Cinematography: Shoot video like a pro
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Cinematography: Shoot video like a pro

Master the art of filmmaking.
3.3 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,846 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up a camera for recording high quality video
  • Plan the shots that help tell a visual story
  • Convey the elements of great shots
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of telling a video story
  • Understand several different ways to approach a shooting assignment
  • Film the six shots that make it easy to film and edit scenes
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Requirements
  • No previous experience is required.
  • No expensive video camera is required
  • You can take this course using a late-model smartphone
Description

You can master the art of film making with just an iPhone, and this course.

This masterclass teaches the fundamentals of cinematography, without making you think you need access to an expensive camera system to understand how to operate one for film making.

What students are saying:

"Robb's teaching style is very engaging and he does a great job of presenting the material in a easy-to-learn manner." Daniel Clifton

"This course by Robb Montgomery is packed with rich content and information on how to create videos. Each lecture provided instructional materials and tools to help you make video production easy. This is a course not to be missed. " — Jane Lee

"Wow! Great content! One of the best courses I have taken!" — Danny Sparks

You will learn how to:

  • Film and edit video on the smartphone
  • Turn your iPhone into a pro video camera


The power of film is first learning how the camera works, and then seeing and feeling the effects of light and shadows, and framing characters and actions that allow a visual narrative to unfold effortlessly.

This course teaches highly technical topics in a very visual way, so you can unlock your potential as a creative filmmaker.

"Once I started the course, I could not quit until I had completed it. Each segment was interesting, informative, creatively presented and edited with precision. I loved the course and learned a lot from it." — Randy Hendricks

Filmmaker Robb Montgomery uses real-world examples to show you how to create compelling stories using video.

How you film a scene, plan your shots, craft your story, and edit your footage is what draws attention to your film projects and your skill as a cinematographer.

Professional-level solutions for smartphone filmmakers are far less costly when compared to other camera systems so that is the tech we primarily will feature in this course.

Register now to get started.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to make better-looking video and films
  • Students studying visual storytelling
  • Visual storytellers
  • Classroom teachers
  • Journalists
  • Photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
01:29:20
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Getting started
8 Lectures 14:09

What will you learn in this course?
00:50


Learn the key settings to adjust to turn your iPhone into a pro film camera.

Preview 04:13

The key settings for using FilmicPro app.

Preview 02:13


EXERCISE: Set up your camera
00:32

Introduction to the Smart Film School
01:45
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The basics
5 Lectures 16:23
Camera usage
03:53

Shot sizes
06:23

The Six-shot pattern
03:22

EXERCISE: Film with the six-shot pattern
01:13

Crossing the line - the 180 degree rule
01:32

Check for understanding
1 question
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Advanced filmmaking
11 Lectures 26:23
Case Study: 24 hours in hong Kong
07:54

The meaning in camera movement
00:50

Narrative motion vs. camera motion
02:07

Film smooth video
00:42

When to film at 25 FPS
00:29

Dolly shot
01:03

Hyperlapse stabilization
01:50

Filming with a gimbal steadicam
02:11

How to stabilize using slo-motion
00:58

Slo-motion examples
03:21

Filming handheld
04:58
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Filming steadicam shots - the DJI Osmo
8 Lectures 16:24
How to set up a DJI Osmo
03:07

What does steadi-cam footage like like?
00:23

Filming with a z-axis controller
04:21

Transferring clips from the Osmo to your iPhone
00:19

Mount the Osmo to a bicycle
02:01

Smooth pans and tilts
00:27

External microphones
04:03

Filming at night
01:43
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Editing shots into sequences
5 Lectures 16:12
Log and capture
02:25

How to compress time
02:04

Build your story flow
03:30

Video editing in iMovie
06:48

Final Lecture - discount coupons for students
01:25
About the Instructor
— Smart Film School —
4.3 Average rating
139 Reviews
4,203 Students
5 Courses
Smartphone filmmaking.

Smart Film School courses are taught by Robb Montgomery,  an American video journalism professor based in Berlin, Germany.

His training courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, RTÉ Ireland TV, and many public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore.

As a university professor, he produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism. 

“If you want to learn how you can effectively use your smartphone to create documentary video stories, then Robb's course is a must." — Ken Katz

More courses and resources, (Such as lists of the latest video apps and gear) can be found online at the Smart Film School web site.