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Neil's Bio & Reviews

Neil's Experience

  • Teaching since 2016
  • 26 years of industry expertise
  • Led 265 courses
  • Taught 1258 learners

Neil is an animation aficionado! He has drawn his way into many roles as a motion graphics animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, cartoonist and more.

For 10 years Neil worked with Channel 4 on Time Team. He has since worked on many historical documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, as well as done illustration work for children's books, the Alzheimer Society and more.

Learner Reviews For Neil



"Really great course, so much covered in such a short time."
Brewers / Wallpaperdirect
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Comprehensive course that cover the basics of Ae. good place to start."
Ci GRoup
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil used great analogies which made it so much easier to understand! Everything was great, I really enjoyed myself, the setup was perfect, I've learnt lots and I found it really fun. P.S. the lunch was delish:) would deffo come back"
Butlin's
  • 16th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really helpful way of learning, took a lot in and manage to fit a lot in the 2 days - thank you so much!"
BBC
  • 29th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really good tutor, very knowledgeable, overall really great."
Center Parcs
  • 29th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Slow and steady training ensuring each area was complete before moving on"
Spotlight Sports Group
  • 29th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really helpful explaining when we had questions and easily showed how to use the software. Used good examples and helped to expand excisiting knowledge"
Aviva
  • 29th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Our tutor was excellent, patient and helpful with explaining each element of training and also for providing real-life working scenarios where certain techniques could be adopted for more efficient working."
Financial Times
  • 29th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Giving extra help when needed as I am a slow learner."
BBC
  • 15th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil explained the fundamentals and the meaning behind each attribute or function really well."
Harrods
  • 15th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The tutor is friendly and very encouraging. Love the environment and the location."
Harrods
  • 15th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The courses and the method are really good"
Gatineau
  • 4th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"This was my fourth course with Media Training Ltd, every course has been fantastic with so much knowledge gained, I'm ready to put some After Effects skills into context back in the office."
Cokethorpe School
  • 4th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was really helpful at explaining the work - talking us through something complex and then allowing us to practice"
Harrods
  • 4th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Friendly approachable staff, class was easy to follow, and great context and structured well."
Harrods
  • 4th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very good use of time, tutor was very thorough, didn't leave any questions unanswered"
NatCen
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really great course, really useful and easy to follow"
University Of Cambridge
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very knowledgable and personable trainer. Passionate, articulate and clear"
N/a
  • 27th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Explaining each tool and process in an in-depth manner, gave me the right validation I needed. Thank you"
BBC
  • 25th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great general feeling of belonging here for the past two days. The office is very comforting. Neil is great at explaining and guiding through the course, thank you!"
Lumanity
  • 25th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was very engaging - especially considering we were doing quite technical and complicated stuff. Neil made even very complex functionality of after effects accessible and im so excited to implement everything i have learnt."
Bbc
  • 25th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very informative, I learnt a lot- I wouldn't change anything :)"
Better Cotton
  • 25th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The instructor was amazing!! Learned lots of new techniques in just two days."
INTERPOL
  • 20th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Had a mix of mac and PCs. Neil was great at answering questions and showed us extra intermediate things if we asked."
Age UK
  • 28th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Excellent tutor, excellent class size, very good teaching content."
Heyne Tillet Steel
  • 28th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Friendly, informative, breaks to make sure you're staying engaged"
The School Of Life
  • 28th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The training course was very enjoyable and at a good pace. It wasn't rushed and gave me time to absorb the information. The food was great too – healthy and a good choice for vegetarians/vegans."
Ingenious Design Ltd
  • 28th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything! I really hope I'll be able to take what I've learned back to the office."
News UK
  • 8th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Staff we friendly. Food and utilities were great. The trainer was very knowledgeable and instructed the course very well."
Pearl & Dean
  • 17th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very effective and covered a lot of the essential basics."
Haymarket
  • 17th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Friendly staff, Neil was very helpful and good at explaining. Caters to the different skill levels of individuals."
Workplace Futures Group
  • 17th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great balance of sat listening/watching and engaging with the software. A safe environment to ask questions with tutor being very approachable."
V&A Museum
  • 17th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Went through all aspects of the course thoroughly and answered any questions we had."
8build Ltd
  • 8th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The breakdown and clear step by step walk through of the application. Felt comfortable to ask questions, and everything on the course was helpful and clear."
