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Filmmaking with Your Smartphone

Starts February 23

1 session: Saturday, February 23, 10am-5pm

Your smartphone can shoot amazing high-definition footage. Learn how to harness your phone’s potential using the FiLMiC Pro mobile HD video app, shoot and edit footage, and upload it to social media sites. FiLMiC Pro (for iPhone or Android) is the gold standard app for mobile HD video used to shoot the award-winning feature film Tangerine. Students will conduct interviews, capture great sound, and practice shooting steady, sequenced video. After shooting a short film, you’ll learn how to edit and upload your video to a social media network. Other topics discussed are livestreaming, handheld considerations, and optimizing lighting conditions. Students should bring their iPhone or Android phone (AND CHARGER) with at least 3GB of space available and FiLMiC Pro already installed (click here to purchase). iPad users are welcome. There is a lunch break.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Nick Clausen with CameraNick Clausen lugged around a 23-pound camera for many years covering television news from Chattanooga to Minneapolis. He was a finalist for Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association, as well as winning four regional Emmys and a regional Edward R. Murrow award. Nick films and edits documentaries, including Women Outward Bound, which screened at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. Recently, Nick has covered mobile livestreaming events for AJ+, Fusion, and the Weather Channel.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.



February 23
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1 session: Saturday, February 23, 10am-5pm