Science Communication: How to make your own science videos (two-day seminar, English)
Part I:   November 23, 2023 (09:00-18:00hrs)
Part II: November 24, 2023 (09:00-18:00hrs)

Moving images are a fundamental component of science communication and are increasingly important for one’s reputation and career. Websites, social media platforms, and specialized journals rely more and more on video content. In some cases, the quality of a video clip can determine the success of a submission to a scientific publication.
During this two-day hands-on video seminar, participants will acquire efficient video production techniques. Through practical exercises, they will learn how to capture quality video sequences using a smartphone or a small camera and be introduced to the art of editing this raw material into a compelling video.
This seminar provides valuable insights into the basics of visual storytelling, effective production methods, and post-production techniques. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of the key principles that make a good science film and how to critically apply these principles to their own film sequences.

• Fundamentals of communication
• Basic rules of image composition and visual storytelling
• Practical exercises: Filming video on a smartphone or other small camera
• Practical exercises: Editing and postproduction
• Key criteria for the evaluation of videos
• Overview of technical equipment

Technical Prerequisites:
Participants are required to bring their own smartphone or small camera and should have access to their own laptop. It’s important to download and install the free editing software DaVinci Resolve before the seminar, which is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

max. number of participants: 8
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Deadline for registration: 12 November 2023

Ingo Knopf (Nationales Institut für Wissenschaftskommunikation)
Ingo Knopf is a science communication professional with university degrees in biochemistry and movie studies. After 10 years as editor in the science department of a major public broadcasting station in Germany (WDR) he currently works as a science journalist for TV and online media. Ingo supports scientific institutions in optimising their media appearances. At NaWik, he is specialised on Media, Interview and Presentation Trainings for scientists.