Movies on a Mobile

14 Sep

Thursday 14 September 2017 10:00 - 16:00

In this practical workshop, learn the skills needed to plan, script, record and edit professional videos on a small budget. Telling your stories through film will help raise your profile, promote your work and create a buzz around your campaigns.

Video has become integral to marketing and communications. It gives you the chance to tell your story in a way that grabs attention unlike any other medium. As digital marketing and social media moves towards film and visual content, it is vital to be able to create eye-catching films to share with your audiences. With advances in mobile technology, it is now possible to capture great quality film on a device that you carry around in your pocket, you just need to know how!

Ideal for you

If you need to learn the basics but have limited budget and little or no experience. This course will provide a practical hands-on introduction to making video content.

It was a good combination of technical and creativity. Doing the filming was really fun so I definitely want to go back to work and do more.

Find Your Feet

Back at work you’ll:

  • Understand how to plan and prepare before filming
  • Learn the theory behind framing interviews and shooting cutaways and action sequences
  • Know more about the equipment and methods needed to get good sound
  • Get started on cheaply editing your footage into user-friendly videos for YouTube and other websites
  • Understand how to work with lighting, sound, picture, background and equipment

Came to course with zero proper knowledge of shooting videos. Left with a great deal.


Preparing for this course

Ahead of this course it is important that you complete the following steps so that your phone or tablet is ready for making films:

  • Video takes up quite a lot of space on a smartphone and you may have to shoot up to 10 min of video during the morning session, that’s around 1GB of memory. It would be very useful if you can clear space on your phone either by deleting unwanted videos or downloading content from your phone onto a hard drive or your Cloud account
  • If you have a hands-free device for your phone, do bring this with you ­ as they make really useful lapel microphones for recording interviews
  • Ensure your phone battery is charged and/or bring a charger cable with you

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Bring your phone!

If you have a hands-free device for your phone, do bring this with you as well, ­ as they make really useful lapel microphones for recording interviews.

Ensure your phone battery is charged and bring a charger cable with you too.

What if I’m late/ cannot make it?

If you’re running late due to traffic or delayed trains or you get lost don’t panic! Give us a call on 0207 871 5655.

If you’d like to cancel the course, please check our cancellation policy below and email

Do I need to print my confirmation email?

You don’t have to print and bring your ticket. Just turn up on the day. It’s that easy!

When you book, we will have all of your details in our system.

Cancellation and Booking Policy

Booking terms and conditions


Payment must be received before the course date otherwise delegates risk not being accepted on the day. Please let us know if you have not received an invoice within 10 working days of your booking.

Bookings made within 10 days of the course date must be paid by credit card only, via our website or over the phone.

If your fees are not paid within 10 days of the course, we may have to reallocate the place to another delegate.

Payments can be made by credit card, cheque (payable to ‘the Media Trust’), BACS transfers, through our website or over the phone on 0207 871 5600

Cancellations policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to Training and Events, via email to or writing to Media Trust, Block A, Ugli Building, Wood Lane, W12 7SB.

Please include your booking details including organisation name, title of course, delegate contact details and booking number (if booked through the website).

If you wish to send a substitute delegate, please call 020 7871 5600 or email to discuss the changes.

Cancellation period

If you need to cancel your booking:

  • 1 month or more before the course, you will be entitled to a full refund
  • Up to 10 days before the course, you will be entitled to a 50% refund or be able to change your booking to an alternative course taking place within the following 3 months. The alternative course must be rebooked on the day of cancellation
  • Up to 9 days before the event, or if you do not attend the event, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • The cancellation period applies to all early bird tickets, however these tickets can only be transferred to another early bird ticket price.

A substitute delegate is always welcome, and this will not incur any cost, please let us know such changes as soon as possible.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond Media Trust’s control to change the content, speakers or timings of events. If Media Trust has to cancel a course, we will offer you an alternative date, or a full refund.

Unfortunately Media Trust cannot accept liability for transport disruption or individual transport delays.

Booking a Media Trust event indicates acceptance of our booking conditions.

Can I give my place to someone else if I can no longer attend the training?

Yes, your ticket is transferrable. However, you will need to let us know beforehand.

If you’d like to give your place to a colleague, drop us an email to

Can I pay via invoice?

You can choose to show “other payment options at the bottom of the order page on Eventbrite. Once selected, simply choose “send invoice.

Our Finance team will then send an invoice onto you.

Bookings made within 10 days of the course date must be paid by credit card only, via our website or over the phone.

Which ticket type should I choose if I’m attending the training as an individual and not part of an organisation?

Individuals should select the small organisation ticket type.

Do you offer a tailored version of this course?

If you’d like us to run Movies on a Mobile training with a group of your staff just let us know.

Simply, get in touch with our training team and they will help you to create a tailored course for you.  Email or call 0207 871 5600.

Book your place

To secure your place on this course, register today via our Eventbrite page.