Introducing creativeLIVE.com: Worldwide FREE Creative Education [updated]

[updated 8-April 2010: I added the recording of the live announcement after the jump]

Hello Friends! I’m happy and proud to announce today that over that past year I’ve been working together with my super-tech friend Craig Swanson to bring you the world’s first LIVE creative education internet channel. And the best news? It’s FREE. That’s right, it’s free to watch any and all live feeds from some of the world’s best creative instructors. Tune into creativeLIVE.com and check it out. Calendars, courses, archives and more.

On the photography side of things, we excited to announce in quarter one featuring Vincent LaForet, David DuChemin, Zack Arias, Scott Bourne, Art Wolfe, and many others. Wanna learn how to have vision in photography? We’ve got the instructor. HD Dslr Cinema, we’ve got it. Lighting? We’ve got it. Software? We’ve got that too. And if we don’t have it? Tell us and if there’s demand, we’ll create it for you.

I’m not an instructor, but it’s been a huge goal for the past year to connect the community with many of my friends who ARE instructors and ARE amazing at what they do. The goal here is to help democratize creativity.

In addition to all the photography gurus and course, we’ve got design classes, painting and other fine art classes, and programming classes up the wazzu. You’ll find …

…classes in Adobe CS5 (that’s right the NEW Abobe suite), Aperture, Lightroom, FINE art iPhone programming, Android programming, HTML programming and more.

How can we give away many of the world’s best instructors for free? Well, here’s how: You only pay for classes if you want to see them beyond their original LIVE performance. If you miss some classes, see something in the archive you like, or want to download it and put it on your iPod, iPad, or wherever, you can pay to download the class for a fee that’s minuscule in comparison to what that instructor normally charges. No streaming, no bologna. You get the file. We use money from downloads to pay the instructor and cover our time and costs for producing and distributing the content.

I’m proud of this model. I thinks it’s a model where truly everyone wins. We hope you support this idea. We’re open for feedback and we’re looking to help make the creative world a better place. A rising tide floats all the boats.

To check out calendars, classes and more, and to register for email/rss updates, please visit creativeLIVE.com Thanks!

Thanks to Katherine Cummings for the great image of the leopard.

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191 Responses to Introducing creativeLIVE.com: Worldwide FREE Creative Education [updated]

  1. Patty Reiser April 7, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I love Creative Techs. I have taken many of their classes over the last several months. Digital Photography with John Greengo, Lightroom, and the 6 month Photoshop course.

    I have learned so much. I can not thank them enough for all the time, effort and technology that goes into bringing these classes to the world for free.

  2. Joao Alves April 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Gotta move to the US! :D

  3. Christopher Beckman April 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    So excited for this pretty much everything I learned about photography has been from videos like the ones you post on your blogs and youtube plus a few books, so this will be really awesome, can't wait to catch one in person since I live right outside Seattle.

  4. fioritofoto April 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Bravo, Chase! Looking forward to learning from the best! Well, 'bests' other than yourself!

  5. PAUL TREACY April 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    You're incredibly innovative. I'll have to keep an eye on you. I might learn something.
    PaulTreacy.com

  6. OG April 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Well done Chase.

    OG

  7. Russ Robinson April 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Wow, you had me at Zack Arias! Love the concept, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys can create. Best of luck with this! If you can make this work , it will open up all sorts of new business models!

  8. Karen April 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Awesome news! I've been attending the CreativeTechs webinars for a few months now, and they've been fantastic.

  9. Nick Bicanic April 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Awesome news, I look forward to a whole lot more!

    Been in work for a year, when did you first conceive this awesomeness!?

  10. Brian Davis April 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Thank you so much for bringing this to us Chase. This is a great way to give back. You're the man!

    http://bit.ly/9OpdVu

  11. Njanja April 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Bravo! :)

  12. earl April 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    what i love most about this is its business model. the concept of watching the class live, but then having the option of purchasing and downloading the class later? thats brilliant and inspirational. Even if i watched the class live i would still purchase it to watch it again. Thank you for showing that you can have a business model that is creative and giving, while at the same time sustainable, because i think that is key in this economy and atmosphere, to show that at its core, all our ventures should have some sort of profitable revenue stream, and the days of giving it all away for free might be over :-) (* i mean that with all respect )

  13. Mike Padua April 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    HELL yeah!

  14. Seth Likens April 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    This is exciting! I'm looking forward to this. THANK YOU!

  15. MSJ Photography Media April 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    I am amazed..
    thanks Chase..

    Gerry from Malaysia

  16. Daf April 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    What would be great would be the ability to watch it free (streamed) for a short while after the live event. e.g. 12-24hrs…
    Particularly useful for those of us in different time zones. Maybe your techies could figure it out so that the free window would even vary with time-zone i.e. track across the planet. :)

  17. Nathan Clendenin April 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    this looks really awesome – can't wait!

