About Us

About Us

Quickclass (Qc) is the invention of a team of passionate educators, designers, developers… (creatives all!) who want to allow film and media educators and learners around the world to coach and learn better than they’ve ever been able to before.

Our dream is to help us all to realise further the promise that smartphones offer to enhance education - by providing the best built-for-purpose digital tools for everything you need a touch or two away.

The Qc e-learning platform grew out of a passion for learn-by-doing filmmaking that spawned a global short-film festival in 15 countries for 400 screening parties and over 2000 Quickflicks produced for the festival, over a the course of a decade.

We’re dedicated to ever-improving the platform we can offer learners and educators, by continuously improving our existing services and always adding new tools and functionality to help ease your learning.

Our Team

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StJohn Smith

StJohn Smith

Quickclass Founder and MD

StJohn has been starting and running organisations focused on encouraging young filmmakers to learn by doing to build their craft for 15 years. Quickclass has grown out of a passion for the short films format - and encouraging over 2000 Quickflicks to be produced in 15 countries.
Ralph Stenzel

Ralph Stenzel

Quickclass CTO

Ralph is just about the best CTO you could hope to have in your startup. Just when it seems the digital walls are crumbling around us, Ralph will appear (in his cape) and keep the roof above our heads, rebuild the walls and all the while entertain us with his hard-core german techno reggae dubstep DJ set.
James Fair

James Fair

Quickclass Head of Education

When James isn’t running the Film Department at Bournemouth University or writing the next chapter of his PhD’s thesis… you can find him publishing his first ‘book’ through Quickclass and being the major force behind Quickclass’ education direction and strategy
Vaidas Astrovas

Vaidas Astrovas

Project Manager Supreme

Vaidas has to put up with a lot of rubbish. Developers who need more time, project objectives that change on a whim, a legacy code base that would drive stronger men insane... but he takes it all in his stride and ends each day smiling.

Gaurav Singh

Gaurav Singh

App Developer Extraordinaire, iOS and Android

Gaurav has fought off holy cow precessions and monsoon rains to get Quickclass published on time! More can does than a can do, Gaurav takes great pride in living by mantra "the apps you're using NEED to be great".
Arvydas Vainauskas

Arvydas Vainauskas

Code Ninja - php, web design, all-round problem solver

Arvydas isn't afraid of software. Its all a projection on Socrates' Cave of Illusions anyway. Reality is what you make it, and so, line by line, query by query, tweak by tweak, Arvydas creates a reality that's more beautifully functioning for the rest of us...
Marius Seigas

Marius Seigas

Black Diamond Code Ninja - Special Assassinations

Marius is one of the world's most critical developers - and fortunately not just of other peoples' code! If there's a simplified, more straightforward but often not obvious way of solving a problem, Marius will hunt it down, skin and spit roast it before you even realised you were hungry.