Training Courses

Filming With A Smartphone

One Day Course


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.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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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.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • 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

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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 5 working 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
Value + Choice
Reputation + Feedback

  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 5364 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 surveyed5364
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.7 / 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 Us99.7%

"Giving examples and hospitality "

"Everything was fantastic, great course from Vicki, but I was particularly impressed with the lunch - very tasty!"

"Course content was very practical, I was able to practice with actual campaigns I am working on at work. "

"Really great - much nicer place than your old Waterloo office. Everyone was very welcoming and overall a great day - thank you"

"Very descriptive of the tasks we were given to undertake, very helpful, lovely friendly team."

"Really well organised, perfect number of breaks!"

"I felt very comfortable and relaxed. The course was really easy to follow. "

"Everyone is friendly and accommodating. Matt answered all my questions and even helped me with things that weren't on the syllabus, but I needed to know for work."

"Very helpful and great food. The course was very useful and easy to follow"

"Rob is a great trainer, and super knowledgeable about Premiere. The atmosphere at the center is nice and friendly - and the food absolutely delicious. "


"All of the trainers that i have had at Media Training are clearly hands on, experienced in what they are teaching. that makes for a great connection with attendees of all level. Thanks to Jules and all at Media training."

"Trainer very patient - Food AMAZING"

"Very knowledgeable, great day of learning in a positive and inspiring environment!"

"The refreshments and breaks given were nice. The organisation of the day was clear."

"Great at covering areas in design that we asked for specifically - e.g shading and brushes/ tools. I found most tips and tricks to be very beneficial!"

"Knowledge. Patience!"

"Good small class. Great trainer. Relevant examples"

"Really positive atmosphere and supportive team."

"Course venue was really great and tutor really knew her stuff! Thanks very much."

"The staff and the trainers are very friendly and approachable, and the resources provided are quite great. Thanks a lot!"

"Given practical examples. The learning experience has been great. Looking forward to put in practice everything I've learned today. "

"Good facilities, good equipment, good food."

"Tutor was very knowledgeable and class size was about perfect"

"Jason was really knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I found it to be a very practical course and hopefully I'll remember all I learnt. Lunch was also excellent both days."

"Excellent trainer - knowledgeable and patient! Liked the small class size - 4 was a perfect number for HTML intro"

"Great practical examples and focus on individual projects in addition to the core course content."

"A really great experience overall, I really enjoyed my time here thanks!"

"Welcome was friendly, facilities good. Training was at a good pace with plenty of breaks to take it all in."

"Knowledgable, engaging trainer. Could think on his feet and adapt course depending on needs. Information was all helpful and great practical tips which we can perform tomorrow. Also thought the environment, set up and lunch was great - friendly welcome when I arrived!"

"Good pace and depth. Plenty of opportunity to experiment with own examples and use cases in tandem with live examples from the trainer. Very good facilities, location and communication. "

"great relaxed environment and lunch addressing our questions efficiently and willingly"

"Communicating, great training venue, amazing lunch, friendly staff/trainer!"

"The refreshments/lunch were good. Nice working environment."

"Friendly and approachable. Two key assets when teaching"

"For the trainer: Strong Knowledges, Involved Pleasant and Polite. The building: Nice atmosphere, relaxing and very clean"

"Trainer was great, staff were lovely and the food was delicious. Thanks"

"A very thorough overview with lots of examples and helpful information to take away and use. Inspiring!"

"I liked the fact that we had to do some practical examples that re enforced the learning"

"Clear explanation of the subject, interesting information, good links and useful tips"

"The trainer Simon was superb. Informative, clear and patient. I enjoyed the class immensely and feel it certainly delivered on what it promised."

"Explaining each point in great detail and answering all questions with helpful examples, I learned a lot and would be interested in an advanced course."

"Lots of knowledge, some good simple tools that we can use for ours and others webpages. Friendly and great environment! "

"Very enjoyable experience, methodical training through the programme."

"Excellent course. Matt was great, really patient, happy to answer questions (even when they were on a tangent) and went at a really good pace. Food was fab, really nice office environment, organised well."

"I found the whole experience very enjoyable and relaxing yet clearly the presenter was knowledgeable and extremely friendly and understanding"

"Excellent course! Good trainer, very good examples and it was also very useful to have some time during the course to put things in practice. Good location, facilities and friendly staff. Highly recommended."

"Good trainer knowledge and worked examples. Nice pace, happy to expand into other things and give ideas. Food & drink selection good and plentiful. "

"Small groups allowing sufficient support, keeping to timing and not finishing early, happy to discuss anything out side remit, 6 mths support - was not aware of this when booked"

"The whole course was really informative. Working in a small group meant the pace went quite nicely and wasn't too slow/quick. Great trainer and lovely venue. "