Virtual Video Walks

Focus ‘n Develop introduces Virtual Video Walks

We all have the software to create videos and we carry it around in our pocket. Focus ‘n Develop is passionate about using video to support learning in the workplace. Founder, Niki Hobson has always wanted to take part in a Photo Walk to learn from others who are passionate about imagery, but due to other commitments has never been able to attend one. There are very few, if any, video walks and Niki would love to see people support each other in a similar way, sharing their knowledge in Smartphone videos and promoting video production skills using equipment freely available.

Virtual Video Walks aims to create an online space where individuals can share videos, experiences and their journey into discovering the wonders of Smartphone videography.

It is easy to take part in Virtual Video Walks. Pick a time and a place that suits you, make sure your battery is fully charged, go for a walk with your phone and follow these 5 simple steps:

Focus on the equipment freely available to you. This doesn’t require any specific apps or software, the aim of this project is to provide an opportunity to see what your phone is capable of.

Get some fresh air, step away from your daily tasks and focus on something else for a short period of time. Stanford researchers found that walking, indoors or outdoors, boosts creative inspiration.

Interpret the Virtual Video Walks 2019 themes in any way you like and capture what ever footage takes your fancy. This could be moving imagery or a series of photographs presented in a slide show and could range from 10 seconds to 2 minutes. The choice is yours – let your imagination run wild!

Don’t be afraid to experiment and try different features on your phone. What about downloading a new app which could provide filters or give you an opportunity to edit your video clips together? Develop your creativity and skills using your smartphone camera.

Use the hashtag #VideoWalks and tag @focus_n_develop. It would be great if you could also include a short description of where the video was taken and what you learnt whilst creating the video.



Virtual Video Walks 2019 Themes

Virtual Video Walks 2019 Themes

  • January – Frozen
  • February – Community
  • March – Water
  • April – British
  • May – Structures
  • June – Pets
  • July – Sport
  • August – Flowers
  • September – Colour
  • October – Halloween
  • November – Trees
  • December – Lights

Don’t forget to share using the hashtag #VideoWalks.


You take part in Virtual Video Walk at your own risk.

You are responsible for your own insurance and the insurance of your equipment.

Focus ’n Develop do not accept liability for any injury, loss or accident to yourself or your possessions during a Virtual Video Walk.