Quickly shoot, edit and share professional video content from your smartphone.
In this masterclass, video journalism expert Robb Montgomery will guide you step-by-step through the reporting and production methods for mobile journalism,
What will the course cover?
This course is used by reporters at The New York Times, Reuters, 24SATA, RTÉ, AP, Mediacorp, Channel News Asia, The Straits-Times, SPH Magazines, TVN24, VRT Belgium, and CNN.
If you tell stories for a living or teach storytelling skills, this course is for you.
What will I learn by the end of the course?
"I am a senior at Notre Dame in a Multimedia Journalism class with Len Clark and I found this course to be extremely helpful and interesting! Definitely many tools that I can utilize in my future career!" — Elizabeth Carson
This video course content is used by universities worldwide to develop their certificate programs in mobile journalism. It is the required course pack that never goes out of date, because these lessons are refreshed.
Video is a powerful language that engages with mobile audiences.
Mastering visual storytelling is one of the smartest investments you will ever make.
All you will need is your phone . . . and this course.
You will learn to:
Visual storytelling literacy is the foundation skill that resonates in a world dominated by small screens and short attention spans.
This course will teach you everything you need to know how to make social video with the video camera you already have - your mobile phone.
From live video to short-form stories - social media offers a new creative landscape for reporters and storytellers.
You will learn to:
Social video is the most effective way to reach mobile millennials.
Social video allows your news stories, sponsored content, brand messaging, and native advertising to travel across social media channels and chat app platforms, with your branding and message intact.
What will I learn?
When a story breaks right in front of your eyes, you reach for video camera in your pocket.
This course will teach you what to do next so that you can use your smartphone to its full potential.
The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones.
You will learn how to use visually-led approaches that improve your reporting and your stories.
“Excellent content, very well presented.” — Leah Dodrill
This course will help you:
The instructor is a journalism professor who knows how to take reporters through the steps of making mobile multimedia stories.
This course features clear guidance on apps, mics, lights and other gear that will instantly improve all of the video you make with a mobile device.
It also introduces the building blocks and processes for planning, filming and editing video stories.
Important information before you enroll
The course has more than 100 broadcast quality video lessons, case studies, presentations, and resources,
"Robb is very clear and straightforward in his teaching, and I appreciate the way his lectures are backed up with slide or text reviews. Production quality is professional. Highly recommended!” – Stephen Box
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In this MOJO course, you will be learning how to produce simple, but effective video stories with your smartphone.
I look forward to seeing you in the Smart film School .
The basic kit to upgrade the quality of your video production with a smartphone.
Setting up the video recording app to get pro results.
Apps for social video production and video editing.
Setting up Filmic Pro video camera app to get pro results.
Setting for stable video using the MoviePro app for iOS.
The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!
Looks simple, but it takes focused visual reporting and editing to pull it off.
What is the shot content? What characters, locations and challenges are introduced? How do the pictures work together? What problems do they solve? What questions do they answer for a viewer? What would happen if you changed the order?
How to film the shots you need to tell a video story
Understand the visual grammar for telling a video story.
This filming pattern will help you focus on the shots you need for a video sequence.
Edit a 30-second video story project with a free app from GoPro.
Combine Text overlays and video clips to make a square video for social media.
Videoshop is a simple editing app for all platforms that let's you edit short-form video.
Bring your photos to life by adding interactive hotspots that can include photos, Web links and video clips.
Here is a demo and walk though of how you can use a simple app to create wildly creative and useful interactive photo experiences and embed them on your own Website or share them with friends and family on social media.
ADD SOUND TO YOUR PHOTOS
JamSnap allows your photos to come to life with sound. Snap a photo and add your own voice to tell a story, add some music that fits the mood, capture the sound of your surroundings, or just make goofy noises.
Learn how to use two free iPhone apps to create and share high quality multimedia packages by attaching sounds to photos. Create an interactive media similar to Thinglink, except for photos. Also how to record and edit sounds before or after attaching them to photos using a simple, but powerful audio editing app.
The first step is filming 10 second clips of different shots to build a visual story sequence.
Videos with text overlays that can be read quickly and silently by mobile and social media consumers are called Kinograms. Which translates to "cinema writing."
Kinograms are silent video reports with text overlays and title cards. And, they are nothing new.
They have been with us since 1927.
Replay is now QUIK, is free and is free and available for Android and iOS.
Here is where to find more information. https://quik.gopro.com/
Robb Montgomery (@VideoJournalist) has taught more than 20,000 people, just like yourself, how to make great-looking video stories with small cameras and smartphones.
His workshops and 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. Professionals seek him out in Berlin to get personalized training sessions. But you don't have to book a trip or pay his day rate for coaching to get started.
His Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School in Austria, The University of Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism issue his e-learning video courses to all students.
Styria Media in Europe has an enterprise-wide license that allows every employee full access to all of Montgomery's video training courses.
Why? Montgomery is a global expert in video storytelling and innovation strategy and is based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism,” and a new book on video storytelling to be published by Taylor & Francis (London and New York).
As a bona-fide video journalism pioneer, he works with journalists worldwide 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.
For Media Development projects in Egypt and Georgia, Montgomery developed the world's first mobile journalism school and has trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media, and design thinking processes.
He produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at universities in Europe.
Montgomery was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015.
In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with course packs of video tutorials that teach social video, mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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.