  18. visuellegedanken April 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    That's amazing! Thank you so much for what you do for the photography community, Chase!

  19. Christopher Stampar April 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Chase you really did it again. I am a huge fan of yours and you are such an inspiration to me as a young photographer. What you do for the photography community is beyond words and I can't thank you enough. I have learned so much from you, and yearn to obtain the innovation and creativity that you possess. Thank you so much for everything you have done and I can't wait for Creative Live!

  20. Chuck April 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Very Excited!!!! This is gonna ROCK!!! THANKS CHASE!!!!

  21. shawnpix April 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Another great idea Chase! Can't wait to tune in or download. I'm sure this will be another hugely valuable resource for photographers!

  22. B5 April 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Amazing plan and beside that I'll try to attend (and buy) courses, I'll spread the word in this corner of the world!
    Roll and Rock Chase!
    Borut

  23. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    While the live model is a nice idea in theory, it is not really fair for people who are stuck in other time zones. Why not make the recordings available for 24 hours after live broadcast or something like that?

  24. Jus Medic April 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Great work Chase!!

  25. Michael Movsyesov April 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    This is soooo awesome Chase!! What you are doing for the creative community is amazing and inspirational. I have learned so much from your blog and I know so many others who have learned just as much. Keep doing what you're doing. You're good peoples :)

  26. James and Brandi Lyn April 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    Really looking forward to this!! Thanks!!

  27. Matt Brennan April 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    This is an awesome idea. Thank you Chase along with everyone who has put the effort into make this a better photography community.

  28. test April 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    cant wait! long time fan

  29. Linda April 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Welcome, Chase! This has been a wonderful community for learning from great instructors in the field. I look forward to many new educational adventures with CTechs!

  30. Smoothfluid April 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Count me in! Learned a tonne already thanks to you. ready for more

  31. chris.gov April 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Chase Jarvis on board? whoa now we're cooking!

  32. Daddio April 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    You've hooked up with the right people, that's for sure! I've been a big fan of Craig and Creative Techs for a while, and have taken their Photoshop and Dreamweaver courses. CreativeLIVE sounds like it's going to be awesome, and I can't wait to see where we go from here!

  33. Carol April 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Thanks, Chase, for a great introduction today to all those new to Creative Techs/CreativeLive. One year on, we may have got used to it but today reminded me of how special and unusual a setup it is! I have been learning wonderful things from wonderful teachers all year and look forward to continuing.
    juno
    xx
    Juno's Place
    Cards by Carol

  34. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Wow!!!!
    Yess!!!!
    I'm doing back flips all over the living room!!! (not kidding)
    I really enjoyed all the classes I have taken at Creative techs!!

    Looking forward for this ones : )

    Agree with this post since it is hard to keep up with regular job and the time difference between Seattle an Germany:

    What would be great would be the ability to watch it free (streamed) for a short while after the live event. e.g. 12-24hrs…
    Particularly useful for those of us in different time zones. Maybe your techies could figure it out so that the free window would even vary with time-zone i.e. track across the planet. :)

  35. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Amazing news!

    Can't wait…

    Best wishes form Brazil!

  36. pau. April 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    All I can say, as a student of photography who just craves this subject and can't learn enough of it, is "Thank you." It is online projects and talents like yours that aim to educated and disseminate knowledge without a premium is what makes the internet a great and fun place. Thank you, thank you!!

  37. Leslie Newman April 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    CreativeTech's live classes are amazing. There's good interaction with the audience, usually the question you're thinking gets asked by somebody either in the live audience in Seattle, or possibly by someone participating online across the globe. Moderators keep it all running efficiently. I've purchased a few classes, watching on an iPhone is a productive way to bide time on a train, plane or in my case, ferry.

  38. Reed April 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Very cool! I started working with Creative Techs when I was living in Seattle and now that I am out in the hinterlands of Ohio I still link in when I can. The three hour time difference can be a advantage or an obstacle sometimes but this seems like something I will make time for. Love the iPhone Best Camera!

  39. Karen Johnson April 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so excited about this. I'm a homeschooling mom and wife to a husband who was laid off from his job. This gives me the opportunity to attend classes and workshops that I could only dream of attending before.

    Have I thanked you yet?

  40. Jane April 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    JAMCO Design loves Chase Jarvis and CreativeTechs. Great service, terrific people and outstanding FREE classes. Da bomb.

  41. Reed April 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I started using Creative Techs when I was living in Seattle and now that I am out in the hinterlands of Ohio I struggle a little with the time difference, but this is something I will definitely work into my schedule. Love the Best Camera app!

  42. photoeye April 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Very excited to see CreativeTechs partner with the amazing Chase Jarvis to bring the world creativeLIVE! I've been taking live classes in person with CT over the past few months. If you can come in person in Seattle, I highly recommend it! It's a great crew and now I'll be a Twitter moderator for a number of creativeLIVE classes. Happy to be a part of this exciting venture!

  43. RDB April 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    I think these courses are the best quality free courses to be had anywhere. I was only able to attend a few in the past, hope to view more in the future but I have taken something away every time I had the opportunity to view them. A great concept, great instructors, how can one go wrong?

  44. Becks April 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Saweeeeeeet!! Another reason to add to the piles of piles of why I love all the people at Creative Techs and you!! I can't wait to hear from all of those amazing artists!!

  45. Sid Wray April 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Chase, thank you for all the work you do bringing creative inspiration and education to us all. I'll buy you beer some time!

  46. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Just keep up the good work that we have all enjoyed, yes, there have been a few start-up problems but none that made me want to give up. I look forward to attending more classes in the future.

    Dukus

  47. Spiritartartist April 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I'd be lost in computerland without Creative Techs! It's the best thing to come along on the internet EVER!!
    I have purchased several classes, Digital Photography with John Greengo, Lightroom, and the 6 month Photoshop course and have enjoyed the freebies as well!!

  48. michalfanta April 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    This is awesome! I am really excited. Thank you very much for doing this.

    The First lecture was great.
    Looking forward to watch more.

    Michal

  49. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I love Creative Tech and Chase Jarvis, esp. creativeLive classroom. Can't wait to see all the workshops!!

  50. TeriPower April 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    Hello Chase,

    Here I am 66 years old learning so much from you young folks. Adapt or die that's my motto. Actually I am a visual artist using as much as I can absorb from these classes into my work. How would I ever have been able to do this without a big expense on a fixed income. I love the creativity the creativetechs show in putting this all together and I look forward to see what they come up with next!! Hey I bet that is YOU!

  51. Macy April 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    So fantastic! I caught part of the photography class today, and I'm really looking forward to Zack's class and David's class.

  52. Violette Laporte April 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    In the past year, I have taken three classes with Creative Techs. I have the impression that a new era is opening right before our eyes. Thank you so much for offering these classes to everyone. Cool way to unite us all.
    violette

  53. jacqui April 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    so excited for all the new things that will be happening.

  54. dollaheleven April 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Awesome video! I've taken online classes from Creative Techs and they've been absolutely amazing. I can't believe they're free.

  55. Katherine April 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Thanks so much for joining the team. It is very much appreciated. I have taken many CT classes and love the format, and i think this new expansion will prove to be a useful tool and a new way of teaching the thousands of creatives out there.

    Looking forward to a bright future.

  56. Dawn April 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    This is such fantastic news! I've been attending online classes at Creative Tech for the last six months or so! The amount of information I've learned in that time is just staggering. I am really looking forward to this next exciting chapter of online education!

  57. ellens365 April 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I've been liking Creative Tech for a while and this sounds great- now to figure how to sneak away from work to see the classes….

  58. jilske April 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    THANK YOU – sounds like a great idea!

    Re timezones, I live in Australia, but would have no problem in paying a small fee to download course video after it's taken place.
    Without these tools I wouldn't even be able to see and learn from these instructors at all.
    And I can do it at my own pace and whenever I have time, perfect!

  59. ellens365 April 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    I've been liking Creative Tech for a while and this sounds great- now to figure how to sneak away from work to see the classes….

  60. Scooter Lowrimore April 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Love the 1st week of John Greengo's 10 Weeker – Thanks so much!

  61. mhedstrom April 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    This sounds fantastic, but I have to agree with the person who said that maybe you could have it streaming-free for a certain time period after it airs live. I'd love to pick up extra tips for the Digital Photography one, but noon on Wednesdays doesn't work for me. Offset that by a couple of hours, and I'm fine.

  62. sunnie2004 April 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Looking forward to what you have here!! I so enjoy Creative Techs!!

  63. jparishdesign April 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    CreativeTechs' webinars have really given me a new confidence and a tool box full of new skills. It has not only increased my knowledge but my creativity as well.

    I have felt so privileged to learn Photoshop techniques from the best… Jason Hoppe! All this for free and conveniently at my own desk. It's so personal when I can ask a question in real time and have it answered during the webinar too. I love Jason's style, flow and sense of humor. He makes learning fun!

  64. Scott April 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Wow!!! Sounds amazing Chase. Love you ambition for sharing.

