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Live Video Streaming Mobile video production

iPhone video: Plan and produce studio-quality live video production with your mobile phone.
Robb Montgomery
44 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
How to produce live video
Framing live video shots for vertical video
Know how to engage with an audience during a live stream
Find the right settings for making broadcast quality periscope video

Live video is a powerful way to present your brand, your media and your news and information to worldwide audiences with little up-front investment.

Periscope is an amazing free app for iPhone and Android that let’s you stream live video with a mobile phone. But an app alone, won’t help you to get best results.

This Smart Film School course introduces the best practices, gear and techniques for making incredible live video for social media. Many lessons show the popular features of Periscope (Features so popular that Facebook Live now include many of them)

This course is produced by a video journalist who has used his iPhone to deliver live video from breaking news events, get exclusives with celebrities and explore the creative options for vertical and landscape video streams.

You will 

  • Find the right settings for best quality and engagement
  • The right external gear that will raise production values.
  • Framing tips for live video
  • Dos and don’ts for conducting Periscope interviews
  • Tips for hacking the screen to make creative live from the studio broadcasts

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Getting started with live video


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

Getting started

Let's get started by setting up the Periscope app on your device. A walk through of exactly how to best begin using Periscope app for iPhone and Android.

Live streaming from your phone
4 Reasons Brands Should Use Periscope
Checking in
How to broadcast - a live demo
Live - Metrics, replays and followers
BONUS: What's so great about the 1.3 update to Periscope?
A walkthrough of two major updates to Periscope on iOS and Android.
Saving Periscope video to your camera roll

Make these settings to save your video every time.

Sample live streams

Apple Store Refugees

Robb Montgomery Periscope interviews people living in tents outside the Apple store in Berlin. Some of them have been here for one week.


Street artist

Sample video with tripod iPhone 6 Plus and an external microphone.

Bike tour of the Tiergarten

Sample video filmed while refined a bike in Berlin's Tiergarten park.

iPhone 6 Plus - Handheld and no external microphone or stabilizer

Live streaming for Breaking News

Breaking news and Live - Fundamentals

Tise for organizing news teams for producing live streaming video with Periscope.

Case Srudy: Going live from a fire scene

A case study a of a Periscope filmed at a fire scene in Berlin. I used a tripod and external microphone as I recorded the scene, engaged with the audience and got access behind police lines.

Case Study: Live from a protest march

When news breaks:

  1. Film horizontal.
  2. Stabilize your camera.
  3. Get close, but stay aware and stay safe!
  4. Film protagonists and antagonists.
  5. If the story is moving between locations, stop and start a new Periscope. 

  6. Tell your audience what you are doing.
  7. When the story ends, invite your followers to share.

Gear for live streaming video

Gear for broadcast quality live video

Here are the keys to improving your live video productions.

Minimum kit for Live broadcasts

If you already have a tripod (And a good light on your subject's face) you can get pro results with this minimum amount of kit.

Robb's most trusted piece of gear

This is the tripod Robb has used for the past seven years.

CNN Live video mobile remote kit for mobile journalists

I am a consultant to CNN and this is the gear list that we are currently recommending for field reporters.

The celebrity interview

Getting the exclusive interview

Tips for how to get a quick, but high-quality, interview when you happen upon a celebrity figure.

Case Study - The interview clip
Live broadcasting the exclusive interview

Checklist to prepare before conducting the interview.

Framing vertical video

Vertical video - Managing the motion
Building the live studio - Hacking vertical video

Wrapping up

Check for understanding

Test your Periscope IQ

Final Lecture - Coupon Codes!
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