Robb Montgomery

Mobile Video Journalism - Training, Gear, & Courses

LumaFusion Tutorial: Complete Mobile Video Editing Bootcamp

The comprehensive video tutorials in this masterclass feature professional 4K cinema and video projects filmed in four countries – all edited with LumaFusion for iOS. Yes, you can edit 4K Video, add Effects, duck and mix audio, add text & graphics with your iOS deviceThis immersive course will teach you how to edit video like a […]

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Create video and multimedia story cards with these apps

Create video and multimedia story cards with these apps

Get started making incredible multimedia story cards that can be shared on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. What is a story card? Making tutorials that show how to make #mojo story cards like this using your iPhone. www.smartfilschool.com A video posted by robb montgomery (@robbmonty) on May 3, 2015 at 3:32am PDT This is an example […]

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The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid allows trained reporters carrying mobile gear to be out in the field, where the stories and the subjects of those stories exist. The MOJO Pyramid has three layers, each one requiring different combininations of skills, gear and expertise. 1) VJs – Highly skilled, solo field reporters with specialized gear and the most demanding […]

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Improve your iPhone videos with this shot pattern

Improve your iPhone videos with this shot pattern

This short video sequence of a street scene in the Turkish district of Berlin is made up of several shot sizes that were filmed using a common shot pattern. Sequences are a powerful technique that video journalists and filmmakers use to convey a story using visual grammar. Editing sequences together is difficult if you don’t […]

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How to create a private wireless network for your AirBnB guests

How to create a private wireless network for your AirBnB guests

Here is a step-by-step guide for using an Airport Express to create a private wireless network in your house that is separate from your primary one. I’m a good AirBnB host in Berlin and I want to provide internet access for my guests but do no also want to give them access to my servers […]

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11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 Smart habits to improve your digital storytelling Know your audience Write for structure Master more than one story form Develop basic coding skills Create powerful visual narratives Use data to tell stories Use design methods for story coverage and package planning Adopt and master emerging story forms Consistently provide excellent metadata and social media engagement Embrace […]

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Design anything using The Design Method™

Design anything using The Design Method™

The Design Method™  When the word ‘redesign’ is discussed most people only consider touching the building blocks of a publication’s visual identity and style Color Grids Typography Hierarchy Style patterns Usage guides Templates Navigation But, design thinking can deliver much more. Our design process also focuses on visual story training and developing best practices in […]

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