Next month, the Science Media Centre will take its popular science video making workshops to Auckland and Hamilton, offering more researchers the chance to get science video savvy.
These video workshops (produced in collaboration with Baz Caitcheon) focus on giving scientists the tools and skills to communicate their research in short videos aimed at an online audience. You’ll learn how to capture footage that can then be used on platforms like Youtube and Vimeo and news websites like Stuff and Herald Online.
Great short videos can be produced using the high-definition camera built into your smartphone or tablet. We show you how easy it is to harness this technology to bring your science to life and give you tips on the best ways to shoot, edit and distribute your video content.
Video production expert Baz Caitcheon knows exactly how to get the best out of smartphones and video editing apps. He regularly trains Fairfax Media journalists in smartphone-based video production. Last year, Baz filmed an intro to the workshops which you can watch here. We also held an online webinar with journalists outlining what kinds of footage are helpful to them.
In the workshop, Baz will answer all of your questions, give you some hands-on demos and introduce you to great tools that will help you in the video production process.
You will gain experience shooting footage and developing a video concept. But your training doesn’t stop at the end of the workshop. In the weeks following, Baz will mentor you to help you on the path to producing your first science video!
Auckland, AUT (Wednesday, 2nd May, 8.30am – 12.30pm). Applications close midnight April 25.
Hamilton, University of Waikato, (Tuesday 8th May, 10am-2.30pm). Applications close midnight April 30.
Free – by invitation only – apply below
The workshops are free to attend, but limited to 15 places. University and CRI researchers get top priority.
This is a competitive application process – the best applicants will be selected based on the video concepts outlined in the application form.
Here are some examples of videos made by researchers who have attended our science video workshops over the past two years.