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11 December, 2014

Mobile journalism workshop: Create multimedia and video on iPhone & iPad

Two day course on creating multimedia and video content on iPhone & iPad


This two-day workshop will show you the techniques for creating interactive visual stories with mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Participants will learn how to plan and film multimedia stories, write to pictures, work with story subjects, and produce short video reports.

Video for mobile reporting and for visual content marketing.

This course is designed for people who need to know the fundamentals for producing high quality visual stories from the field with an iPhone and iPad.

What will the course cover?
How to capture high-quality video footage
How to film cinematic sequences to tell your story with pictures
How to shoot professional quality video interviews
How to edit video on a smartphone or iPad
How to produce interactive images that include Web links and audio
Best practices for sharing multimedia
The most practical apps and essential gear for getting broadcast quality results



Who is the course for? 
Reporters, editors, content marketers, communications heads, journalism educators and Web producers.

What will delegates learn by the end of the course?
Gain hands-on experience with many storytelling techniques for creating snackable and shareable content for mobile consumers.

Participate in exercises that involve visual story planning, visually-led reporting techniques and writing to pictures.

Have a comprehensive view of how field reporters can create a wide range of multimedia content and how to organize workflows to take full advantage of this capability.

Skill level
Foundation to intermediate.

What do delegates need to bring? 
A laptop.
An iPad or iPhone running iOS8 is recommended as you will be able to do all of the exercises. (Tips and apps for Windows Phone and Android will also be shown.)
Participants will get a comprehensive list of apps, gear and accounts to set up before the workshop. A laptop will be helpful to bring as well.

About the instructor
From designing the world's first mobile-first newsroom in Georgia to training Egyptian journalists on documentary film, Robb Montgomery has fully embraced the idea of video storytelling going mobile no matter the locale.
Montgomery has taught visual editing and storytelling at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at the International Academy of Journalism.

He developed the smartphone reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL) reporters and correspondents.


He is the author of “A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism” and a former editor at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.