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Filming With A Smartphone

  74 reviews

One Day Course

Classroom Based

Overview

This practical smartphone filming course will provide you with the skills to shoot and create compelling video content on your smartphone.

You will learn about the different kit you need for a successful shoot, essential video techniques and how to shoot professional interviews. You will also learn how to compose shots, how to film in different lighting situations, use different backgrounds and how to work with audio.

This course does not cover editing skills. To learn professional video editing techniques, we recommend that you attend our Introduction to Adobe Premiere course.

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Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • What kit is required for a successful shoot
    • Planning and storyboarding your shoot
    • Video theory and technology basics

    Phone Setup
    • Difference between phone operating systems
    • Using 3rd party applications to improve your shooting

    Shooting basics
    • Working with manual video settings
    • ISO and shutter speed explained
    • Setting a custom white balance
    • Setting a fixed focus point
  • Getting Good Sound
    • The advantages of a plug in microphone
    • Controlling your sounds environment
    • Positioning your microphone

    Lighting your shots
    • How to use natural light
    • Basics of three point lighting
    • Using light to create contrast
    • The benefits of using a reflector

    Shots and composition of an interview
    • Framing basics
    • Positioning your interviewee
    • Looking or not looking at the camera
    • Shooting reverses, noddies and pieces to camera
    • How to shoot for easier editing

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
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Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20423 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20423
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback




"Really nice to be taken right through from the basics and build up to what you need to know to make it look professional. "



"All of it!"



"Great service immediately from booking. Rob was incredibly knowledgeable and made the course a really fun experience. I learnt a lot - thank you!"



"Rob delivered the course in a personable yet professional style and had a really thorough knowledge of his craft. Looking forward to putting it into practice!"



"small classes which is very good, good examples, very good knowledge, good balance between theory and pratice "



"Really good theory which I found super useful. I feel more equipped in taking films - great skill to have learnt. Thanks Rob"



"Really enjoyed the day and ready to get capturing and improving using my Smartphone for videos. I really enjoyed the practical elements of the session. "



"Really useful course from a great instructor who was really knowledgeable. Awesome explanations on lighting that were really useful. Great product tips"



"Course was really helpful and Rob was very knowledgeable."



"The atmosphere was great; very friendly and I liked that we had a designated table. The food was lovely. The bathrooms were great- i have never used toilets in a training environment that smelt this good! Our trainer was super friendly and knew lots about the topic and didn't make it seem intimidating to learn about something new. "



"I really enjoyed the course. Rob is really knowledgeable and very helpful. I can't wait to use my new learnt skills, especially the lighting aspect !"



"I was really impressed with the level of information that was shared with us, it not only had a technical aspect but also an incredible verbal overview. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and I felt that the course remained relevant to me even when we were discussing different scenarios of filming with a smartphone."



"excellent course and Rich was very knowledgable.Thoroughly enjoyed the days course. Very useful."



"Richard was excellent, so patient and knowledgeable! Knew the answer to every single question and worked at the perfect speed"



"Really great and supportive environment "



"Tremendously knowledgeable and insightful trainer, excellent content and pacing, great environment, immediately actionable strategies"



"Very well paced, lovely place, felt I learned a lot."



"Nice small groups. Adapts to your needs. "



"Excellent friendly and knowlegeable trainer - Will come again"



"always happy to answer questions "



"friendly"



"The course sizes were really good and meant it was easy to ask any questions or slow down at parts we didn't understand. The set up of the day was good with regular breaks. "



"The timing and feel of the day was pretty chilled, which made me feel super comfortable when needing to ask for questions (which Rich was always happy to answer)"



"Breaking the teaching into bite sized chunks. Made the learning easier as it wasn't a brain dump of information."



"Really friendly staff, Rich was ace, he could answer any question you had for him. The place is nice, makes you feel relaxed. Thanks for a great day and helping me learn some new skills!"



"Useful, relevant, interesting training."



"the course was good trainer was very motivated and love what he does "



"Everything - as always a brilliant course. "



"Sarah was very good, helpful, and knowledgeable. "



"The trainer was excellent and the environment very friendly."



"Really nice venue and atmosphere, very professional."



"welcoming and friendly atmosphere, great learning environment, skilled trainer"



"Jason was great - targeted the learning at the right level for us. It was detailed but kept simple, and he used a lot of real life examples that helped."



"Thoroughly knowledgable and Jason is very passionate about what he is teaching. "



"A lot of good theory that I could go back and apply"