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Smartphone Filmmaking is a Course

Smartphone Filmmaking

Oct 19 - Nov 23, 2021
6.0 credits

Spots remaining: 12

$450 Enroll

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.