You can master the art of smartphone video and filming.
You will learn how to:
This masterclass shows the best methods to make stunning smartphone videos every time.
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"All is covered for minimalist filmmaking, and not only i-phone. Android is pretty well covered here. The course is very detailed, with examples, names of brand, prices. All kind of situations are covered: outdoor, studio, interview... name it. Also all about sound and light is detailed, with hardware options. I feel really it's worth the price, bravo!" Elvin Eldria
"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
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Pro filmmaker and journalism professor Robb Montgomery uses real-world examples to show you how to create compelling stories using video.
How you choose your shots, craft your story, and edit your footage is what draws attention to your videos.
Professional-level solutions for smartphone filmmakers are far less costly when compared to other camera systems.
The course introduces the apps and gear that will transform your phone into a video camera and then each video lecture will show you the step-by-step techniques for making mobile video stories.
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In this smartphone filming masterclass course, you will be learning how to produce professional quality film and video stories with your smartphone.
I look forward to seeing you in the Smart film School .
Make broadcast quality video stories with your phone. Gear, Apps, Filming, Interviews, Narration, Stand ups, and Edits.
Observe how the subject in this scene narrated the video without the filmmaker using voice-over narration or reporter standups.
The best videos use the strengths of the storytelling medium to show action and movement, and explore human emotion. Here's a breakdown of the basic ingredients of a video story.
Instant tip: Use this filmmaking secret to shoot and edit better video with an iPhone or Android mobile phone.
- A template to plan and produce a video story
'MOJO' is the nickname for a Mobile Journalist. A MOJO is a reporter who uses their smartphone to report from the field. This MOJO Minute episode is about budget gear that will improve your video productions.
A video tutorial of the apps used for filming, editing and sharing video. Apps for iOS, Android and Windows phone are shown and discussed.
New features to take advantage of in the latest app update.
The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!
A simple setup for recording great video with your laptop.
Let's go inside the Smart Film School and film smooth motion shots with a table top set up. I walk you through the steps of using a table dolly to record smooth motion shots.
How to hack the Hyperlapse app to get amazing smooth motion in no time.
How to get started with the DJI Osmo.
A POV shot of a biker following Segway riders in Berlin.
How to move video from the Osmo into your phone for editing.
The Osmo is a great action cam and mounting it to bike gives you a lot of creative options.
Trigger presets on the Osmo make it simple to do a PTC and then return to the action. Even while riding a bike and filming!
Capture ultra smooth pans and tilts with the Osmo.
Berlin Christmas Market: Handheld with the Osmo camera. Raw, uncorrected footage.
How to take advantage of advanced features of the Osmo.
- Tips for organizing the shots to prompt a script
- Learn how to format a script so that it can be read in one take!
How to get the best audio quality for your voice-over narration
Tips for how to focus on giving a really good performance when recording voice-over narration.
Great tips for how to record great-sounding vocal narration.
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.