Learn how to shoot and edit video on your smartphone
Smartphone video: the smart approach to communicating
Hi! I’m a specialist smartphone video trainer. My job is to show you how to use your phone to produce quality video.
Video is a great way of telling your story on the web and social media. What’s more, using your smartphone, it’s quick, easy and fun to produce. In just a day you can learn to create videos you can be proud of – even if you’ve never done it before.
It’s also increasingly at the heart of social media. Cisco, the IT giant, predicts that by 2021 over 80 percent of all web traffic will involve video. Be part of that revolution!
As a leading smartphone video trainer, I can show you how to plan, shoot and edit videos that look and sound professional.
Knowing how to produce video will help your organisation reach key audiences, provide additional value to clients – and help you help yourself: video skills are increasingly a key ask from recruiters!
My relaxed and comprehensive training courses will talk you through everything you need to know, whether it’s the right equipment to buy, how to get the best out of interviewees or the secrets of capturing stunning B roll.
Why come to me?
- My background is in BBC Television and multimedia reporting
- I teach multimedia skills at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Middle East PR Association (MEPRA)
- My clients include major corporations, universities, hospitals, government bodies, PR agencies and leading charities
So, you’re in good hands.
This course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to produce a professional quality video for the web and social media using only a smartphone and inexpensive apps and accessories.
This two-day intermediate level workshop is designed as a comprehensive alternative to our highly successful Making Smartphone Video for Social Media course. The emphasis is on helping practitioners extend and deepen their production and storytelling skills.
This half-day course shows you how to produce simple effective video on your smartphone.
This one day intermediate level workshop focuses on editing video on your smartphone, using the latest advanced editors. The emphasis is on helping videographers extend and deepen their editing skills.
This one-day intermediate level workshop focuses on shooting video on your smartphone, DSLR or camcorder. The emphasis is on helping videographers extend and deepen their shooting skills.
Why smartphone video works
It’s cheap and easy to produce, yet the results can look and sound as good as video processed with complicated equipment and software costing thousands. Mohammed Hawari’s profile of two London luthiers was shot using only an iPhone 7:
It gives you the ability to respond quickly and easily against the clock. This highly impressive first effort was planned, shot and edited on an iPhone 6s Plus by delegates on our basic course in just three hours – and they were all totally new to the apps, equipment and techniques.
It’s all so portable. Shoot and edit on your mobile device and you literally have a video studio in your pocket which goes where you go. Shoot in the field, edit in the car, train or coffee bar! This video was produced at a rural location by students on our basic one day course, using just a phone, a small inexpensive microphone and a tripod.
What customers say
“This was an expertly structured and executed training course which catered for both novices and those with video-making experience. John delivered the course in a simple, encouraging and fun style, that led to a technophobe like myself producing a short video of a quality that I never thought imaginable at the start of the day. I, like the rest of the group, can’t wait to put what we learnt into practice.”James Barr
“John’s innovative and enthusiastic approach to training makes his courses among the most popular on the CIPR training calendar and feedback on his training delivery is always excellent. Behind the scenes, John works tirelessly to ensure our training reflects the latest developments in a cutting-edge field”Janka Sykorova
“I can’t tell you how useful the course was. It was absolutely spot on in terms of content, delivery and mix of theory and practical. We all came out buzzing with how we can use our new knowledge to improve video content across our platforms and delivery to local media too.”Suzanne Ostler