  65. Cheryl April 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh Wow! This is so exciting. I have been following Creative Techs almost since the beginning. I even bought the All Access pass for a few months and got way more than my money's worth. I've also been a fan of yours ever since I tapped into the panel discussion on photo blogs you did with David Nightingale and David Hobby in Dubai. So I guess I'm not surprised you are friends with Craig Swanson. Two very innovative, talented, creative souls determined to ignite the world with inspiration. I LOVE it!

  66. pearlsmom April 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Thanks, guys! I have recommended your on-line classes to a number of folks …and have learned a lot myself, too. Keep up the great work!

  67. Kellie April 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Creative Techs. So glad you are going to be part of it!

  68. kat kat April 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Cool! Welcome to Creative Techs. We are looking forward to see your expertise live!

  69. amymom24 April 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Very excited about this! LOVE Creative Techs – I started my PSCS4 education with Jason Hoppe last March and haven't looked back. It's been amazing! Especially since creative people are generally visual learners, video instruction is so much more helpful than reading about it in a book. Thanks, Creative Techs:)

  70. photography-solutions April 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Great addition to the Creative Tech program!

  71. Laurie April 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Chase, I am so excited to see that you will be joining the Creative Live efforts. I have been enjoying the classes offered through Creative Tech and know that you will only add to the amazingness of the venues there. Thank you so much for always sharing your knowledge and talents with us.

  72. Net Ingenuity April 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    I've attended almost every class CreativeTechs has offered, from the first Photoshop class. I've bought more than half of them. CT has been a miracle for me, giving me control of the tools that I need in my business but never learned in school. I'm proud of how CreativeTechs has grown into CreativeLive and look forward to learning more with them. Bravo.

  73. dwight April 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I have been watching Creative Techs classes for some time now. I'm very excited about this expansion. It has been very educational and entertaining, and I'm sure it will only get better with your arrival.

  74. Lisa Roth April 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Sounds great. Can't wait to see the actual courses and start taking classes.

  75. CLAVEL April 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Awesome, I love there courses

  76. Antoine R. April 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Chase, you rock. Big thanks also to the instructors and the whole community.

  77. khristine valdez April 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    nice, really looking forward to the photography classes!

  78. playingwithpixels April 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I started my first course today and am very impressed so far. I look forward to seeing what the upcoming offerings are. Glad to see all the new creative talent involved….

  79. PM April 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  80. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    my first class today & was very pleased……….looking forward to next class!!!!!!!

  81. MichelesDigiDesign April 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Thank you….I've been attending these classes, and can't wait for more!

  82. Kathryn Ringer April 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    I am so glad someone suggested creativetechs to me last year and I have enjoyed taking several classes with them. Today was a fun class of digital photography with John Greengo and i am looking forward to this as well as other classes in the futurre with creativeLive.
    p.s. I hope you add Lightroom to the classes this year!

  83. anthony April 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Chase Jarvis….you are the man!! Great site! Can't wait to start learning more!

    Professor Jarvis? Creative Professor Jarvis?

  84. Beth April 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Very exciting news! Best of luck, and I am looking forward to being part of the exciting adventure.

  85. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Sounds GREAT!

  86. Tony April 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Count me in !
    I have learned so much from the free on line classes, the training has been exceptionally good.
    I have told all my friends who are into web design about your site and can't wait to check out the new CS5 suite !

  87. Bidimensional II April 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    I really love CreativeTechs classes, and I can't thank you enough for all I've learned in all the classes I've had the privilege to assist. I've done a few, and haven't attended as many as I would've like to, but I recognize you guys for all the effort, planning, punctuality and dedication involved in your work.

    It's by far, the best learning concept in years. Congratulations to you all, and welcome to the new member.

    Welcome Chase!

    Ana from Venezuela

  88. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    I've taken a bunch of Creative Techs classes over the past year and wound up paying for the downloads in order to watch them again. I look forward with glee to the new classes and instructors

  89. willmer April 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    this is a great oportunity for people who does not have the chance to apply on an art school, buy dvd training or anything else that can help to make his work better.
    Thank you all you guys involved, hope people that can pay for your instruction in the first world , so this can go on for a long time .
    best regards from oaxaca mexico.

  90. Rebecca Greenwood April 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    Craig,

    You guys are thinking big!! How refreshing. Plus you pull it off so well.

    Best of Luck!!!

    Rebecca Greenwood

  91. Rebecca Greenwood April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Craig,

    You guys are thinking big!! How refreshing. Plus you pull it off so well.

    Best of Luck!!!

    Rebecca Greenwood

  92. Caroline April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    The Creative Tech courses I've attended so far have been great, and the free class/paid download model is inspired. Looking forward to the next phase of this big new wonderful experiment.

