^ The above testimonials were filmed and edited on a phone! ^


"Learning from Frankie is a true joy. She is such a delightful, warm and friendly presence and her knowledge and technical ability is off the charts.


In the final stages of the course, Frankie helped me assemble a video of a book launch. She teaches in a way that makes challenging material easy to absorb. It was phenomenal to work with her and watch the film emerge in a short period of time. Her sense of what should go in for overall structure, flow and marketing purposes was unerring.  And it looks beautiful and very professional.


She has become one with the craft and art of teaching how to make smart phone films, a true master. I couldn't recommend her more highly! "


Stephanie Sinclaire Lighsmith

Author, Creative Alchemy - The Science of Miracles

"Francesca has inspired me to explore the realm of digital storytelling using a mobile device. I appreciated the emphasis on trial and error in her courses and her patience fielding questions, big or small. Francesca has a great awareness of innovation in the digital sphere and loves sharing her insights with others. She is highly experienced, positive and proactive and I recommend her to anyone seeking the skills to communicate effectively using digital media."


Clarissa Dunn

Presenter, Radio New Zealand Concert

“The world and communication is turning more and more to video - the ability to know the basics, what tools and how to get across a message via video is something every good marcomms person should know.


Her training style is inclusive of all levels I would highly recommend her course for anyone looking to get cut through communication.”


Anne-Marie Petersen


“Francesca is a great teacher and general all-round smartphone whiz. Would definitely recommend to all content creators/commsy people out there looking to engage audiences with video.”


Jacqui Gibson

Freelance Writer and Communications Professional

"Having a low cost and professional way to reach potential clients online has added to the growth of my business. The course covered everything needed at a level I could understand. Frans wealth of knowledge around filmmaking and editing made her explanations very detailed but easy to understand. I would recommend the course to any business who are looking to get ahead with their online reach."


Michael Fairless

Small business owner



"Francesca was an energetic and inspiring instructor, who managed to pack a huge amount into just two days. Her smartphone video course provided me with a good grasp of the basics and the confidence to immediately start using the skills I'd learned. I highly recommend this course."


Erina O'Donohue

Senior Media Advisor, Ministry of Health



"Fabulous two-day video course with Fran. Happy to recommend her widely."


Helen Corrigan,

Communications, Environmental Protection Agency



"I highly recommend doing a course with Get Ahead Media. In today's fast moving digital marketing world there have been many times I wished I could pull together a quality video quickly and easily using my smart phone to post promptly on social media - but just didn't know how to go about it. That's where Get Ahead Media comes in - they help you gain really useful professional skills and technical insights that can enhance your productivity and business profile."


Denise Walsh

Senior Marketing and Communications Lead



"Get Ahead Media taught me all I need to build my social media presence and stand apart from the crowd. Using my new iPhone 6S, I was determined to up-skill and Get Ahead Media's "Smartphone Video Production" and "Mastering Social Media" courses helped me do just that, in a really fun and exciting way. Francesca, who ran my course, is very experienced, and was really kind and patient with newbies like me. Best way to build your brand and learn how to get ahead in the digital age."


Stephanie Warne