Video Workshops for Researchers

The Science Media Centre offers hands-on video workshops focused on giving scientists the tools and skills to communicate their research in short videos aimed at an online audience.

These half-day workshops are presented in collaboration with video producer Baz Caitcheon several times a year and outline how to plan, film, edit and publish short videos using only a smartphone or tablet.


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.

Baz has filmed an intro to the workshops which you can watch here. We also held an online webinar with journalists outlining what kind of footage is 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.

The workshops are free to attend, but limited to 15 places. University and CRI researchers get top priority. The application process is competitive – the best applicants will be selected based on the video concepts outlined in the application form.

Contact us for upcoming SAVVY video workshops.

Here are some examples of videos made by researchers who have attended our science video workshops over the past three years.