Smartphones and tablets have improved significantly since they first appeared on the market.
The first smartphone was created by IBM in 1992 and released for purchase in 1994. However, the real smartphone revolution did not start until 2007, when Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone.
Software to edit videos has also seen quite an impressive advancement in recent years. Today, there are dozens of apps, many of them free, which you can use to produce professional videos.
READ: The AnyTask list of free video editing mobile apps and tutorials
The two technological advancements – video-editing software and smartphones – have made it possible to record and produce videos with your mobile device.
If you are still reading, you are likely very interested in free courses that will help you learn how to unlock the power of your smartphone and start earning on AnyTask.com as a freelance video editor.
Let's get started with free courses you can start taking now:
1. UDEMY: Learn expert video editing using KineMaster App
Shaharyar Abdul Khaliq has created this course to help you become a pro in video editing.
KineMaster, says Shaharyar, is by far the most advanced video editing app available on both iOS and Android. The revolutionary app has made it easy to cut, edit footage, mix audio and background music, remove green (chroma key) from the video and put anything behind you.
The app also provides you with all the tools a professional editing software on PC and Mac offers. In this course, you'll learn how to use its tools, how to cut and edit footage, apply filters, remove green screen from the background, add title and media. The final objective is to prepare you to earn an income by making professional videos.
2. UDEMY: Mobile video workshop with ex BBC, ITC reporter
Anna Brees will show you how to work with the KineMaster free version so that you can increase your video editing skills on iOS and Android smartphones. She will teach you everything you need to know to create professional-quality videos on your mobile device.
Throughout the course, Anna guides you through filming, editing, presenting, and then finally broadcasting to your chosen social media platform. Anna will invite you to a closed Facebook group, where you can post your video for feedback and support following the course.
Anna also teaches you the basics of video editing with iMovie, KineMaster, and Movie Maker. She will give you practical exercises and show you how to live broadcast on Periscope and Facebook. She'll also show you interviewing techniques, audience retention, and how to tell a compelling story on video. And finally, how to save, store and publish.
The course is for anybody who wants to create high-quality content for social media, digital and video marketers, and content marketing.
3. UDEMY: DIY Super Easy videography storytelling
Created by Yukiko Sato, this course's primary focus is teaching you how to use the WeVideo App on your smartphone or tablet. During the course, you'll create your "What I overcame" video.
Story videos tell your personal story or the one behind businesses and products. Customers are more attracted and connected to companies and brands through the voice and body language portrayed on the video.
Smartphones are convenient and flexible for filming quickly, in reduced spaces with different angles. And because most of them come with HD 1080p cameras, the quality is the same as the TV broadcast video format.
Storytelling through videos is one of the best ways to tell the story behind a business or brand, which is why this form of marketing content has become so popular. Customers are attracted and feel more connected to businesses and brands through storytelling videos.
4. UDEMY: Learn the basics of iMovie for iOS
Tim Brown has created this video editing course for iOS-powered smartphone users. Throughout the beginner and intermediate course, Tim Brown will show students the basics of iMovie for iOS.
The course topics include Starting a New Project, Adding Photos, Adding Videos, Adding Transitions, Adding Text, Adding Filters, Adding Soundtracks and Effects, Recording Narrations, Recording Video, and Adding Overlays.
The instructor guides students through screen captures to understand the iOS interface and offers quizzes at the end of each lecture to enhance the students' comprehension of the subject.
5. UDEMY: Cyberlink Powerdirector course
The course, created by Nitel Global, takes you on a journey to learn how to use Cyberlink Powerdirector to edit video with your smartphone.
By taking the course, you'll learn how to import and export a video, add texts, images, and emojis to your videos. And finally, you'll learn how to use the editing icons in Cyberlink Powerdirector, including the volume icon, adjustment icon, effect icon, reverse icon, speed icon, flip icon, rotate icon, and many other icons.
6. UDEMY: iPhone videomaking masterclass
Claire Curran promises to take you on a learning experience that will help you produce high-quality iPhone movies. She will also teach you how to write scripts, simple but effective audio and lighting techniques, mastering the art of editing and how attention to detail can help your video stand out from the rest.
Claire will also show you the ropes on how to get more views on YouTube and frame your shots like a pro. All video editors need to learn how to produce their own stock footage to create more original and unique looking videos for their clients.
By the end of the course, you will have improved your skills and ability to create great marketing and other types of videos.
7. UDEMY: How to create engaging live digital marketing videos
This is a very new course posted by Dom O'Neill, who will teach you how to create amazing HD-quality videos on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The course requires students to have access to an HD camera of any kind.
Dom explains that savvy social media video marketers, videographers, and YouTube creators have used live videos to generate large viewing figures, increase content engagement, and build better relationships with their audiences over the past couple of years.
After taking the course, you'll know how to ensure your live video audience watches for longer as you will learn how to make your videos more engaging. You'll also learn how live content could fit into your digital marketing plan and how to build trust with your audience via live videos. You'll even know how to create better-looking videos on smartphones, including how to film professionally.
Hurry and sign up now for free, as this course will cost $199 as of March 2021.
We hope you found the list of free video editing courses for smartphone and tablet users helpful. It is one of a series of articles on our Tips for Sellers page that we are adding to on an ongoing basis, so keep your eyes peeled for many more of these lists to come shortly.