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Mobile Filmmaking 101: Capture Stories With Your Phone

A course by Cassius Rayner
Filmmaker . London, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020
, Filmmaker

Learn the fundamentals of mobile cinematography to create captivating videos that tell a story using your iPhone or Android

  • Best seller
  • 93% positive reviews (27)
  • 2127 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the fundamentals of mobile cinematography to create captivating videos that tell a story using your iPhone or Android



  • 93% positive reviews (27)
  • 2127 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 41m)
  • 28 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Documentary filmmaking is a chance to tell your story. Whether it is on a subject close to your heart or for an entrepreneurial endeavor, filmmaking allows you to connect with your audience. Award-winning filmmaker Cassius Rayner takes his creative process to a whole new level by using his mobile phone as his main tool.

In this online course, he takes you through the ins and outs of filmmaking fundamentals, and how to shoot professional-looking content using your phone. Learn how to plan, write, shoot, and edit an entire documentary or audiovisual piece from start to finish.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Understanding the Tools for Filmmaking
  • U3
    U3. Developing Your Idea
  • U4
    U4. The Footage
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Cassius Rayner, award-winning filmmaker and iPhone cinematographer, and your teacher for this course. He shares with you his creative journey that led him into the world of mobile filmmaking. Hear about his creative process and the influences who have shaped his work.

Get an overview of how a camera works on a mobile phone before exploring mobile accessories and useful applications. Cassius then teaches you the basics about camera operation, as well as some composition and lighting tips.

Learn how to record sound before working on the idea for your documentary. Explore the basics of scriptwriting, and look over some pre-production concerns including permissions, scheduling, safety, and equipment.

Delve into the filming process and explore how to shoot your interview, as well as the cutaways needed. Once you have your footage, discover how to organize it, edit your video, and do some color grading. Wrap up the course by hearing Cassius’s tips on how to best share your documentary with the world.

What is this course's project?

Plan, write, shoot, and edit a professional-looking documentary on your mobile phone.

Who is this online course for?

This online course is for anyone with a genuine interest in filmmaking that would like to create striking video content with their phone.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

To take this course, all you need is a mobile phone and a computer.


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2127 Students
27 Reviews
93% Positive ratings

Cassius Rayner

A course by Cassius Rayner

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Filmmaker

Cassius Rayner has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. Throughout his career, he worked as everything from a TV runner to building music video props, until finally finding his calling: becoming a filmmaker. He went on to become a camera operator for clients like the United Nations, local TV news channels, music videos, comedy programs, and commercials.

He directed his first film, JUNK, in 1997, which featured pop legend Adam Ant and went on to win Best Independent Film. He continues making documentaries for broadcasting stations like ABC, Sky, PBS, and BBC. In 2014, he decided to take his filmmaking in a different direction, and started shooting exclusively with his iPhone, making documentaries, music videos, branded content, and more for clients all around the world. Since then, he’s gone on to win 14 international film awards.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Me
  • U2

    Understanding the Tools for Filmmaking

    • The Camera on a Mobile Phone
    • Complementary Equipment
    • Basic Camera Operation 1
    • Basic Camera Operation 2
    • Improving Your Camera Skills
    • Sound 1
    • Sound 2
  • U3

    Developing Your Idea

    • The Shoot
    • Production Paperwork
    • Writing Your Script
    • Working on Your Concept
  • U4

    The Footage

    • Transferring Your Footage
    • The Editing Process 1
    • The Editing Process 2
    • The Editing Process 3
    • The Editing Process 4
    • The Editing Process 5
    • Colour and Export
    • How to Share Your Film
  • FP

    Final project

    • Mobile Filmmaking 101: Capture Stories With Your Phone

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Mobile Filmmaking 101: Capture Stories With Your Phone

A course by Cassius Rayner
Filmmaker . London, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020
  • 93% positive reviews (27)
  • 2127 students