Video Workshops for Researchers

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

These 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.

NEW This winter, we’ll be offering workshops held online for the first time ever.


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. Over the course of the workshop, Baz will mentor you to help you produce your first science video.

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 the application process is competitive – the best applicants will be selected based on the video concepts provided in the application form.

Upcoming video workshops – Winter 2020

Learn how to how to shoot, edit and publish short videos on your devices – all via Zoom!

Each session will meet for four classes online, all one hour each. We are offering two sessions with different schedules.

Option 1: Once a week – 18 June, 25 June, 9 July, 16 July (all are Thursdays) – Last day to register is Friday, 12 June 2020.

Option 2: Twice a week – 3 August (Monday), 6 August (Thursday), 10 August (Monday), 13 August (Thursday) – Last day to register is Friday, 24 July 2020.

Option 3: Twice a week – 7 September (Monday), 10 September (Thursday), 14 September (Monday), 17 September (Thursday) – Last day to register is Friday, 28 August 2020.

Click here to register for a session.

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