Wouldn’t you like to know how to produce video with your iPhone?
This course will teach you the methods that produce professional-looking video packages every time.
Michael Choke writes: "Another Brilliant Course by Robb Montgomery. Having enjoyed Robb's clarity of instruction and step-by-step guidance in his previous course "Make iPhone video like a pro in 10 steps," I was expecting nothing less than another high quality course from him. In this next course, his instructions are just as clear as ever, and his attention to detail yet again simply amazing. This time round, we still get the direct "how to" actionable lessons, coupled with "secret sauce" insights derived from years of experience and topped with sharing of working files whenever practical. And boy, I'm impressed! Looking to learn how to film and edit a video story on iPhone? This is it!"
This step-by-step class teaches all aspects of video production: From interviewing to editing.
You will learn how to produce professional video in this course.
No previous video production experience is required.
First we’ll go over the shots and setups before moving onto scripts and camera standups.
There are more than 7,700 happy students enrolled in Smart Film School courses including field reporters from Reuters video, CNN and the New York Times.
I encourage you to read the five-star reviews from real people, just like you.
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Learn to make short videos with an iPhone or iPad in 10 steps:
The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones. Get the same training that professional broadcasters use.
This is a comprehensive masterclass in video journalism and broadcast news video production.
The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones and using visually-led approaches to reporting and producing stories. Montgomery combines this approach with advanced social media, data visualization and writing techniques that connect with Web & Mobile audiences.
I show you how you can take these lessons with your smartphone
The basic kit to upgrade the quality of your video production with a smartphone
A rig built just for interviews!
Find and organize the best video production apps
The apps I use
Setting up the video recording app to get pro results.
Camera fundamentals and the things you want to get right before filming.
The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!
How to film the shots you need to tell a video story
Understand the visual grammar for telling a video story.
This filming pattern will get you the shots you need for a video sequence that matches a soundbite.
Confirm your knowledge of setting up the camera and making video shots
How to get stable interview footage
How to find a great background
Aligning the subject in your shot
How to engage with your subject to get the best sound bites
A tutorial on the questions that get great sound bites
Confirm the best practices for making quality interviews
Analysis of “24 hours in Hong Kong,” A story without words.
How sequences can transport location and convey duality
How a 30 minute process can be shown in 30 seconds
Tips for organizing the shots to prompt a script
Learn how to format a script so that it can be read in one take!
A case study: The king of the Vikings
How to get the best audio quality for your voice-over narration.
Follow these tips when recording your voice over narration.
What to look for and how to set up the shot for a reporter standup
Some of the reasons that reporter needs to appear in a news video
A demo for how to edit sound bites, add cutaway sequences and build a video story in iMovie
Identify your best shots and bites
A simple method for organizing your story
This handout help you plan and produce a news package
Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor with international expertise.
His clients include:
Broadcasters: CNN, Reuters, Channel News Asia, VRT, MTV3, MediaCorp, and 24SATA.
Organizations: British Cycling, Irish Broadcasting Authority, IREX, WAN-IFRA, and the Institute of Physics.
Educators: University of London (SOAS), Stockholm University, Danish School of Journalism, FH Wien (Vienna), EFJ (Paris), Michigan State University, and the University of Notre Dame.
Montgomery is a Best-eller author and worked as an editor in the newsrooms of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years before founding his media advisory business in 2005.
In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with certificate course packs for mobile journalism and smartphone filmmaking.
Montgomery produces workshops worldwide on design thinking and mobile journalism. Mid-career professionals seeking professional development certification in these new skills frequently study with him in Berlin.
Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism and design thinking.
He is the author of Smartphone Filmmaking (Routledge Press – 1Q 2018) and "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.” (ISBN 978-0-9903502-0-0. 2015, Visual Editors.)
• In 2012, Montgomery developed the smartphone reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast reporters and correspondents.
• For IREX and USAID, Montgomery developed the world’s first mobile journalism lab for Radio Liberty and several journalism schools in Georgia.
• As a journalism educator, he authors and produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Institute for Journalism & Media Management (Vienna) and the EFJ School of New Journalism (Paris).
• He was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.
• Montgomery has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times, Leadership and the San Francisco Examiner.
• His work with the investigative journalism team at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been awarded top honors in Society of News Design competitions since 1992.