  93. Rurik April 7, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Chase you have really outdone yourself here man! This is such an awesome idea. Can't wait to "go to school" ;)

  94. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Already really impressed with the quality of the information flowing out of Seattle.

  95. ubermom April 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I absolutely love Creative Techs – not just the awesome training, but the wonderful people who bring this training to the world. Craig and his crew do an outstanding job. I have recommended Creative Techs training to many of my colleages and will continue to support the good folks at Creative Techs!

  96. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    CreativeTechs rocks! This team of people helps make the internet a better place to be. I am excited that you will be bringing your talent to the group and look forward to your classes. Now you better get to answering all these comments :-) NOT.

  97. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Watercolor class was terrific. It
    got me doing watercolor again. Thank you, Clare Gilliland

  98. Jeff April 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Fantastic! Now that you've put your name on it, we'll see a course or two from you right? :D

    First intro to photography class was great! Looking forward to seeing how this develops. It seems that more innovations these days are revolving around platforms and how we interact around the world. Fascinating times!

    Thanks for taking the helm on innovation Chase!

  99. Dave B April 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Really excited to take part in this. Thanks Chase and all those instructors taking part in this!

    One question: I see that a lot of the classes are set to air around 2-4pm.. I have work then.. Will I still be able to watch the course for free later on?

    Thanks Again

  100. Brett April 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    This is awesome… so excited for it

  101. Anke April 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    I have so enjoyed all the classes I have been able to attend and I am looking forward to this new concept!!!

  102. RamblinLamb April 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Right on! I've enjoyed a number of classes at Creative Techs Live. I love the program. I can't wait to see you there. Thanks for venturing into this cool business model. Nancy

  103. Melissa April 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    I love the Creative Techs classes, they are so great! I've learnt heaps in the 6mth photoshop course and they are fun to attend.

  104. Lisa April 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Thank you! There are so many in the photography community, I'm learning, who feel like they need to give something back. I agree with what you said today, that it just makes the industry better as a whole. I've done a couple Creative Tech classes and have been thrilled with my experience.

    Thank you again for making education affordable. I can't get enough information about this relatively new-found love I have.

  105. Laurie Ferri April 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Thank you for this wonderful learning opportunity. I am very excited about it and can't wait to take advantage of it!

  106. glennbah April 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    I have gone through several classes on Creative Techs. I have found with the classes I have taken in the past so easy to understand, and a career advancing opportunity.

    Yes, I have downloaded each class to have for future reference. Sometimes it is difficult for me to pick up some techniques the first time and having all the previous classes archived on my computer is wonderful.

    I am looking forward to future classes. Thanks for providing this valuable education.

  107. Jan MacWilliams April 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I have participated in 3 of the previous live Creative Tech training series and all were not only well worth my time, but were also so worthwhile that I purchased two of the training series for later review. Both the content and price were just too good to pass up! I look forward to what comes next.

  108. Pnwnative April 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Fantastic concept and product! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and incredible talent with all of us.

  109. parrotheadmom April 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    chase! awesomeness!!! I have been loving creative techs for months and learning so much with them, thank YOU for partnering with them! So excited to learn more with you and them in the future. :)

  110. Deborah April 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Wow, you guys are so impressive! I've only participated in one seminar but it was very helpful. Congratulations!

  111. Chris April 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    I was excited to find Creative Techs early last year and have had the wonderful opportunity to learn from the very best. I was hooked when I was able to watch the class before purchase, what a pleasant change that was, and even more pleasant to have excellent courses to play over again, whenever and where ever I wish.
    How exciting that you are bringing your talent along with all the other's you mentioned. I can't wait.

  112. {kate} April 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Very exciting news! This is an incredible opportunity and an incredibly generous offer. Bravo!

  113. MSJ Photography Media April 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    Its me again Gerry from M'sia.
    posting this comments after received an email from creativeLife.

    Yes, I am very excited to know that Chase you are in the the class and can't wait to join your class.
    and very proud to have you as my teacher.

    Had been waiting the chance here back in M'sia wish to see you over there.
    but didn't seem really have the chance.

    Now my dreams come true to join your class with this wonderful ideal..
    Thanks to the person who created Ustreame, and internet.
    Unfortunatly our broadband bandwidth here only up to 1mb/s. hope it wont effect the transmission.
    last but not least.

    Thanks Chase.

  114. AdobeTeacherGuy April 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    That teacher (in the orange) sure was awesome looking..

  115. d_inmontana April 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    I've been attending classes with CreativeTechs for many months now. It has been an amazing experience, and I have learned so much. I am looking forward to the opportunities CreativeLIVE with provide. Thank you for supporting learning in such an innovative and positive way!

  116. Courtney April 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Phenomenal, how exciting. I can't wait to watch a class!

