Jun 102012

I decided to drop the prices of my catalog of video courses quite dramatically following the rebirth of this website, approximately 90% off their original prices.

I did this for a couple of reasons. First, the economy is down worldwide so people can’t afford as much as they used to for training, and secondly it’s been a good while since I have updated my video products. I have some good reasons for the delay: I’ve written 3 books and produced 2 films in the last couple of years so I’ve certainly been busy.

Let me explain why my courses from even 4 years ago are still quite valuable today. Autodesk and Adobe have moved to a yearly product release cycle which makes my courses seem out of date before their time because of the marketing machine driving product sales. When you set out to master complex software I believe that you ought to learn the fundamentals very well and not worry so much about the bells and whistles that new users are often overly enamored with.

AutoCAD, Photoshop, and 3ds Max have been around for decades and I’ve been using them for most of their history. SketchUp isn’t quite so old but it uniquely hasn’t had many new features as its developers’ philosophy has been one of keeping it simple (refreshing in the software world).

I’ve always been interested in quality over quantity, and I think you’ll find my video products to be some of the highest quality training available anywhere. Once you master the fundamentals with my video products you can then spend an afternoon getting up to speed with the latest features on your own. It’s simply a wise approach to learning software: start with a strong foundation, build the structure, and then add the finishing touches. The hours you spend watching my videos will save you untold weeks of time trying to figure it out on your own. Let me help you!

  3 Responses to “Extreme price drop”

  1. Dear Professor Scott Onstott.
    Are you still teaching?
    I live in Orange county, Southern CA, do you have any training course in this location?
    Thank you very much

  2. I don’t do classroom training any longer.

  3. Mr Onstott,
    Your instruction is excellent, a little quick for me at times, but pause is my friend. I do have a suggestion for future videos. The red lines on the black background are very difficult to see on my 720 p media player, even in a darkened room. Me being red/green colorblind may be part of it. For future examples, it would be much easier to follow the instruction if there is more contrast between the lines and the background. I am watching your files on Lynda to catch up on AutoCAD after using other products for the last 8-10 years. Your instruction has been very helpful for me so far.
    Philip Roberts

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