Tell your Ashoka Changemaker Story with Smartphone Video
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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.
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Introduction|
How to take this course
Ross Hall welcomes you to this course - designed for the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network.
Meet your instructor
Take this course on your iPhone or Android phonePreview
|Section 2: How to tell a video story|
10 types of video stories
|Section 3: How to make a video from photos and a script|
Writing to pictures
How to prepare a script
Use this app to make a video from photos and textPreview
Exercise: Make a video from a photo story
|Section 4: Apps and gear for video production|
The basic kit to upgrade the quality of your video production with a smartphone
Apps for Video
Apps list (Android and iOS) Updated!
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|
The grammar of video and sneaker zoom
The six-shot filming pattern
EXERCISE: Make a video sequence from the six shots
|Section 6: Make a walkthrough video with simple clips|
Case study one: Tim Pool video story
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
EXERCISE: Make a Behind the scenes video using the Twitter app
|Section 7: How to film interviews|
Interview questions that generate sound bites
EXERCISE: Make a video clip of sound bites from an interview
|Section 8: Make a newsmaker video from soundbites and sequences|
How to build a short personality video from soundbites and sequences
|Section 9: Resources|
Apps for iPhone and Android video production
|Section 10: Finishing up|
|Quiz 1||2 questions|
Lets check for understanding.
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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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