Workshop – Smartphone Filming Skills for Social Media – September


Fri 09th Sep 2022


11:30 am – 1:30 pm




How to use your smartphone to produce videos for social media

This two hour virtual workshop is specifically aimed at beginners who want to become more confident in filming themselves, their products or their services for social media in order to show off their business online.

You will learn about how to use and set your camera settings, top tips we all forget about, what inexpensive basic equipment will give you a more professional look, basic filming skills including framing, depth and backgrounds, how to use light and sound and what formats and video lengths work best.

This workshop is specifically targeted at iPhone users but many of the skills are replicable across different makes of phone.


Why should I book?

This is a easy to digest course to get your head around using your smaertphone as a video camera. It teaches you the basics so that you feel more comfortable and confident in front of and behind the camera. Giving you the creativity and skills to make your own video posts for social media, no matter the platform you use.

What you will learn?

You will learn top filming tips, how to understand your camera settings, what each of the social platforms like when it comes to video and some hints on equipment, apps and editing techniques.

What solution will it solve?

If you feel overwhelmed by social media and know you should be making videos but can’t bring yourself to start, it will give you the inspiration and the injection to get started.

How will it help my business?

Financially, you won’t have to consider paying for videography services and could help you to look more professional, creative, and engaging on your social feeds.

How will I feel after the workshop?

Hopefully you will feel confident. Confident to pick up your smartphone as if it is a video camera and start making your own short films.

What skills will I gain?

You’ll gain basic filming and editing skills and the knowledge to use your smartphone to its fullest.

Will I know what to do?

Bring along your smartphone and practise during the workshop. It’s relaxed, informal and as practical as you want it to be.

What if I have questions?

There’s always time at the end to ask any questions you like. If I can’t answer them there and then, I am always happy to follow up with anyone who has attended the course.

What if I need support after the workshop?

Hyde Media run bespoke Power Hours for anyone who would like to further their skills, or ask more personalised questions to their business. You can contact me on to book.


Your Trainer Helen Hyde

Helen Hyde is an ex BBC and ITV broadcast journalist who founded a media production company in south Gloucestershire three years ago to provide videography services to other small local businesses. She started Hyde Media with just an iPhone and a travel tripod, producing high quality videos for the websites and social media of local clients and still prides herself in being able to use smartphone technology to provide value for money video services.

All our Workshops, apart from the Protect your organisation from Cyber Crime workshop, are recorded. Which means that if you can’t/don’t want to attend the live sessions due to work or personal commitments, you can watch them at your own pace and at a time and date that suits you. It’s also perfect if you’ve attended the live sessions but want to recap on all the fabulous stuff you’ve learned.