Smartphone video production for beginners

Learn to shoot and edit mobile videos in less than 30 minutes.

In a world dominated by small screens and visually-led content, a smartphone is the ultimate tool for producing, editing and sharing video stories.

In this short course we will show you some quick ways to produce video content with a smartphone.

These lessons are drawn from our full-length courses to give you a quick start for making great videos.

  • Use a video camera app to record professional looking video
  • Frame and film interview subjects
  • Film with a shot pattern that makes it easy to tell a video story

This course is for anyone who wants to make better video with their phone.
The course is filmed with iOS, but owners of other makes and models will benefit from the methods shown.

You need a late model smartphone to get best results.

No previous experience is required.

Intended Audience: Students

Introduction to the Smart Film School
How to take this course
Video gear
Apps for video production
A great video camera app (For iOS)
Camera usage
Exercise One: Set up your camera
A 6-shot pattern for making great video
Exercise Two: Film a 6-shot pattern
How to edit a video with Quik
EXAMPLE: A walking shot sequence
Filming a walking sequence
EXERCISE: Film walking shots
Edit the sequence in Quik

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Marijana Matković , 8 months ago

It was very helpful!

Paula Bobanovic , 8 months ago

very, very helpful & interesting.

What's included

  • 10 Video Lessons
  • 4 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Robb Montgomery


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.