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Smartphone Filmmaking: Create engaging video for business, PR and social media

This two part hands-on workshop aims to provide you with the tools to confidentially get the best from your phone and create engaging video content, in a style appropriate to your audience.

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The growth and the ability to capture video moments continues to rise and prove an effective tool to communicate quickly. Smartphones, simple editing apps and accessories make it easier than ever to produce high quality, captivating video. This two part hands-on workshop aims to provide you with the tools to confidentially get the best from your phone and create engaging video content, in a style appropriate to your audience.


Whether you are a small business owner, a charity or just want to improve the way you document and communicate using simple, yet creative visuals and apps, our trainers will guide you through a process to help capture engaging moments, stories or events.


You’ll learn how to get the best out of your smartphone's capabilities and be taken through the steps of capturing video, editing and uploading.


This online workshop will be held across two Tuesday mornings in July:

Session One - Tuesday 13 July 09:00 to 13:00

Session Two - Tuesday 20 July 09:00 to 13:00

This will enable you to practice some of the things you have learned in session one and prepare you for session two.


Learning Outcomes

·       What makes a good video and getting the most from your phone’s camera

·       Understanding basic filming and getting a great shot

·       Introduction to film editing apps and camera accessories

·       How to present to camera and filming interviews and presentations

·       Simple lighting techniques

·       Ability to target appropriate audiences

·       Bringing it all together, editing, uploading, sharing and planning the sequel.


Who Should Attend

Our workshop is aimed at those with little or no experience of filming but a keen interest to document, showcase and explain stories, events or things of value.

It will particularly suit those working in small and medium-sized businesses, in communications, PR, and marketing looking to find new ways to enhance webpages, social media or vlogs.

All those that complete the workshop will receive a Certificate of Achievement.


What You Need to Participate

An Apple or Android smartphone with at least 2GB of memory.


About the Trainers

The University of Lincoln’s School of English and Journalism has developed and will deliver the workshop. The trainers are seasoned broadcast professionals and journalists having worked on major UK TV such as the BBC, ITV, GMTV and news, sports, entertainment, and features.


Secure your place

The workshop is fully funded and places are limited so be sure to apply for yours today. When booking you are committing to attend both sessions. Confirmation of your place will be sent separately once your eligibility has been checked post receiving your registration.

Please note we are only able to offer one place per company to ensure we can support as many businesses as possible. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire. Apologies, no support intermediaries, public bodies or financial sector businesses.


Am I eligible?

The workshop is available to businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

To attend, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking - if one has not already been completed and on file).

Please note that attendance at Business Lincolnshire events will not preclude eligibility to access grant funding.

This workshop is being organised in partnership with the University of Lincoln. By registering to attend you give your consent for the booking data to be shared with them.


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Event information:


13/07/2021 09:00 - 13:00

Category: Digital

Organised by:
Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub in partnership with University of Lincoln

Contact name:
Charlotte Knight