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iPhone Filmmaking — Video Production Masterclass

Mobile Video Production - Edit Smartphone Video, Produce Mobile Videos and learn Video Editing. Make 10 projects!
Instructor:
Robb Montgomery
5,427 students enrolled
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Plan a video production from start to finish
Understand why certain types of videos work better than others
Master the fundamentals of telling a video story
Film the 6 shots that make it easy to film and edit mobile video
Edit video on your mobile phone
Make short films and documentaries
Make corporate videos
Where to find high-paying freelance jobs

UPDATE Massive video refresh! 

  • New video editing tutorials for Android users.

  • Apps and techniques for filming professional creative shots for videos

  • New video project exercises!

This Level One course includes loads of video exercises to build your skills and confidence.  

Read the hundreds of five-star review comments.

In this foundation course you will learn how to:

  • Film and edit video on the smartphone

  • Make short films and documentaries

  • Plan and produce short form video

  • Turn your phone into a pro video camera

  • Substantially increase the quality of your videos

After you complete this class, you can deepen your experience with advanced editing apps and commercial filmmaking techniques in the level 2 and 3 courses

Reviews from real students:

“This course is perfect for beginners like myself. Great tips and useful tools to help me create quality videos.”
— Carlos Montelongo  ★★★★★ 

“Thoroughly informative and very enjoyable. Answered the many questions that I had. I would highly recommend this course to any one starting out.” 
— Mike Hardley ★★★★★ 

The learning modules in this course progress from making simple camera settings to advanced multi-track video editing.  

Pro filmmaker and journalism professor Robb Montgomery uses real-world examples to show you how to create compelling stories using video. the Smart Film School offers video quick courses 

How you choose your shots, craft your story, and edit your footage is what draws attention to your videos.

“All is covered for minimalist filmmaking, and not only i-phone. Android is pretty well covered here. The course is very detailed, with examples, names of brand, prices. All kind of situations are covered: outdoor, studio, interview… name it. Also all about sound and light is detailed, with hardware options. I feel really it’s worth the price, bravo!” Elvin Eldria ★★★★★ 

“Robb’s teaching style is very engaging and he does a great job of presenting the material in a easy-to-learn manner.” Daniel Clifton ★★★★★ 

“This course by Robb Montgomery is packed with rich content and information on how to create videos. Each lecture provided instructional materials and tools to help you make video production easy. This is a course not to be missed. ” — Jane Lee ★★★★★ 

“Wow! Great content! One of the best courses I have taken!” — Danny Sparks ★★★★★ 

“Once I started the course, I could not quit until I had completed it. Each segment was interesting, informative, creatively presented and edited with precision. I loved the course and learned a lot from it.” — Randy Hendricks ★★★★★ 

Register now to get started.

Make the phone ready for filming

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Welcome
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Get started with no extra gear!

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.
  • 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

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What you will learn this course

Make broadcast quality video stories with your phone. Gear, Apps, Filming, and Editing with simple apps.

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Camera usage checklist

iPhone camera settings

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iOS camera settings
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Using the native camera
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Checking in
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Built-in Camera vs. Filmic Pro
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Intro: Filmic Pro camera app
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Filmic Pro settings
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Filmic Pro - Advanced controls
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Movie pro camera app

MoviePro is a lower-cost alternative to Filmic Pro.

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EXERCISE: Make a camera preset

This exercise is pretty straightforward. 

I want you to download and install a video camera app Like (FilmicPro, MoviePro or Cinema FV-5) and make the quality settings I show in the lectures.

If you are in the USA (or country that provides 120v 60hz electrical power) set up your first preset for 1920x1080 resolution at 30 frames per second.

If you are in a country with 220 volt 50hz electrical supply, make your settings for 1920x1080 resolution and 25 frames per second.

Turn on the framing guides and audio metering, and make sure the clips are being saved to your camera roll so that you can find them when you start editing. Film a few 10-second clips in landscape (horizontal orientation).

