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Make Smartphone Videos like a Pro

27 August 2024 at 10:00 am in Rosebud

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Small Business Festival 2024 1 - 31 August 2024

A selection of no-cost, low-cost and value for money events to ‘pick and mix’ from.

Create a schedule of learning opportunities to suit your business needs.


  • Inspiring presentations, engaging activities and practical workshops especially designed for small businesses.
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to learn from others’ experiences.
  • Encouraging ways to start, run and grow a passion into profit.
  • Training sessions with experts providing valuable business insights to improve skills and knowledge.

You’ve Got all the Tools in Your Hand

Course Outline
Learn some of the basics of making video on your mobile phone, how and when to use them, how to do basic edits and feel more confidence making videos.

– What we’ll cover today
– Why good smartphone videos are important

Module 1: Getting to Know Your Smartphone Camera
– Basics of your camera: what settings to use for best quality
– How to use the camera settings: focus, brightness, and color balance
– Choosing between your phone’s camera app and other apps

Module 2: Planning Your Video
– How to plan what you’ll film: creating a simple script or storyboard
– Why planning your shots helps make better videos
– Tips for making your videos interesting

Module 3: Lighting and Sound
– Basics of good lighting: using natural and indoor light
– How to set up your lights for the best look
– Why good sound matters: using extra microphones and reducing noise

Module 4: Filming Techniques
– How to frame your shots: simple tips like the rule of thirds
– Camera movements: how to pan, tilt, and keep your camera steady
– Tips for avoiding shaky videos: using tripods and stabilisers

Module 5: Editing Your Video
– Easy-to-use editing apps (e.g., iMovie, Power Director)
– Simple editing steps: cutting, adding transitions, and music
– Tips for making your videos look good with colour and text

Module 6: Sharing Your Video
– How to save your video for sharing
– Tips for uploading to YouTube, Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook
– How to make your videos easy to find and watch: using titles, captions, and hashtags

Q&A and Wrap-Up
– Time for your questions and any last tips
– Quick review of what we learned
– Extra resources and what to do next

Materials Needed
– Smartphones with charged batteries
– Optional: extra microphones, tripods, and lights
– Notes and simple storyboard templates

Meet Your Facilitator

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Merrin Munroe
Owner, Merrin Munroe Digital

Merrin runs a Digital Marketing agency based out of Rosebud. She is passionate about helping small businesses to get more customers, be more visible online and enjoys forming long lasting relationships with her clients.

She is not just your average marketer … She is an out of the box thinker, who likes a laugh and to add a bit of humour to your digital footprint.

Merrin also has a television production background and has recently attended her sixth Olympic Games as part of the Host Broadcast team on the swimming and sync swimming.
She loves giving back to her community through her involvement in Lions and as a CFA volunteer. She recently joined the Board of Licola, a children’s camp in Gippsland run by the Lions. She is also the former president of Peninsula Business Networking, and is on the Collegians Committee from Toorak College

Her key to success is seeing the positive in things. Not focusing on the problem, but rather the solution. And being the digital marketing specialist that she is, Merrin also believes in thinking outside the box and being honest.

One of her favourite sayings in business is – Do what ONLY you can do in your business and outsource the rest.

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