#MOJO: Mobile Video Journalism: Reporting in videos - BASIC
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#MOJO: Mobile Video Journalism: Reporting in videos - BASIC

Film, edit and share reports in videos using your smartphone. The required basic training course for mobile journalists.
4.2 (32 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.
1,374 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up your smartphone to shoot and edit professional-looking video
  • Quickly produce video stories for social media
  • Shoot video material that can be edited quickly by anyone
  • Plan your video for best results everytime
  • Produce live shoots for social platforms
  • Produce captioned (silent video stories) that are perfect for social platforms
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  • A late-model smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • No previous experience is required
  • Some apps we show are paid, but are not expensive. Many are free.

This introductory #MOJO course is taught by the world expert for Mobile Journalism.

@VideoJournalist provides straightforward and practical instruction for anyone who wants to make better videos with their smartphone.

If you tell stories for a living or teach storytelling skills, this course is for you.

Shoot and edit Social Video content with a mobile phone. 

What will the course cover?

  • How to record and edit high-quality video
  • How to tell your story with pictures
  • How to produce professional quality video interviews
  • How to produce interactive images that include Web links and audio
  • The most practical apps and essential gear for getting broadcast quality results 

"I am a senior at Notre Dame in a Multimedia Journalism class with Len Clark and I found this course to be extremely helpful and interesting! Definitely many tools that I can utilize in my future career!" — Elizabeth Carson

Enroll now!

These lessons are part of a series of best-seller master courses produced by the Smart Film School.

You will learn to:

  • Produce incredible video stories with your smartphone.
  • Use your mobile camera to answer story questions.
  • Conduct interviews that get great sound bites.
  • Film the types of shots that can be quickly edited together.

We offer several course packs in the Smart Film School with each course designed designed for a unique student experience. From hobbyists, to teachers to professionals, there is a course that is just right for you.

Several of our courses feature a 'common core' of introductory lessons in making camera settings and the basics of filming simple shots. All Smart Film School students benefit from a proven, fast-start approach to learning these foundation techniques.

Our students often purchase several of our courses and find that the reinforcement of core concepts is beneficial. Teachers and beginners tell us that they appreciate our consistent approach to a the teaching. Our method builds confidence.

We make every course pack unique and refresh the lesson content several times a year to make each course even more relevant and unique. Our work is never done!

Register for our special topic courses to build up your skills in advanced interview techniques, 360° VR video, travel storytelling, video editing and cinematography — smartfilmschool [dot] com

Visual storytelling literacy is the foundation skill that resonates in a world dominated by small screens and short attention spans.

Register today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Reporters
  • Social Media Producers
  • Content marketers
  • Advertising agencies
  • Media students
  • Adventurers
  • Communications teams
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Curriculum For This Course
Getting started
2 Lectures 02:22

How to take this course
Turn your smartphone into a video camera
6 Lectures 16:46

Camera app settings

Exercise: Set up your camera
Visual reporting with a camera
3 Lectures 05:37
Shooting patterns
4 Lectures 08:55
The six shot pattern

EXERCISE: Film with the six-shot pattern

How to film an interview subject

Exercise: Film an interview

1 question
Edit a short, social video
2 Lectures 09:59
Edit a short video - perfect for social video

Exercise: Edit a video sequence with Splice
Wrapping up
1 Lecture 00:10
Final Lecture - discount coupons for students
About the Instructor
— Smart Film School —
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139 Reviews
4,206 Students
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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.