Green Hippo Delivers Hands-on Coaching

Green Hippo training team racks up the miles to deliver hands-on coaching

Green Hippo training team took to the road to deliver a week-long residency at Backstage Academy in Production Park, and a private training session in Lithuania.

October 2018 was another packed month for the Green Hippo training division, which involved a week-long residency at Backstage Academy in Production Park and a successful private training session into the Baltic region.

Green Hippo was renowned for its commitment to training excellence – its Hippotizer training sessions, HippoSchool, have been running for over ten years, visited over 38 countries and trained over 2000 students, freelancers and professionals – and October 2018 marked the beginning of Green Hippo’s new partnership with Backstage Academy. The Production Park-based centre of excellence that specialises in degree courses, short courses and training programmes for the live events industry.

This new partnership announced earlier in 2018, meant that Backstage Academy’s students now have access to three of Green Hippo’s Hippotizer Amba+ Media Servers, supplied by A.C. Entertainment Technologies. Additionally, Green Hippo has also delivered training courses, gave real-world work and project experience to Backstage Academy’s students and staff. The first of these sessions saw two Green Hippo Product Specialists travel to the Academy to deliver a week of invaluable instruction. Green Hippo’s Product Specialists, Suzy Stenning and Zep Mouris spent the first two days at Production Park delivering training to Backstage Year 1 and Year 2 Live Visual Design & Production students.

On Wednesday it was the turn of Year 3 students to get hands-on with Hippotizer Media Servers, and the final two days covered training to Live Event Production students of Years 2 and 3 and Live Visual Design & Production students of Year 2. 

When it came to the Baltic region, Green Hippo’s Alex Kirby was the Product Specialist happily tasked with a trip to historic Vilnius in Lithuania. The country’s capital city is home to Video Projektai and Alex delivered two days of private training to the Lithuanian company’s technical team.

Covering Hippotizer Basic 1 & 2, Alex worked with a total of 11 delegates, enabling hands-on insight and understanding of Hippotizer Media Servers.