Mobile Content Creation

Sydney - Jun 23 2018

AFTRS Sydney
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 24 2018
Attendance Pattern
Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
Gareth Tillson
Course fee
$350 / $315

Learn how to shoot and edit quality video with your iPhone, iPad or Android device in this weekend intensive.


You will learn all the tips and tricks for professional standard video making: Content includes:

  • framing, exposure and focus

  • recording quality sound (the biggest challenge with a mobile device)

  • effective coverage - shooting sequences that tell a story

  • editing and uploading from your device - with either iMovie (Apple IOS) or Power Director (Android)
  • an introduction to the many apps and accessories that are now available to complement this emerging style of filmmaking.


This course is ideal for anyone who wants to make high standard video content on their mobile device, and it's been designed for people with no previous knowledge.

So whether you're a journalist, blogger, school teacher, budding filmmaker or someone just interested in creating better home movies - you will come out of the weekend with the confidence to say "I can make my own videos".


“The course was really good and I got a lot out of it. Gareth was a really enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher.”


This is an introductory course. You do not need any prior experience, but you will need familiarity with your own mobile device's interface and operating system.


You should bring your own mobile smart device for this course, with a minimum of 8GB storage and most recent operating system installed. Ensure you have backed up your device before the course and ensured there is at least 50% storage space on the device.


One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth Tillson has pursued a career in cinematography since he saw the light during a shoot at New York Film Academy in 1998. Graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (MA Cinematography) in 2004 with the AFTRS High Achievement in Cinematography Award, Gareth has since established himself as a freelance cinematographer in Sydney. He shoots shorts, docos, commercials and music clips. His debut feature as cinematographer, LBF, premiered at SxSW Film Festival in 2011 and has played at Perth Revelations and Sydney Film Festivals. He also teaches regularly for AFTRS Open.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281


Mobile Content Creation has been approved as a NESA accredited professional development course and will contribute 10 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. It is suitable for both Primary and Secondary teachers If you are a Proficient Teacher wishing to claim formal accreditation for this course, you will need to enter your NESA Teacher ID and School Name on enrolment.


AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page.​


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.