I’ll be hosting a day-long Smartphone Video Workshop at Drake University in Des Moines on Oct. 18, 2016.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Drake University, Meredith Hall room 125 (No. 48 on this map)

Cost: $100 if you sign up before Oct. 7. $150 afterward and at the door. If you sign up 3 or more from your organization, cost is $75 each. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance. SIGN UP HERE.

Questions? Ready to sign up? Contact Chris Snider at or 515-271-4594. SIGN UP HERE.

Professor Chris Snider will be teaching a Smartphone Video Workshop on Oct. 18 at Drake University.

Learn techniques for making compelling videos, test out tools to get better video and audio from your smartphone’s camera and learn about the best apps for shooting and editing directly on your smartphone.

Des Moines Smartphone Video Workshop – Oct. 18, 2016

Posted by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Thursday, September 29, 2016

What you will learn

By 2019, it is estimated that 80 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. Come learn how to make compelling videos using the camera that is likely in your pocket right now. This hands-on course will focus on core video techniques and how to tell stories using video that you shoot on your smartphone. This is not a day of lecturing. We will learn techniques and then apply them immediately by shooting and editing videos.

Topics covered will include:

  • Techniques for composing great video shots
  • How to tell stories using video
  • Basics of setting up and completing a simple video shoot
  • Accessories to help you get great audio from your smart phone camera
  • How to edit video on your computer, phone or tablet
  • Creative video apps for your smartphone


Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon

  • Video basics
  • Great shots – the foundation of video
  • Editing on your phone
  • Shooting in sequences

Lunch/networking on your own: Noon to 1 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Creating quality video with quality audio
  • Storytelling with video
  • The 5-shot method for video
  • More video apps

About Chris Snider

Chris Snider is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University in Des Moines. He teaches classes on digital media strategy, web design and multimedia.

He teaches an intro to multimedia class for first-year students to help them understand how to take great photos and make quality videos.

How to Register

SIGN UP HERE. Or contact Chris about paying at the door –