practical communication skills

Create professional videos on your mobile phone

A step by step guide to filming and editing on a mobile phone, the principles of visual storytelling and how to create a narrative.
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  • Unlimited online access
  • Self-paced learning
  • Beginner / Intermediate
  • Certification
  • Access to Hack Creative Training Facebook group
  • Offline app coming soon 
  • Learn by doing

Unlock the power of your phone

Go beyond the direct-to-camera shot and get the most from the advanced features hiding in your phone settings.

The course will enable you to harness the untapped video power of your mobile phone - using budget kit and apps to take it even further. 

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Practical video course

Learn by Doing

Do you need to produce videos but never have time to learn how to do it properly? This practical film-making course allows you to do both.
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Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for? 

This practical course is designed specifically for charities, brands with purpose and anyone trying to reach a big audience with a complex message. We go beyond the direct to camera shot and look at the advanced features hiding in your phone settings. The truth is, modern day mobile phones are more advanced than many mid-range video cameras. Here, you will learn how to harness that potential, while using budget kit and apps to take it even further.

Each module comes with a set task to introduce you to each different element of video production. This means even if you are a complete beginner you can take it step by step, making incremental improvements as you go. By the end of the course you will have edited your first video, complete with text, logos and subtitles.

During the course you will also have access to the Hack Creative Training Facebook group where you can post any questions, share your progress and network with other learners. We run live training sessions from within this group, so once you're a member you’ll have ongoing support and extra resources.

What will I learn?

During the course you will also have access to the Hack Creative Training Facebook group where you can post any questions, share your progress and network with other learners. We run live training sessions from within this group, so once you're a member you’ll have ongoing support and extra resources.

  • An understanding of how to get the most out of your existing phone and what additional budget kit might be useful
  • An introduction to resolution, aspect ratio and frame rates and how these settings impact your final videos
  • An introduction to enhancing sound quality and using natural light effectively through the three-point lighting method
  • How to plan a shot list and introduce more creative shots to take your video to the next level
  • Recommended apps and where to start with video editing, adding text and subtitles and music to your final edit

What equipment is required?

All you need is a laptop or tablet or smartphone and a decent internet connection (at least 3G). The course is cloud-based, so you can switch locations or devices and simply pick up where you left off.

If I lose my certificate, where can I get it again?

Login to your Utopy account and download your digital marketing certificate whenever you like.

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Meet the instructor

Sarah Rowland

From setting up video teams in-house to managing shoots at global events, Sarah has experience in all aspects of video production. 

She has worked with brands including The BBC, The Financial Times, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Child.org, Mercedes-AMG Petronas & Transport For London.

Sarah - Video producer, strategist & trainer

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