For Android and iPhone

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

The venue:
Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
The Northern Quarter
M4 5JZ

Everyone is talking about the growing importance of video on websites and social media. There’s no doubt about it, for creative professionals video is becoming a vital ingredient in promoting yourself, your band, event or show.

But you need professional equipment and expertise to produce a self-taped audition, an interview or snappy promo, right? Wrong! With a decent smartphone (Android or iPhone/iPad) and a bit of practise, YOU can do it. And this hands-on, one-day workshop will show you how.

Apply online by 23 July


This one-day workshop will help you unlock the potential of your mobile device (android or iPhone/iPad) as a powerful tool for planning and creating high quality video.

It is for complete beginners. By the end of the day you will know how to shoot and edit video you can be proud of, and how to upload it to your website, YouTube or social media. It includes:

  • Learn simple tips for shooting great pictures with your mobile
  • Combine images with music (or narration) to create a dynamic promo video
  • Shoot and edit professional-looking video interviews plus Q&A-style videos
  • Shoot and edit a series of video clips, with text and titles, that build into a snappy promo video
  • Combine a series of video comments into a ‘vox pop’ (great for audience reviews)
  • Upload video to social media.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at freelance members who want to learn how to make and edit simple videos. No prior knowledge of video shooting or editing is required. Unlike our previous course for this level (i.e., How to shoot and Edit using iPhone/IPad) you can use android or iPhone/iPad - see below for details.

What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own Android smartphone (the newer, the better), iPhone (5, 6, 7) or iPhone/iPad mini. You must have the free Quik video editor app already installed. Other apps may be downloaded during the workshop, so please bring your password for the Apple App Store / Google Play Store, plus login details for social media accounts (if relevant). It will help if your mobile’s software and apps are up to date and the memory is not full.

We have a limited number of tripods and mounts for use during the workshop. However, if you have your own, please bring them.

Tutor: Dan Mason

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: Frances - 07914 397243

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