iPhone Multimedia: Make 10 projects - Great for teachers!

Quickly make pro video and multimedia content with iPhone. 10 step-by-step projects that unlock creative visual content.
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Master the art of multimedia + video storytelling with your mobile phone.

“High-quality and easy to follow course, not overwhelming for a beginner. Gear and app recommendations are very helpful. Also it expands one's perspective greatly about what can be done with a Smartphone. Thank you!" — Arzu

This multimedia storytelling course will teach you proven visual storytelling fundamentals by making 10 visually-led multimedia story projects.

Create compelling interactive visual stories using your phone.

  • Master visual story planning and writing to pictures
  • Step-by-step tutorials for creating interactive images (with Web links, audio and more)
  • The best apps for making and editing shareable and snackable multimedia content.
  • Best practices for sharing your stories on social platforms
  • From animating photos to filming and editing video, you will learn the art of crafting incredible multimedia packages that can be easily shared.


    Daniel Clifton writes:

    "I've taken a couple of courses from Robb and found them extremely informative. I feel this course has really prepared me to make some great iPhone stories. Plus, Robb does a great job through his newsletter and other ways to inform you of updates on new apps and gear that make it even better. I really enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more of Robb's courses in the future.Each story project in this easy-to-follow course builds on the previous lesson. By the end of the course you will be a mobile multimedia master."

    Inside you will find 37 lessons and 2.5 hours of highly-professional lesson content.

    Enroll now and get started making incredible multimedia stories today!

    Media professors are assigning this course to university students at many top schools.

    This course will help journalists, writers, interns, NGOs, communications officers, freelancers, journalism faculty, content marketers, PR pros, and media trainers.

    Daniel Clifton writes:

    "I've taken a couple of courses from Robb and found them extremely informative. I feel this course has really prepared me to make some great iPhone stories. Plus, Robb does a great job through his newsletter and other ways to inform you of updates on new apps and gear that make it even better. I really enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more of Robb's courses in the future.Each story project in this easy-to-follow course builds on the previous lesson. By the end of the course you will be a mobile multimedia master."

    You can take this course with your smartphone and you will earn a certificate when you finish the course.

    The instructor is a journalism professor who knows how to take reporters through the steps of making mobile multimedia stories.

    Enroll now!

    What are the requirements?

    • have a smartphone

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • Bring photos to life by adding interactive hot spots
    • Create short form video
    • Add sounds to your photos
    • The best apps for making and editing images
    • Set up the camera for best results
    • Build great visuals for your videos
    • Execute special shots like time-lapse and motion shots
    • Dial in the right camera settings
    • Make smooth motion shots
    • Film shots that are easy to edit
    • Make and post video for Twitter
    • Create a multimedia video story
    • A six-shot pattern to make editing video easy
    • Add subtitles to your videos for free
    • Organize content to create interactive visuals
    • Choose the best gear and apps

    Who is the target audience?

    • Reporters
    • Editors
    • Producers
    • Journalism faculty
    • Media students
    • Content marketers

    What you get with this course?

    Not for you? No problem.
    30 day money back guarantee.

    Forever yours.
    Lifetime access.

    Learn on the go.
    Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Get rewarded.
    Certificate of completion.


    Section 1: Introduction
    How to take this course

    How qualified is the instructor to teach this material?


    You can install the Smart Film school courses on your phone in less than five minutes!

    1) Download the Udemy app on your smartphone





    2) Log in to your Udemy account

    3) Tap on “My courses”

    4) Start viewing the lessons and enter class discussions.

    5) Complete the course to get your certificate.

    6) Show it to your training manager.

    7) Leave a 5-star rating and comment!

    Happy Filming!

    Robb Montgomery

    Section 2: Setting up your camera and apps
    Set up your device for multimedia
    Checking in
    Apps for iPhone and iPad
    Links to iOs apps
    Links to Android apps
    Gear for filming
    How to choose a selfie stick that won't damage your smartphone
    Gear handout
    14 pages

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

    Section 3: Bringing still pictures to life
    Interactive Photos
    Project One: Make an interactive photo
    Add sounds to a photo with this app
    Project Two - Make a sound photo
    Transform photos into a title screen illustration
    Project Three: Create a title image from a photo
    10 Motion Video Shots You Can Make With a Selfie Stick
    Project four: Make motion shots
    Section 4: Time-lapse, looping and slo-motion
    Spotting the ideal scenes for looping video
    Project five: Film and edit a looping video clip
    Time lapse filming techniques

    Android users can still use Framelapse or Lapse It.

    Section 5: Video shotmaking and editing
    Use this six-shot pattern to make shots for your soundbites
    Project seven: Film a six-shot sequence
    Making simple, but powerful edits with iMovie
    Project eight: Edit your six-shot pattern footage with iMovie
    Section 6: Writing to pictures

    This tutorial shows how to create an short video story from 10 photos and a script.
    Pay attention to the order that these tasks are tackled, This method quickly produces pro results.

    • Edit and organize the visual narrative using cinema language
    • How to write to pictures
    • Crafting and formatting the script
    • Editing the visual story on the timeline.
    • Adjusting images to look better for video
    • Adding graphics and titles
    • How to record the voice-over track
    • Exporting video to camera roll

    These demos and exercises in these lectures will walk you through the steps.

    Storyline makes it very easy to produce a video from photos and a script using your iPhone or iPad.

    This lecture shows how to produce the Viking Ship story using the Storyline app.


    This is how to format a script for recording voice over narration.



    Follow these steps in order to make your project. Do not skip ahead.

    1. Film a photo story using a cinematic shot pattern
    2. Make a ruthless photo edit to identify your five best shots
    3. Tone photos like a pro with Camera+ app
    4. Write up to 10 words per image
    5. Build your visual narrative (What is the structure? What to show first? What to show last?)
    6. Format the script to pictures, insert line beaks, breath spaces, simplify language.
    7. Record voice over track

    Getting started with Periscope and live streaming.

    1. How to watch and broadcast a Periscope
    2. A sample broadcast
    3. Data and sharing
    4. How to save the video
    Section 7: Resources

    Broadcasting on Snapchat and Periscope has allowed journalists to give the public access to raw, unedited and instant footage of this international story.

    Add captions to your videos: A simple method
    Section 8: Finishing up
    Check for understanding
    3 questions
    Feedback survey
    Section 9: Next steps
    Final lecture

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    Instructor Biography

    Robb Montgomery, Video journalism professor

    Robb Montgomery has taught more than 10,000 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. 

    His Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School, Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism also the education discount to issue his 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 WAN-IFRA expert, 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.

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