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WGU ten years
Video for mobile devices

Video for mobile devices

In the last decade, mobile phones have proved to be one of the fastest developing technologies in existence.

The quality and functionality of smartphone cameras are well documented, with even the most basic model being capable of high definition video and photography.

An understanding of the techniques used by professionals can elevate the results of your home filmmaking to levels that your friends, colleagues and family will not believe. Even if you only shoot short clips to share on social media, there are many tips and tricks that will get your films noticed.

This course will give you the background skills that will open the door to better looking (and sounding!) videos from your mobile devices. You will see the results of using professional cameras and then learn how these results can be achieved on the camera in your pocket, your smartphone.

The lessons will be informative and run at a pace that will suit any level of learner. Most of all, the course is designed to be practical and fun.

What will you study?

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic principles of photography, demonstrated with professional cameras
  • Basic principles of sound, demonstrated with professional microphones and equipment.
  • Gizmos and gadgets – this topic will look at the ancillary equipment that makes the task of getting high-quality footage possible.
  • Postproduction preparing your footage for an audience
  • Platforms that allow you to publish your work and share it with the world

To get the most out of this course you should have access to a recent smartphone or DSLR camera with HD video capability. 

Course dates



Centre for Creative Industries Building




At the end of each topic, a small practical task utilising your mobile device will be used to assess your understanding and give you confidence in your progress.



This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment. 

To book 

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This course is subject to minimum participants and payments will be returned in full if the course does not recruit the minimum cohort.

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