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Filmmaking with Your Smartphone [In-Person]

Starts February 19

1 session: Saturday, February 19, 10am-4pm

FiLMiC Pro unleashes the maximum dynamic range of your mobile device. Learn how to harness your phone’s potential using the FiLMiC Pro mobile HD video app, shoot and edit footage, and upload it to social media sites. FiLMiC Pro (for iPhone or Android) is the gold standard app for mobile HD video used to shoot Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane, Sean Baker’s award-winning film Tangerine, and Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” music video.

Students will conduct interviews, capture great sound, and practice shooting steady, sequenced video. After shooting a short film, you’ll learn how to edit your video using iMovie (or a similar app such as Premiere Rush for Android users) and upload your video to various social media sites. Other topics discussed are livestreaming, handheld considerations, and optimizing lighting conditions. Students should bring their iPhone or Android phone (AND CHARGER) with at least 3GB of space available and FiLMiC Pro already installed (click here to purchase). iPad users are welcome. There is a short lunch break.

NOTE: this in-person course is held at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. FilmNorth currently requires proof of full vaccination (initial shots + booster) for all in-person classes and events or a negative PCR Covid test result (required for every class session) within 48 hours of the class/event. In addition, all participants of FilmNorth in-person classes and events must wear N95, KN95, or KF94 masks.

Tuition: $185 regular | $140 member | $105 low-income

Nick Clausen lugged around a 23-pound camera for many years covering television news from Chattanooga to Minneapolis. He was a finalist for Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association, as well as winning four regional Emmys and a regional Edward R. Murrow award. Nick films and edits documentaries, including Women Outward Bound, which screened at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. Recently, Nick has covered mobile livestreaming events for AJ+, Fusion, and the Weather Channel.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




February 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1 session: Saturday, February 19, 10am-4pm