Teaching the Art of Storytelling

Media Academy is based in Cape Town and offers exciting short video courses for everyone - from video enthusiasts to multimedia professionals.
Since 2009 we have trained more than 1000 people to create video for the web and television. Our clients include The Goethe Institute, Rhodes University, Bertha Foundation, United Nations, print and photo journalists who wanted to expand their skills and also complete amateurs with no prior experience at all.
Whatever your background is we have a course for you.
Zach Lager


Sibanyega Programs

"I had the privilege of working with Dom to coordinate a 3 month Mojo training connected with a community education and outreach project. Mobile phone journalism and video making is at the forefront of global changes in how we access information and learn about the world. The strength of the Mojo training is learning how to use our mobile phone as tools to create and share meaningful stories. Dom was an incredible facilitator who was able to progressively build up everyone in the group by not only teaching the foundational skills and the building blocks of film making, but also how to use those building blocks to creator powerful, professional and engaging stories. I would highly recommend Dom and the Mojo training for anyone interested in harnessing the power of film making for your personal interest or professional development!"

Dr.Luke Metelerkamp
Post-doctoral researcher at the Environmental Learning and Research centre at Rhodes University

“Our learning network in the rural Eastern Cape wanted to support citizen storytellers with mobile filmmaking training and we were refered to Dom by a colleague.Dom made time to understand our needs and took the trouble to support us in the course lead up.

Once in the class room, Dom's knowledge and passion for mobile journalism was self- evident. Despite challenging working conditions he kept the group thoroughly engaged with a blend of theory and demanding practical assignments over the 5 days he spend with us.

It was a energising experiencing for us all!!

Thank you Dominique Vandenhoudt for the amazing work done at Philippi Village with our young people. You have inspired us and the youth from Philippi that they can become beacons of hope and storytellers in their own community. It has been such a refreshing journey to see young people excited to capture the stories around them. Keep on inspiring even more people. 

From Philippi Village and the 10 Mobile Journalists, we wish you all the best on your new journey. 



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