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Training – Filmmaking on iPhones, iPads and Android

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My iPad, iPhone and Android filmmaking training is designed for people with little or no experience of making videos. Each course is carefully structured to meet your specific needs.

I’m Tom Barrance, one of the UK’s most experienced film educators.  I have over 20 years experience of delivering film training and workshops around the UK and beyond. I’ve provided this training for small and large businesses, the NHS, universities, charities, nonprofits, arts and drama groups. Check out my feedback.

During the current pandemic I’m only providing online training.  In normal circumstances I work around the UK and Europe. 

My training

You can choose the option that suits your needs: one or two short sessions covering the basics, a longer course over several days or weeks, with the option of mentoring and feedback. I can train you to make complete videos using just your phone, or teach you to use computer editing programs such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.

Standard course content

Getting started

We’ll look at how short films combine pictures, sound and editing to tell their stories. We’ll explore the different shots you can use, and how to combine them so that they make sense together.

Filming and sound recording

You’ll learn to

  • shoot good video and stills with the Camera app (or an alternative app like Filmic Pro)
  • film different shots to tell a story
  • record good quality audio for a ‘talking head’ presentation or interview.

Editing

You’ll learn how to

  • organise your clips
  • put video and stills into your editing program, trim them and change the order
  • add and adjust audio, including voiceover and music
  • illustrate a presentation or interview with ‘cutaways’
  • use transitions, effects and titles
  • fine-tune your film
  • share your finished movie.

The course also covers:

  • principles of film planning
  • ways of structuring your story
  • alternative apps and accessories for iPhone filmmaking

Course materials

The 28-page PDF course booklet takes you step-by-step through the filmmaking process.

Follow-up

When you make a film on your own after the course, send me a link and I’ll provide written feedback and suggestions.

Please get in touch to discuss your needs or book a course.

What people say

Google reviews and testimonials

“Tom is a really good teacher and is able to convey a lot of technical detail without baffling his audience. Highly recommended.”
Gillian Southgate, Assistant Director, NHS R&D Northwest

“Simply excellent. Fun, interesting, useful and rewarding.”
Derek C Stewart OBE, Associate Director for Patient, Public Involvement & Engagement, NIHR CRN

“I cannot overstate how much potential these simple filming skills will give you for instigating change, improving efficiency and communication, and achieving your own ambitions.”
Sarah Adcock, Senior Specialist Physiotherapist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

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Tom Barrance

Tom Barrance I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and EditClass.


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