Digital Storytelling

Immersive Stories for Online, Mobile and Social

Mobile Storytelling


Smartphones are small but feature packed production tools with which we can film and edit videos, capture and edit audio, create animated infographics, take pictures and edit them, write text and go live. They are the Swiss Pocket Knives of digital storytellers.

Since 2014, I’ve been producing digital content with smartphones. In 2021, the English online magazine journalism.co.uk chose me as one of the 45 best smartphone content creators worldwide. In the same year, I received an honourable mention for my short film "Questions of Faith: The Monk" at the LumaTouch Moving Pictures Award.

What I can do for you:


• Book me to cover news for you, report from events or produce videos for your webseite or social media.

• Take part in my workshops and learn how to make the most of your smartphone and how to integrate mobile devices into your workflow – be it iPhones or Android devices. Click on this video trailer:

Bernhard Lill from digital-storytelling.eu shows you how to shoot professional videos with your smartphone.


The following courses will help you to boost your video and photography skills with iPhones and Android devices:

How to film and edit videos with your smartphone


Hollywood directors like Steven Soderbergh are not the only ones who have discovered smartphones as videography tools. TV stations and publishing houses also train their journalists in using mobile phones for filming: to report as smartphone reporters on the go. This course is all about professional video shooting and editing with smartphones: how to produce excellent footage with a clear sound.

This course can include the following topics:

• How to film and edit professionally with a smartphone
• What hardware you need - pros and cons of Android smartphones and iPhones
• Tips on external microphones, tripods, lenses and other equipment (including an equipment list)
• Which apps you need - tips on the best video and audio apps for Android and iOS
• Exercises: for example producing a short social media film, practicing video editing, reporting on Twitter and Instagram, live streaming
• "Best Practice" examples
• Mobile Reporting: how to cover news with your smartphone, how to film and edit, go live, produce a social media teaser. All a journalist needs to know report from the road.

YOU CAN BOOK THIS WORKSHOP AS AN ONLINE CLASS, which I’m hosting in cooperation with the Akademie für Publizistik:

When: 29 October 2021
What time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Central European Time)
Information and Booking: digital-media-training.com


How to take great photos with your smartphone


Smartphone cameras have become better and better in the past few years. Even professional photographers increasingly use them as secondary cameras. This course is about professional smartphone photography and image processing: how you get the most out of our smartphone camera. For great photos on your website and more likes on social networks.

This course can include the following topics:

• Mastering the smartphone camera: manual settings (aperture, focus, white balance, ISO),
• Chances (computational photography) and limits, “point and shoot” photos.
• How to shoot the perfect photo: golden ratio, horizontal or vertical, perspectives, the meaning of colors, lines and structures (with many examples)
• The best camera apps for Android phones and iPhones
• Useful additional equipment: from rigs to lenses and various tripods
• Photo editing on mobile devices: an overview of the best apps and filters

>> Interested? Then give me a call or send me an e-mail. And we’ll talk about how we can tailor these courses for you. I host these workshops face-to-face or online.