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Mobile Filmmaking: An Introduction

Mobile Filmmaking: An Introduction (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Rob Johns


Content is king. This course will give you an introduction to the basic technical knowledge you need to shoot video on your mobile. You will learn advanced techniques when shooting, editing and shoot a short video for the web.
After a short introduction to the subject you’ll plan a documentary that you will then go out and shoot. Once you have finished shooting you will edit your footage using apps, and learn how you can share it on social media.
Please note that for consistency this course will be taught using an iPhone or iPod but the skills learned can be applied to other mobile devices.

Topics Covered

  • Using mobiles for video
  • iPhone video settings
  • Mobile accessories and equipment
  • Trends in mobile video
  • Visual composition
  • File management

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand how to best set up your phone or tablet for video
  • Understand what equipment, trends and practices are popular for video
  • Use your mobile device efficiently to record pleasing and effective content
  • Edit footage and sound using apps
  • Share your content online

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for professionals working in marcomms, journalism, campaigns and crowdfunding who want to make films they can upload to websites and share online.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience.

Online Delivery - if this course is taught online, it will be delivered in 2 parts

  • 10am – 12.30pm 
  • 2.30pm – 5pm 

Follow Up Courses
If you are thinking about a career or further study in filmmaking you may want to consider Film School in a Week.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view Mizuho Bank, UK: Film and Moving Image Training case study.

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Rob Johns is a photographer, filmmaker and tutor. He trained at the University of the Arts London where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism followed by 4 years running a busy picture desk and working as a newspaper photographer. 

In 1998, Rob established himself as an independent photographer and expanded his photography to include major high street brands through to national charities including Crisis, British Red Cross, MacMillan and Parkinson’s UK.

Rob returned to the University of the Arts in 2006 to teach Photojournalism and qualified as a teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in 2009. He has a creative style of teaching fueled by passion. 

Rob continues to work as a photographer focussing mainly on the editorial market. For film, he focuses mainly on travel and documentaries.

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