Tell your Ashoka Changemaker Story with Smartphone Video

A Course Pack in Mobile Storytelling for Classroom Teachers and Students. Shoot & Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad
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  • Lectures 30
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 7 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

The ability to find, shoot and tell a visual story with just a smartphone is a skill that can be learned, and taught to students.

Modern teachers and students carry powerful mobile video devices into classrooms every day. Learn and teach students how to make amazing video stories with your smartphone.

  • Get the apps and gear that make great video
  • Master shot sizes and film patterns
  • Capture smooth, high quality video
  • Transform photos and a script into a video clip
  • Make a newsmaker video from soundbites and sequences
  • Learn how to conduct a video interview
  • Record amazing voice over narration
  • Edit video stories on your smartphone
  • Fix common problems with audio and pictures
  • Master the fundamentals of telling a video story

Everyone has a story to tell.

This self-directed, certificate course can be completed in less than two hours.

This course was designed for the Ashoka Network of Changemaker Schools, which gathers 200+ schools around the world that are transforming the experience of education and enabling all students to become changemakers: young people with the skills and confidence to change the world for the good of all.

The course features video lessons that teach video storytelling methods in less than two hours.

WHAT TYPE OF SMARTPHONE AND APPS WILL I NEED?

Access to an iPhone 5 or newer, or iPad/iPad mini is needed for best results. Apps for Android will be included in the course and the filming exercises will be able to be completed using either an Apple or Android device.

A list of apps will be shown in the course. Most are free, but some may incur a small one-time cost.

Research shows that visual content is the key to increasing comprehension and visual storytelling methods are more effective and memorable.

Study after study shows that you can magnify your messaging by mastering visual storytelling techniques.

  1. Content with relevant images gets 94 percent more views than content without.
  2. Tweets with images receive 150 percent more retweets and twice the engagement.
  3. Images are more important than hashtags and usernames in social media content campaigns.
  4. 50 percent of all Internet users have reposted a photo or video they have found online.
  5. Photo and video posts on Pinterest refer more traffic than Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and Google+ combined.
  6. Studies show our brains not only process visuals faster, but they retain and transmit much more information when it's delivered visually.
  7. The brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than it does text
  8. Sixty-three percent of social media is made up of images.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous video experience is required. No technical knowledge is needed. This course will walk you through every step.
  • You will need to download a few apps to take this course. Many are free, but some have a small fee attached.
  • This course shows you the gear, the apps and techniques for video. Most of the demos are shown with iPhone and iPad as it is currently the easiest and most powerful mobile video platform.
  • There are not always equivalent apps or solutions for Android users, but when there are - we include them.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Quickly create social videos
  • Get the apps and gear that make great video
  • Master shot sizes and film patterns
  • Capture smooth, high quality video
  • Transform photos and a script into a video clip
  • Make a newsmaker video from soundbites and sequences
  • Learn how to conduct a video interview
  • Record amazing voice over narration
  • Edit video stories on your smartphone
  • Fix common problems with audio and pictures
  • Master the fundamentals of telling a video story

What is the target audience?

  • This video course is designed for teachers to learn techniques for using video in the classroom.
  • This course is the perfect primer for learning video and filmmaking techniques using the camera you already have with you.
  • Student can take this course to learn how to create video and visual stories for class projects.
  • Anyone who wants to know how to make better photos and video with their smartphone.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
How to take this course
Article
00:55

Ross Hall welcomes you to this course - designed for the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network.

Meet your instructor
01:45
Take this course on your iPhone or Android phone
Preview
00:27
Section 2: How to tell a video story
10 types of video stories
05:32
Checking in
00:44
Section 3: How to make a video from photos and a script
Writing to pictures
17:21
How to prepare a script
03:02
Use this app to make a video from photos and text
Preview
08:08
Exercise: Make a video from a photo story
Article
Section 4: Apps and gear for video production
03:10

The basic kit to upgrade the quality of your video production with a smartphone

Apps for Video
04:00
Android apps
Preview
07:51
Apps list (Android and iOS) Updated!
Article
Article

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

Section 5: How to film video clips
06:23

The grammar of video and sneaker zoom

The six-shot filming pattern
03:36
EXERCISE: Make a video sequence from the six shots
01:13
Section 6: Make a walkthrough video with simple clips
Case study one: Tim Pool video story
Article
Article

Android and iOS app will let you record and edit a simple video from Multiple clips.

00:28

This 30-second video walkthrough video was produced using the Twitter app and shared in almost instantly on the social media stream of the reporter.

04:35

Use Twitter to film, edit and share a 30-second video report

EXERCISE: Make a Behind the scenes video using the Twitter app
Article
Section 7: How to film interviews
Framing interviews
Preview
02:02
Interview questions that generate sound bites
04:22
EXERCISE: Make a video clip of sound bites from an interview
Article
Section 8: Make a newsmaker video from soundbites and sequences
How to build a short personality video from soundbites and sequences
11:47
Section 9: Resources
Apps for iPhone and Android video production
Article
Section 10: Finishing up
2 questions

Lets check for understanding.

Feedback about this course
Article
Final lecture
Article

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Instructor Biography

Robb Montgomery is an American video journalism instructor 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 Wien University (Vienna), and the Danish School of Journalism (Copenhagen). He has taught courses in visual journalism at Northwestern University (Medill School) and video journalism at Cairo University and IntaJour.

“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

The lessons taught in this series of courses flow from the workshops that Montgomery runs for broadcast professionals. He works with journalist teams at public broadcasters like Radio TV Belgium and Channel News Asia as well as with commercial broadcasters like MTV in Helsinki and CNN in Atlanta.

In these video tutorials, Montgomery takes you out on assignment with him to film in exotic locations in Egypt, Hong Kong, Patagonia, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Singapore, Doha, Ireland, Scotland, and India. 

Prior to developing his filmmaking and teaching career, Montgomery worked as an award-winning visual editor at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  

His work with investigative journalism teams at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been recognized with top honors in global journalism competitions throughout his career.

He the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.

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Enroll now and learn to:

  • • Film and edit the shots needed to produce a video story on their phone
  • • Make broadcast quality interview videos with a smartphone
  • • Plan a video production from start to finish
  • • Choose the right gear for great video
  • • Perform simple, but powerful video editing in iMovie
  • • Create video that engages social and mobile audiences
  • • Make short films and documentaries
  • • Make videos about a company
  • • Produce news stories and video packages.


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