8build Ltd
  • 8th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Going everything through stages and at everyones pace so everyone understood everything."
Drew McPherson
  • 8th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The pre-course files and examples that Neil provided were excellent!"
Logitech
  • 4th January - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was a very friendly instructor and listened well to everyone in the group. He managed to make it feel unique for each person."
Nuffield Foundation
  • 4th January - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Great, enjoyable, fun course with knowledgable teacher"
Penguin
  • 6th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Welcoming, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic trainer."
Lloyds Banking Group
  • 12th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very insightful course, full of all the fundamentals of After Effects."
Gap Inc.
  • 31st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Course was easy to understand and simple enough to follow, but with lots of detail, would come back!"
Cedar Communications
  • 31st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great course, really knowledgeable instructor and some great examples. Felt like I came away with a really solid basis of AE - thanks!"
UKTV
  • 15th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Getting across a lot of detail in just two days in a clear and effective way that appealed to students from different job descriptions."
Arena One
  • 15th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very friendly and professional staff and trainer"
Derwent London
  • 30th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything was amazing! Neil is a legend :) So informative about every detail and question. Fun illustrations and diagrams throughout helped explain and keep the learning engaging and exciting. Thankyou so much"
TK Maxx
  • 30th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was excellent and so in depth, really got an understanding for the inner workings of the programme so that I feel confident in it rather than only showing how to do one or two things. The staff in the centre were great and very helpful - Neil was a great instructor"
Family Fund
  • 27th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Effective clear guide through the programme, engaging and happy to help when someone needed help."
Sainsburys
  • 30th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything was excellent! The trainer was brilliant! Full of knowledge and explained everything really clearly throughout the two days. Would definitely recommend the course and the trainer."
Sainsbury's
  • 30th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Well set-up training rooms, great trainer and location. Highly recommend."
Reach Plc
  • 23rd January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"I couldn't fault the course, the tutor was brilliant and the venue has a really creative and warm feel to it, making you feel very welcome as soon as you arrive. I'd definitely come back!"
Urban Fresh Foods
  • 16th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The instructor was great, very patient and answered all of our questions. We learned about new techniques in depth. I'm looking forward to apply everything we covered."
LSE
  • 15th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very informative and overall great course. Would highly recommend"
ReachPlc
  • 5th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The training sessions exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot, and the course covered everything I wanted to learn."
Arbuthnot Latham
  • 5th December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was an excellent tutor who was very knowledgable and very good at explaining everything! Thank you!"
Little Dot Studios
  • 1st December - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything was at a very good pace, method of teaching was effective and approachable. Neil was fantastic!"
Carter Jonas
  • 21st November - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course felt perfect for intermediate level and no one seemed to be left behind. I basically learnt everything I wanted to and feel ready to one day do the advanced course."
Little Dot Studioa
  • 26th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was great at keeping everyone engaged, answering questions in a detailed manner and just being funny in general. He's like the Adam Buxton of the adobe training world. Everyone was super friendly and the food, as always, was delicious. Thank you!! :)"
Dead Satsuma
  • 22nd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great introduction course that has left me inspired to try new things and learn more."
LSE
  • 22nd September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great venue, good food, very relaxed and laid back environment. i'm excited to come back again!"
Carter Jonas
  • 17th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was very informative and kept the class interesting and fun with lots of jokes. I cannot recommend higher! I can confidently use After Effects after this course despite being intimidated by the platform prior to the training."
Little Dot Studios
  • 15th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Fantastic trainer and the whole course was very engaging and fun. I felt I learnt exactly what I wanted from the course. Thank you!"
IMEX
  • 15th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Instructor was super knowledgeable, pace of course was spot on and I feel I've learnt so many useful skills and tips"
Bowel Cancer UK
  • 21st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Thoroughly enjoyed the overall smooth experience and atmosphere, and have come away knowing that I learnt so much, thank you!!"
None
  • 21st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everything was organised and set up well. Neil was friendly, a great trainer and explained everything clearly."
Equistone
  • 21st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Amazing experience - feeling so inspired to get started on my next AE projects. the trainer was super friendly and knowledgable, and happy to answer any questions including more advanced techniques not covered at this level of training. I hope to be back for the intermediate course!"
Visionable
  • 21st July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"A very nice and relaxed experience with knowledgable trainers."
Little Dot Studios
