Smartphone Shooter

Create Professional Video with Your Smartphone


    Engineering firm Aecom wanted to train up staff from its internal and external comms departments as well as marketing and events teams. Smartphone Shooter provided a series of one-day courses teaching all the fundamental elements of filmmaking on a smartphone.

  • Tesco

    Tesco made a few bookings with Smartphone Shooter. For example one project was to train up the brand team to show off their work to the rest of the company. They were taught how to shoot on the phone then edit on the Mac. Another training session was focused on the technology team. This was another internal comms job. The team learnt how to shoot and edit on their phones – allowing them to educate Tesco employees about their role and the projects they were doing.

  • Alton Towers Resort

    The training at Alton Towers Resort gave their PR and Media relations team the skills to shoot and edit films for social media. The company also wanted these skills to be available more widely so the training was also delivered to members of their brand, recruitment and entertainment teams.

  • Aon

    Aon helps its clients make better decisions in a huge number of business areas. Smartphone shooter was brought in to train the corporate communications team over two days. Based on the success of that course Aon Ireland also used smartphone shooter to train its internal comms team. They wanted to make videos helping people navigate the return to work after Covid 19.

  • Schroders

    Schroders have been a regular client of Smartphone Shooter. Repeat bookings have resulted in training for press, PR and marketing teams as well as events and internal comms. These two-day courses allowed in depth training on the technicalities of filmmaking but also video storytelling for a digital audience.

  • International Criminal Court

    Smartphone Shooter won an international tender to provide a year long contract to train the video and comms team at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The sessions started with an audit of their current work and then focused on the shooting and editing skills needed to engage an audience on social media. These were a mixture of face to face sessions then remote as the pandemic hit.

  • Direct Line Group

    This training focused on NIG which is the commercial insurance arm of the Direct Line Group. Smartphone Shooter taught a two day Android based shoot / edit course so the team there could make engaging video for both internal and external audiences.

  • Grosvenor

    Grosvenor Group develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world. Grosvenor Britain and Ireland wanted to stop spending money on production companies to shoot relatively simple content. The comms team also wanted to be more spontaneous at events and be able to capture moments without having to hire a crew just in case. We did a two day course covering all the skills to plan shoot and edit that they would need.

  • Bfbs Creative

    BFBS has been working with Smartphone Shooter for several years. Brought in to provide specialist training under the BFBS name. Clients have included the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Regular training has also been given to the Ministry of Defence along with sessions for The Foreign Office and Department for Exiting the European Union.

  • Euronews NBC

    Smartphone Shooter trained Euronews NBC journalists to shoot and edit broadcast quality video on their smartphones. Sessions were carried out both in London and Brussels. The station was relaunching and made a commitment to using iPhones as their primary newsgathering camera where possible. This meant shooting for both recorded and live reports.

  • Cazenove Capital

    Wealth management company Cazenove Capital wanted a mix of people trained from the content to the charities team, plus some internal comms people. I was able to tailor a course that met everyone’s needs. They all came away with practical video skills they could use right away.

  • NIG

    NIG is the commercial insurance arm of the Direct Line Group. Smartphone Shooter taught a two day Android based shoot / edit course so the team there could make engaging video for both internal and external audiences.

  • Wolff Olins

    Wolff Olins is a brand agency that works with the likes of Tesco, TikTok and Uber. They wanted to be able to tell the behind the scenes stories of some of those relationships using smartphone video. This course taught those filmmaking skills plus desktop editing.

  • Cardiff University

    Smartphone Shooter was hired by Hard Truth media to collaborate on this training. We helped train cancer research scientists to make films about their work so they could get more charitable donations to support future research projects. It was a huge success and one of the more humbling projects to work on.

  • City University

    Smartphone Shooter founder Toby Sadler was invited to be a guest lecturer to the post graduate Broadcast Journalism Students at City University in London. This is one of the best courses of its type in the country. The lectures focused on emerging trends in mobile journalism as well as practical training in smartphone filmmaking.

  • BJTC

    The Broadcast Journalism Council accredits the leading higher eduction courses in the field. Smartphone Shooter founder Toby Sadler was invited as a guest speaker to talk to the heads of these courses at the BJTC’s annual conference. This was an expert view on which broadcasters are embracing mobile journalism and how that is shaping the industry.

  • Sherlock

    Sherlock are a retail and graphic design agency in Brighton. This training came about through their association with Tesco. The course not only gave their team the skills to shoot and edit video with a smartphone, but also acted as a team building away day.

  • This was the most valuable two days of hands-on training I’ve done. If we even produce one film in-house that would have been done externally, we will have saved money.

    Dan Barley – Schroders

  • I feel totally empowered to go and make great films. Absolutely great, fun, learning, inspiration – what’s not to like?

    Richard Crabb – Tesco

  • “Toby is absolutely at the top of his game and our go-to person for smartphone video training. We trust him to train ambassadors, military personnel, and most importantly our own staff. I cannot recommend him highly enough”

    Adam Waters – BFBS Creative

  • Toby was great; he is exceptionally personable and made the 2 days training a lot of fun. I highly recommend Smartphone Shooter – this training was one of the best sessions I have had in my career.

    Susan Diemer – Direct Line Group

  • Very valuable, learned a lot about filming, lighting and editing…Toby was very helpful and patient. He made the two day experience very enjoyable.

    Sofia Mumtaz – Cazenove Capital

  • Extremely valuable. I feel much more confident to go and film. Thank you Toby! You’re a great teacher.

    Bryan Carter – Euronews NBC

  • This is a well delivered course, useful tips and feedback throughout. Good selection of equipment available to allow for experimentation.

    Alex Chrysandreas – Tesco

  • Fantastic training session. Loved being hands on filming and editing. Toby was great! Very helpful

    Lucy Hay – AECOM

  • Thanks to the team at Smartphone Shooter for two really excellent and stimulating sessions. The training was exactly what we were after. Everyone who took part found it extremely helpful.

    Alistair Smith – The Stage

  • Really valuable. I am very happy, it covered everything I needed to know. Toby was great.

    Nicole Carey – Schroders

  • Very valuable. I came in with only a very basic knowledge of filming and no editing experience. I now feel confident in putting a video together. Thank you!

    Jessica Shaffner – Tesco


Smartphone Film School

Learn to make engaging videos for social media, websites or even for TV entirely with your phone.

No previous experience? No problem. All you need is a smartphone to get started.

Hundreds of people from PR, communications, marketing and journalism have successfully completed this training and are now telling their stories with video.

Welcome to Smartphone Shooter. Please take a look around. If you have questions please email or call +44 208 243 8860

Save Money and Time

Filming on a smartphone means you won’t need to pay thousands to a production company to do the simple stuff.

Save time because you won’t have to wait on them to finish your film.

If you make the film there is also no danger of misreading the brief.

You can be nimble, efficient and creative – making it easier to meet the demands of social media.

Work on your new skills and you might never need to hire an outside crew again.





The Story Comes First

Story, story, story. This is the Smartphone Shooter approach.

Get that right before thinking what buttons to press.

Quality is important – but if your film is boring – productions values won’t help.

This training delivers a modern journalistic approach to filmmaking and is designed around you.

Want to know more about the training? Click here.

Smartphone shooter is open and running courses during these strangest of times.

Face to face and remote course are available.

The in person courses are carried out with strict Covid-19 safety precautions.

Meanwhile the remote courses have been set up to be as interactive and practical as possible.

Please take a look at his video to see how they work and how there is none of the clunkiness often found with group video calls.

If you have questions please email or call +44 208 243 8860


Phone: +44 208 243 8860


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