Monday, February 3, 2014

New online training programmes offered through SACIA and Class on Demand - 25% off for SASFED members

Back in November last year the Southern African Communications Industries Association (SACIA) introduced a series of online training programmes for audio professionals. 
Offered through SynAudCon, these programmes have proven themselves very popular so we’re now expanding the range of online training programmes available to our members, and industry colleagues within SASFED.

In a partnership with Class On Demand, we’re providing access to thousands of online training programmes from the world’s most experienced instructors.

  • Edit like a Pro with quality learning programmes on the latest-release edit software from Avid, Adobe, Apple, Grass Valley and more.
  • Find out what’s new in Nuke 6.3
  • Master colour grading with DaVinci Resolve or Apple Color
  • Master the Sony PMW-F3 camcorder and learn more about the use of LED lighting with “How to shoot videos with LED lights”
  • And much more...

Now you can learn anything – anytime – anywhere.

With Class On Demand you can access the training programmes you need – and because it’s my birthday this Saturday, I’ve arranged that for the next 10 days you can purchase a Sapphire ALL_ACCESS pass that provides one-year unlimited access to ALL video training programmes at a special ‘birthday-bash’ price of just US$69. That’s 2/3 off the regular cost – but it’s a price that’s only available until close of business on Monday 10 February.

To claim this discounted price just use SACIA69 as the promotional code in the Class On Demand Store – even at today’s exchange rate (a rather scary R11.25/ $ when I checked this morning) that’s a great deal.

Throughout the year SACIA will be offering great deals on online training to our members but none are going to be this affordable or this comprehensive. So, if you’re comfortable learning through an online environment and you’re looking to master some new skills during 2014, this really is the opportunity to grasp.

You might also be interested in working with us to offer specific training to your members – so SAGE could offer online edit-training to their members, the IPO and DFA could offer production training to their members, and so it goes on. Let me know if you are interested.

Share my birthday this weekend and buy yourself a present – just remember to use SACIA69 as your discount code if you want to take advantage of the ‘birthday bash’ pricing.

To check out the ‘Birthday bash’ special on the SACIA homepage go to

To visit the Class On Demand page on the SACIA website go to

To see the full list of training programmes available through Class On Demand go to

Or to purchase the Sapphire ALL-ACCESS pass with unlimited access to all Class On Demand video titles go to

I’m delighted that SACIA can bring these online learning opportunities to you. I don’t think they’ll replace our normal training schedule – but rather provide an opportunity for SACIA members and our industry colleagues to tap into a wider range of training options at a time, cost and location that suits them.

Kevan Jones CAE
Executive Director
Southern African Communications Industries Association