Mobile Media: Producing Visual Stories With Your iPhone

Course Overview

You may be interested in a similar online course to learn how to use your smartphone to film professional looking videos: Video for Content Creators.

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.

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Course Outcomes

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 an 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 along with techniques
  • How to upload to social networks or websites from your mobile device
  • The best apps to use for giving added polish to your footage and edits
  • The secrets to creating video that resonates with a mobile audience!

Our Training At Your Location

Interested in having us bring our training to your organization? Please contact Vicki Hammarstedt at

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Work Sample

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Who Should Attend?

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

Need help justifying this training to your employer? Please check out our customizable document.

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This course was very helpful in refreshing basic principles I had learned in college a few years ago, and most importantly, taught me new techniques that will enable me to create higher quality content.

Josh G.
Media & Communications Coordinator

I'm walking out of the class with concrete tools, ideas, and I'm motivated to start creating and editing! Richard is a fantastic teacher. His own life experience and professional acumen make him the best instructor for this course.

Claudia M.
Office Coordinator

Instructors & Facilitators

Instructors subject to change.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor was previously the BBC North American technology correspondent in the Bay Area, is the founder of SuperRich Media and creator of the BBC’s global technology brand, ‘Click,’ a pioneering TV show which trail blazes the use of innovative production techniques. 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.

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$[ts_format_number][/ts_format_number] USD

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We encourage team work!

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9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

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This is an introductory course; no previous video experience is required.
Comfortable with learning new equipment and software.
Basic computer literacy and skills.
Proficiency in English (instruction is delivered in English).

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  • Prior to the course start date, you will receive an email with instruction on how to prepare for the class. Note that this email might be in the spam folder.
  • iPhone 5 or higher with iOS10 or higher.
  • You will need to download iMovie and purchase the FilmicPro app from the App Store. FilmicPro is listed as $14.99 at the time of this writing.
  • 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.

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Contact Person

Berkeley Advanced Media Institute

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Additional Information

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START DATENot Currently Offered

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