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Creating quality video content using your smartphone

With demand for video higher than ever, while budgets remain tight, the smartphone has emerged as the solution for creating video content affordably and efficiently.  Whether it is for broadcast, the web, video releases or social platforms, your phone has the ability to create top quality video. This is why, with hands-on training and some professional tips, you can create high-quality video pieces using just your smartphone.

In 2 days, you will acquire the key tips and latest tools and apps you need to storyboard, shoot, edit and publish strong visual video stories just using a smartphone.

Who it's for

  • Communications professionals who want to shoot quality video interviews
  • Multiplatform journalists who can shoot content for the internet and social media
  • Video reporters who want to add diversity to their video newsgathering using lightweight technology
  • Sports reporters
  • Live events reporters (music, etc)
  • Reporters in dangerous environments who need a low-key option for filming

What you'll learn

  • How to shoot and edit high-quality, professional video using your smartphone or tablet
  • Apps and accessories that can make your content look and sound even more polished
  • Building blocks of engaging content: with step-by-step formulas to help you create top-quality video, audio and photo content, in a short period of time and even if you are a complete beginner

Content outline

Day 1: from 13:00 to 18:00

Module 1: Why the smartphone is such a powerful tool
Module 2: The basics of filming
Module 3: Accessories
Module 4: Filming interviews and movement
Module 5: Pro apps

Day 2: from 9:00 to 17:00

Module 6: Video storytelling
Module 7: Editing for news
Module 8: Sharing video

Equipment needed

Smartphone with at least 2 GB free memory
Hands-free earphones (if you have them)


"I learned a lot and it will help to succeed in social media and journalism. It was one of the greatest Master Class I have  ever participated to. Good teachers!"

"I have learned so much about how to make better videos. Filming, interviews, how to use the phone as a proper camera; and storytelling as well."

"Very good tips to improve digital ideas and make them as professional as on TV. I will definitely use some of his tips!"

"Just marvelous trainers. Good and funny way to show us how we could be better at our work. Thanks guys!"



22 - 23 mars 2018


EBU Headquarters
L'Ancienne-Route 17A
Le Grand-Saconnex / Geneva

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12 mars 2018

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  • 1st participant: EUR 750
  • 2nd participant from the same company: EUR 562.50 (25% discount)
  • Additional participant from the same company: EUR 375 (50% discount)

The price include tuition, course materials and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs.

Payment and cancellation policy




EBU Academy do not make hotel reservations. However, we have negotiated competitive rates with some of the hotels near the venue and the city centre. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly.

Hotels offering special rates for the EBU/Eurovision (pdf)

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Contact detail

Hélène Rauby-Matta
Responsable Développement - Formation des Membres
+41 22 717 24 21

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