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.
There is no risk. This course has a 30 day money back guarantee.
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 (@VideoJournalist) is a best-selling author who has taught more than 20,000 people the art of iPhone filmmaking. You can make great-looking video stories with small cameras and smartphones and these courses show you how. (Of course Android apps are shown too!)
He designs these video courses for amateurs and professionals and has crafts modular learning packs that allow you to start anywhere and then dip into advanced concepts without feeling overwhelmed.
His workshops and courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, TVN, MTV3, RTÉ Ireland TV, and other large public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore.
Professionals seek him out in Berlin to get personalized training sessions. But you don't have to book a trip or pay his day rate for coaching to get started on the path.
These Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School in Austria, The University of Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism issue his e-learning video courses to all students.
Styria Media in Europe has an enterprise-wide license that allows every employee full access to all of Montgomery's video training courses.
Why? Montgomery is a global expert in video storytelling and innovation strategy and is based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism,” and a new book on video storytelling to be published by Taylor & Francis (London and New York).
As a bona-fide video journalism pioneer, he works with journalists worldwide to develop mobile video projects and as a design-thinking expert, he leads internal teams at media companies to rapidly develop actionable prototypes and new products.
For Media Development projects in Egypt and Georgia, Montgomery developed the world's first mobile journalism school and has trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media, and design thinking processes.
He produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at universities in Europe.
Montgomery was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.
In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with course packs of video tutorials that teach social video, mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
Montgomery previously served as an editorial art director for the Chicago Tribune, Page One editor for the Chicago-Sun-Times, and has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times 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.