Training Courses

Filming With A Smartphone

  14 reviews

One Day Course

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.

    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.

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Our Clients


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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 12151 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 surveyed12151
  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 Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback




"Informative training"



"Rob was a lovely guy. He made the day."



"very practical course"



"Rob was very informative and covered a wide range of things on recording footage. He showed us the technical side and how to actually apply that. Thank you!"



"Lovely venue, toilets immaculate and lunch tasty. Great refreshments too. The content was engaging and very relevant - especially good he made it relevant to each of us. Small class size great. Will be back!"



"Lunch was amazing! Rob was very knowledgeable and helpful."



"Really good at taking questions and answering them but keeping momentum going"



"The trainers are all very knowledgeable which helps you feel confident and makes them more trustworthy "



"Everything! Rob was a great trainer, very knowledgeable and helpful with specific questions. People were friendly and the food delicious. Cheers!"



"Fitted a lot of information into a short space of time"



"Clear examples and covered the basics which will be useful on a day-to-day basis"



"Detailed explanations and industry knowledge - Rob was friendly, approachable and happy to answer any questions."