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30 December, 2017

LumaFusion Tutorial: Complete Mobile Video Editing Bootcamp

The comprehensive video tutorials in this masterclass feature professional 4K cinema and video projects filmed in four countries - all edited with LumaFusion for iOS.

Yes, you can edit 4K Video, add Effects, duck and mix audio, add text & graphics with your iOS device

This immersive course will teach you how to edit video like a pro, using an iPad and an app called LumaFusion.

I show you the time-saving workflow and methods pros use to edit their videos. 

LumaFusion is the most powerful multi-track video editor ever created for mobile devices. 

Used by mobile journalists, filmmakers and professional video producers to tell compelling video stories, LumaFusion gives you all of the power and flexibility to create your video story.

The Step-By-Step tutorials show you the critical features of the app as used by a working video pro:
  • New project
  • Global settings
  • Project settings
  • Layout Views
  • Adding sources
  • Adding clips
  • Ordering clips
  • Trimming clips
  • Editing 360° video
  • Transitions
  • Color and effects
  • Blur and tint title card
  • Text and graphics overlays
  • Aspect ratio 2.36:1
  • Multi-track audio
  • Add voice-over
  • Audio units - limiter and compressor
  • Add royalty free music
  • Mix audio levels
  • Ducking
  • Exporting movie project
  • Slip and ripple edits
  • Keyframe animation
  • Speed effects
  • Detaching audio from video clips
  • Link and unlinking cutaways tracks to primary video track
  • Keyframe audio fades and cross fades
  • Graphics overlays 
  • Text and animation
  • Transitions
  • Log and Luts
  • Copy & paste attributes
  • Transfer projects between devices
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Frame-by-Frame adjustments

16 December, 2017

Smartphone Video Storytelling - Atacama Desert - Extreme Mobile Journalism

These short films were shot and edited on an iPhone by @VideoJournalist over a 30-day expedition across the backcountry Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

This is a case study of Extreme Mobile Journalism.

Learn to make videos like this with "Smartphone Video Storytelling- from CRC press.

06 December, 2017

Smartphone Video Storytelling

Smartphone Video Storytelling
Shoot and edit mobile videos like a pro
By Robb Montgomery

Smartphone Video Storytelling helps readers master the techniques for making compelling short-form video content with a smartphone. 

With mobile journalism on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the entire process and potential for conveying stories across multiple platforms. 

This richly-illustrated text provides students with the essential smartphone video reporting skills: From choosing the right editing app, to working with interview subjects on camera. 

The ethics of non-fiction video storytelling are highlighted to reinforce core journalistic principles. The chapters feature mini-tutorials and exercises that introduce the key principles of filmmaking. 

The included students exercises and library of online video lessons introduce the building blocks of visual storytelling using real-world reporting examples. 

A story-based approach allows instructors to use the experiences of the making each project in order to teach the fundamentals of video storytelling in a natural way. 

Each story lesson introduces the necessary stages, including planning, filming, and editing . . . and all with a smartphone.


Robb Montgomery is a former editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.

He produces media development projects on Design Thinking, and Mobile Journalism worldwide. Montgomery is also a distinguished visiting professor at the EFJ School of New Journalism in Paris and at FH Wien School of Journalism and Media Management in Vienna where he leads Mobile Reporting and Story Lab workshops to promote entrepreneurial storytelling. 

Montgomery was awarded a Lisagor prize for his work with investigative reporting teams in Chicago. He resides in Berlin and travels the world as a professor, consultant and avid outdoorsman. 

Since 2005, Montgomery has trained more than 10,000 storytellers in mobile journalism. He founded the Smart Film School in 2014 to develop online certificate courses in video storytelling.

March 1, 2018 Forthcoming by Focal Press 
Reference - 224 Pages 
ISBN 9781138635999 - CAT# Y323059