The Smart Film School trains teams of reporters using a hybrid learning model. We leverage proven step-by-step tutorials with live classes, real-world story exercises, and personalized instruction.
We work with top media organizations to deliver custom training for truly professional development
We teach on-demand, in-person, live, and online.
Smart Film School tutorials and live training sessions are produced in a professional TV studio in Berlin.
All courses are well-illustrated and designed for learning experiences that get measurable results.
We build and host custom training programs for . . .
We designed a custom mobile journalism training course for BILD reporters to master the essential skills for developing and launching a new Live TV news channel in Germany.
We developed the complete mobile journalism and digital transformation training program for 600 journalists of the Hindustan Times, MINT and related verticals at this large media organization. An intense 12-week training program kicked off the year-long training effort to drive digital transformation across their newsrooms.
We are training the 125 broadcast TV journalists across 12 countries with a customized mobile journalism certificate training program.
The instructor-led workshops combine on-demand tutorials, several story projects and live video interactions with each class group.
Correctiv in Germany has licensed our Mobile Journalism Masterclass certificate course and translated the video tutorials into German. They have the exclusive right to offer it to German-speaking journalists on their Web academy
Instructor-led, certificate training in "Digital Storytelling for the Mobile Generation" for communications officers. Custom course design used to train UN communications officers in 26 duty stations worldwide.
We produce the Certificate course for Mobile Journalism. This 6-week instructor-led course is offered three times per year with our UK partner, Journalism Co UK.
Professors at the University of Bedfordrshire and Danish School of Journalism use Campus licenses for Mobile Journalism & Design Thinking courses to 'Flip the classroom' with their students.
For WAN-IFRA members we deliver instructor-led custom training programs around the world. We lead classes for reporters, correspondents and their editors in the latest mobile journalism techniques with a custom masterclass and 1-1 coaching sessions.
Smart Film School courses are produced by Professor Robb Montgomery in his Berlin TV studio. The video-led tutorials are broadcast quality and teachers love them because they are project- oriented and adhere to pedagogical best practices. Progress tracking and assessments are included.
This not by accident: Montgomery's is the author of the "Mobile Journalism" - the textbook used by top universities and journalism schools.
As a seasoned international journalist, Montgomery leads academic seminars, workshops, and StoryLabs with students at journalism schools in Europe, U.S.A., Asia, and the Middle East. His first professor assignment was teaching journalism courses at the Medill School of Journalism in 2003.
Montgomery has taught in more than 30 countries and is a multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker.
All of the examples shown in these courses feature his eye-catching story work filmed on assignment in more than 30 countries. Since 2007 Montgomery has been the video journalism expert most-called by the top media organizations to lead training programs and develop mobile journalism projects.
He is a former editor for the Chicago Tribune and is active in the U.S Speakers program by the U.S. State department as the world expert on mobile journalism.