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iPhone Filmmaking: From Shoot Through Edit

Lesson 19 of 19

Exporting and Uploading


iPhone Filmmaking: From Shoot Through Edit

Lesson 19 of 19

Exporting and Uploading


Lesson Info

Exporting and Uploading

this is It is like we put everything together. We've got the music and we'll show the final piece. Just so you know how it came together. Uhm, the cool thing about Luna fusion is that you can export things to the cloud, so we'll show you how to do that. And then also because it's your phone and it's so easy. Like, I think this project was I don't know, 10 gigs. Okay, so this can eat up a lot of room on your phone, so I'll show you a way to get the project off your phone, but still keep it together so that in the event that you want to edit it again, you can bring it back in, um, and have everything there. But there's really no reason for you to keep everything on your phone, so I'll show you how we do that. So let's go into exporting. Um, I think it was just here. Okay, so let's say cool, solid edit. I love it. Now let's, uh, export it. So I'm gonna tap on that icon up there, and there are multiple ways for you to export. You could just do audio only will go into archive in the second.

What you're gonna do is share in the an epic movie. It's in a pick movie. And here you have all these options. I'm a dropbox user, so I'm often putting everything in a drop box. But a lot of the times, if I'm going to share it to instagram, which is or, you know, social Media, I'm just dropping it into my photos app. And then I have it in your photos up. And then I just sure to wherever, um And then I also will sometimes make a copy and put it in my dropbox. So I want, say, export it and then you can pick the resolution. And, um here they, uh, things that are start is what your project setting was that? So my footage was at 80. The frame rate had picked. When I first started, it was a 24. Um, so that's good. Um, and you could do four K, but I don't think you're going to get four K. If you pick for kid, you don't have four K footage. It will default to whatever the lowest resolution you have, um, on your and your video. So then you just hit export and then exports. In this case, we said photos, it will be in the photos. And then, lastly, most but most importantly, is archiving. So I make a ton of these videos and my phone, even though it has, what, 2 50 gigs? You know, I run out of storage right away, so I'm constantly archiving things, and the way to do that is so we'll go back. So we got here through that icon, and then we're going to tap on Project Archive, and then we're gonna pick where? So I put things to my Dropbox. Oh, just kidding. I'm not connected to the internet. Um, so you see everything that here is, uh, just pick something? Um, I just picked that cause I want to show you you can either include all of the original media. So you see here that's 10 gigs. So that's all of the footage that is in this video. Um, but you can if you want a smaller file, you can say trimmed media. Um So what that means is just the parts that I pulled out will be included. And so then, if you pick that if you do decide to come back in and edit, you're not gonna be You're not gonna have all of the footage, Only the ones that are in your timeline. So I always because I don't know why not? Um, I always pick full original media so that I have everything, um, even the parts that weren't included in the timeline. So that is how to archive. Very important to get things off your phone. Um, yeah. Three. Pretty diligent about getting them off. And then once you've archive things, you can delete the photos and footage from your photos app. Um, because you can always recover it by downloading or importing in your archiving the way you do that, is there? See this icon here, Um, here, um, that will allow you to bring in the project and all, you know, everything. All the clips that were part of it. All right, So that's that. Were there any questions on exporting? We got to the question. I was away. I was waiting to see if you're going to get to it about the storage. Yeah. Do you ever have accessories with you that somehow have extra space when you're out in the field. Yes, I dio I have two things I have. Ah, w do my passport. Wireless SSD drive. So it's just a hard drive, and I can't connect via WiFi with my felon. I also have, um I think it's Ah, gosh, it's Ah, it's a small drive dongle. That plot plugs into SanDisk dongle that plugs into your phone. And I think mine's at 32 gigs. You can offload things that way. Well, great, great. Any questions in the studio? Did a question come in earlier from all Oswald? Sorry, Oswald, who says he's been editing for decades and found this class illuminating. So thank you for that. He started on two inch tape, and now we have IPhone. To which tape, he says. You taught me about a lot about what's next today, which is great. Um, his question that came in earlier was about judging image quality. When you are doing it, sort of on the smaller screen versus on a bigger screen sharpness, color, correction, sound, mixing all the thing. Yeah. Do you then do sort of checking all those things after you've done that at it? Yeah. Sometimes they dio so sometimes I'll upload it to my laptop via airdrop, and then I watch it. I have a big, uh, studio display just to see what it looks like. Um, a lot of the times that's a lot of the videos that I create honestly, are mostly just viewed on the phone or on social media. Who if you post on social media, they kind of degreed the quality anyway. Um, so I don't worry too much about it for casual videos that I make, but I do check. Cool. Yeah, right. Great. Another question just came in from Britney Club. Who says, Can you mix four K and 10 80 p if it's the same frame rate or slowing down higher frame rates? Yes, you can mix them, but know that whatever you save out, it'll be a 10 80 p. It's at the lowest denomination and whatever is in your project. Great. Yeah. All right. Great. We'll throw it back to you for can. No words. Yes, I want to show. Um kind of probably cares about the final video, but before Yacoub usual role with a file video. So here's what is what it looked like. You're curious eso This was the final thing. When you first walk into Phanom and Marta's