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Video workshop for scientists

The Science Media Centre will be at UC for its popular science video making workshop which offers researchers the chance to get science video savvy.  

These Science Media SAVVY workshops focus on giving scientists the tools and skills to communicate their research in 90 second videos aimed at an online audience and leveraging platforms like YouTube and Vimeo and news websites like Stuff and Herald Online.

Great short videos can be produced using the high-definition camera built into your smartphone or tablet. How can you harness this technology to bring your science to life and what are the best ways to shoot, edit and distribute your video content?

Story-telling and video production

Video production expert Baz Caitcheon knows exactly how to get the best out of smartphones and video editing apps and has trained Fairfax Media journalists in smartphone-based video production.

He will answer all of your questions, give you some hands-on demos and introduce you to great tools that will help you in the video production process.

You will gain experience shooting footage and developing a video concept.

PLUS: In the weeks following the workshop, Baz will mentor you to help you on the path to producing your first science video!

Download this science video – storyboard template to help you plan your own science video.

Workshop details

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.

APPLY HERE

WHERE: Christchurch, University of Canterbury (Wednesday November 22, 9.30am – 1pm)

PRICE: Free – by invitation only – apply below (applications close November 15)

The workshops will cover:
– Developing short video concepts
– Finding images and footage to make your video
– DIY video – harnessing your smartphone to make great videos
– Software and tools you can use to get the best out of video

Feedback on Science Media SAVVY video workshops from previous attendees:

“The workshop was an excellent introduction to creative ways to convey science to the general public. I learnt so much it’s hard to quantify but mostly I would just like to say that it made things possible.” – Christchurch SAVVY participant

“This has given me an excellent insight into the power of this media and the confidence to give it a go.” – Palmerston North SAVVY participant

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von Haast demolition update

You’ll have noticed the hoardings going up around von Haast in preparation for demolition.

This is scheduled to begin late November once exams are completed. Work will commence initially at the northern end, and a week later, also from the southern end.

The contractors will work from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and from 7.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays.

As demolition proceeds, dust will be managed on site with water as required, however it is unavoidable that some noise and vibration will be felt by those in the immediate area.

Extra truck movements will be restricted to the SBS car park and Forestry Road out to Creyke Road, with no impacts expected on the wider campus.

During the first phase of demolition (late Nov – Dec) a temporary diversion of the north/south accessway through the Engineering Core will be required. Signage will be in place to indicate the detour.

The demolition is expected to be completed by mid February when the hoardings will be reconfigured in preparation for construction of the new building.

Get ahead over summer

There’s still time to enrol in a Summer School course.

There are almost 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses available, ranging from Antarctic studies to engineering and from Chinese to statistics.

Summer study is a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course you failed during the year, spread your workload or pick up a prerequisite course – while still having time to make the most of the long summer days.