Mobile Video Journalism: iPhone Video Course for Journalists
4.6 (195 ratings)
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Mobile Video Journalism: iPhone Video Course for Journalists

iPhone & Android Video Production: Video Reporting, Live Video, Apps, & Gear, Video Editing & Mobile Journalism for TV
4.6 (195 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,736 students enrolled
Created by Robb Montgomery
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 25 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Best practices for producing, filming, and editing mobile video
  • How to use the Filmic Pro app to capture broadcast-quality smartphone video
  • How to develop a mobile video story from start to finish
  • Master storyboarding techniques and mobile video story forms
  • Produce a portfolio of mobile videos with 10 projects
  • Develop in-depth interviewing techniques that deliver great results
  • How to edit a branded video on a mobile device for quick publishing
  • The basics of editing on iMovie (and other video apps)
  • How to deliver for a polished, professional look to your video stories
  • The secrets to creating social video that resonates with a mobile audience!
Requirements
  • No previous experience is required
  • You will need a late-model smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • Some apps we show are paid, but are not expensive. Many are free.
Description

Mobile Video Journalism Course - Android and iPhone video production workflows.

"Robb is an excellent instructor. He knows his subject matter and teaches each module clearly. I highly recommend his course. Enroll now!" 
— Jayson Guerrero ★★★★★ 


This comprehensive Mobile Journalism Masterclass was originally developed to train CNN journalists in 2014 and it is updated frequently with new tutorials. It has been used to train thousands of reporters and uses proven distance learning techniques.

This course will teach you the methods that produce professional-looking video packages every time.


This instructor has more than 1,000 ★★★★★ reviews on his Smart Film School courses.


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.


"Robb is very clear and straightforward in his teaching, and I appreciate the way his lectures are backed up with slide or text reviews. Production quality is professional. Highly recommended!”

– Stephen Box ★★★★★ 


This step-by-step class teaches all aspects of video production: From interviewing to editing.


What you'll learn:

  • Best practices for producing, filming, and editing mobile video

  • How to use the Filmic Pro app to capture broadcast-quality video

  • How to develop a mobile video story from start to finish

  • Master storyboarding, script writing and story forms

  • Produce a portfolio of mobile videos with the included story projects

  • Develop in-depth interviewing techniques that deliver great results

  • Produce and edit a branded video on a mobile device for quick publishing

  • The basics of editing on iMovie (and other video apps)

  • How to deliver for a polished, professional look to your mobile video stories

  • The secrets to creating video that resonates with a mobile audience!

You will learn how to produce professional video in this course.


"I am a mobile journalism educator and professional. I took Robb's course to gain additional training and found out how little I actually knew! Robb's course is great for, both, beginners and advanced mobile journalists."

— Len Clark, University of Notre Dame ★★★★★ 

 

No previous video production experience is required.

There are more than 25,000 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.

Enroll today.


NOTE: An instructor-led, diploma version of this video course content is used by more than 50 universities and professional media organizations - details at the Smart Film School web site.




Who this course is for:
  • Journalists
  • Media students
  • Mobile journalism trainers
  • Social Media teams
  • Communications teams
  • Social media teams
  • Journalism instructors
  • Correspondents
  • Broadcasters
Course content
Expand all 130 lectures 06:42:20
+ Getting started
3 lectures 17:22

In this MOJO course, you will be learning how to produce simple, but effective video stories with your smartphone.

  • You will learn how to use your mobile camera to answer story questions.
  • How to conduct interviews that get great sound bites.
  • Film shots that can be quickly edited together into a finished video story.
  • If you tell stories for a living or teach students those skills, this course is for you.

I look forward to seeing you in the Smart film School .

Robb Montgomery
Preview 00:57
How to take this course
00:27

To aid in the virus coverage, I have made a special safety lecture and demonstration of microphones and accessories that allow you to report safely from the field.

I use a lightweight boom pole, wireless mics and a mini tripod to operate a lightweight field rig for #MOJO interviews in the field. 

This video takes a deeper dive look at the gear used to film news reports and documentaries during the pandemic.

Preview 15:58
+ Set up your iPhone
8 lectures 22:24

Checklist for turning your phone into a camera

How to film video - first steps
00:59
iOS camera settings
01:33
Checking in
01:27
Using the native camera
01:35

Intro to the Filmic Pro video camera app to get pro results.

Filmic Pro camera app (iOS and Android)
03:33
Filmic Pro settings
05:25

Setting for stable video using the MoviePro app for iOS. 

Filming with MoviePro app for handheld shooting
01:56

This exercise is pretty straightforward. 

I want you to download and install a video camera app Like (FilmicPro, MoviePro or Cinema FV-5) and make the quality settings I show in the lectures.

If you are in the USA (or country that provides 120v 60hz electrical power) set up your first preset for 1920x1080 resolution at 30 frames per second.

If you are in a country with 220 volt 50hz electrical supply, make your settings for 1920x1080 resolution and 25 frames per second.

Turn on the framing guides and audio metering, and make sure the clips are being saved to your camera roll so that you can find them when you start editing. Film a few 10-second clips in landscape (horizontal orientation).

Filmic Pro: Exercise: Set up your camera
05:56
+ Set up your Android Phone
7 lectures 15:03
Android video apps
00:40
Which camera app?
03:33
Filmic Pro settings
03:13
Cinema FV-5 Settings
03:37
FV-5 — Manual Focus and Exposure
01:19
EXERCISE: Record a test clip
00:24
Verify Audio
02:17
+ Apps for video production
1 lecture 01:01
RESOURCE: Apps list for video production (Android and iOS)
01:01
+ Shot sizes and filming patterns for video stories
3 lectures 07:02

This filming pattern will help you focus on the shots you need for a video sequence.

The six shots that answer story questions
03:38
Exercise: Film clips with a 6-shot pattern
01:37
Crossing the line - the 180 degree rule
01:46
+ PROJECT 1
1 lecture 01:35
Project: A place
01:35
+ Introduction to video editing
3 lectures 25:39

Edit a 30-second video story project with a free app from GoPro.

Edit a short video with this free app (iOS)
08:52

Combine Text overlays and video clips to make a square video for social media.

Preview 08:12

Videoshop is a simple editing app for all platforms that let's you edit short-form video.

Edit video on Android, Windows Phone or iPhone with this app
08:35
+ PROJECT 2
2 lectures 01:51

The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!

How to upload HD video to Facebook
00:29
Project: Show a process
01:22
+ Adding text and watermark logos to videos
2 lectures 15:46

Using Videoshop (Android and iOS) to add text overlays is quick and easy.

Add text subtitles to a video
07:59

Use this free app to add your brand to your videos.

Add a watermark to a video
07:47
+ Introduction to social media video
3 lectures 07:34
Trends in social video
04:11
Video story examples
03:18
Reporting breaking news with smartphones
00:05