How to Create the Perfect Smartphone Video Studio
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How to Create the Perfect Smartphone Video Studio

This course is designed to teach you how to create a video studio in your home or office with a small budget.
4.1 (13 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.
35 students enrolled
Created by Kim Foley
Last updated 3/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right equipment
  • Light various backgrounds
  • troubleshoot audio issues
  • Determine where lights need to be placed for best results
  • assemble specific products
  • identify good lighting VS bad lighting
  • Explore equipment options for various shooting situations
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  • a desire to create video that looks professional

Video is the most powerful communication tool in the world and now with advances in technology for smartphones anyone can produce high definition, professional quality video. Video quality can either enhance your credibility or call into question your capabilities. My passion is teaching people how to create beautiful quality video on their mobile device. My clients include Fortune 500 companies such as: Exxonmobil, KPMG and Nestle as well as associations, government agencies, non-profits and entrepreneurs. I bring best practices from professional video production and use these techniques with smartphones.This course is for people who have taken my training or who already know how to plan and technically produce their video and would like to learn what equipment is necessary and how to set up a studio in their home or office. Having the right lighting and great sounding audio is critical. This course not only walks you through the process of equipment assembly but explains in detail, how to set up the perfect studio for smartphone video. The equipment assembly section is detailed since I struggled with assembling the lights that give me such good results. I made it really easy for you to assemble! You will also receive links to all the best equipment options for shooting with smartphones. Beautifully concise and illustrated, this course will clear up any confusion you may have about lighting and audio. This course was shot with an iphone using the tools shown in this course. "How To Set Up The Perfect Smartphone Video Studio" will ensure that your videos look like the pros for a fraction of the cost. Whether you need a temporary on the go studio or you have a dedicated space for in your home or office, this course will make it easy and inexpensive for you to have your own studio in just one day.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for businesses or individuals who want to create their own video on a smartphone
  • This course is meant for people who want to ensure that their video production looks like it was shot by a professional videographer
  • Not for people who plan on shooting only outdoors in daylight.
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Curriculum For This Course
How to Set Up a Studio
3 Lectures 11:14

This intro will discuss the goals for the course and explain why it is so important to understand the differences between smartphone video and professional quality video.

Preview 03:08

Learn why shooting in a studio setting can save you time and money.

Preview 02:55

Determine where your lights should be placed and where the on-camera person should stand

Preview 05:11

Creating Your Home Or Office Video Studio
7 questions
Putting Together Your Light Kit
6 Lectures 25:34

Taking a look at what comes with the ePhoto light kit.

Unboxing Your ePhoto Light

How to assemble the lights and some best practices for when you first get your kit.

The Lights

Attaching the tent can be tricky, follow along as Brian talks you through it.

The Tent

After finally assembling a light, Brian walks you through some mistakes that can be made and gives you some tips to make it even easier to assemble.

Mistakes and Tips

Brian walks you through setting up the light stand, gives you the best practices for placing the light on the stand and talks to you about the two different diffusors that come with the light kit.

The Stand and Diffusors

Brian gives you a few last words of advice.

Brian's Final Words on the Light Kit
Tripods and Additional Products
1 Lecture 05:43

See the mic, teleprompter, tripod and smartphone holder that we use at Smartphone Video Production Academy.

Tripods and Additional Products
About the Instructor
Kim Foley
4.1 Average rating
13 Reviews
35 Students
1 Course
Founder of Smartphone Video Production Academy

Kim Foley is the Nations #1 expert on smartphone video production. Her passion is teaching businesses how to create powerful messages with video produced and edited all on a smartphone. As founder of Smartphone Video Production Academy, her clients include Fortune 500 companies such as ExxonMobil, Nestle, KPMG as well as associations, nonprofits, government agencies and entrepreneurs. As an author, producer, and television stylist for more than 25 years, Kim Foley has worked with political leaders, celebrities, authors, and journalists. As an inspiring speaker she travels nationally to speak at conferences and her clients include American Express, Johnson & Johnson and NACDL. Her topics are: Smartphone Video Marketing and Credibility In The Workplace.