Mobile Video Storytelling

“Aileen has delivered a number of workshops on Mobile Video Storytelling for PRII Members. Feedback has been universally positive with a many participants complimenting Aileen’s clear and practical approach. Her knowledge of the technology and her tips on execution helped demystify the whole area for many.  Most importantly everyone was equipped with the skills they needed and a straightforward model to tell their stories via video. As well as enjoying themselves in the process.”

Frank Condon, Development & Research Manager, Public Relations Institute of Ireland

What you’ll learn:

  • How to record quality interviews and selfie videos on your smartphone
  • How to plan your video in 4 essential shots
  • How to get your settings right
  • How to edit using the InShot app
  • How to add text, logos, transitions, music & more
  • Our recommended equipment designed for your budget 

 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Everyone who needs to make great videos on their smartphone for their work.
We’ve trained communications professionals, small business owners, NGO staff, marketing teams, journalists, priests and rectors, artists, musicians and more!

 

DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE?

No, just a good Android or iPhone – either will do.
We teach people at all skill levels.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

There are 40 short video guided lessons over 8 modules. You could put one day aside and get it all done then including the practical assignments, or you could spread it out to do it in your own time.

WILL I MAKE VIDEOS ON THIS COURSE?

Yes, you will make two videos – the essential “building block” that is the Video Interview, and then the more advanced Video Story with multiple shots, assembled, edited and saved on your phone.

WHAT EQUIPMENT AND APPS DO I NEED?

A good smartphone – Android or iPhone – that’s all to start. We recommend you get a tripod and additional microphone but these are not mandatory.
We teach you in step-by-step video lessons how to edit on the InShot app.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

There are two ways of doing this course:

 

  • SELF-GUIDED – Enrol via our Teachable platform and do the course in your own time. You are welcome to email us your finished videos and we’d be delighted to see them & give you feedback.

 

  • TUTOR-LED – Enrol on one of our scheduled group tutor-led courses. It’s the same course but with a one-hour live Zoom call with a tutor at the beginning, who gives you deadlines for the two practical assignments, and feedback via email. There’s a one hour live Zoom call a week later to give further feedback and answer any questions you might have. This course provides accountability, the energy of being part of a group, and most of all – deadlines! It gives you a structure to ensure you finish the course with a tutor guiding you along.