Smartphone Storytelling

Smartphone Storytelling with Stephen Knifton

Artists, builders, designers, businesses small and large .. creative entrepreneurs .. non-profits. Everyone is, in a way, their own brand. Your brand can flourish, and your business can grow with social media and the help of some basic content creation skills. We can share our stories and passion on social media to develop community (and customers) centered around our work. Vast audiences need to know what we do, how we work, what we’re about. You no longer need to hire a freelance producer to create that content. With Smartphone Storytelling -- and a few inexpensive app upgrades -- you can do it yourself. Create professional video content that’s up to the standards of brand and commercial work … film and TV … and social media. Join us in learning how to share what you love with the masses.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 24 students. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials

Students will want to provide:
A smartphone; either Android or iPhone will do. The Protake Camera app, one time purchase of $19.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

All levels

Contact the Teacher

Send a direct message from the teacher's profile page with any questions you might have about the class.

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for eight 120-min live online sessions on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on February 5.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Smartphone Storytelling
Stephen Knifton

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Stephen Knifton on their Lessonface profile.

Stephen Knifton

Stephen Knifton

Stephen Knifton is a Toronto-born video producer and brand journalist. He began his career in network television news, working as a senior producer for the CBC in Toronto, and News Corp in New York City. He covered and produced multiple live and breaking news events; including 9/11, Gulf War, Iraq War, and has produced US election coverage and debates.

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