Course Description

Smartphone Video Training – In House

Octave Digital

Course Content

Learn how to produce great quality video content on your Smartphone with our dedicated training. Delivered by a professional videographer, we can teach you the skills to storyboard, shoot and edit video content via your smart-phone.

We start off the training session with a comprehensive, practical how-to on the following elements:

  • How to operate a camera in different situations
  • Shutter angle and motion
  • Composition – the Rule of Thirds
  • Choice of location
  • Sound – best practice in recording clean sound
  • Straight recording vs dual audio recording
  • Lighting – options and the three point lighting technique

Video Production

Using DaVinci production app (free to download) , you will learn how to master the following areas:

  • Media management
  • Basic editing techniques including three point editing
  • Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips
  • Zooming in and repositioning a shot
  • Stabilising a shaky shot

Video Content Editing

After the team has learned to shoot the content effectively, the team will edit the footage, focussing on telling the story clearly and effectively, adding titles and music where appropriate, and upload the videos onto the internet.

Equipment and Tech Requirements

Participants will need a:

About the Trainer

Patrick Maxwell is a highly experienced video director, producer specialising in video production training. As an Associate of Octave Digital he manages all in-house video training and has previously delivered video training courses to:

  • Enniskillen Castle
  • Cavan Tourism
  • RSM Accountancy Ireland
  • The Roads Safety Authority Ireland
  • The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • Housing Rights Service NI

Patrick is a filmmaking lecturer at Pulse College and Griffith College and also teaches bespoke courses to businesses through Ireland and the UK. An award- winning film director working between Belfast and Dublin, his short films have screened at numerous major film festivals around the world including Bafta® and Academy Award® qualifiers Palm Springs Shortfest, Raindance, Audi Dublin International Film Festival and London Short Film Festival.


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College Name Octave Digital
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Digital Media, Film + Media, Film Production, Humanities & Social Sciences, Video Production
Course Type In-house Training
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 2000
Course Duration Four Sessions of 2.5 hours
Course Times Four Sessions of 2.5 hours
Entry Requirements Equipment and Tech Requirements: Participants will need a: - SmartphoneTripod - Smartphone holder such as: - The Filmic Pro app downloaded on their phone (paid) - Davinci Resolve downloaded on their computer (free) - Smartphone holder such as: - The Filmic Pro app downloaded on their phone (paid) - Davinci Resolve downloaded on their computer (free)
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