Call - Marketing and getting business
- Friday Conference Call - Robert Hanley, CEO hosts this call
- HVS AfterDARK - An interactive webinar held monthly
- HVS 101 - Seasonal webinars for brand new owners
- The HVS Daily Dashboard - Helps you manage your business.
- Home Video Studio's proprietary O.T.I.S. - Customer & job management & tracking
- Home Video Studio's newsletter Outtakes is published monthly and sent to your customer database automatically.
Once you have learned our recipes and have your business up and running, you may find yourself wanting to specialize. You see with Home Video Studio, you never outgrow your business. Just like a chef might specialize in French cuisine or Asian-Fusion cuisine, Studio Owners specialize in Sports, History, Family, Archiving, Corporate, events, post production, multi-unit ownership - and the list goes on and on. Don't worry if you don't know your specialty now. It will just happen. That's the beauty of Home Video Studio. You never outgrow it! There is always something new and interesting. Something wonderful will happen!
-Chad Godfrey, Lee's Summit, MO
- Deborah Williams, Erlanger, KY