Learn How To Make Great Films Using Your Smartphone

Guest blog by Anthony Howell from Lilac Howell

learn how to make great films using your smartphone

Our practical and non-technical Smartphone Film Training workshops, delivered over the course of 5 hours, are aimed squarely at teaching business owners how to use their smartphone to plan, film, edit and publish great quality business videos in-house, with minimal resources.

By the end of the workshop, you will understand how to:

• Effective plan your next video with an understanding of how to write a proper brief, write a compelling script produce a concise storyboard and organise your shoot time efficiently

• Shoot great interviews and cut-away footage on your smartphone, as well as how to capture good quality sound, light and frame an interview, and along with some basic media training.

• How to edit the footage you’ve shot on your smartphone, using the latest Adobe software, including adding music, voiceover, graphics and a definitive call-to-action.

• How to maximise the visibility and impact of your finished films by knowing how to distribute them effectively, including which digital platforms to utilise.

Workshop Outline

  1. Why film is the most valuable tool in your marketing toolbox…Context
  2. Planning your video:
    • User behaviours
    • The Brief
    • Scripting
    • Storyboarding
    • Organising the shoot
  3. Shooting with your phone:
    • Optimising your set-up – what apps to use and what kit to use.
    • Basics of filming with your phone.
    • Lighting
    • Sound
    • Framing and Positioning
    • Hosting an Interview (testimonials)
    • Preparing to appear in front of the camera.
    • Using an autocue
    • Shooting Cut-away footage
    • Using your phone’s creative elements
  4. Editing your footage:
    • Software to use.
    • Editing basics – step-by-step guide to using Adobe Premiere Rush
    • Adding voiceover and music
    • Adding brand logos
    • Adding subtitles
    • Using creative tools
  5. Distributing your video
    • Publishing your videos
    • Digital platforms – Pros and Cons
  6. List of Equipment to Purchase

Costs:
£95.00 + VAT per person, including lunch.

Further Information:
For full details please call Anthony Howell (07772 028213), or email [email protected]

*Check out our Promo film for more details – https://vimeo.com/310819060

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