Making smartphone video for social media

Course aim

This introductory course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to produce professional quality video for the web and social media using only an iPhone or smartphone and a few inexpensive apps and accessories. Video is a great way of promoting your messages on websites and social media. Research shows that video-rich websites attract many more hits than text-only sites.


Who should attend

Mobile video journalism, or ‘MoJo’, is ideal for those on a low budget, or those who need to travel light or who need to generate video coverage against the clock. This course is perfect for those involved in social media content generation, internal and external relations, training and stakeholder engagement. Charity workers, event organisers, field operatives, communications and PR professionals managing a crisis are just a few of those who would benefit. No prior experience or knowledge is required. If you can use your smartphone you can produce quality video!


What to expect

  • training by a former BBC multimedia journalist
  • professional tips and key do’s and don’ts
  • our unique training approach which means you’ll see results within a few hours
  • a comprehensive interactive practical course with hands-on experience.


Course objectives

Participation in the course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • plan video shoots
  • capture professional quality video footage using your iPhone, smartphone or iPad
  • conduct interviews
  • edit video quickly and efficiently using video editing app on your iPhone, smartphone or iPad
  • upload video to video hosting and social media sites
  • promote your video


Fee:  £1250 + travel costs

Note this course is a bespoke in-house course, customised to your exact needs. Please contact us to discuss how we can help.  All specialist equipment, including phones, is provided and delegates are asked only to bring their own earphones. Our fee covers the trainer’s time and travel costs, but not the cost of hiring a venue or refreshments.

Call or Email Us to Book

If you are interested in either finding out more details or available dates, please get in touch.

What customers say

“The course went down very well with all concerned. We’ve now got lots of ideas for getting more video into our comms. My team all found it really useful!”

Jack Adlam

Deputy Head of Communications, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

“John’s training was practical, engaging and well-pitched for our group’s varied level of experience. After only a few hours we all managed to produce a short video and received valuable feedback.”

Robbie Lane

Media Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

“I must say that the course John ran today was superb! Everyone commented to me afterwards how much they got from it and how much they had enjoyed it”

Mark Cotton

Assistant Director of Communications, North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Hoxne Road
Suffolk  IP21 4LN

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