Online Smartphone Filmmaking Course

Learn to make your own short films for social on our interactive online course.

For charities and small businesses, small budgets don’t have to mean low quality content. Our course is for anyone who wants to learn how to produce eye-catching professional quality films using just their smartphone.

All you need is access to Zoom and a smartphone. That’s it!

By the end of the course you will have shot and edited your first film, which you can then send to us to receive feedback.

All participants will also receive our digital smartphone filmmaking handbook.

Smartphone Filmmaking for Charities

More than 300 people from charities all around the world completed our online course during 2020. We focus on how to bring your work to life and capture footage that shows the impact you are having. From conservation work in Yorkshire to cotton farming in Pakistan, our trainees have gone on to capture great stories. 

Aimed at: Beginner

2021 dates

  • January 26th – 28th
  • February 23rd – 25th
  • March 23rd – 25th

Part one: Tuesday, 10.30-12.30:
Filming skills

By the end of part one you will feel confident to shoot beautiful footage and clean audio that tells a story.

This course covers;

  • Filmmaking process
  • Kit and settings
  • Framing and composition
  • Lighting
  • Recording good audio on location
  • Interview techniques
  • How to shoot great B-Roll
  • Task: to do some filming that you will bring to part 2

Part two: Thursday, 10-30-12.30:
Editing skills

Using the footage you have shot we will teach you to edit and by the end of this session you will have edited your own one minute film.

This course covers;

  • Importing
  • Trimming and splitting footage
  • How to use B-Roll
  • Subtitling and captions
  • Using music
  • Exporting and sharing

Price:
£125- £175 per person plus VAT

“I thought the Mile 91 Smartphone Filmmaking Course was fantastic. It was really practical, giving simple yet expert pieces of advice and instruction for us to take back and put into practice. What could have been quite a complicated session and subject matter, was delivered in a way that was easy to follow and learn from.”

Ella Stanbrook, PR Manager, Cruse Bereavement Care

Smartphone Filmmaking for Small Business

This new course is based on our popular charity course but is tailored to the specific needs of small business owners. We focus on how to develop your own personal storytelling style and how to use film to promote your services and products. We will cover how to shoot B-Roll that brings your work to life and how to film and edit your own online course content.

Aimed at: Beginner

2021 Dates

  • 9th – 11th February
  • 13th – 15th April

Part one: Tuesday, 10.30-12.30:
Filming skills

By the end of part one you will feel confident to shoot beautiful footage and clean audio that tells a story.

This course covers;

  • Kit and settings
  • Preproduction
  • Framing and composition
  • Lighting
  • Recording good audio
  • Techniques for interview and piece to camera
  • How to shoot great B-Roll
  • Task: to do some filming that you will bring to part 2

Part two: Thursday, 10-30-12.30:
Editing skills

Using the footage you have shot we will teach you to edit and by the end of this session you will have edited your own one minute film.

This course covers;

  • Importing
  • Trimming and splitting footage
  • How to use B-Roll and course slides
  • Subtitling and captions
  • Using music
  • Exporting and sharing

Price:
£175 per person plus VAT

“Ben was an excellent teacher, explaining things in simple and straight forward language (I am scared of the tech!). It was a revelation to understand how much I could do and how professional it could look using just my phone. I feel so much more confident in my filming and my editing now and really enjoy using this medium more for my business promotion, especially on Instagram.”

Hannah Pearn, Hannah Pearn Acupuncture

In-house training

We also offer this course as an in-house course to charity clients who may wish to train multiple members of staff or a whole team. Clients who have booked an in-house course this year include British Red Cross, NHS, Dogs for Good and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Webinar

If you can’t attend the live sessions or connectivity is an issue, we offer a pre-recorded downloadable webinar, which covers the charity course in its entirety. This option will not provide you with live feedback and coaching from our trainers but may be useful if you need to work the course around your own timings.

For either of these options please get in touch