Storyboarding your science video and posting it online
Led by Mary Spiro
Description: Have you got a science story to tell? There’s a lot planning that needs to be done before the cameras start rolling. Mary will offer tips to newbie and wannabe science film makers.
Details: This course is intended for the absolute beginner. If you have ever wanted to produce a short video about a current research topic and were not sure how to get started this course is for you. I was in your shoes not so long ago. There are certainly different ways to go about producing a science video. My focus will be on what I like to call the “quick and dirty” method and works well when you have a press release or similar time-sensitive story to tell. Not everything you produce has to have wonderful animations and fancy lighting. Sometimes just natural lighting and a good beginning, middle and end is all you need. We will watch many examples of videos. We can also take time to work through the storyboarding of projects you may be working on —if there is demand for it.
Also, please post any specific topics you would like to discuss.
Please read below to decide whether this workshop is for you. I will post more information, including links and other materials as we get closer to the date.
[Disclaimer: This workshop will not teach video editing, nor will I discuss equipment or software selection. This is all pre-production work.]
There is a storyboard template you can use under the Uploaded Files section.
Wow, there are a lot of folks signed up for this workshop!! So much for an intimate discussion! As the size of the class has grown I have moved more and more toward keeping the actual content more open ended.
At the beginning of the hour I will do a quick survey to find out such things as who has worked on a video before, what was it about, what were your problems/challenges. We will build a list of things to cover from there and try to work through as much as possible. I hope for lots of audience participation so please come prepared to speak up. I don’t plan to have any hand outs for class will post some pdfs of things you might find useful here. So stay tuned!!!
Things I hope to cover in our 60 minute workshop:
1. What’s worth a video and what’s not.
2. Planning your story from start to finish.
3 .Designing your questions.
4. Grabbing all the evidence.
5. Events: working on the fly.
6. Posting and promotion
NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS If you have a video you are working on or have one that you would like some feedback on, please bring it on a flashdrive and we will watch it and discuss. My intention is to help everyone at any level. Hopefully we can all learn something new together. Please contact me with ANY questions you have BEFORE January 12. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just found a link from Mashable that someone mentioned to me during workshop: resources (many free) for editing vids
Mashable Video Toolbox — @carmendrahl
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