studio, you're struck by the eclectic mix of rooms. But that's exactly why they've been so successful as an industrial design studio. What led us to start our own agency? A. Non fiction was. We worked around in the studio environment locally and many places, and we found a few things we loved and few things we didn't and we felt that way we could possibly do it better and do it in our own way. So it's a little bit about a passion of doing something we love and the way we want to do it, and then finding a way that we can evolve the process to our own process. Another reason why we wanted to start the studios to really design extremely wide range of categories would have new attack. That's very big right now, working lovely goods. Will his medics. It doesn't really matter what you come up to us with. Almost technology is someone figured out. What we love to do is to put a product on the market that has never been attempted before. I was born in Paris on. I lived there for about years of my life. What's great about being born and growing up in Paris is that you are exposed to the world of luxury phenoms. Exposure to luxury and her sense of style and branding can be found in her own line of handmade leather goods, as well as in all the products she helps design. My history really started out in Illinois in a town called Champaner Ban. It's a college town and my father is a contractor. You know, I was pouring concrete foundations with my father, you know, Hopefully that was a child labor. But at the age of eight, Marta's early experience with building an understanding of how things are made makes him a strong industrial designer. But as they started their own studio, they faced new challenges. The crying or not. What made this question? What would going out and start their own studio certainly start up costs? That's a big investment for any company. Our clients aren't quick turn clients. They buy a product. They move on their clients that make a commitment for several months at a time, so we would have these long engagements and then we've finished the engagement. And before we start the next engagement, there's a little dip in the work, a little dip in the finances until we come back to the next client. One thing was constantly struggling with, and I think it has a lot to do with the way people use the word design. A lot of people think of design as aesthetics as making things pretty, which is absolutely part of the job. But what we do at nonfiction that is really taking those ideas usability and making sure the product it's is something that people desire and want to replace with the same product. So we designed a product in a way that makes the whole product development and manufacturing very smooth, and because it takes more time, it may appear that we actually cost more. Another thing is we live in a place where there are a lot of extremely talented design studios, so the competition's pretty fears. Committing to designing things in their own way based on their experience has led them to success over career. We worked with, you know, Intel and Large Tech and Facebook and the House of Marley, Plantronics Comcast. So we've worked out a lot of large scale companies. But then being area, we worked with a lot of companies that you may not have heard of or you're gonna quickly hero as Halo Neuroscience. They're making a big dent. They've only been around for a handful of years now, but they're really setting pace in this sort of pro Sumer neurosurgeon you elation area that's exploding right now. We have enough kind of fun with that three years ago, with mortise way starting on fiction and it's been fun, quickly realized, uh, I think we could do it better. I always like to say is that it's all about most importantly, as you tell the story, and I think with the IPhone, it just really helps you focus on that. Um, and to me, it's all about you don't have to try to achieve perfection. What really matters is that the story is told. So anyways, funds bring that up. Yes, so wanted Teoh take a final question. And Joe Lear had asked about editing out the side of the gimbal because he would talk to the oh yeah, and some other questions about the edit. But You didn't teach another class here on creativelive wreck for this? About I phone called IPhone. Video editing? Yes. Can you talk a little about what is in that class? It's not in this class. Yes. So that one is the super detailed hands on. I tell you exactly how to do all of these edits that I just made on the phone. I tell you, how do you zoom in? How do you zoom out? Howdy. Crop things. How do you add music? How do you trim that? I go into all the details of editing in that class. So, um so here. I kind of lightly touched on them. But that class, if you really want to learn how to use Loomis fusion for editing, I highly recommend taking that because I do go into the details plus some other things, like adding some cool effects, using another app so that when I think is a good one, if you haven't taken it yet, is a good class for you to take in addition to this one. Cool. Yeah, right. Yeah. Well, I want to make sure that everybody knows how to find you and any final thoughts but yes, yes. So I do a lot. Give a lot of regular IPhone filming tips. Um, you can subscribe to my newsletter. I don't spam you. Um I always just give if there's new technology like new Mike's, I will inform you of it. So if you're interested in that, you can go ahead and subscribe, and then also, you can find me on the socials. I have a YOUTUBE channel, which is also tutorials. Um, and then some of the work that I dio and then I, um, do a lot of I g TV as well, so you can find me on instagram and I G TV over there. So I want to leave you with one final thoughts, and that is that I believe that someone out there needs to hear your story. And if I were to leave you with any take away from this class, it's that someone out there needs to hear what you have to offer, whether it's your knowledge or whether it's a topic that's really important to you, um or whether it's just to inspire and give somebody hope. I think there's something in all of us that is worth sharing. And don't let technology get in the way of that. Um, if even if it's not perfect, even if it's just with your IPhone being the most important part is that your story is told.

