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Smartphone Video for Beginners

Berlin, Germany

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Experience hosted by Robb

2 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

▻ I will show you how to setup your iPhone camera properly, how to film the right shots and how to edit them into a video story. Get personalized coaching for making travel videos.

VIDEO FILMING
▻ No prior experience is necessary.
We will film no matter the weather, so bring rain gear for example if it looks like rain. Often the best pictures are made when weather happens. If it is cold, we will film inside the train station.

▻ We will film at the Hackescher Markt, close to Graffiti art, musicians, trains and cinematic streets. You will learn the art of make professional-looking videos for travel or pleasure.

VIDOE EDITING
After 40 minutes of filming in the streets or a train station, we will sit down at a cafe and I will show you how to edit your shots into a story.

▻ Your Instagram, YouTube and Facebook followers will see the dramatic difference in your abilities!
Other things to note
Bring your fully-charged iPhone and download this free video editing app: "Quik Video Editor."

(Optional - Download these paid apps: Filmic Pro and LumaFusion Video editor) They are pro level apps.
▻ I will show you how to setup your iPhone camera properly, how to film the right shots and how to edit them into a video story. Get personalized coaching for making travel videos.

VIDEO FILMING
▻ No prior experience is necessary.
We will film no matter the weather, so bring rain gear for example if it looks like rain. Often the best pictures are made when weather happens. If it is cold, we will film inside the train stati…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Complimentary registration to a Smart Film School online video course worth...
From $154
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Robb

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Robb is a professional instructor for mobile filmmaking.
You will learn the art of making great video stories with your smartphone.

▻ www.RobbMontgomery.com

His mobile journalism textbooks and online courses have been translated into German, Chinese and Arabic and are used by broadcast reporters and filmmakers everywhere.

He has trained reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Channel News Asia, Belgian Public Television, Russ Media, and Singapore Press Holdings and he can teach you how to film great stories with your iPhone.
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Where you'll be

▻ We will begin with a briefing at Starbucks and action filming at Hackescher Markt.
▻ This is where street artists, musicians, Graffiti bring life to a Mitte neighborhood.
▻ After the film walk, we will meet in a cafe for video editing.

You can make a great video story in this personalized experience.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Christina
December 2019
Robb ist wirklich ein Experte und zeigt im Kurs eine Basistechnik - Storytelling mit sechs Basiseinstellungen -, die für alle filmischen Aufgaben überaus nützlich sein kann. Es gibt einen theoretischen Teil und dann geht es raus in die Praxis. Robb ist wirklich geduldig und freundlich. Ich muss beruflich filmen lernen, dafür war es super. Robb ist auf meine speziellen Bedürfnisse sehr gut eingegangen. Natürlich braucht es dann ganz viel Praxis, um das in zwei Stunden Erlernte auch tatsächlich umzusetzen. Aber es hat auch sehr viel Spaß gemacht so dass man dran bleibt ! Ich denke, dass ich meine Fähigkeiten jetzt gezielt bessern kann.
Robb ist wirklich ein Experte und zeigt im Kurs eine Basistechnik - Storytelling mit sechs Basiseinstellungen -, die für alle filmischen Aufgaben überaus nützlich sein kann. Es gib…
Ryuhei
October 2019
Thank you Robb for the once in a lifetime experience and introducing me to an entirely new perspective of the world. I have a much deeper appreciation for subtle events that occur in everyday life, and I now have the knowledge and tools to capture them. I highly recommend this magical experience!
Thank you Robb for the once in a lifetime experience and introducing me to an entirely new perspective of the world. I have a much deeper appreciation for subtle events that occur…
현정
August 2019
It has been a while since I took this trip and now I remember the time with Robb in Berlin was absolutely fantastic! What I particularly loved about this trip was that I got to understand about the city while making a short film of Berlin! For the filming class, I had almost zero knowledge of ‘making’ a video before and I felt that Robb understood my level and knew what I need even better than myself! Absolutely recommend the trip!
It has been a while since I took this trip and now I remember the time with Robb in Berlin was absolutely fantastic! What I particularly loved about this trip was that I got to und…
Minela
March 2019
I learned so much during this experience and had SO MUCH FUN! :D I additionally used the tips Robb gave me during the experience the following weeks after. Just as Robb said, now around 2 weeks later my videos are on a whole different level! I’ve even had multiple people compliment me on the videos’ quality and storytelling. With the guidance from Robb you really do feel like a filmmaker at the end of the day after using the skills you learn during this AirBnb experience. You will learn how simple and easy it actually is to use your phone to make films with different tips from Robb, and you can use these tips to make videos of e.g. vacation time, future travels, or just everyday moments with friends and/or family etc. Also, the gentlemen who owns the café for the meetup spot was really friendly, and Robb and I had a nice coffee and tea while he showed me how to setup my smartphone camera properly. Robb is a great teacher, with amazing knowledge, and allows both time and space for questions throughout the experience. You start experiencing and seeing traveling in a different and new way. Do yourself the favor and BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE to become the filmmaker you always had in you (even if you don’t know it yet)! :) Robb will guide you and YOU WILL HAVE A BLAST! I would even recommend this experience to anyone living in Berlin! It’s just that great! :) This experience is QUALITY. I cannot state that enough! Robb: Thank you for a really positive and life changing experience in Berlin! It was fantastic and I learned so much within the two hours. This experience is really a great investment. The best way to learn is while having fun and you, Robb, exactly create that type of atmosphere and great vibe to do so. It's wonderful and I highly recommend this experience!
I learned so much during this experience and had SO MUCH FUN! :D I additionally used the tips Robb gave me during the experience the following weeks after. Just as Robb said, now…
Katherine
December 2018
This was a really great experience for two reasons: Robb knows his stuff and he knows how to present it in a way that one can see immediate results. His experience comes from years of journalism and film making so he has a working knowledge of the pitfalls that an amateur (like my husband and I) will experience. The second reason is that he was able to identify the most important points of filming. He told us enough to help us move forward without overwhelming us with information or technicalities. He knows his audience and is passionate about telling stories via film. My husband and I highly recommend this workshop.
This was a really great experience for two reasons: Robb knows his stuff and he knows how to present it in a way that one can see immediate results. His experience comes from yea…
Uta
December 2018
A very insightful and relevant experience. Robb was extremely knowledgable and able to convey a lot of information in a very short time. I am working in the NGO sector and this experience was relevant to me professionally. Location and set up were great. Robb is a great instructor.
A very insightful and relevant experience. Robb was extremely knowledgable and able to convey a lot of information in a very short time. I am working in the NGO sector and this exp…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Smartphone

Download the Quik video editor app