05.03.20 / Storytelling with a smartphone: Shoot and edit with the production studio in your pocket

Course Title: Storytelling with a smartphone: Shoot and edit with the production studio in your pocket
Dates: March 5th & 6th 2020
Duration: 2 Days
Time: 10am – 4.30pm 
Venue: Dublin TBC
Cost: 200 euro

Course Profile:

On this practical 2-day course, mobile journalism trainer Caroline Scott will guide you through the process of filming and editing your own content for broadcast and digital audiences – purely on your smartphone. You’ll be encouraged to think creatively about the storytelling process throughout as you get thrown in the deep end as a mobile storyteller, creating your own feature package.

ON DAY ONE: you’ll shoot your feature – getting practical with the latest apps on the market, practising shooting pieces to camera, sequences, talking head interviews, a range of camera angles and creative shots and transitions only achievable with a smartphone. Attendees will also dive into the world of vertical video – perfect for anyone wishing to create content for social audiences. Make sure you wear comfy shoes, as you’ll be out and about, learning by doing – no need for laptops in this course!

ON DAY TWO: you’ll be in the classroom, focusing on editing techniques that’ll grab your audience’s attention in 2020. Caroline will cover a range of editing styles for long-form feature pieces and news packages, as well as that all-important social content. You’ll edit and export content that you shot the day before in the class, using just the apps available on your smartphone. You’ll also learn tips, tricks and shortcuts to maximise your engagement and make your visuals stand out from the crowd.

Tutor Profile:

Caroline Scott is a videographer and social media specialist, helping news organisations and businesses better connect with their audiences using smartphones. Her previous role as Deputy Editor of Journalism.co.uk saw Caroline report on the latest innovations and trends that are changing the digital journalism industry, with a strong focus on the growth of mobile journalism in the newsroom and how journalists are using the technology to better connect with audiences.

Although trained on ’traditional’ cameras and desktop editing software, she prefers to shoot, edit and publish her work from mobile devices, experimenting with a range of formats for viewers on different social platforms – and is a huge advocate for vertical video and raw content. Prior to reporting for Journalism.co.uk, Caroline was based in the South Atlantic where she developed a television station and its news programming for the population of the Falkland Islands. Her work as a videographer includes producing short films, documentaries and educational material for various companies in the UK.

Participant Profile:

Participants must come with an intermediate level of videography skills. This is a storytelling course for those with an interest in smartphone shooting and editing apps; predominately Filmic Pro and Luma Fusion, iMovie and/or Kinemaster for those on Android. Although a basic understanding of these apps is recommended, it is not mandatory.
The course is aimed at content producers, digital producers, social media managers and anyone interested in using MOJO techniques to tell stories.
Attendees must bring an iOS or Android device, a charger, headphones, ideas and bags of enthusiasm!

Application Process:

To apply please email your current CV, as well as a short (under 400 word) statement of intent to apply@screenskillnet.ie by 5pm on Monday 24th February. Please email any queries to the same address.




  • 5th March 2020 - 6th March 2020
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm