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.
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.
Robb Montgomery has worked as a professional journalist for 30 years and a filmmaker and visual journalism professor since 2005.
He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter and and you can reach him through the contact form at www.robbmontgomery.com.
In this course, you will be learning how to produce simple, but effective video content with your smartphone.
Welcome the Smart film School.
The basic kit to upgrade the quality of your video production with a smartphone
The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!
The grammar of video and sneaker zoom
Android and iOS app will let you record and edit a simple video from Multiple clips.
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.
Use Twitter to film, edit and share a 30-second video report
Lets check for understanding.
Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor with international expertise.
His clients include:
Broadcasters: CNN, Reuters, Channel News Asia, VRT, MTV3, MediaCorp, and 24SATA.
Organizations: British Cycling, Irish Broadcasting Authority, IREX, WAN-IFRA, and the Institute of Physics.
Educators: University of London (SOAS), Stockholm University, Danish School of Journalism, FH Wien (Vienna), EFJ (Paris), Michigan State University, and the University of Notre Dame.
Montgomery is a Best-eller author and worked as an editor in the newsrooms of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years before founding his media advisory business in 2005.
In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with certificate course packs for mobile journalism and smartphone filmmaking.
Montgomery produces workshops worldwide on design thinking and mobile journalism. Mid-career professionals seeking professional development certification in these new skills frequently study with him in Berlin.
Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism and design thinking.
He is the author of Smartphone Filmmaking (Routledge Press – 1Q 2018) and "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.” (ISBN 978-0-9903502-0-0. 2015, Visual Editors.)
• In 2012, Montgomery developed the smartphone reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast reporters and correspondents.
• For IREX and USAID, Montgomery developed the world’s first mobile journalism lab for Radio Liberty and several journalism schools in Georgia.
• As a journalism educator, he authors and produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Institute for Journalism & Media Management (Vienna) and the EFJ School of New Journalism (Paris).
• He was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.
• Montgomery has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times, Leadership 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.