  • 14th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The training was extremely informative and Neil adapted to our levels easily to make sure we understood everything properly. He made sure to target various areas of concern and offered multiple sources of information for us to expand our knowledge further and how to apply the skills learnt to multiple projects."
Parkinson's UK
  • 14th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"-High quality course -Adjusting the course to all levels in the group, shared great references, including relevant YouTube tutorials for us to follow post course. Overall gained very valuable knowledge that I will eventually apply to my own projects. - Great service at the facility and very friendly staff - Lovely healthy lunches"
Little Dot Studios
  • 14th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Learning experience was amazing. Neil was super knowledgeable, made sure no one was left behind and the venue itself is lovely"
Ocuco
  • 11th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Amazing couple of days, learnt so much as an AE newbee, staff were super friendly, lunch was great, amazing location and Neil was an amazing trainer. Thank you!"
GB Labs
  • 27th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Amazing at clearly explaining After Effects in lots of detail in an interesting and attention-grabbing way. Will definitely be booking another in the future!"
L'Occitane
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Best training course I've been on. Neil is really knowledgeable and his training style is friendly and engaging/he's so approachable! Look forward to returning for the next course."
Gamma Telecom
  • 24th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was a great tutor, he was incredibly knowledgable and very patient, and taught a really well rounded and comprehensive class, i learned a lot! This was my second class at MT and I look forward to taking more."
Little Dot Studios
  • 20th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was brilliant with not only teaching the course but providing advice as to how to implement it in the work environment, specifically for current projects. Staff were all wonderful, friendly and incredibly approachable."
Save The Children
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really great course - so good to go through things so thoroughly. Was a real pleasant experience."
Computacenter
  • 18th January - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Explaining slowly and effectively for elements of the basic interface in which I found extremely useful leaving me with no question marks about the programme. Not once did I feel rushed or confused about anything I learnt. I now feel I can do a lot more than I expected to learn! :)"
Broadland And South Norfolk Council
  • 16th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very detailed and specific programme. Lunch and snack supplied were great, and staff was really friendly and helpful."
Wildbrain
  • 16th November - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was great. Everything was very clear and it was a perfect introduction to After Effects. I feel confident to go on and continue my learning."
Arsenal
  • 1st November - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was excellent, the lunch provided was healthy and delicious and all the staff were very pleasant"
Little Dot Studios
  • 1st November - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Very smooth, good environment, open questions"
4creative
  • 28th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Neil was very attentive and made an at times challenging course (for me, personally) very enjoyable and easy to follow."
CLAAS UK
  • 20th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Everyone was really friendly, course was interesting and the food was great"
Battersea
  • 30th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Making sure we were all working at the same pace, I never felt rushed. I always felt I could ask questions and nothing was too silly to ask."
Boden
  • 30th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was a great teacher and I felt very supported during the whole course."
Vinna Photography
  • 20th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was excellent at explaining processes within After Effects using visual metaphors."
Mayfair Casino
  • 15th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"My trainer Neil was very passionate about the subject and patient with us. He made it very enjoyable. All the staff members were really friendly and approachable."
House Of Commons
  • 25th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"All good! Loved the food and snacks. The venue was great. Neil was great and there plenty of breaks which were useful for digesting info."
Government Equalities Office
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Really enjoyed the course. Neil was a great trainer with lots of knowledge. Lunch was good too!"
Unique Vacations Ltd
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Excellent knowledge, very welcoming and friendly staff. Felt very supported with all questions we had."
Next
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Super informative and good analogies. Really feel like I learnt the basics and the venue was fab :)"
Infinis
  • 2nd August - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great communication and super friendly! Food was wonderful!"
Tony Blair Institute For Global Change
  • 26th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"The course was very useful and the staff were really friendly"
Not On The Highstreet
  • 26th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Great session, nice new training centre. Pitched at a good level. Neil was very helpful."
PRS For Music
  • 26th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Neil


"Neil was very knowledgeable and helped us when we got stuck. Great training!!!"
Your Housing Group
  • 24th May - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Knowledgeable, helpfulness, good examples and troubleshooting"
Financial Times
  • 24th May - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very well explained, great attention to the students to know if we are following up all steps. Neil made all examples very relevant and interesting."
Harrods
  • 24th May - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Really liked the instructor, good workflow explainer."
NA
  • 24th May - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Very good at explaining everything. Thank you."
Harrods
  • 13th May - Online
  • Expert - Neil


"Pre-course prep Trainer was very patient and accommodating"
Cabinet Office
  • 21st April - Online
  • Expert - Neil