Smartphone Video Storytelling helps readers master the techniques for making compelling short-form video content with a smartphone. With mobile journalism on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the entire process and potential for conveying stories across multiple platforms. This richly illustrated text provides students with the essential smartphone video reporting skills: From choosing the right editing app to working with interview subjects on camera. The ethics of non-fiction video storytelling are highlighted to reinforce core journalistic principles. The chapters feature mini-tutorials and exercises that introduce the key principles of filmmaking. The student exercises and library of online video lessons introduce the building blocks of visual storytelling using real-world reporting examples. A story-based approach allows instructors to use the experiences of making each project in order to teach the fundamentals of video storytelling in a natural way. Each story lesson introduces the necessary stages, including planning, filming, and editing . . . and all with a smartphone.

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 2|18 pages

A Portrait

chapter 3|11 pages


chapter 4|17 pages

Fast Facts

chapter 5|22 pages


chapter 6|9 pages


chapter 7|11 pages


chapter 8|10 pages

Music Video

chapter 9|14 pages

360° VR Video

chapter 10|20 pages


chapter 11|16 pages


chapter 12|10 pages