Smartphone Video

This course will teach you how to get the best results when you use your phone to film: settings, best practices, tips and tools to improve the quality of your videos.

For a more general course on filmmaking techniques, including using other types of cameras and filming action, interviews, or B-roll, the Video Production course is a better choice, or Filmmaking which includes Video Editing.

This smartphone course is included in all other online courses (Video Production, Filmmaking, Participatory Video Workshop, Video for Anthropology and Social Research, and Video Marketing).

Smartphone Filmmaking

Upcoming Course Dates

The Smartphone Filmmaking course can be attended online or in-person.

In-person: London SW11  
- December 6, 10:00 to 13:00
- January 15, 10:00 to 13:00
- February 6, 10:00 to 13:00
- March 13, 10:00 to 13:00
- April 17, 14:30 to 17:30
- May 21, 14:30 to 17:30
- July 1, 10:00 to 13:00

Online: on Zoom, 15:00-18:30 London time
March 4
- June 24
- November 4
- February 24 

Smartphone Filmmaking

"The training packed lots into one day and covered all aspects of smartphone filming. It's given me lots of ideas to take away and put into practice" - Cathy Meligan

Smartphone Filmmaking 


Intro to Smartphone Filming
Smartphone as a camera kit: potentials and limitations
Setting up your phone

Filming with Smartphones
In-built apps: best settings and good practices
Controlling Focus and Exposure
Shooting selfies and framing ‘talking heads’

Recording sound with a phone
How to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Accessories and software
Grip Equipment: frames, clamps, tripods, gimbals
Lighting tips

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