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)
Pro camera settings
Exercise One: Set up your camera
Camera usage
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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What's included

  • 11 Video Lessons
  • 4 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Smart Film School

Instructor

Robb Montgomery is a professor of mobile journalism and the author of “Smartphone Video Storytelling (Routledge Books - New York & London)

Montgomery is a former Chicago newspaper editor and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Since 2015, has led mobile journalism courses at the EFJ school of journalism in Paris, and FH Wien School of Journalism in Vienna.

He has trained reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Channel News Asia, Belgian Public Television, Russ Media, Al Jazeera and Singapore Press Holdings

As a distinguished visiting professor he has lectured and led courses for the Medill School of Journalism, the Danish School of Journalism, American University, Cairo University, and KU.

In 2011 he developed the mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and has trained more than 20,000 storytellers in mobile video methods.

He authored the Mobile Journalism syllabus used by leading universities and leads a certificate course in digital storytelling for the United Nations public information officers.

He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 - Eastern Illinois University) and worked as an editor at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times between 1993 and 2005.


He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter.

His clients include Reuters, CNN, Radio Free Europe, TVN, TVP, VRT, MTV3, France24, Al Jazeera, Mediacorp, Correctiv, Reporter Fabrik, Russ Media, APA, WAN-IFRA Asia, Channel News Asia, SPH, IREX, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Caritas, and The New York Times.