  117. Anonymous April 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Hi :) I am from Iceland and have taken both photoshop and photgrahy lessons at creative techs. The beauty of the whole thing is to get live lessons and being able to download them at a later time. For me that is a huge bonus cause of time difference some lessons are at a time I may not always be able to attend. I will be coming back for more and I have to say this is the best place to come to for quality and professional classes!
    Welcome to the team Chase!

  118. Wasabi Peas April 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    I tuned in today because Chase continues to find ways to share knowledge, encourage, and inspire.

    I'm so completely excited about the upcoming classes, and feeling very grateful to Chase, Charlie, all the great teachers and mentors, and the behind-the-scene bumblebees that keep the system running.

    Thanks for sharing, and creating this awesome system.

    You know this dirtbag will be trying to do as much free ed as possible, but will totally buy some downloads as well, since my schedule doesn't always allow, to support the teachers and system, and because the price is less than if I were to travel to a workshop.

    Also love the limited live opportunities to attend in-person.

  119. David April 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    holy awesome, Batman! :O

  120. Jan Gennat Photography April 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    NIce one

  121. Tammy Jones April 8, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    Absolutely incredible learning structure! I have learned so much in such a short period of time and the downloads are so affordable. The instructors are amazing! Thank You All so much for making this happen…can't wait for more, I'm addicted! Ü

  122. Alex No Logo April 8, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    You're always in the top about sharing information and techniques, THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!!!!!

  123. free online adventure games April 8, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Awesome learning system! It made learning so easy I'm amazed how fast I picked up. Gimme more already

  124. Lime April 8, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    High Five from Indy! Awesome news you're joining the crew.

    I can honestly say every single thing I know about Photoshop was learned from Craig and Jason, so I am looking forward to maybe learning something about Photography…except I mostly use AUTO, so I might be a poor student.

  125. Glyn Dewis April 8, 2010 at 1:31 am #

    Unbelievable!!! Looks fantastic Chase; way to go.
    Looking forward to getting 'on board'

    Glyn

  126. Mohamed April 8, 2010 at 1:49 am #

    Great initiative. Thank you very much.
    Unfortunately it will be very late here in Dubai :( For the live ones.

  127. Francis Quigley April 8, 2010 at 2:36 am #

    I have been a big fan of Creative Techs for a year now, I have taken the 10 week photo course, the photoshop course and one of personal favorites was Roasana Olsons lighting A-Z. Great to hear you are now involved I have been a big fan of your stuff.

  128. Lyn April 8, 2010 at 3:40 am #

    CreativeLive courses are brilliant. I've done the Photoshop 6 month course and it was so good I've purchased it. Just started the Fundamentals of Photography and like the Photoshop course it seems highly informative and great fun. Keep them coming. thanks to all involved.

  129. EhKho April 8, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    Welcome to CT Chase! I'm sure you'll love teaching us as much as we all love learning over there.

  130. Gary S April 8, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Chase, glad you're joining the creaativeLive classroom! Over the last year I've learned to work smarter, all from the CreativeTechs team. I look forward to learning from you!

  131. Howard Haby April 8, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    Just signed up. This is genius!!

  132. Darren Winsey April 8, 2010 at 4:54 am #

    It all sounds great at first, until you think about it: it really should be called "Free training if you can watch it at the time we tell you to".
    Personally I can't imaging taking off 2 hours in the afternoon of my busy work day to watch a live class, so I'd probably end up paying for every class.
    Then it's not so free any more.
    I think I'll be comparing the costs with the other one-time subscription online providers. They're not "free" but will probably end up cheaper.
    Thanks anyways

  133. Nicole April 8, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    This is way too exciting. Some seriously great news. Thank you!

  134. Erica Myers April 8, 2010 at 5:18 am #

    WOW … now a creative CHANNEL???!!! I am continually AMAZED at the offerings from Creative Techs! From photography to Photoshop to design to the web–EVERYTHING I need to brush up on or learn fresh is available! The instructors are phenomenal and the courses are relevant and practical for today's creative professionals. I am part of an in-house design team and Creative Techs has multiplied my skill level immeasurably and increased my value to the company. Gosh I wish I lived in Seattle sometimes!

  135. Meredith April 8, 2010 at 5:18 am #

    This is very generous and a wonderful opportunity to see and learn from some of the best in the field.

  136. Peter April 8, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    Outstanding Effort guys.

    You have delivered some top class training and it is well appreciated. So much so the initial enrolement in training overloaded the system.

    I wish you every sucess for your model; I know you have me onboard.

