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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Journalism pros
  • Writers
  • NGOs 
  • Communications officers
  • Freelancers 
  • Media students
  • Content marketers 
  • PR pros
  • Media trainers

What you’ll learn: 

  • Look and sound natural using a Teleprompter
  • Plan and film professional interviews
  • How to engage with your subject to get the best sound bites
  • Questions that make great interviews
  • Camera fundamentals and the things you want to get right before filming
  • Select the right microphone, lighting and backdrop
  • Avoid mistakes that most people make when trying to read a Teleprompter
  • Prepare to be a TV personality or on-air show host


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

How to film video interviews and on-camera testimonials. Learn the techniques for presenting on camera and filming video interviews.

Taught by a best-selling instructor and the world expert on smartphone video! This is a step-by-step course that will teach you the fundamentals of video production for on-air personalities. You will learn how to record and edit high quality video interviews like an expert journalist.

Are you interested in being on TV? Interested in growing your expertise through TV appearances or interested in being an on-air personality or show host?

The first step to becoming a TV Personality and/or TV ON-AIR Expert is to master these fundamentals. The best way to learn interviewing is to master the techniques of an interviewer. This skill is the critical first step.

If you want to be a TV personality or TV expert, you must know how to conduct interviews and work with microphones, lighting and teleprompters.

In this smartphone filming masterclass course, you will be learning how to produce professional quality film and video stories with your smartphone.

You will learn how to use your mobile camera to answer story questions, how to conduct interviews that get great sound bites, and film shots that can be quickly edited together into a finished video story.

The lessons in this course were developed from the experiences of training thousands of broadcast journalists how to tell stories with their mobile phones.You will learn how to get great results with a mobile device and simple gear.

This course introduces the equipment, the apps and step-by-step techniques for getting great results every time. At the end of this course, you will be able to make professional video interviews with just your smartphone. I will also show you how to make a low-cost teleprompter that you can use to make your showreel.

You will learn proven techniques from a professional journalist who has taught video journalism to thousands of reporters in more than 30 countries.

If you tell stories for a living or teach students those skills, this course is for you.

I look forward to seeing you in the Smart Film School.

-Robb Montgomery

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to record and edit high quality video.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about making video interviews for broadcast.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Getting Started
Meet Your Instructor 00:00:00
Turn Your Phone Into A Pro Camera With These Controls 00:00:00
How To Use The Camera To Film Video 00:00:00
Section 2 - Interview Techniques
Stability 00:00:00
Shot Size 00:00:00
Background 00:00:00
Framing 00:00:00
Eye Level 00:00:00
Look Space 00:00:00
Angles 00:00:00
Lighting 00:00:00
Microphones 00:00:00
The “Trust Bubble” 00:00:00
Pre-Interview Preparations 00:00:00
Interview Questions 00:00:00
Advanced Interview Tips From A TV Reporter 00:00:00
Observational Narrative 00:00:00
Framing Interviews 00:00:00
Section 3 - Gear, Apps And Camera Settings
The Basic Gear You Need 00:00:00
Why You Might Need A Lapel Mic 00:00:00
When You Need To Add A Light 00:00:00
Hands-On Test: Sennheiser Clipmic Digital 00:00:00
Hands-On Test: Sennheiser Handmic Digital 00:00:00
Section 4 - On Screen: Master The Teleprompter
Introduction To The Teleprompter 00:00:00
Unboxing A Low-Cost Prompter 00:00:00
Setting Up 00:00:00
Script Formatting For Teleprompter 00:00:00
Reading Naturally On Camera 00:00:00
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