Making Videos with your Mobile Phone

Tbilisi training

26 April 2024

Cardiff and Vale College, One Canal Parade, Cardiff

On this one-day course you’ll learn to create effective short videos with your iPhone or Android phone, using the free VN Editor app.

The course will include:

  • The ‘language’ of film and how videos tell stories
  • Video formats for YouTube, Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook
  • Phone settings for filming
  • Planning shots that will edit together smoothly
  • Six kinds of shot you need
  • Showing an activity using separate shots
  • Working with light
  • Using manual exposure and focus
  • Setting up and filming a shot
  • Recording good sound
  • Filming pieces to camera and interviews
  • Filming scenes with movement
  • Organising your clips for editing
  • Getting started with VN Editor
  • Adding cutaways, transitions, music, effects and titles
  • Checking your edit
  • Sharing your finished movie
  • Equipment and accessories for mobile filmmaking
  • Alternative apps for filming and editing

You’ll work in pairs or small groups to practise filming and to plan, shoot and edit short film sequences.

You’ll get a detailed PDF handout and a set of ‘cheat sheets’ to use when filming.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

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Tom Barrance
Tom Barrance has been teaching filmmaking and videography for over 30 years. Tom provides mobile video training for individuals, small and large companies, charities, nonprofits and universities around the UK and beyond.