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The Business of Teaching Video: A Look at Ripple Training

  • 24 Mar 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


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The business of teaching video: what does it take to enter this training market? How do you expand your presence once you’ve established a foothold? The founders of Ripple Training talked about the evolution and success of Ripple Training, an online training and content distribution company.

Ripple Training Inc. is an online digital training company specializing in software training and plug-ins for post production professionals.

At our SDMP March meeting, Steve Martin, founder of Ripple Training, and Mark Spencer, Motion plug-ins guru, joined us to talk about how they originally got into the video production training business, how and where they became certified, and how they joined forces to build a resource for post production professionals and everyone interested in polishing their media production skills. 

Watch the meeting.

Ripple Training was founded in 2002 by editor and producer Steve Martin who has over 18 years of experience as an editor, educator, and producer.


Steve specifically asked for a lot of Q & A, so here’s your chance to find out what it takes to build a successful training and plug-ins company.

Send your questions in advance to streaming@sdmediapros.org.

Tom Kihneman, past president of SDMP says, “Ripple Training has been around as long as I can remember, back to when Steve Martin and Mark Spencer were featured speakers at NAB. Steve has been teaching Final Cut Pro since before FCP7. Mark has always focused on motion graphics and plugins. Final Cut Ten or FCPX threw us all for a loop, but they were right there to help us along.” 

Ripple has now diversified into teaching DaVinci Resolve, in depth Motion training, and offers how-to’s on producing quality video across the board. From Tom Kihneman, “Their RippleLIVE [podcasts] are legendary!” 


Our Speakers

Steve Martin

Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since FCP’s introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to the edit software through classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart, and other companies. He is also a writer, producer, and avid photographer.

Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, editor, motion graphics artist, trainer, and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces tutorials and plugins based on Final Cut Pro X, Motion and DaVinci Resolve for Ripple Training. His company, Day Street Productions, is a production and post studio focused on corporate and industrial video. He is the author or co-author of multiple books on Motion and Final Cut Pro X from Peachpit Press and writes for provideocoalition.com. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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