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14 February, 2015

Mobile Reporting: Video Journalism Quick Course


This 90-minute course is designed to teach video journalism basics. It is tailored for the working pro and features concentrated, task specific lessons that show, and not only tell.

Read the 5-star review:

Randy Hendricks  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. Thank you, Rob!!

You will have the foundation for making great video that can be easily edited using free and low-cost apps.

You can take this course with your smartphone and you will earn a certificate when you finish the course.

This course features broadcast quality video lessons, case studies, presentations, and resources. It is designed specifically for professional journalists and media instructors.
These lessons are part of the amazing Smart Film School series of video courses that teach all aspects of smartphone filmmaking.

The instructor is a journalism professor who knows how to take reporters through the steps of making incredible videos. He has more than 3,963 students in his other smartphone courses and dozens of 5-star ratings.

You will get clear guidance for the apps, mics, lights and other gear that will instantly improve all of the video you make with a mobile device.

This course introduces the building blocks and processes for planning, filming and editing video stories.

You will learn:
  • The types of videos that can be made with a smartphone
  • The best gear and apps that make great videos
  • How to film and edit video on the smartphone
  • How to frame interviews
  • Camera settings that make pro video
  • How to make smooth motion shots
  • How to stabilize shaky video
  • A simple shot pattern for videos that are easy to edit
  • How to make and post video using for Twitter
  • Know which microphones and lights work best


Other courses in the Smart Film School include:

Mobile reporting: Multimedia Journalism Quick Course





FIVE STAR REVIEWS FROM STUDENTS


Randy Hendricks
Once I started the course (Video Journalism), 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. 
Thank you, Rob!!


Randy Hendricks 
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. Thank you, Rob!!!

Stephan Hendricks 
I liked the way this course flowed from topic to topic. Bite size chunks of useful information that made it easy to understand. I picked up a half dozen or so methods of improving my video making skills. Definitely worth the time invested in studying.

Denis Bulichenko
A useful and easy to understand introductory to mobile filmmaking will help you to get on track of making watchable and engaging video stories with your phone.

Ioanna Iliadi 
As a professional journalist I need to know how to use my mobile as a tool in my job. This course is like a guide step by step to make video using your smartphone

Marie M 
I really enjoy this step by step course. it's a 360° vision with advices for the gear (helpfull) and apps, and also theory and practice about to tell a story in video (journalism techniques, that's very interessing). Ok Rob, i'm waiting for the next episodes !

Martin Luxton
One of the problems I find with many online courses is that they explain but never go into enough detail or give concrete examples - they tell but seldom show. Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro shows a lot but at the same time Robb Montgomery explains the rationale behind what is happening, getting the balance right so that you never feel you are being patronised or that the course has been 'dumbed down'. The case study of the Egypt project is a great example of highlighting teaching points and creating a lot of 'Aha!' moments. I think the thing that kept striking me as I worked my way through the course was "this is doable", which given the complexity of the subject and my being quite 'tech-challenged" is a high compliment indeed. if you choose to invest in this course, you are in good hands.

Stephen Box
I was very pleased to learn about the shooting methods and especially the apps that can allow me to control the camera and edit footage. Robb is very clear and straightforward in his teaching, and I appreciate the way his lectures are backed up with slide or text reviews. Production quality was professional. Overall, this is a course you need to take if you want to use your phone or tablet for more than a still camera. Highly recommended!

Arzu
High-quality and easy to follow course, not overwhelming for a beginner. Gear and app recommendations are very helpful. Also it expands one's perspective greatly about what can be done with a Smartphone. Thank you!

Sara Analike 
I found this course really informative and a great introduction to my new Samsung smartphone. This course has allowed me in a short few hours to create photos and videos which I never thought was possible for me to create and has opened a new keen interest in photography for me. Thank you Robb for your wonderful course and I plan on doing many more courses with you in the future.

Kenneth Mitchell
I felt I took away a solid base of knowledge to get off on the right foot when it comes to making video with a smart phone. The instructor has the experience to know what works and it shows in the confidence of his delivery and the quality of the examples provided in this course. Not only did I learn about the fundamentals and gear I will need to get started , but this course also gave me the confidence that I can actually do this, and maybe even do it well.

Mark
With this course Robb takes you step by step through the beginning process of making videos on your Smartphone. Along with the dialogue of the course Robb gives you real examples of videos so that you can see the point he is making. In this course he goes into depth on what equipment you need to get started (this surprised me how reasonably priced it is to get started) and what Apps to use. Really looking forward to the next installments of the whole film school course.

Edin Edin
Thanks you for making this easy to understand tutorial. Every minute that counts are like the step by step I am learning from this well explained tutorial. Everything else is excellent. All in all, this is an awesome 5 rated class.

Mark Priess
Thanks for the course Robb. I found Lectures 8 and 10 very informative and beneficial for me as I already had some experience with the video storytelling and editing. The additional app and hardware recommendations are just what was needed to take some of my concepts to the next level. For complete newcomers to mobile video I think all of the lectures will be very beneficial to them to show the capabilities and how to get out there making quality videos in short order. Thank you sir and good luck with your future courses.

Barry Reitman
This is a good over-view of what it takes to make smartphone videos. If tells you what apps and equipment are needed to go the next step, and I look forward to the follow-up courses in this six-part series

Hubert Leon 
The course shows all basic gear information required that allow a beginner like me to get start. It also include some filming techniques that help to make the footage special.

Daniel Romero Sineiro
I'll be waiting for the other courses!