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Filmmaking and video apps to Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro


Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro

The SMART FILM SCHOOL project is a complete filmmaking course that you can keep in your pocket.




These are the filmmaking and video apps I use in my Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro workshops.

Watch my free video tutorial above for a walkthrough.



Many of these apps are free. 

Many of them are also available on Android and Windows phones.

FILMING APPS

EDITING APPS

SHARING APPS

This is the software I use for video production and for making video tutorials.


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I am always on the lookout for new and better apps for Android filmmaking. Please let me know your favorites and will update this list!

UPDATE:
Florian @Smartfilming sent me his list of apps for Windows and Android users. I have added in my own faves and made links where I could find them.

We are both beta testing the new Movie Maker Pro app for Windows phone and working with the developer so he knows what film pros expect in a mobile tool.

ANDROID:

Camera/Video Recording:
Cinema FV-5 (lots of manual controls, pretty much a FilmicPro equivalent, some features like exposure lock are only applicable for certain devices), "A Better Camera"

Video Editing:
Androvid Pro: Simple app that makes it easy to trim and rename clips for video projects.
KineMaster (very good UI, almost as good as iMovie and Pinnacle Studio, in some regards even better: real audio ducking with keyframes, basic in-app grading, trim-to-playhead command, timeline markers ... 2nd video tracked was promised by developers for one of the next updates. Big bummer: KM introduced a subscription service with quite a hefty price tag, about 4 Euros a month, 30 per year. One can use the app for free but export has watermark. KM only runs on relatively powerful phones, there's a detailed list on their website.

Alternatives: Power Director, Video Pad (tablet-only!)

Camera/Photo:
Camera FV-5, A Better Camera

Photo Editing:
Pixlr Express, PicsArt Studio, Snapseed, Photoshop Touch

Audio Recording:
Tape Machine Pro (Robb's Favorite!) Nice limiter and gain controls. Easy to trim and rename clips for audio projects.
Field Recorder (very good, only app that allows for flipping of the UI to still have important controls in reach when using a smartphone with bottom mic that is covered with a wind screen, very responsive developer. No in-app editing though)
Rec Forge Pro / Rec Forge II (reliable, easy to use, in-app editing of clip)
Lexis Audio Editor

Audio Editing (Multi-track):
Audio Evolution Mobile (very professional and feature-rich DAW, easy to use, top-notch. Some features not really important for Journos but one doesn't have to use them so it doesn't matter)


WINDOWS PHONE:

Camera/Video Recording:

Nokia Camera (selectable frame rate but no extern. mic support so far. Native camera app supports ext. mics, but standard 30fps)

Video Editing:
Movie Maker 8.1 / Movie Maker Pro (Beta)

Alternatives for basic timeline/storyboard-editing with multiple clips: MovieJax, Video Editor 8.1, FilmIt

Camera/Photo:
Nokia Camera, Clever Camera

Photo Editing:
PicsArt Studio, Photoshop Express

Audio Recording:
Lexis Audio EditorWave Master, Ultimate Recorder

Audio Editing (Multi-Track):
Wave Master (timeline UI not perfect yet, but it's the first multi-track editor and a start)



Robb Montgomery

Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro - SMART FILM SCHOOL

You may be asking yourself:

  • What is smartphone video?
  • How do I make a good video story?
  • What gear do I need?
  • Which apps are best?
  • Where do I start?

In this course I will teach you how to get started making great videos with your smartphone.

Read the ★★★★★ reviews!





Watch the promo video.

The course features broadcast quality video lessons, case studies, presentations, field exercises, and resources and can be taken in less than two hours.

BENEFITS

Explore the types of video you can make with your smartphone or tablet.

Discover the apps and budget-priced gear you will quickly give you pro results.

This course is designed to help anyone make smart videos that they are proud to share with their family and friends.

THE INSTRUCTOR

Robb Montgomery shows apps and solutions for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Montgomery is a professional journalist who has taught thousands of print journalists and broadcast correspondents how to use smartphones to make videos, many of them for the first time.



Learn the apps, gear and types of video stories that you can make with a smartphone or tablet. (iOS, Android and Windows Phone


The students who have taken the course are giving it 5-star reviews.







Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro

The SMART FILM SCHOOL project is a complete filmmaking course that you can keep in your pocket.


 

Smartphone video gear for every budget

I'll be presenting "Smartphone video gear for every budget" 
at the Berlin Video Meetup October 16.

RSVP here.



Thursday, October 16, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Betahaus Cafe
Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20 10969

And bringing some of my little friends with me.










Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro

The SMART FILM SCHOOL project is a complete filmmaking course that you can keep in your pocket.

Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro



Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro, an online course by Robb Montgomery.


I have a new online course on Udemy that teaches how to get better video from your smartphone.

If you are struggling to make better videos with your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows phone, this course is for you.

The course introduces the apps, gear and video stories you can make with a smartphone.

It is aimed at journalists, moms, marketers, and beginning filmmakers.

Click here to preview the course.

Note that you will be able to preview some of the lectures for free so you can get an idea of the quality of the training.


You will learn
• 10 types of videos that can be made with a smartphone

• The gear and apps that help to make great videos.

• The course features video tutorials, case studies, presentations, quizzes, field exercises, and resources and can be taken in less than an hour.

Here is the promo video for the course.

Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro

The SMART FILM SCHOOL project is a complete filmmaking course that you can keep in your pocket.