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Smartphone video production for beginners

Learn to shoot and edit mobile videos in less than 30 minutes

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In a world dominated by small screens and visually-led content, a smartphone is the ultimate tool for producing, editing and sharing video stories.

In this quick course, Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery will show you some quick ways to produce video content with a smartphone.

These lessons are drawn from our full-length courses to give you a preview of the video quality you can make with your smartphone.

  • Use a video camera app to record professional looking video
  • Frame and film interview subjects
  • Fim with a shot pattern that mkaes it easy to tell a video story
  • Edit shots into a finished video - perfect for Chat apps, Instagram Facebook, and YouTube.

Happy Filming!



Your Instructor


Robb Montgomery
Robb Montgomery

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."


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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