This workshop aims to help those who have already tried their hand at making video with their iPhone/iPad and now want to improve their skills in handling the camera and creating video stories.

The date and time: 25 Apr, 11am – 5pm

The venue
Musicians' Union
60-62 Clapham Road

Apply Online by 10 April

Workshop content

This workshop aims to help those who have already tried their hand at making video with their iPhone/iPad and now want to improve their skills in handling the camera and creating video stories.


This workshop aims to help you improve your skills and become more confident in shooting and editing videos for your creative purposes. It includes:

  • Understanding the importance of lighting, framing and audio when shooting interviews/videos.
  • Editing videos using iMovie
  • Learning to shoot in ‘sequences’ of video clips and editing these in iMovie to create engaging promos
  • Combining interviews and sequences of clips in iMovie to create video stories (for example, an actor spotlight or reporting on an event)
  • Learning iMovie editing techniques and tricks, including audio fades, slo-mo, effects, use of images and titles
  • Introduction to live-streaming with your iPhone/iPad plus tips for using other video-related apps
  • Uploading video to platforms such as YouTube and Facebook or your website/blog.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at freelance members who use iPhone or iPad, have some experience and want to improve their skills including those who have already attended our ‘How to Shoot and Edit with iPhone/iPad or “Mobile video kick-starter with iPhone/iPad’ workshops. You will need to have at least tried to use the video function on your iPhone before and now want to go further to understand and practise the editing skills available on iMovie. It would also be helpful if you have at least tried editing video with iMovie.

Expected learning outcomes

This workshop aims to help you improve and expand your shooting and editing skills on iPhone/iPad including through learning more about various techniques that will help you produce videos of better quality and more impact for your specific purpose (see content).

What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own iPhone (5, 6, 7) or iPhone/iPad mini. You must have the free Quik video editor app and iMovie app already installed. Other apps may be downloaded during the workshop, so please bring your password for the Apple App 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 device memory is not full.

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

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 few days of this date.

Further enquiries:

Tel: 07580 348 726

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