Training sessions/Proposals/How to make a short documentary with a smartphone

From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy

Title: How to make a short documentary with a smartphone

Author: Matthias Süßen, Daniel Schwen (assistant)

Description: Documentaries are still underrepresented at Wikimedia Commons. Nevertheless, it is quite easy to make a short documentary with a smartphone and some apps. The process is so simple that anyone can make them very easily.

Purpose: In this workshop I will demonstrate how to create video content for the illustration of Wikipedia articles with free apps and how to upload the material on Commons. I will present some of the best free video editing applications for Android and iOS devices and the required equipment. Finally, I will give an overview of the basic shooting rules to create raw material that is easy to edit into meaningful sequences.

Targeted participants: This basic course provides an introduction into video editing on a smartphone. It is aimed at the interested layman and beginners who never edited a video before.

Preparatory readings or materials: None required.

Video: cut version livestream

Resource: Workshop material

Interested attendees: