INTRO: Shoot and edit mobile videos with iPhone, iPad
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INTRO: Shoot and edit mobile videos with iPhone, iPad

Smartphone video production quick course for quickly filming and editing mobile video content
4.4 (34 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.
2,456 students enrolled
Created by Robb Montgomery
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use fast and easy techniques to make social video clips
  • Bring your photos to life by adding interactive hot spots
  • Make simple social video content
  • How to set up the camera for best results
  • Get the apps and gear that make great video
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  • You will need an iPhone or iPad. Most apps shown are free, but some cost a few bucks. Gear shown in this course is highly recommended for best results

Are your images flat and lifeless? Filmmakers and photo journalists know that an awareness of light, atmosphere, moment, and connections are the keys to capturing engaging images.

In this hands-on course you will learn how to film, edit and share images that tell stories.

Who is this for? Instagrammers and creative people who want to make more cinematic photos and videos.

Stay tuned! You will learn how to make your first professional movie project with your mobile phone in 5 easy steps. And a whole lot more!

Use your iPhone to make your first real movie: The apps and techniques to help you produce a professional movie clip.

Taught by the world expert on mobile video storytelling (7,500 students and more than 130 ★★★★★ Udemy reviews!)

Elizabeth Shean says:

"Great course! This was a terrific and easy-to-understand course on video production with an iPhone. I hadn't realized the video capabilities of the iPhone, along with the selected apps. Robb has created an engaging course and shows how easy it can be to create compelling and interesting videos using minimal equipment."

Enroll now and get started making incredible cinematic movies and video stories.

What you will learn:

  • The best apps for making and editing video
  • How to build great visuals for your videos
  • How to plan an execute special shots like time-lapse and motion shots
  • What gear helps make the best pictures
  • Best practices for sharing your video stories with friends and family

    Tommy Kalman writes:

    “The right course for all iPhone photo geeks!

A wonderful course from a dedicated lecturer! The content fits to all types of audience, from absolute novices to more advanced users."

Enroll now and get started making incredible stories to impress your family and friends.

  • These step-by-step tutorials will introduce you iPhone photo and video storytelling.
  • These lessons are drawn from the top-selling Smart Film School courses on making pro video with an iPhone.
  • Learn how to find, film and tell a video story with your smartphone

Who is the target audience?
  • This is an entry-level course.
  • This course is best-taken with a late-model iPhone or iPad.
  • This course is the perfect introduction for learning video and filmmaking techniques using the camera you already have with you.
  • This course is suited for communications professionals, media instructors and communications students.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
7 Lectures 14:32

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 01:45

How to take this course

21 best iPhone video apps

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

Preview 03:10

Checking in

UPDATE May 2016: The apps I use
Bringing still pictures to life
2 Lectures 21:21

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.

Interactive 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.

Preview 09:44
Making video from text and photos
5 Lectures 18:50
Make video from photos

Make cool video with just a few words

Earn money making video with your iPhone. Smartphone course

Make a video with text overlays quickly with this amazing video app

Add closed captions to your videos - for free!
Social media video content
5 Lectures 13:56
Make quick video clip with boomerang.

Make social video from photos and words
Make a Kinogram (Silent video for Facebook)

The Replay app is now called QUIK, is free and is free and available for Android and iOS.

IMPORTANT update regarding the Replay app

Take your friends and family on your adventure with you using this free, multimedia app.

Sharing short form video on social media

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
Time-lapse, looping and slo-motion video techniques
2 Lectures 13:18
Spotting the ideal scenes for looping video

Tripod, exposure lock, day, versus night. Camera steady, camera moving.

Time lapse filming techniques
Wrapping up
2 Lectures 01:00
Feedback survey

Coupon code discounts for students!

Final Lecture
About the Instructor
Robb Montgomery
4.2 Average rating
468 Reviews
10,046 Students
15 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