In-person, Live, and On-demand:
Earn a certificate in Mobile Video Journalism

I produce comprehensive training courses and workshops for news organizations and universities and media development organizations. I use my live TV Studio, the latest technologies and a huge library of online tutorials that allow me to Flip the Classroom to train your team.

Mobile video storytelling training for yourself, your organization, or your students is an excellent investment.

Robb teaching online - mobile video production

Online training in mobile video production can be productive and tailored to your strategic plans.

Clients include Middle East Broadcast Network, Journalism Co UK, BILD, EFJ School of New Journalism in Paris, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Danish School of Journalism, the United Nations, and WAN-IFRA.

1. Training for you

Professional development

You can choose to either study with me and get personalized coaching and also earn a certificate with a Smart Film School course.

Contact me to arrange a training plan.

I produce these private certificate training sessions for people with professional development grants. (For example, I coach producers and senior managers from the BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, and other broadcasters on the latest mobile video techniques and equipment.)


2. Training for your team

Instructor-led remote training in video storytelling and mobile journalism

I produce certificate training programs for media development teams led by organizations like WAN-IFRA,, IREX, United Nations, Red Cross, American University Cairo, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Training typically is delivered over a six week period with assessment, custom syllabus design, instructor-led coaching, Zoom meetups and practical exercises where trainees make 10 video story projects.

Schedule a chat to discuss an online training program 


3. Training for everyone

Campus licenses and custom content

I develop custom training courses for media clients like BILD to train all of their journalists in mobile journalism techniques for live television.

I also offer Campus licenses for certificate courses in mobile journalism to Media Organizations, universities and NGOs – allowing everyone on staff to have the same exposure to new skills.

More than 50 universities and high schools use the online Smart Film School courses for distance learning.

See the list of schools.

This type of effort is vital for organizations making culture change a reality.
Bulk discount pricing is available along with options for certificate issuance, customization of curriculum, bundling of courses, and instructor-led support.

Training clients include: the United Nations, WAN-IFRA, International Committee for the Red Cross, BILD, 24 SATA, Russ Media, EFJ School of New Journalism, Journalism CO UK, University of Bedfordshire, University of Notre Dame, FH Voralrberg, and the Danish School of Journalism.

Contact me for a quote.

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What trainees say . . .

Daniel Clifton

“Robb’s teaching style is very engaging and he does a great job of presenting the material in a easy-to-learn manner.”

Janet Vasil

“The Instructor’s knowledge and experience are top notch and his many training programs are always presented in a clear, concise way.”

Carol A Mumin

“I am gaining essential new information that I’m sure will enhance any video that I might record. The presentation is natural and easily digested.”


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The Smart Film School is the leader in professional online mobile video courses.
It was founded in 2014 to support distance learning and certificate-level instruction quality.