* Shooting Videos and Stills on Smartphones Course from PA Training

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Shooting Videos and Stills on Smartphones

This course aims to equip you with the skills and the knowledge to shoot video, take top quality photos, create 360-degree photos, photo montages, record audio and understand the basics of live streaming.

Also suitable for PR and marketing teams keen to know how to make professional recordings.

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Course Outline

Why use the smartphone?

  • Everything in one device; always on you; always connected to social media.
  • Examples of good and bad iPhone video.

Fundamentals of using an iPhone to record video.

  • Practical demonstration of filming with the stock camera app including sound, framing, light.
  • Hands-on practical session: conducting an interview.
  • Short session on basic editing.

Shooting and Editing Basic Sequences.

  • The principles of editing in iMovie including adding text.
  • Hands-on session: recording and editing a short sequence

Getting the most from the iPhone camera

  • 3rd party apps.
  • Other accessories for filming.
  • Options for sharing video.

Photos with an iPhone

  • Using the camera
  • Better apps, multimedia apps, 360 apps.
  • Enhancing photos for Twitter and Facebook.


  • Basic principles of recording audio.
  • Microphones and sound quality
  • 3rd party apps


  • Facebook Live – the tips, tech and techniques to make your Livestream really LIVE
  • Other streaming and live broadcasting options

Ready to enrol?

Speak to a member of our training team today

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All courses can be run at the Press Association offices

in London, Victoria or on your own premises.

If you have any further questions contact us on

+44 (0)20 7963 7920


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