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iPhone Filming and Editing Workshop - Tympani
iPhone Filming and Editing Workshop - Tympani

iPhone Filming and Editing Workshop

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iPhone Filming and Editing Workshop

Get more out of your phone shoots and be able to react to last minute requests to film someone.


Location: Buckinghamshire and London (bespoke course at your office is also available)

Duration: 1 day


We will look not only at the physical recording device but also how to carry out a simple talking head style recording and then how to edit this. A talking head is the most common type of filming where simple messages can be captured and relayed quickly. 

Social media has demanded that more content be made available, so we will help you to create more professional content with your existing devices. We will help you to do this more effectively to allow you to do more. Covering topics like how to set up and position the device, where to position the interviewee, why and how to use microphones, build your awareness of lighting and how to conduct and coach the interviewee.

You will then practise this in a recording session with one of the students assuming the role of interviewee. In the afternoon we will edit the recording, ending up with an exported video file. This will include adding simple captions and including slides.

The course runs using your equipment and your laptop, with Adobe Premiere used as the edit programme.  Premiere is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software with a free trial period offered if you do not already have this.

Assumed knowledge – none

Equipment needed – your iPhone (or similar) and laptop

Editing software – recommend download of Adobe Creative Cloud

Learning Objectives:

  • To be aware of camera angles and shot sizes
  • Perspective, 2D vision of a camera
  • To be aware of an eyeline, how to recognise it and the importance of them
  • Headroom, rule of thirds
  • Typical microphones and how to position them – omnidirectional vs cardioid
  • Understand the topic and design wide range of questions, think more about the answers and what the questions will drive at
  • Be aware of the impact and difference in looking to the side of the camera and to interviewee
  • Have an awareness of shooting environment, source best locations
  • To see the differences in how lighting can improve the most basic of set ups
  • To understand how to behave on set, asking the right questions and how to remain silent
  • To be able to relay to interviewees the importance of short answers
  • See and read a transcription example
  • To be able to mark up a transcript and how to strike though to create paper edit
  • Awareness of file structure on computer, assets, media, etc.
  • Understand the importance of clear project management
  • See how to ingest different assets
  • Basic timeline assembly, laying out of master sequence and how to pick best bits – use of video tracks for each asset line
  • How to layout edit master version 1 and then subsequent versions
  • Awareness of title tool and how it works
  • What is a PNG file vs JPEG
  • Understanding of importance of using the correct music
  • To see how simple effects tools can improve shot sizing
  • Awareness of export options and where to use