Full course description
Instructor: Hal Goodtree
You have more filmmaking firepower than Charlie Chaplin or Sergei Eisenstein ever had, right now, in your pocket. Smartphone Filmmaking teaches students how to harness the potential of the cell phone as a filmmaking tool. You’ll learn how to set up a shot with your smartphone, use natural light, shoot an interview, and tell a story, like in the movies.
Over the course of the class, we’ll talk about film theory and grip equipment as well as the importance of sound and filmic effects like time lapse, tracking, and slo-mo—all with your cell phone. Students will learn by doing, with practical examples and simple assignments. Along the way, we’ll cover some editing basics and good workflow habits to help you launch your filmmaking ideas. (12 hours / All Levels)
Recommended equipment: Smartphone, tripod, and smartphone mounting clip
This class will meet Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm ET.