“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Jeff Licence to anyone keen on up-skilling their team in all things digital storytelling. He made the process easy, enjoyable and extremely rewarding.
Jeff’s a great trainer who is adept at imparting knowledge about an often complex subject in an engaging way. He effectively trained participants drawn from different professional disciplines – often a challenge, but handled with skill and a smile.”
Chris Shipman: Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media, Royal Opera House, London
“A huge THANK YOU Jeff for a really fantastic workshop – it was really inspiring for everyone, got them energised and enthusiastic about creating video content. It was great to have your sensitivity and awareness as to where people were coming from and the scene setting and contextualising was just spot on.
It was such a valuable workshop and I hope that next time we could do more filming and critiquing and improving our knowledge – we really did seem to cover so much in a relatively short time.”
Elizabeth Bell: Head of Communications, Royal College of Art, London
“I really enjoyed the hands on learning.
This session was great. I will definitely be using these skills in my office and hopefully expand on the benefits of video marketing.
Really informative – Jeff was a wonderful teacher.”
Very well presented, very captivating and knowledgeable. Jeff definitely knows what he’s doing.
This was such a useful session as an intro to movie making – so much to take in but Jeff made it fun as well as informative.
HLB Mann Judd National Marketing team
“Jeff Licence, you have such a gift for capturing the beauty, essence, history and spirit of a place and a community.”
Sharon Solyma – Bond University
“Jeff designed and delivered workshops ideally suited to the ambition and mixed skills set of our team. He is a wonderful teacher and everyone came out of the experience with greater abilities, enthusiasm and confidence. His understanding of the place and importance of storytelling aligns with our own.”
Rebecca Lamoin, Associate Director – Strategy Queensland Performing Arts Centre
“Very enjoyable, useful skills in camera work and filming to create narrative.”
“Excellent workshop that has motivated me to make videos.”
“Good length. I can apply this to my work in marketing.”
WSP Global workshop participants
“Just sat through the best hour of film I have experienced in years. The Saltwater Story traces the 80km canoe journey that used to unite two trading Aboriginal peoples between what is now Gold Coast and North Stradbroke. Five stars to film maker Jeff Licence for such a remarkable piece of cross-generational and cross-cultural story telling. Beautifully shot, brilliantly told and such a tapestry of humour, history and hope.”
Dean Gould – Chief Marketing Officer – Southern Cross University
“Jeff is an incredibly creative individual who has natural ability and instinct for film making, particularly his documentary work. His knack for asking profound questions that yield insightful answers from almost anyone is a rare skill facilitated by his endearing personality. He is also a highly skilled educator, writer and generous contributor to his community.”
Rob Bare – Director of Guerrilla
“It’s been an awesome semester and you’ve been a great lecturer. I’ve really gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of documentary and I’m definitely considering it as a potential career pathway!”
“Thank you Jeff! I appreciate the help you have given us this semester and your happy attitude. Your energy is infectious.”
Bond University Documentary students
“Very engaging, energetic, and positive.
Fun and informative.
Interesting, useful and relevant.
Feel like I want to make videos and practice now at work – it’s great! Thank you Jeff.”
Royal College of Art workshop participants
“Jeff has an uncanny knack for being able to look at a project in its fullness but then drill down into the details to pull out exactly what’s working and what isn’t. Jeff was able to assist me in a very comprehensive, gentle and easily explained way to improve those areas. There is a marked improvement in the episodes I’ve released since working with Jeff and I have to say, I’m now incredibly proud of what I’m creating.”
Alana Helbig: Storyteller, Podcaster, Women’s podcast mentor
“This particular video is our best performing video to date and I definitely attribute it to the skills I gained in Jeff’s workshop – a real confidence boost in terms of using an IPhone and IMovie to make quick engaging content to tell a story. I can’t wait to start interviewing people and incorporating a more human element into our future videos.”
Anita Lewis: Online Content Coordinator, Asia Pacific Design Library | State Library of Queensland
“A great day. Jeff was a great facilitator who spoke well and made me feel very comfortable within the group.
Great instructor. Practical was excellent and good fun – would recommend.
I’ll use these new skills to take videos when onsite for events and at the office to showcase the company.
I’ll use these new skills when we need to have edited content live online in a very short time, where a computer/full-scale camera aren’t available or quickly accessible.”
Gold Coast Tourism workshop participants
“Jeff’s clear instruction and skill and passion for the work enabled me to learn the art of film making in a really accessible way that I can definitely transfer into my working life. Thanks so much for a great day! Time to go buy a selfie stick… (never thought I’d say that!).”
Alison Burnley: Events/Project Officer | Partnerships State Library of Queensland
With Jeff’s help I feel that my interviewing and editing skills have developed con- siderably over a short period of time. What I personally found helpful was the fact that Jeff made himself available to any questions I had. Since that initial video with Jeff I have gone on to complete another 3 interview documentaries and am about to embark on my 4th. One of my interviews was picked up by the ABC News 24 TV. I have found Jeff is a very likeable person with a friendly attitude. He is very community minded and has no problem going out of his way to help people.
Heather Hayward – Community storyteller
Earlier this year I attended a course run by ABC Open Producer Jeff Licence. Jeff has the ability to encourage discussion within a group as well as face to face. He taught us to focus on relevant points to produce a better short movie script. His lectures over the period of the course about planning, camera angles, getting sufficient footage, and in particular ensuring good sound quality helped me in the production of a short movie about Australian Artist Robert Lovett. I found Jeff’s lecturing style engaging, encouraging and very informative. He has a thorough knowledge in the craft of movie making and the ability to pass this knowledge on.
Colin Usher – Filmmaker
“Tigermonkey Productions, proudly owned and operated by Jeff Licence have been an absolute joy to work with. From our initial brief and personal meetings, they listened and came back not only with a commercial proposal that improved on our initial thoughts, but also provided a professionally finished product that exceeded even our high expectations. Thank you for your listening, professionalism, advice, caring and concerned attitude throughout our dealings.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeff Licence. His friendly, fun and professional advice and guidance was incredibly helpful in shaping my ideas for my video project. I found Jeff’s filming and editing work extremely professional and of great quality and I am extremely happy with the result.”
Silvia Camastral, Ph.D Psychotherapist
“Thank you Jeff for the filming process which was carried out professionally, without too much interruption to our daily business, and with a nice level of humour. The Video clip you have produced gives anyone who visits our website a taste of our premises and our staff, confirming to prospective clients that our firm has real substance and credibility. It also sets the appropriate tone of professionalism for our business. We are very happy with the whole process and the finished product.”
Ian Kennedy, Managing Partner, McLaughlins Lawyers
“A truly professional film maker brings out the best credentials of their subjects that surprise even the subjects themselves. A rare ability is also to document critically yet with respect. Jeff Licence does all this and with a youthful curiosity about the world.”
Professor Philip Follent
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