Mobile Media: Producing Visual Stories with your Smartphone

Mobile Media: Producing visual stories with your iPhone

Visual Content Creators


Fall 2017
Registration Coming Soon

Mobile Media: Producing Visual Stories with your iPhone

Your iPhone is able to shoot amazing high definition video, act as a basic editing suite, apply professional-looking finishes and then instantly distribute the material around the globe. Communication professionals, from journalists to social media acolytes, are now ditching bulky video kits to rely on Apple’s pocket rocket . The question, though, is how to overcome its inherent limitations and transform it into the ultimate ally.


This two-day certificate workshop provides all skills necessary for shooting quality video on your iPhone. We’ll take you through how to capture key moments from events, product launches, conferences and interviews to publishing on social networks or your website. You’ll work hands-on with experienced TV and online content producers to learn foolproof techniques for capturing professional looking videos on your iPhone.

What You’ll Learn at the Two-day Workshop:

  • Best practices for producing, shooting, and editing video on a iPhone
  • The ins and outs of using the Filmic Pro app for more controlled shooting
  • How to develop a story for video including storyboarding techniques
  • Best-in-class interviewing techniques from world-class reporters
  • Tips for choosing video locations and how to optimize lighting, and audio
  • How to edit your video on the mobile device for quick publishing
  • The basics of editing on iMovie and MoviePro for a polished, professional look
  • How to compress files for uploading to social networks or websites
  • The secrets to creating video that resonates with a mobile audience!
Who Should Attend

Content Creators, Journalists, Editors, New Media Managers, Media Professionals, Content Marketers, Communications and PR, Educators and Web Producers.



Richard Taylor is the BBC North American technology correspondent in the Bay Area, founder of SuperRich Media and creator of the BBC’s global technology brand, ‘Click.’ Richard’s experience with creating video on the mobile phone includes shooting entire TV news reports on his iPhone and in-person interviews with film director, James Cameron and web inventor, Tim Berners Lee.



Mobile Media Course Syllabus



Fall 2017 – New dates coming soon. 8:30am – 4:30pm daily.



Berkeley Global Campus (4699 Seaver Ave., Richmond, CA) – Room 454.



$865 USD.

Need help justifying this training to your employer? Check out our customizable letter: PDF or DOCX.



  • This is an introductory course; no previous video experience is required
  • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS9 or higher
  • You will need to download iMovie and FilmicPro apps from the App Store. We will provide a code to download FilmicPro for free, which will be sent to you a day before the workshop begins. Please see these instructions on how to redeem your code in the app store.
  • It is essential that your iPhone has at least 3GB of free space to be able to shoot adequate footage in the course. Take a look at our tips for freeing up space on your phone.
  • Comfortable with learning new equipment and software
  • Basic computer literacy and skills
  • Proficiency in English (instruction is delivered in English)


Additional information

Travel, lodging and other information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
No video or audio recordings of the materials presented are permitted in any workshop.



Please contact Diane Villadsen by email at, or call 510.642.6049.


Refund policy
    • Cancellations must be received in writing by email to
    • Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program registered for will receive a refund of all monies less the $275.00 cancellation fee. We are unable to refund any fees for registrations cancelled within two weeks of the start of training.
    • Failure to appear for the training will result in forfeiture of the full course fee.
    • Changes to the registration at anytime are only by approval of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute administration.
    • Berkeley Advanced Media Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.
    • Berkeley Advanced Media Institute will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to the schedule. Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.
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