Become an incredible video creator
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Become an incredible video creator

Mobile app & smartphone video editing techniques. Teach students to film & edit videos on iPhone & iPad.
4.3 (3 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.
45 students enrolled
Created by Robb Montgomery
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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.
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.
Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:34:23
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Introduction
4 Lectures 03:42

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.

  • You will learn how to use your mobile camera to answer story questions.
  • How to conduct interviews that get great sound bites.
  • Film shots that can be quickly edited together into a finished video story.
  • If you tell stories for a living or teach students those skills, this course is for you.

Welcome the Smart film School.

Happy Filming!

Preview 01:52

How to take this course
00:28


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

Preview 00:55
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How to tell a video story
2 Lectures 06:21
10 types of video stories
05:32

Checking in
00:49
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How to make a video from photos and a script
4 Lectures 28:54
Writing to pictures
17:21

How to prepare a script
03:02


Exercise: Make a video from a photo story
00:23
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Apps and gear for video production
5 Lectures 17:39

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

The reasons for gear: Stability, Light and Sound
03:10

Apps for Video
04:00


Apps list (Android and iOS) Updated!
02:08

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

How to upload HD video to Facebook
00:30
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How to film video clips
3 Lectures 11:12

The grammar of video and sneaker zoom

Master shot sizes and steady shots
06:23

The six-shot filming pattern
03:36

EXERCISE: Make a video sequence from the six shots
01:13
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Make a walkthrough video with simple clips
5 Lectures 07:16
Case study one: Tim Pool video story
00:52

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

Case study Two: Film and edit a behind the scenes video
00:38

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.

Sample video produced with Twitter
00:28

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

Make a video with Twitter app
04:35

EXERCISE: Make a Behind the scenes video using the Twitter app
00:41
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How to film interviews
3 Lectures 07:07

Interview questions that generate sound bites
04:22

EXERCISE: Make a video clip of sound bites from an interview
00:43
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Make a newsmaker video from soundbites and sequences
1 Lecture 11:47
How to build a short personality video from soundbites and sequences
11:47
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Resources
1 Lecture 01:17
Apps for iPhone and Android video production
01:17
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Finishing up
2 Lectures 01:00

Lets check for understanding.

What did you learn?
2 questions

Feedback about this course
00:11

Final lecture
00:49
About the Instructor
Robb Montgomery
4.2 Average rating
440 Reviews
9,853 Students
15 Courses
Best-selling Instructor, Speaker & Author: Smartphone video.

Robb Montgomery is a speaker, consultant and best-selling author for mobile journalism. 

Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism and design thinking and consults on mobile video for clients worldwide. Most recently for:

Broadcasters:
RFE/RL, CNN, Reuters, TVN, Channel News Asia, Mediacorp, VRT, MTV3, VN Express, SPH, Agora, APA, and 24SATA.

Organizations:
British Cycling, Irish Broadcast Authority, IREX, SOHO House, 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.

• As a consultant he coaches journalists 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.

• As a journalism educator, he authors and produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism.

• 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.

Current activities 
• Developing mobile journalism workshops 
• Leading prototyping workshops for new product development