  137. Cathi Bosco April 8, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    Fantastic!! Empowering people is where we need to be going in the world! Fantastic!!!! It is the best part of what I do as a designer bringing WordPress websites to individuals and businesses. I instruct, design and set them up to make their sites sing. So anything you can offer that is about PHP, WordPress (plug-ins) and this subject I am triple excited for!
    Thanks in advance,
    Cathi
    http://www.CathiBosco.com

  138. Bryonna April 8, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    My skills have greatly improved thanks to Creative Tech courses. I can't always attend when they're offered, so the very inexpensive download prices let me train at my leisure. Great selection of courses, fab instructors, great online viewing experience, easy site navigation … couldn't ask for more! And it just keeps getting better and better.

  139. Anonymous April 8, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    I've enjoyed many of the classes especially Digital Photography, 6-month Photoshop and Roseanne Olson's Lighting. Very grateful for all CreativeTechs is doing. My 9-5 schedule makes it difficult to catch the live classes, but the prices are reasonable, particularly during the promo time and end of year sales. Thank you!!!

  140. sharon April 8, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    Got hooked on Creative Techs after going to a HOW Design Conference a few years back and my life just keeps getting better! Love the diversity of the instruction offered, even if it's something I'm not actively doing I'm still getting exposure. Who says you gotta sit in a classroom to get an education? Thanks for all you do!

  141. amehrman April 8, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    I've discovered the Creative Techs community and I'm hooked. The instructors teach real-world applicable skills, with a sense of humor. The added dimension of being able to interact with the instructors and other classmates around the world really makes the creativeLive a unique program.

  142. gardenofthemind April 8, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    I just finished the watercolor class and it was awesome. I am looking forward to taking other classes.
    Jean

  143. Rurik April 8, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    I just shared the love. Blogged about it at ruriksson.com

    Very excited about this ;)

  144. Beastly Baby Too April 8, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    I love Creative Techs classes…its the next best thing to being in person. I look forward to learning more!

  145. Mauricio Ache April 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Yeeeeeeehah!!! Thanks Amigo!
    This is awesome man, now i am more your fan than i was yesterday! I just took my first class yesterday.. And yeah right now im a "pro" but i can always learn somethin new.

    Now, a question: i heard you are gonna give a workshop too but not sure.. Is it true? Cause you rock!!

    And yup I support those guys who think that it would be nice to see it during the next 24hr still for free. Not download it. Just to let them see the class just in case they were sleeping at 2am local time :p

  146. Cath Shannon April 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Yay!!! more specialists to learn from Creative Techs – the best!!!!!

  147. Chris Wanamaker April 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    While the idea for free education is not new, the fact that you have stepped up the game and brought some incredible talent with you is a testament to your ability to give back the best to the photographic community. Thank you! We look forward to another awesome creation from Chase Jarvis + Crew!

  148. nik west April 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Awesome…way to go…good on ya!

  149. Patrick Briscoe April 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Chase, I love this! These types of initiatives are what the internet and global communication are all about. You're thinking outside the box and I think you've got something really special here. Thanks!

    Patrick from Toronto

  150. Sandro Franchi April 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    I'm in for the Art Wolfe course, just can't believe it :) .

    Thanks Chase!

  151. Debra April 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Wicked awesome, Chase! Thanks for evangelizing "free" and for bringing other rock star photogs into the fold. I have learned oodles over the past few years by following your blog, FB, tweets, videos, and just by looking at your images. You're the best teacher, IMHO, on the internet.

  152. Anonymous April 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    very good move in the right direction, however, Chase you should stop promoting this as "Worldwide FREE" since it's very impractical for a lot of people to catch the live classes for free specially the poorer people that would really benefit a free live class. In reality as of now, it's only practically free for the people living in your region and paid for everyone else. In my opinion, as of now, "Worldwide FREE" is just a marketing gimmick. There are very good suggestion in the comments that you guys should seriously consider, like having the classes for free for the first 24 or 48 hours, just to cater for different timezones. This way, you could really shout it out as FREE. Right now, you should shout FREE FOR SOME.

  153. Dale Reubin April 9, 2010 at 3:03 am #

    Thanks to all who set up creativeLIVE!! Probably one of the best things to happen to my camera and I.

  154. Robin Sarac April 9, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    It never stops with you, does it? :) You're someone I admire very much and absolutely an inspiration in more than just photography. Kick ass, Chase.

  155. PAUL TREACY April 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Valid point about the time zones issue and freeness. It's not free globally unless people are to sit up all night. For instance, I'm five hours ahead of you here in London. What about people living in Asia for example? A 24 or 48 hour window is a very good idea, no?
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  156. PAUL TREACY April 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Actually, I'm eight hours ahead I realize. Not five.

