Smartphone video production for beginners

Learn to shoot and edit mobile videos in less than 30 minutes.

In a world dominated by small screens and visually-led content, a smartphone is the ultimate tool for producing, editing and sharing video stories.

In this short course we will show you some quick ways to produce video content with a smartphone.

These lessons are drawn from our full-length courses to give you a quick start for making great videos.

  • Use a video camera app to record professional looking video
  • Frame and film interview subjects
  • Film with a shot pattern that makes it easy to tell a video story

This course is for anyone who wants to make better video with their phone.
The course is filmed with iOS, but owners of other makes and models will benefit from the methods shown.

You need a late model smartphone to get best results.

No previous experience is required.

Intended Audience: Students

Introduction to the Smart Film School
How to take this course
Video gear
Apps for video production
A great video camera app (For iOS)
Pro camera settings
Exercise One: Set up your camera
Camera usage
A 6-shot pattern for making great video
Exercise Two: Film a 6-shot pattern
How to edit a video with Quik
EXAMPLE: A walking shot sequence
Filming a walking sequence
EXERCISE: Film walking shots
Edit the sequence in Quik

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What's included

  • 11 Video Lessons
  • 4 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Robb Montgomery


Robb Montgomery is a mobile video expert and the author of “Smartphone Video Storytelling” (Routledge Press: Taylor & Francis Group).

Montgomery has trained more than 30,000 storytellers in mobile video methods and created the Mobile Journalism syllabus used by leading universities. 

He previously worked as an editor at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

His bootcamps, hands-on workshops and video courses are all best-sellers with 5-star ratings from students.

Montgomery is also a distinguished visiting professor at the EFJ School of New Journalism in Paris and at FH Wien School of Journalism and Media Management in Vienna where he leads Mobile Reporting and Story Lab workshops to promote entrepreneurial and video storytelling.