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Top tips for smartphone films

5 January 2016 Last updated at 16:38 GMT

Ways of making and breaking news have undergone rapid changes in recent years.

It is now no longer essential to have high-tech equipment to make good quality films and your students can record and edit their reports by just using a smartphone.

A School Report producer recently shot and cut their first-ever films with their phone and has compiled some top tips on the process.

For more top tips about filming on your smartphone and creating short form video go to BBC Academy