Class Description


  • Create a video entirely on the iPhone, from shoot to edit
  • Master advanced video apps on the iPhone
  • Learn how to use iPhone video accessories like gimbals and mics
  • Build a story arch and shot list for your film
  • Capture pro-level audio in an interview
  • Shoot supporting b-roll
  • Master iPhone video editing using apps
  • Record and add a voice over
  • Export and share your video


Who says you need expensive video gear to create movie magic? In this course, Cielo de la Paz breaks down capturing effective and high-quality films with gear that can fit in your pocket -- the iPhone. She’ll walk through the importance of pre-production and crafting your story ahead of your shoot. Learn how to use a variety of iPhone video accessories and apps while exploring the technical side on how to get the best shots.

By going in the field with Cielo, you'll learn to navigate real-world scenarios, from problem-solving to prioritizing your shot list. While the iPhone may be a smartphone, she'll walk through every element of capturing pro-quality video from a simple device, from recording audio to using add-on lenses. Capture shots that make the videographers with the bulky cameras jealous by using the iPhone's small form factor to your advantage.

But the iPhone isn't just a video camera -- it's a powerful tool for editing videos anywhere. Cielo will then take you back in the studio and walk through one of the best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad out there while explaining how to piece together your story into a cinematic success. Add your own editing style to raw footage to create a story worth sharing. There is a lot of magic and ability in the camera that is always with you -- learn to use its capabilities to capture and create great video.


  • Beginner to intermediate mobile filmmakers
  • Beginner filmmakers
  • Social media influencers
  • IGTV producers
  • Beginner to intermediate vloggers
  • Anyone interested in making videos with their phones


iOS apps LumaFusion 2019, FiLMiC Pro, and Hyperlapse


San Francisco-based mobile filmmaker and photographer Cielo de la Paz first found success with a Shot on an iPhone billboard. Since then, Cielo has been teaching others to find the same success using just a smartphone. The founder of, Cielo teaches iPhone film and video classes at Stanford, as well as sharing techniques at conferences, private events, and even with government agencies. Over the course of her online and in-person courses, she's helped thousands to capture their own stories using the simplest video gear. Along with those Shot on an iPhone billboards and commercials, you can also find her work in Business Insider, USA Today, National Geographic, and House Beautiful. Her creative approach to iPhone filmmaking helped her earn the Gold Cannes Lions Award, as well as honors from the Mobile Photography Awards and iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA).


  1. Introduction

    Meet your instructor and gain an overview of the course. Learn why the iPhone is a good storytelling tool. Pick up the pros and cons of shooting iPhone video.

  2. Your Story Arch

    Set yourself up for success from the start with the pre-production process. Build a story arch, a shot list, and prep your gear before the shoot. Brainstorm a simple storyline to keep your project on track.

  3. Creating a Shot List

    What footage will you need to capture in order to tell your story? What shots do you need to have enough to stitch everything together inside a video editor? Walk through the process of brainstorming potential shots, for both short videos and longer content such as interviews. With variety in mind, categorize your shot list to capture context and tell the whole story.

  4. Gear List

    When working with an iPhone, the gear you use tends to be smaller too -- but that doesn't mean you need to bring all your mobile video tools with you. Learn how to determine what to pack and what to leave home based on your story arch and shot list. Then, go through the different smartphone video accessories to find what you need and what you can skip to suit your shooting style.

  5. Introduction to Location Shoot

    Go behind the scenes for Cielo's iPhone video project capturing a promotional video for an industrial design company. Gain background and context on the project in this short lesson.

