Smartphone Filmmaking

Oak Foundation is a philanthropy organisation that provides grants to partners in over 40 countries around the world. It funds a range of issues including housing and homelessness, child abuse, international human rights and women’s issues.

We developed a one day training course for a team of programme staff. The course provided the team with the interviewing, filming and editing skills they need to produce high quality films on their smartphone. Within a few weeks of the course there were new films online sharing learning and impact with staff, the board and grantees.

We also regularly run book on courses for those charities who do not need an in house course. Charities who have participated in our training include Action for Children, Blue Cross, Centrepoint, ChildHope, CW+, Dogs for Good, Nesta, The Orchid Project, Prisoners’ Education Trust, Red Cross, Refugee Action, Royal Marsden Hospital, Teenage Cancer Trust, Shelter, Women for Women International, World Animal Protection.

Our next course is planned for March 2019  and will cover everything from identifying a story, planning your interview questions, choosing the right kit, setting up your shots, capturing great B Roll and using Apps for editing, including creating square versions for social media. If you are interested in coming on the course get in touch.

“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

Watch what Dogs for Good had to say about our smartphone filmmaking training.

Smartphone Filmmaking Training from Mile 91 on Vimeo.