• Instructors

    Andy To
  • Skill Level

    Level 2

    You’ve shot video before but are looking to take it to the next level. You understand the basics but want to know how the pros do it.

  • What You Get

    3 hours of learning

    + 9 segments

    + Japan Shooting Guide

    + Customs LUTs

    + Andy's 5 Gimbal Tips

  • Learn to

    Shoot smooth, cinematic videos on your phone

    + Frame shots on your phone for a cinematic look
    + Make phone footage look professional
    + Identify key things to look for while shooting
    + Shoot and edit hyperlapses and seamless transitions

What You'll Learn

Andy will teach you how to shoot incredible films on your phone. He runs through his whole process, from how to compose and frame cinematic shots to properly executing the edit.

Introduction | Andy’s Story

1/9 (1:43)

We’re in Japan and kicking things off with Andy as he breaks down how he first got started shooting mobile video, why he loves shooting on a phone and how not having access to expensive camera gear can be a strength.

Gear & Pre Production

2/9 (4:32)

Andy dives into what gear he won’t travel without, including lenses, gimbals, and accessories. Also learn why he shoots mainly with the native camera app. Yeah, we were surprised too!

On the Fly | Tokyo (3 parts)

3/9 (36:31)

Andy takes to the streets of Tokyo to give you an exclusive look at how he executes shooting a film on his phone. Andy walks you through the importance of shooting in sequences and finding dynamic shots.

Shooting Hyperlapses and Transitions (2 parts)

4/9 (12:41)

Andy breaks down two key elements to his work — hyperlapses and transitions. You'll watch over his shoulder as he shows you his technique and he'll walk you through how to bring your scenes together.

Finding Character | Kyoto (4 parts)

5/9 (45:03)

A vital component to a great film is establishing characters. Andy showcases how he turns everyday strangers, animals or whatever he can find into mini stories that seamlessly fit into his videos.

Gimbal Shooting Tips

6/9 (11:13)

Gimbals are an essential tool and it’s critical you know how to get the most of one. This section breaks down Andy’s favorite ways to shoot with a gimbal.

Breaking Down the Edit (4 parts)

7/9 (75:38)

So you have amazing footage, now what? Andy dives deep into his editing process and how he turns raw clips into a beautiful story.You’ll also learn how to edit the hyperlapses and transitions Andy went over in segment 4.


8/9 (1:10)

Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to download the extras and practice those gimbal tricks! Now go make a killer video of your own.

BONUS: iPhone 12 in Times Square NYC


Andy’s back and he’s hitting the streets of his home, New York City, with the new iPhone 12. Breaking down some of his favorite features of the new phones and doing what he does best: hitting the streets with his DJI Osmo 4 and capturing the energy of Times Square.

Learn to make videos like this 👇 

Class Extras

Get more out of the lesson with Gimbal Tips, custom LUTs, and a Japan shooting guide.

Andy To

Filmmaker from East Oakland, currently living in NYC.
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