Android - Shooting and editing

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Android video apps
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Which camera app is best for your phone?
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Filmic Pro settings
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Cinema FV-5 Settings
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FV-5 — Manual Focus and Exposure
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EXERCISE: Record a test clip
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Verify Audio
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Edit with a free video editing app

PROJECT 1

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Project: Process

Shoot and edit a sequence

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Film a walking shot pattern

Record these shots so you can edit them in Quik video editor

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EDIT: Simple video editing app (Android and iOS)

PROJECT 2

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Project - Walking shots
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Crossing the line : The 180-degree rule
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EXERCISE: Film a walking sequence

The shots that tell stories

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Shot sizes for storytelling
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Filming shots that answer story questions

Instant tip: Use this filmmaking secret to shoot and edit better video with an iPhone or Android mobile phone.

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EXERCISE - Film with a shot pattern
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Review

Let's recap what you have learned!

PROJECT 3

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Project: A place
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Pre-visualization tips

Story planning

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5 keys to making a great video
More than 20 percent of people will click off your video within the first 10 seconds, almost completely missing your message and certainly missing your call to action. How can you capture people's attention so that they watch all the way through? Here are five tips.
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Storyboarding

Storyboarding, the process of pre-visualizing your film on paper, is a very powerful way of visually planning your film before you start shooting. For this lesson, you are going to create hand drawn storyboards to convey what you want to shoot. I have attached templates for you to use. The best storyboards are quick, clear and simple. They show emotion, they show movement and—most importantly—they give your cast and crew a clear sense of how shots should be composed.

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Story building tips
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Finding a "Character Focus"

Creative shots

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Why include a creative shot?
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Making creative shots
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Timelapse
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iPhone timelapse mode

PROJECT 4

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Project: Timelapse
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EXERCISE: Make 3 timelapses

Slow motion shots

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Slow motion
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Slo motion examples
Study these examples of slo-motion camera moves. Pan, Dolly, Narrative motion, Portraits, Group portraits. et al.
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Slo-mo Mode iPhone
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Flimic Pro Slo-mo and Timelapse settings

PROJECT 5

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Project: Slo-motion portrait
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EXERCISE: Film three slo-motion shots

Motion shots

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Why use camera movement
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Camera motion shots
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Motion Hyperlapses
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Hyperlapse settings
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Unlock advanced settings
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Gimbal and Hyperlapse

PROJECT 6

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Project: Hyperlapse

PROJECT 7

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Project: Motion shots
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Project tips: Film motion shots

Gear upgrades

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The basic gear you need

'MOJO' is the nickname for a Mobile Journalist. A MOJO is a reporter who uses their smartphone to report from the field. This MOJO Minute episode is about budget gear that will improve your video productions.

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Power, when you need it
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Studio setups

A simple setup for recording great video with your laptop.

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Upgrade your iPhone to film like a real Hollywood camera.
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Don't get hung up on gear

More apps for filmmaking

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Apps list (Android and iOS) Updated!
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Resources

More filmmaking resources

PROJECT 8

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Project: Take a ride

Intermediate Video Editing (iMovie)

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Storytelling in sequences

Case Study: 24 Hours in Hong Kong
How video sequences can transport the views between locations and convey duality.

These are the kinds of things that filmmakers think about when cutting clips into memorable visual stories.

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Log and capture

- Identify your best shots and bites

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Continuity in editing
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Build your story flow

A simple method for organizing your story flow

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Video editing in iMovie

How to edit sound bites, add cutaway sequences and build a video story in iMovie

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EXERCISE: Edit a 30-second sequence in iMovie
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How to compress time with a sequence
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Types of video cuts
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Edit J-cuts in iMovie
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Import GoPro clips into iPhone

This preview lesson is from the new Smart Film School course on iPhone Filmmaking.
This lesson was filmed in the Alps and shows how you use a a GoPro action camera as a second unit camera in a video production.



Project 9

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Project: Event

Titles and lower thirds graphics

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Graphics yes or no?

- When do you add graphics?

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