This course features an award-winning documentary short film that was shot with mobile devices.

This is an intermediate level course and you should first complete the author’s “iPhone Production: Mobile videos  – Quick course” before diving into this course. You will need the experience from that foundation course to get the most from this in=depth course.

Here is where we take you deep inside the process of making award-winning films. The author has won 19 film festival honors from competitions in the documentary category.

You will go behind the lens and learn every step in making an original documentary film.

In this course you apply advanced filmmaking techniques that help you to produce a movie about a person, event, activity, place, brand, or issues that you care deeply about.

Films are an amazing way to connect people to a person, a product, idea, or mission. They give the viewer the feeling of a long-lasting connection.   

In these detailed step-by-step lessons, filmmaker Robb Montgomery will take you backstage and behind the lens to see exactly how to plan, produce, film and edit a long-form documentary film with mobile gear. 

Montgomery shows you how he solo-produces a broadcast quality film in Berlin with no crew, no script, no budget, and no automobile.

You will learn how to:

  1. Scout and recruit an interesting film subject

  2. Prepare a shot list

  3. Develop interview questions

  4. Prepare the gear and subjects

  5. Use locations to full effect

  6. Develop sophisticated motion shots

  7. Edit scenes, sequences, string outs and sound bites into a compelling visual statement

Intended Audience: Journalists, film makers, teachers, advertisers, musicians, artists

Who this course is for:
  • photographers
  • editors
  • teachers
  • videographers
  • mobile journlaists

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