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The Cell phone has revolutionized the world. The ability to record high quality digital video, means that new film makers can learn their craft with their own mobile phone.

The basic process is the same as making a Short film and a perfect way of learning the film process and experimenting. Skills learning will offer an avenue to explore filmmaking in the short film or feature film world.

This Masterclass will give you an overview of making your own  ‘Cell Phone Film’.

·      How to be the producer and director at the same time?

·      How do you come up with the right idea?

·      How long should it be?

·      What is the best genre? Is there a best genre?

·      How do I write the script?

The script is the blueprint for your ‘Cell Phone Film’, it is the director’s job to interpret the script, tell the story and bring it to life. We will explore techniques to help you achieve this.

·      What cast do you need?

·      How do I find Actors? 

·      Where do you shoot it?

·      How do you shoot it?

·      Multiple camera/phone filming at once (multiple shots) or one phone and different takes?

·      Do you get someone to film it (a DOP) or do it yourself?

·      How do you work with the DOP?

·      Do you need lenses to shoot your idea?

·      How to put together a storyboard and shot list.

·      How do you record the sound, with camera mic or external mic?

·      How do you cast your actors?

·      What is the best way to rehearse the actors and block the scenes?

·      Editing … the cheapest and most creative way to edit.

·      Sound effects and music -  how do you find these elements?

·      Putting the final mix together, what should your priority be?

·      What do you need to output as your final film, what are the technical options?

·      Once your ‘Cell Phone Film’ is finished which film festivals show them?


You will come away with the overview of a blueprint to make your ‘Cell Phone Film’ and ways to start actually shooting it. This Masterclass is over two days.

Register now! We will notify you when we have scheduled the Masterclass and registration is open.  Places are limited and fill very quickly, sign up to get priority booking.

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