Course Summary

This certificate course has been accredited by NGOS like the United Nations for their communications officer training. It is used by NGOs, foundations, media development groups, non-profits and by university professors to lead classes and teams to a better understanding of mobile journalism and visual storytelling.  

The course combines Design Thinking with Mobile journalism and TV / Video production and video editing modules. Trainees will learn how to use innovation methods to develop video story plans and then use mobile journalism methods to make prototypes that support the concept developed.

In this masterclass your team will learn how to plan, film, edit and measure the impact of audience-centered stories.
All they need is a smartphone.

Click on each of the course modules shown below to see a detailed syllabus for each course plan.

Course Pricing

Digital Storytelling for the Mobile Generation

United Nations Communications officers training program. 12-week certificate course.

Smart Film School

This course is taught by Robb Montgomery, an American Mobile Journalism expert, filmmaker and author.

Montgomery leads global training programs in mobile video reporting and documentary filmmaking for professional journalists. Based in Berlin, he recently served journalists in Ukraine leading several mobile documentary journalism workshops in Odessa and Ivano-Frankivsk.

He is the author of Smartphone Video Storytelling and Mobile Journalism textbooks and his documentary films have been awarded top prizes at film festivals in Berlin, Milan and Los Angeles.

Montgomery teaches journalists in more than 34 countries for Reuters, WAN-IFRA, IREX, InterNews, United Nations, U.S. State Department, Journalism Co UK, Mediacorp, SRMG, Radio Free Europe, Journalism Co UK, Middle East Broadcast Network, GIJN, International Journalism Festival, NABSHOW, and public broadcasters.

Montgomery developed the first mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe TV in 2011. As a visiting professor he has led courses in visual journalism at Northwestern University, Stockholm University, University of London, Singapore University, Danish School of Journalism, and Ohio University. He is listed in the U.S. Speaker program and presents workshops that are organized by U.S. Embassies cultural affairs officers.

His Smart Film School certificate courses are accredited by top media organizations and universities.

Montgomery holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 – Eastern Illinois University)