1. Smartphone filmmaking training course 26th March 2019. Learn how to film like a pro!

    • By Ben Langdon

    “There are some training courses you go to because you have to, and some you go to because you want to. The smartphone filmmaking training with Mile 91 was definitely the latter….”  

    With millions of films uploaded to the internet everyday, there has never been a better time to use the technology at your fingertips to capture images and films for your organisation. But it can be daunting knowing quite where to start.

    Let us help.

    Mile 91 have run over twenty smartphone filmmaking training courses for a variety of organisations over the last few years including British Red Cross, Oak Foundation, Dogs for Good, and Centrepoint. Each and every client has found the techniques and skills they have learnt invaluable.

    We teach you some basic rules of filming from your own smartphone, skills that you then put in to action by making your own film. We teach you how to edit your footage and provide you with expert feedback.  We give you advice on what makes a good interview and how to get the best from the interviewee. By the end of one day you will have a film to take away with you.

    We take you step-by-step through the process and you will receive a digital copy of our smartphone filmmaking training handbook to take home, which is loaded with information, hints and top tips.

    We cover;

    Introduction and planning

    • How to identify a good story for film
    • How to plan your shoot
    • Planning your questions
    • Interview techniques
    • How to avoid easy mistakes
    • Capturing colour and detail

    Skills for filming

    • How to use your smartphone camera
    • Additional kit you need
    • Managing sound
    • Setting up an interview location
    • Introduction to B Roll
    • How to avoid easy mistakes

    Editing Skills

    • Introduction to the software
    • Downloading and organising footage
    • How to select clips to use
    • How to use supporting imagery
    • Captioning and subtitling
    • Music and sound
    • Exporting

    Other important information

    Date:                     26th March 2019

    Time:                    10.00 – 17.00

    Venue:                  The Artworks Classrooms, 60a Weston St, London Bridge SE1 3QJ

    Cost:                      £250pp + VAT

    PLUS all delegates will receive a smartphone filmmaking training manual with links to training films and can claim a FREE mentoring session within one year of the course.

    Limited spaces are available so book early to avoid disappointment. Please call or email to register your interest.

    This is an open course for people from a variety of organisations, but we can also provide bespoke courses for your organisation. Get in touch here to find out more.

    To wet your appetite, there’s a sneak peak of our course handbook below, along with some images from previous courses.

    Still not sure? Well this is what one participant had to say;

    “There are some training courses you go to because you have to, and some you go to because you want to. The smartphone training with Mile 91 was definitely the latter. The team had a fantastic course with Mile 91 learning the fundamental skills to make professional films using their phones. We were all thoroughly impressed with the level of detail the course covered and how confident we all felt to make great films at the end. We’ve already put into practice the skills we learnt and have produced some brilliant films which have boosted the profile of the charity and our AV catalogue. Thank you Mile 91!”

    Lucie Walker, Centrepoint

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