  6. Mobile Filmmaking Gear

    Continuing the behind-the-scenes video, learn what gear Cielo brings with her. Look at different options for support rigs from tripods to gimbals. Capture better audio using lavalier mics, shotgun mics, and Bluetooth-enabled mics. Explore different lens options as well as lighting choices.

  7. Assessing the Location

    Don't start shooting right away -- scouting the location is an important part of the process. Go behind the scenes to explore the location and see potential angles for the video. Learn to adapt your shooting plans based on what you see on location, and use the pre-planning to stay focused on the project.

  8. Setting Up the Interview

    Interviews are part of many video projects. Learn how to set up for an interview, from considering the lighting and the background to lenses, composition, and audio. Get creative with video hacks, like using a rolling office chair as a make-shift video dolly. Learn to navigate the app FiLMiC Pro for advanced shooting features.

  9. Capturing the Interview

    With the audio prepped, the background cleared and the composition selected, go behind the scenes for the actual interview shoot. Navigate shooting options in the FiLMiC Pro app, like 4K video quality and frame rates, then see the full interview.

  10. Capturing B Roll

    With the interview finished, work to capture supporting footage, called B-Roll. In this lesson, you'll learn how to add more visual interest to your shot by recording extra B-Roll during the shoot. Cielo also demonstrates how to use a gimbal to add stabilized camera motion video effects.

  11. Shooting Creatively

    The iPhone is so small, that you can put the camera in tiny places for a unique perspective and special effects. In this lesson, beef up your creativity by learning iPhone video tricks, from using gaffers tape to keep the iPhone in place to using the Apple Watch as a remote trigger. Work with time-lapse in the Hyperlapse app and other creative iPhone filming techniques.

  12. Organizing Your Footage

    The iPhone is so small, that you can put the camera in tiny places for a unique perspective and special effects. In this lesson, beef up your creativity by learning iPhone video tricks, from using gaffers tape to keep the iPhone in place to using the Apple Watch as a remote trigger. Work with time-lapse in the Hyperlapse app and other creative iPhone filming techniques.

  13. Culling Footage

    All your shots won't make it into the final version. Jump into video editing with the LumaFusion app, one of the best video editors in the iOS App Store. Learn how to import the files to the LumaFusion app to edit videos, as well as how to choose the best video clips for the project.

  14. Shaping the Story

    With the parts selected, arrange those clips into a storyline. Work with the video app to build a timeline. Learn to build a story arch, to arrange video clips inside the editing software, and more.

  15. Adding B Roll to the Edit

    With the story in place, supplement the main video with that creative B-Roll. Learn how to determine where to place B-Roll and how to use those iPhone video clips strategically.

  16. Color Grading and Fixing

    Color grading helps establish your editing style -- and it's a must if you shoot in the raw N-Log format. Master the editing tools for color inside LumaFusion, including shortcuts for color grading multiple video clips.

  17. Music

    Sound effects help determine the mood of the movie. In this lesson, Cielo shares tips for finding the right music, as well as sharing how to add music to the video using LumaFusion. Work with adding music from a Storyblocks subscription and searching the music library, a quick method that doesn't require messing with iTunes.

  18. Voice Over

    Adding voice can help tie the story together. Learn how to record a voice over from iOS devices, from simple tricks like recording in a closet when you don't have a sound room, to using a mic. Then, learn how to add the voice over to the video inside the video editing software.

  19. Exporting and Uploading

    With the video editing finished, now what? Learn how to export and share video, including using cloud storage, and how to save space on your iPhone without losing the entire project file. Finally, see the final video Ciel worked on assembling throughout the course.


Chrystelle Hadjikakou

Being a beginner in all things video, watching this live class left me excited to try out a lot of things on my iPhone, not to mention I learned loads. Cielo showed us the full process from shot listing to gear to preparing the shoot and then shooting and editing, which was very enlightening, also I want to thank the people who were on the chat, because sharing tips and tricks was great too! Thank you for the awesome work!


This class was great! Cielo offered really good information. It was probably more than I needed since I am a beginner, but it inspired me to try and use it for the simple reasons I took the course. But it also showed me what is possible and how I can eventually upgrade what I am doing. It's good for people who are really into photography and telling the story of entrepreneurs (which is so important these days) can use their photography skills to help business owners stand out whether it's your side hustle or main career.

Chaya Emily Baumbach

Cielo is a gifted lecturer who explains iPhone filmmaking clearly, easily and in a fun way. I love the way she explains the steps in making videos on our smartphones, along with equipment and app recommendations. So glad I purchased this class as it is immensely helpful to me, a newbie.