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Shoot and Edit Mobile Video (HYBRID TRAINING)


September / 27 / Wed  @  10:00 am  -  September / 27 / Wed  @  3:00 pm


Insole Court Fairwater Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 2LN (HYBRID)


NUJ members resident in Wales £20.00
NUJ Member - Not resident in Wales £45.00
Members of other unions resident in Wales £25.00
Non-union members resident in Wales £35.00
Non-residents of Wales £55.00


NUJ Cymru Training Wales,
Email : [email protected]

Trainer – Dan Mason – Online & Cardiff Venue TBC

What’s it about?

On social media, video is king. But creating video is hard, right?

Wrong. The most effective video for social media is simple, authentic and created on mobile. With a little know-how, and the confidence to have a go, you can do it. That’s what this hands-on training, using your own mobile and a free editing app, is all about.

You’ll learn the key skills needed to shoot, edit and share attention-grabbing video. The focus is on Reels, Stories and TikTok-style vertical video, adding text, subtitles, music and effects.

This is a HYBRID WORKSHOP, which means you can join other participants on the day, or complete the training on Zoom. During the training, in-room and remote participants will be able to see, hear and interact with each other.

**Please note the cost for online and in person is the same price**

A PDF Mobile Video Toolkit, with tips and links will be shared on the day.

Who’s it for?

Journalists and content creators. No previous video experience required.

What will I learn?

  • Learn three key styles for mobile video: Title, Selfie and Voiceover style.
  • Record and edit selfie-style interviews, understanding shot framing, background, audio and lighting, ready for upload to social media.
  • Adapt the approach to capture face-to-face interviews.
  • Learn how to convert and export video in horizontal, square and vertical formats.
  • Add titles, subtitles, music and transitions to your video.
  • Create videos using voiceovers, video clips and images.

What equipment will I need?

A fully-charged iPhone or Android smartphone.

Earbuds or headphones, plus charger.

The CapCut video editing app, installed BEFORE the workshop. Links on the CapCut website:

FOR THOSE ATTENDING IN PERSON: Tripods, mobile mounts and microphones will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own accessories.

FOR THOSE ATTENDING ON ZOOM: A simple mobile tripod is highly recommended. Here is a recommended Selfie Stick Tripod on Amazon costing under £10.

Participants are advised to update system software and apps before the workshop. You will need space on your device to record video.


10am – 3pm (including coffee/lunch breaks).

**Cardiff Venue TBC**

Full selfie stick tripod link (If required)


This is a Hybrid course, run on the Zoom platform and in person. Please note our courses are not recorded. See our full terms and conditions at for more information about our booking procedures, cancellation policy and more.

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