Robb Montgomery

Mobile Video Journalism - Training, Gear, & Courses

Which 360° VR video camera should you buy to produce live videos?

Which 360° VR video camera should you buy to produce live videos?

Now is the time to start getting excited about what we can do with live, spherical video broadcasts. National Geographic posted the first Facebook 360° live video from the Mars Simulator research site in Utah using four Nokia OZO Live cameras, wireless mics and picture-in-picture live feeds from famous scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson. Of […]

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#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

This student newsroom and media lab serves six journalism schools in Georgia. What would happen if you built your student newsroom completely around #MOJO mobile journalism? That was the question I asked in 2010 when I was brought in to design a new media lab for IREX. In 2017, we now know the answer. I […]

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Waterproof video backpack for filmmaking and mobile journalism

Waterproof video backpack for filmmaking and mobile journalism

I travel for a living and make movies with small cameras. This approach allows me to film life unscripted from places where larger cameras can’t easily get to (like in my hand while bicycling, on sand dunes, in Qatar.) The smartphone movie making gear in my backpack https://t.co/LQWgQywALR pic.twitter.com/XTHtN2rdaA — Robb Montgomery (@robbmontgomery) February 17, […]

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European TV stations convert 100 percent to iPhone for video reporting

European TV stations convert 100 percent to iPhone for video reporting

The Mobile Newsroom European broadcaster fully embraces mobile-based reporting. All reporters now use iPhone for TV newsgathering. This summer a chain of TV stations in Europe converted to smartphones and all of their reporters are producing all of their field reports with low-cost mobile gear. Here is a rough translation from articles that appeared in […]

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What’s inside a Mojo Video Backpack?

What’s inside a Mojo Video Backpack?

Take a peek inside a mobile filmmaker’s backpack. Smart Film School Quick Links:– Facebook group– YouTube Channel  Subscribe to the newsletter. Email Address  First Name  Last Name  Limited time offer –  Coupon codes for our new video courses! Make Great videos with iPhone and iPad$10 off coupon Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro$10 off coupon […]

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10 Hollywood shots you can make with a selfie stick

10 Hollywood shots you can make with a selfie stick

Tourists using selfie sticks have been a common sight in Asia for quite some time now and the behavior is spreading quickly to Western cities. NOTE: The shots in this tutorial were made with my iPhone 6+, my modified Shoulderpod mount and the iStabilizier monopod “Smartphone Selfie Stick” The first thing you need to know is how to choose […]

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Great audio does not have to cost a lot of money

Great audio does not have to cost a lot of money

Limited time offer: Coupon codes for our new video courses! Make Great videos with iPhone and iPad$10 off coupon Make Smartphone Video Like a Pro$10 off coupon Getting great-sounding audio is critical.  It is the hardest thing for non-pros to do well.  If you are using an Android or iPhone to film, then the $60 Røde […]

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