Strong communication

+ content creation.

Explain Academy is a 30-day program that teaches you how to simplify your message
—and transform it into engaging video.


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Cohort 4 Update

Cohort 4 will run for 4 weeks — in Q2 of 2023.

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What's inside?

1:1 Mentoring

Book flexible timeslots and get direct mentoring from me. We'll find the best way forward for your specific context.

Live Classes

Get new insights every week, answers to your questions, and connect with the other academists.


Get the weekly topic under your skin by putting your new insights into practice—guided and evaluated by me.

Lesson Library

Get lifetime access to all my premium video courses—entertaining, fun and educational.


Get the templates I use to speed up my content creation process. And the materials I've created to accelerate your own creations.

Tool Discounts

Get coupon codes on some of my favorite tools for content creation—e.g. a 15% discount on annual Vyond plans.

EA Certificate

Get a certificate of completion when you graduate from the Explain Academy to use in your CV or portfolio.

What graduates say




"My only reservation was if it was worth doing a course, versus finding my own way. So I really appreciated how structured and well organized it was. My favorite thing was the 1:1 coaching from Rued. When I started to feel like I understood the tools and processes, and I could move through the learning curve easily, that was powerful for me. Thank you for the easy to follow and well structured course. Tons of helpful and effective tools and ressources!"


Agency Owner

"Before I enrolled, I had reservations about whether this course provided advanced enough tips on Vyond. But I decided to buy because Rued has gone through the same journey as I am on now. I learned a lot about how to operate my business and how to advertize it better. Turns out the process really matters. I really appreciated the course and your patience, Rued. Thanks for working with me."


eLearning Designer

"I had some insecurities about my own abilities and what commitment it would require to get up to Rued's level. And the price. But Rued's commitment to everyone in the Academy was incredible. Not something I've seen before with a mentor program. He would not give up on anybody and would keep encouraging us to be brave and work on our skills. In Australia, courses like this are $3-5000. I think you deserve to charge a far higher price, because of the personal mentoring directly with you."

A one-stop-shop for Explainers


I know I would have wanted a single destination that provided all the foundational knowledge needed to fast-forward my own career as a pro explainer.

So, I’m building such a thing myself.

The Explain Academy is a 4-week program that teaches you how to simplify complex information, structure it in a logical way, write a script based on that outline—and convert the script into an engaging animated video.

Relevant for both freelancers and those pursuing a corporate career. Also for marketers, who see the need to be more self-reliant within content marketing. Or YouTubers who want to up their content game.

Those who get a seat at the table will get lifetime access to all my courses, weekly live sessions with me, a group of likeminded people to network with and learn from, my own templates, and projects to complete to build your portfolio and earn yourself the badge of being an Explainer.

As a graduate from the Academy you will not only be a better content creator. You will also have acquired a skillset around simplifying complexity that is highly sought after in any industry.

This is my vision for the Academy; An all-in-one resource that catapults your explainer skills forward.

[Enrolment window is open for a few days, and only happens 3 times a year.]

Meet your instructor

I started my explainer video agency as a master's student and grew it into a six-figure business, helping 250+ clients explain their offering.

Now, I've moved from "selling fish" to "teaching people how to fish". I know what works and how to create simple and strong explainers for clients, businesses, and as a creator.

My purpose is to simplify complexity—so that people can navigate the world more easily. And in this Academy, I get to pass on these skills in the most intimate and impactful way.

Learn invaluable explainer skills

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It's hard to ignore animation

Most everyone can write. A lot can design a little. Some know how to handle a camera. But how many can create engaging explainer videos?

The animated format has become more accessible over the last couple of years. With easy-to-use animation makers, anyone can sign up. But that rarely cuts it.

Just like with a hammer, you need skills to handle a tool. And to make strong explainers, you need to understand a whole suite of subskills first.

Scriptwriting. Storytelling. Audio recording. Graphic design. Sound effects. Music. All parts of the explainer video puzzle piece.

Animation as a format is impossible to ignore today. Over the last 10 years, animation has exploded. But it's not too late to chime in. Not at all.

Take off with 1:1 support πŸš€

As an Academy member, you get individual sessions with me, to make sure you never get stuck. This is not just another course. It's a school, a program, a focused run towards your end goal. And I'll be pacing you all the way (in a nice way πŸ€—)

This focus on you and your project means you can go in any direction. Whatever you work on, dream off, or need help with, I'm here to guide you and tailor the training to you specifically. Yes, that requires more effort. More time. And that's why this is a premium program for serious students.

Explain Academy

Access Includes

  • Lifetime Access
  • 1:1 Coaching w/ Rued
  • Detailed Feedback
  • Small-group Workshops
  • Dedicated Community
  • Pre-recorded Content
  • Exclusive Live-sessions
  • Premium Tool Discounts
  • Results Inevitable

Price Comparison

⚑️ Explain Academy ⚑️


4 weeks

βœ” 2D principles

βœ” 1:1 coaching

βœ” Community

βœ” Graduation certificate

βœ” Software training

βœ” Workflow optimization

βœ” Pace flexibility

βœ” Scriptwriting methods

βœ” 6-figure agency experience

βœ” Online teaching principles

βœ” Templates and blueprints

βœ” Lifetime access

Other animation schools (online)


12 weeks

βœ” 2D principles

βœ” 1:1 coaching

βœ” Community

βœ” Graduation certificate

βœ” Software training

βœ” Workflow optimization

βœ” Pace flexibility

 Scriptwriting methods

6-figure agency experience

 Online teaching principles

  Templates and blueprints

  Lifetime access

Traditional Bachelor's Degree (uni)


3 years

βœ” 2D principles

βœ” 1:1 coaching

βœ” Community

βœ” Graduation certificate

βœ” Software training

βœ” Workflow optimization

Pace flexibility

 Scriptwriting methods

6-figure agency experience

 Online teaching principles

  Templates and blueprints

  Lifetime access

Alternative payment plan (3 x $550)

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Expert Endorsements

Robin Sargent, Ph.D.

"OMG! I love your courses! And I'm excited to recommend your program. TREASURE! Anyway, I just want to verify from an Instructional Design point of view that you do fantastic work and to encourage you. LOVE all the touches of humor."

Kent Löfgren, Ph.D.

"Rued, I have a PhD in pedagogy (for what it's worth) and decades of experience both as an online teacher and as a YouTuber. You're one of the best I've ever seen. "

Mark Fazioli, Ph.D.

"As an e-learning developer, I started to use Vyond in April of 2021. My first source to learn the software was YouTube. I began to watch Rued’s videos. They were incredible. I went to his website and saw he offered an academy. At our first meeting, Rued carefully listened to my needs and tailored the course. My goal was to master Vyond and produce engaging instructional videos. Each week we covered another area of Vyond with hands-on practice. Rued was professional, prepared, and patient with helping me reach my goals. His tips and techniques were priceless. I learned so much to produce some engaging videos for my institutions that our students love. I could never have achieved this knowledge and skill without the mentoring from Rued. Thank you so much for all your time to help me reach my goals!"

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