How To Film Great Travel Video With a Mobile Phone

Upgrade Your Instagram: Shoot and edit amazing smartphone travel videos and photos while on vacation.

This course is about making exceptional travel photography - no matter what camera you have or where you are in the world.
This is a Level Two Course Pack that builds upon the smartphone filmmaking lessons taught in "Smartphone Filmmaking: LEVEL ONE - Film & Edit Mobile Video."

These new video lesson examples will show you step-by-step how to take stunning travel photos and film amazing social videos.
What will you learn?

  • Explore, shoot and sell spectacular videos with your smartphone.
  • Take stunning travel photos and scenes that people will pay for (and your family will love).
  • Understand timeless video principles that will stay with you for all projects, and with all cameras.
  • Gain film school level insights for conceptualizing, shooting, and editing a holiday travel scene.
  • Produce HD video content without expensive equipment.
  • Develop your own unique style of video and photo taking that set your shots apart.
Taught by @VideoJournalist - this course features genuine pro advice and exclusive behind-the-scenes access where you will learn how to film amazing and stunning photographic and video scenes that will impress viewers every time.

In this course you will see practical, real world examples that back up the fact that great photography and travel videos are are a result of the photographer's approach to new environments, and a knack for getting the most of every situation.

This Best-Selling instructor travels, teaches and earns his living doing exactly what you see in this course. The lessons for this course were filmed in Egypt, Chile, Berlin, the Alps, Doha, Singapore and many other exotic locales.

Montgomery teaches the same photo safari approach to the media pros who come study with him in Berlin and also to his university students in Paris and Vienna.
These lessons feature professional images and scenes that have been captured with a smartphone. This is intentional.
Shooting advice is easy to give and many of the common themes are best supported by having the pro instructor show you exactly all the things that went into getting that great moment or visual sequence.
Not in someone else's work. but in their own. What went right, what went wrong. What were the problems to solve and how did they get sorted?
We show you what goes into the planning, the anticipation, and the willingness to venture outside comfort zones.
That's the secret knowledge worth exploring in this series.
These pro techniques will show you how to explore the word, capture spectacular images that will wow your friends and family.
These methods work quickly to help you develop your photographic 'eye.'


  1. Travel light
  2. Get lost
  3. Challenge yourself
  4. Connect the shots
  5. Be a people watcher
  6. Be safe
  7. Film in manual mode
  8. Wake up early
  9. Stay out late
  10. Play with time
  11. Speed ramping
  12. Remain curious
  13. Ditch the group
  14. Embrace strangeness
  15. Chase the light
  16. Take a hike
  17. Tell a story
  18. Plan ahead
  19. Anticipate action
  20. Talk to people
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the technical aspects of photography or fall prey to camera envy that suggests 'I could be a pro, if only had I had THAT gear."
Pros are judged by their work, not the tools that help produce it. And pros get paid to film and edit: so we are also including guidance in this area as part of the course.
LEARN TO SHOOT LIKE A PRO
Every travel photo pro will tell you that the best piece of gear they carry is their eyes (and a brain that is tuned to observations that others often miss).
They know how to get the 'money shot' and to also film scenes that can be sold to people who are happy to pay for the shots that result from a pro's approach to travel filming.

BONIUS SECTION: Earn income with your travel video skills
  • Use Video to Establish Yourself as an Expert
  • Earn income as a Freelancer
  • Take Great Video with Your Smartphone
  • Make Captivating Explainer Videos
  • The Key Ingredients of a Great Videos
  • Freelance Video Production
Travel photo pros will tell you "Don't eat where the tourists do, but where you see locals. Just set off down a street and see where it leads. Look around the bends, over the rises. Get away from the crowd."
In this course, you will see what lies just beyond the edges when you drift away from the tourists and tourist sites, away from what is too familiar and comfortable.
It may help to think of this as a course that guide to be an expert in photo hunting.
Whenever a pro photographer leaves the confines of his camp, he is ready and able to capture whatever pops up —and now you will be too,
"Get closer, then get closer still. Try different angles, different lenses."
This course goes far deeper than the cliche advice found in free tutorials.
Instead we will learn to wait for the light, build a moment, embrace bad weather, and explore strange new situations.
We are never be in a hurry to get somewhere else, if where we are is or will be the place to be to capture a piece of magic in our frame.

This course is a masterclass in showing you how to do exactly all of these things.
For fun and for profit!

Register now. There is no risk!

Intended Audience: Photographers, Adventurers, Travel guides, Students, teachers, students, travel agency, tourism board, vacation, holiday, travel, trip

Meet @VideoJournalist
Travel light
Intro to Filmic Pro
Make a preset
Are you an engineer or an artist?
What do you mean by "video?"
Get Lost
Challenge yourself
Connect the shots
Filming Walking Shots
EXERCISE: Walking shot pattern
Be a people watcher
Be safe
Film in Manual mode
Wake up early
Stay out late
Play with time
EXERCISE: Make a Video Postcard
Speed ramping
Remain curious
Ditch the group
Embrace strangeness
Top Freelance video opportunities
Business and Corporate Videos
Demonstration videos
Tutorial videos
Sell Footage to Agencies
Personal greetings
Photography, Cinemagraphs and Still Imagery
Screencasting
Speed Drawing and food-lapse recipes
Chase the light
Take a hike
FILM FESTIVAL: Eight minutes in Ireland
Tell a story
Plan ahead
Anticipate Action
Talk to people
Example: Take viewers along for the ride

What's included

  • 30 Video Lessons
  • 9 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Robb Montgomery

Instructor

Robb Montgomery is a bestselling author for Smartphone filmmaking, Design Thinking, and Mobile Journalism.

He is the director of the Smart Film School and is a professor at EFJ [Paris] & FHWien [Vienna] schools of journalism where he teaches Mobile Reporting and leads Design Thinking research projects.

Montgomery served as a senior editor in two Pulitzer Prize winning newsrooms and was awarded the Lisagor prize for his work with investigative reporting teams uncovering government corruption in Chicago.

He resides in Berlin and travels the world as a professor, consultant and avid outdoorsman.