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12 Videos (42m)
    • Intro to Mobile Journalism

      1:30
    • The Basic Mojo kit

      3:10
    • Turn your phone into a pro camera

      2:13
    • Save clips to camera roll

      0:44
    • Camera usage

      3:53
    • EXAMPLE: A video story in 30 seconds

      0:41
    • Explained: The shots in the story are visual grammar

      3:49
    • 6 shots that answer story questions

      3:36
    • How to film an interview subject

      4:18
    • GEAR: Mics for the Osmo Mobile

      5:29
    • Film a personality profile

      1:10
    • Edit a video story in iMovie

      11:47

About This Class

This course by video expert Robb Montgomery provides straightforward and practical instruction for anyone who wants to make better videos with their smartphone.

If you tell stories for a living or teach storytelling skills, this course is for you.

Shoot and edit Social Video content with a mobile phone. 

What will the course cover?

  • How to record and edit high-quality video
  • How to tell your story with pictures
  • How to produce professional quality video interviews
  • How to produce interactive images that include Web links and audio
  • The most practical apps and essential gear for getting broadcast quality results 

"I am a senior at Notre Dame in a Multimedia Journalism class with Len Clark and I found this course to be extremely helpful and interesting! Definitely many tools that I can utilize in my future career!" — Elizabeth Carson

Enroll now!

These lessons are part of a series of best-seller master courses produced by the Smart Film School.

(The school offers certificate courses on iPhone filmmaking, design thinking, and video production to schools and organizations worldwide through an education channel at http://www.smartfilmschool.com)

Video is a powerful language that engages with mobile audiences.

 You will learn to:

  • Produce incredible video stories with your smartphone.
  • Use your mobile camera to answer story questions.
  • Conduct interviews that get great sound bites.
  • Film the types of shots that can be quickly edited together.

Visual storytelling literacy is the foundation skill that resonates in a world dominated by small screens and short attention spans.

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Robb Montgomery

J-school professor, MOJO author and filmmaker.

Robb Montgomery has taught more than 10,000 people, just like yourself, how to make great-looking video stories with small cameras and smartphones.

His workshops and courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, RTÉ Ireland TV, and many public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore. 

His Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School, Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism also the education discount to issue his video courses to all students. Styria Media in Europe has an Enterprise-wide license that allows every employee full access to all of Montgomery's video training courses.

Why? Montgomery is a global expert in video storytelling and innovation strategy and is based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism,”  and a new book on video storytelling to be published by Taylor & Francis (London and New York).

As a WAN-IFRA expert, he works with journalists worldwide to develop mobile video projects and as a design-thinking expert, he leads internal teams at media companies to rapidly develop actionable prototypes and new products.

For Media Development projects in Egypt and Georgia, Montgomery developed the world's first mobile journalism school and has trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media, and design thinking processes.

He produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at universities in Europe.

Montgomery was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015. 

In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with course packs of video tutorials that teach social video, mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking. 

Montgomery previously served as an editorial art director for the Chicago Tribune, Page One editor for the Chicago-Sun-Times, and has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times and the San Francisco Examiner.

His work with the investigative journalism team at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been awarded top honors in Society of News Design competitions since 1992.