After this one-day course you will be able to create broadcast-quality video packages from your smartphone and tablet that even a TV producer would think were shot on a professional video camera costing thousands of pounds.

Trainer Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at Irish broadcaster RTÉ, refers to the smartphone as "the camera you always have with you".

His simple tips and techniques demonstrate how the humble smartphone can be used to shoot and edit photos and videos, record broadcast-quality audio and live-stream content for television and radio.

Glen will also advise on the best mobile journalism apps to use, the accessories that are worth investing in and, perhaps more importantly, the ones that are not.
This course focuses mainly on the iPhone, but offers general advice on other types of smartphone too.

This course is also available as a part of a news:rewired+ package, which includes a ticket to our next news:rewired digital journalism conference on 23 July in London.

What will I learn by the end of the course?
  • Some of the basic principles of photography
  • How to shoot professional quality video interviews
  • How to shoot sequences and general views (GVs) to tell your story with pictures
  • How to record great audio interviews and clips
  • How to edit video on a smartphone, iPad or other tablet, or desktop
  • How to compress and/or transfer large files over the internet
  • How to set up quick and efficient work flows for your news outlet to get video, images and audio back to the newsroom
What do I need to bring?
  • You will need to bring a smartphone to attend this course
Getting there

The nearest Tube station to MSN UK is Victoria, on the Victoria, Circle and District lines.

About Glen Mulcahy

Glen Mulcahy Glen is innovation lead at RTÉ, Ireland's national public service broadcaster. He also blogs about mobile journalism on his VJ Technology Blog.

Glen's broadcast career began in 1997 with the Irish language television channel TnaG (later TG4).

He later moved into production resource management with the RTÉ Irish language news service Nuacht.

Glen has trained with the BBC in multi-camera direction and was one of the first graduates of a 'Train the Trainer' programme through a  partnership project between Circom regional and the BBC.

He is a certified Apple support professional, an active AVID media composer editor and an enthusiastic cameraman (both moving and stills).

A frequent trainer in video and mobile journalism, he is part of the team that deliver an annual European VJ and MoJo course for Circom Regional, with participants drawn from TV stations across Europe.

Glen gave a hugely popular 30-minute workshop at news:rewired on 19 April 2013, giving an overview of mobile journalism. You can see a video of the workshop at this link.