Associate professor Chris Snider will be teaching a Smartphone Video Workshop Dec. 20 at Drake University. This event is part of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s new workshop series.

This class will teach you the basics of shooting quality video as well as how to edit that video with your smartphone. Attendees will work in teams to shoot and edit at least two videos during the day-long workshop. We will use the free app CapCut to edit videos.

This workshop is great for anyone looking to create videos on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and other social networks.

Cost for the workshop is $125 if you sign up before 5 p.m. on Dec. 9. After that the cost of the video workshop is $175.

The event will be held in room 335 of Collier-Scripps Hall on Drake University’s campus.

Sign up for the workshop here.

Smartphone Video Workshop Schedule

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon

  • Introductions
  • Basics of shooting video
  • Shooting our first video
  • How to edit in CapCut

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

Afternoon session: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Finish up editing if needed
  • Watch videos
  • Interviews and external microphone video
  • Editing time
  • Watch videos