Shoot, record, and edit on your Smartphone

Workshop Saturday 15th February, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Standard £195
Freelance/Student £170
Members £145

More and more people are now using their smartphones to shoot and create stories whether they are for a short film, multimedia/journalism or corporate content.

This workshop is a hands-on experience which you take you through how to record video and audio, edit your footage and export the content online or social media. During the course you will also get a chance to use a variety of microphones, grips and tripods.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Learn how to record audio and use a microphone to get the best sound
  • Shoot video interviews and learn how to frame the subject correctly using well established cinematography techniques
  • Shoot voxpops, point-of-view shots, action shots
  • Use your smartphone to film establishing shots and cutaway shots
  • Learn how to use natural lighting as a key light to model and illuminate the subject
  • Use good interview technique and learn how to edit for the sound
  • Take photographs and learn how to use picture composition and rule of thirds
  • Learn how to edit your clips on the smartphone and create a video news story
  • Launch video news stories online and blogs using social media sites.

Before the course, we will contact participants to find out what type of smartphone they’ll bring to the course and to provide a list of apps to download before the workshop. The majority of these are free, but the list may include a couple of paid-for apps. These should not come to more that £20 in total.

About the trainer:

The course tutor, Bill Shepherd teaches mobile and video journalism using smartphones and mirrorless cameras at He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Guild of Television Camera Professionals and he is also a production editor at The Guardian and The Observer.

Image: via Shutterstock / drpnncpptak