Complete iMovie video editing course for iPhone and iPad
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Complete iMovie video editing course for iPhone and iPad

iPhone Filmmaking with Movie: Shoot and edit broadcast quality videos on your iPhone or iPad.
4.1 (19 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.
379 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Film, edit and share short films using your iPhone
  • Perform simple, but powerful video editing in iMovie
  • Learn how to plan your video for the best results
  • Make videos about your company
  • Produce news stories and video packages
  • Fundamentals of editing video
  • Shortcuts and themes that work best in iMovie
  • Making titles and lower-thirds
  • Increase your video expertise many times over
  • Trimming and arranging clips
  • Moving video clips between apps and computers
  • Building a video on the timeline
  • Editing audio on multiple tracks
  • Plan and produce short form video
  • TV-Style cutaway edits for video interviews
  • Recording voice-over narration
  • Making a video from still photos
  • Planning a video - storyboarding
  • Intro and advanced video editing tips
  • Speed ramping and other modern techniques
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  • You need a modern iPhone or iPad and the iMovie app.

Are you ready to start editing video stories with your iPhone?

“I like the way the course is arranged. The short segments make it easy to digest and easier to remember.” — Jackie P Hampton

This step-by-step class teaches beginning and advanced tips to make and edit professional video content with an iPhone or iPad. 

The instructor (@VideoJournalist on Twitter) also produces the best-selling course on Udemy for iPhone Filmmaking.

Edit broadcast-quality video while on the go.

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His courses have the highest average review rating in the video category on Udemy.

What students say:

“I started making movies right away and feel very inspired. Thanks, Robb!” — Jennifer Doettling

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“I particularly like the fact that Robb updates his courses on a regular basis with new content in this fast paced field. If something new comes out he adds it and points to how useful it can be. This course is more than just editing techniques - it is a gateway into making more effective videos for mobile. I was really impressed. I thoroughly recommend it.” — Leon Cych

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This course will teach you everything you need to know to edit video with an iPhone or iPad.

Who is this course for?

- Mobile Journalists who are reporting for web, social and TV platforms
- Teachers and Educators and their students who need the skills to produce amazing content using iMovie for iOS
- Photographers and travel junkies who want to know how to edit their snaps into powerful photo stories.

Save time and money making social video.
Communications officers, journalists and media outlets are quickly turning to the iPhone to produce high quality video at lower cost.

Improve your career.
This course will give the video skills that can help you get a better job.

Journalism professors use this course in their classrooms.

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You will learn how to edit high quality video stories with the iMovie app.

  • Fundamentals of editing video
  • Building a video from sequences
  • Making titles and lower-thirds
  • Trimming and arranging clips
  • Shortcuts and themes that work best in iMovie
  • Building a video on the timeline
  • Managing audio
  • Recording voice-over narration
  • Making a video from still photos
  • Shot sizes
  • A six shot pattern that makes great videos
  • Storyboarding
  • Titles and lower-thirds
  • Sharing to social media
  • TV-Style cutaway edits for interviews
  • Speed ramping and other modern techniques
  • Working with time-lapse and slow motion footage

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I encourage you to learn how to produce video stories and take your job to the next level.

No previous video production experience is required.

"This is an excellent course for beginners and also those people who want to get on board with how to make and manipulate mobile film and video to create compelling content.” — Leon Cych

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Important information before you enroll

  • Take this course, risk-free. It is backed by a 30 day money-back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked.
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course
  • You will have instant access to all updates added to the course
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"Great course! Very easy to understand. I learned everything I expected, and more. I started making movies right away and feel very inspired!”— Jennifer D

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Master iMovie video editing for iPhone
Learn the video secrets from a world expert on mobile video and documentary film.

Make pro travel videos that you can sell, or, make videos for content marketing and social video channels like Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook.

You can even use iMovie to edit videos for your video podcasts or to promote your small business.

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Who is this for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in making better iPhone video.

Small business owners, coaches, teachers, moms, travel and food lovers, filmmakers, media teachers, media students, content marketers, and journalists.

“I liked the way this course flowed from topic to topic with bite size chunks of useful information that made it easy to understand. Definitely worth the time invested in studying.” — Stephan Hendricks

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Enroll now and start editing video with iMovie on your iPhone.

Let’s get started!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Mobile Journalists who are reporting for web, social and TV platforms
  • Teachers and educators as well as their students who all need the skills to produce amazing content using iMovie for iOS
  • Photographers and travel junkies who want to know how to edit their snaps into powerful photo stories.
  • This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
INTRODUCTION: Getting started
2 Lectures 02:46

This is an introductory class in video editing and filmmaking techniques using an iPhone or iPad.

Preview 00:54

In this smartphone filming masterclass course, you will be learning how to produce professional quality film and video stories 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.

I look forward to seeing you in the Smart film School.

Robb Montgomery

Preview 01:52
Video apps for editing on an iPhone or iPad
2 Lectures 05:11

How to organize your video production apps.

Best video apps for iPhone

Set up your phone with these video apps

Checking in
Planning a video story
6 Lectures 34:00

Analysis of “24 hours in Hong Kong,” A story without words.

How sequences can transport location and convey duality

What Sequences can do

- Identify your best shots and bites

Log and capture

A simple method for organizing your story flow

Build your story flow


- Tips for organizing the shots to prompt a script

Preview 17:21

A case study from the scene of the oldest Viking ship to ever be found

How to track a vocal narration - voice over techniques
Video editing in iMovie
8 Lectures 34:01
Exporting video clips from Filmic Pro to iMovie

Change setting to save to camera roll

Managing video files between apps

A demo for how to edit sound bites, add cutaway sequences and build a video story in iMovie.

Editing interviews and sequences

Editing audio tracks in iMovie

Speed ramping (Advanced editing)

A quick method for making video from photos
Titles and lower thirds graphics
3 Lectures 10:09
Title cards and lower thirds graphics

Transitions and animation

Custom text
Creating video with text and editing in iMovie
3 Lectures 15:26

Use a simple app to create stunning animated video from words and pictures

Demo: Turn text into video clips

Combine text video clips and voice over to create an original video in only a few minutes

Edit text video clips with iMovie

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
Examples of video editing in iMovie
2 Lectures 23:48
Ravi the Rulbreaker: Edit a 6-shot & sound bite in iMovie

A tutorial for how to build a longer video using the techniques shown in this course. The short film was shot and edited entirely on iPhone 6+. The filming took place in Ireland over 12 days.

Editing a short film in the iMovie app
Sharing and analytics
2 Lectures 08:18
Exporting and uploading video

One more thing!
1 Lecture 00:49
Final Lecture
About the Instructor
Robb Montgomery
4.2 Average rating
467 Reviews
10,117 Students
14 Courses
Best-selling Instructor, journalism professor & Entreprenuer

Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor with international expertise.
       His clients include:

BroadcastersCNN, 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.

Current activities 

  • Authoring a textbook on smartphone filmmaking for the academic publisher, Taylor & Francis
  • Developing mobile journalism workshops and masters degree program
  • Leading prototyping workshops for new product development

— Smart Film School —
4.1 Average rating
108 Reviews
3,102 Students
4 Courses
Smartphone filmmaking.

Smart Film School courses are taught by Robb Montgomery,  an American video journalism professor 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 Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism. 

“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

More courses and resources, (Such as lists of the latest video apps and gear) can be found online at the Smart Film School web site.