  157. Anonymous April 10, 2010 at 4:42 am #

    are some of you really complaining that the classes are not "Free" enough? so, say a best buy store in alabama is giving away "free" cds to the first 50 customers, should i complain because this is not free to me as I don't live in alabama, and they should give free cd's to everyone in the world?

    that's the good thing about business and personal motivation. Some people are going to whine and complain because "its not in my time zone, boo hoo" while the rest of us are motivated "get it done no matter what" kind of people, so while your sleeping, the rest of us who are driven and motivated and want to succeed will just set our alarm for 2:30am, put on a pot of coffee and "Nut Up", drag ourselves to the computer in our bunny slippers and sponge bob pjs, take advantage of this INCREDIBLE free learning tool,because we do whatever it takes to succeed.

    Something worth hundreds of dollars is being offered to you FOR FREE! if you can't "nut up" and set your alarm to wake up for it then stop complaining or fork over the money to buy it when you wake up from your beauty sleep, because the rest of us will be happy to work off of sheer caffeine and the sugar rush from our Krispy Kreme donuts because we'll do whatever it takes to succeed…and we are happy to sleep when we are dead.

    sorry, I'm just so tired of people whining and complaining because they can't have everything handed to them on a silver platter. its called "hard work" and sacrifice. suck it up, stop complaining or go into the food service industry.

  158. mjk_photo April 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Chase this is SICK! You are unreal! So much inspiration comes from you and your blogs. Thanks a ton!

  159. Jorge Uzcátegui April 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi guys, do you know if i can watch this classes outside U.S.?

  160. Anonymous April 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    @Jorge, yes you can watch the classes outside of US, for free if you try to catch it "live" and pay if you wanna download later.

    @Chase Jarvis

    Please don't market this as Worldwide FREE, coz practically it's just not.

    Don't expect people to stay up late, 3am for some, 4am for others and other ungodly hours others. Some of these people still need to work the next day. For some it's just not a healthy option.

    Then why not download? The price to download is more than 1 month's pay for a lot of people you're supposed to be helping, specially those in the poorer countries.

    These classes don't have to be free forever, just make it free for a day or two. Then, you could really say worldwide free.

  161. Scott Jones April 11, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Responding to your business model, I have the following comment. When I received the RSS feed announcement of your new venture it sounded interesting. I surfed to the site and found that the free broadcasts were duing the middle of my work day and thus would be impossible for me to watch due to the realiites of my job which does not allow for free time scheduled off in the middle of the day.

    One anonymous commentor above felt that was rediculous, but seroiusly, I cannot quit my job to view this content no matter how whimpy he thinks that is.

    So now I know about your site that has instruction in photography that I can pay for which is fine but is competing with all the other sites such as Lynda and Kelby and all the rest.

    The problem now is that for folks like me, we will just drift away and maybe come back to purchase something in the future if we can remember that it is here. This is NOT a complaint but just an observation. I think that if you could allow a peroid of time to see the broadcast, you might capture folks like me into your business sphere, but without that, I am simply shut out of the free offerings and thus am not incentivized to investigate your site regularly. I hope this feedback was useful. Thanks.

  162. john April 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I am stunned..
    thanks for posting Chase..

    John from Arkansas

  163. douwe April 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I just saw the movie ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ (yeah i know, it’s bad).
    But couldn’t stop thinking, what is chase doing in this movie!?

  164. Ron Heerkens Jr April 14, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Chase, what an insanely great idea. It’s incredible to watch ideas like this become a reality, especially when it involves the art community. Being able to embrace to world online and bring in artists who can complement that is a huge thing. We are definitely going to spotlight you and CreativeLIVE, artists on any level will appreciate what you have been able to accomplish.

  165. david April 17, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Very cool idea to share the knowledge. A business question. I’m wondering about the PhaseOne courses. They are doing a certification course for Capture One. Does this make an impact in your decision to hiring contractors? There has been other ones out there, but this one is deemed official.

  166. Chase April 17, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    hi david: i’ve never been sure what ‘official’ certifications are for software, but it’s a good thing for us to check out… thanks for the tip.

    • david April 18, 2010 at 8:56 am #

      That’s what I thought … its a $500 certificate. I already know how to use it and never bother to print one from my Epson. PhaseOne should just give one to everyone that is a user of their product.

  167. teddy mccrea April 18, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Hi Chase,
    Got into using the iphone doing three pics a day no matter what and it has improved my DSLR photography. Really good photographers are the ones that are not scared to share their knowledge and you kick ass. Thanks.

  168. Di Krog April 23, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Thanks for your time and effort – a worldwide classroom – it’s amazing.

  169. ChillBug April 23, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    I’m a little late in welcoming you Chase but I wanted you to know that I’m thrilled you are now part of the Creative Live family. :)

  170. Emad Al-Shihabi April 23, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Thank you for all the effort!

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