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Mobile Content Creation: Online

Become a content creator with your mobile device

Create stories on the go with your iPhone, iPad or Android device in this introductory course delivered completely online. Learn from the comfort of your home (or office), about how to shoot and edit quality video on your mobile device.

Alongside practical lectures delivered via video, you will participate in regular live Zoom Video classes, and do practical exercises which can be submitted to the course lecturer for feedback.

This course has 5 modules which are delivered either:

1) Over 5 days, with a daily Zoom session during business hours


2) Over 5 weeks, with a weekly Zoom session in the evening.

Learn tips and tricks

Learn all the tips and tricks for professional standard framing, focus, sound, exposure, coverage, and editing

Discover accessories that can help you

Get a glimpse of the myriad new accessories that are now available to complement this emerging style of filmmaking

Get feedback from your tutor

Video tutorials, weekly assignments and a weekly online chat session, where you will get real time feedback from the tutor

Is Mobile Content Creation: Online right for you?

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 looking to study outside of office hours. Whether you’re a filmmaker, journalist, school teacher or blogger – whatever and wherever in the world you are – join us online for this super-practical course.

Meet Your Tutors

Gareth Tillson

One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth Tillson has pursued a career in cinematography since he saw the light…

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What you will need

You do not need any prior experience but you will need familiarity with your own mobile device’s interface and operating system.

You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and good internet connection, and a quiet place to participate. Headphones are also a good idea.

The regular online chat sessions use Zoom (video conferencing software) to which we provide a link for free download. Please note that the first chat session is designed as an introductory session for the students and tutor to meet each other and to iron out any possible connection issues.

This course is taught in English, and is open to international students. You must be over 18 to enrol.

Mobile Content Creation: Online Offerings


07 Dec 2020 to 11 Dec 2020
Enrolments close Mon 30 Nov. Mon-Fri with video chat sessions 11am-12:30pm, first chat session MON 7 DEC.

Early Bird Industry Price:

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.


For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.


Completing Mobile Content Creation: Online will contribute 10 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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If an attendee 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.

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