Video workshops in Christchurch and Dunedin

This October, the Science Media Centre will take its popular science video making workshops to Christchurch and Dunedin, 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.

Producing short videos using the high-definition camera built into your smartphone or tablet has never been easier. We’ll show you to how to develop a video concept and give you tips on the best ways to shoot, edit and distribute your video content. In the weeks following, Baz will mentor you to help you produce your first science video.

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.

These workshops are to help researchers gain new communication skills and to think about gathering footage throughout their research journey so when it comes time to publicising the results (or how you got there), you already have multimedia at your disposal.


City Venue  Date Time Application deadline
Christchurch  University of Canterbury  24th October 9.00am – 1.00pm Midnight October 14th
Dunedin University of Otago  25th October 9.00am – 1.00pm Midnight October 14th


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.