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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.


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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Procrastination workshop

Stress, poorer academic outcomes, and low self-esteem are some of the costs of procrastination. At this workshop, you will learn research based strategies to reduce procrastination.

Date: Saturday, 5 November
Time: 9am – 2pm
Where: Canterbury Workers Education Association, 59 Gloucester Street
Cost: $21.00
RSVP: Enrol here or phone 366 0285

To ensure this workshop runs, pre-enrolment at least one week before the workshop is advised.

For more information contact workshop tutor Cathie Edwards, phone 021 234 0377 or click here.

Raising children bilingually – free public lecture/workshop

Mother and child singing a song

Why should parents speak their language(s) to their children? Come and find out what the research says and share your experiences.

What: Raising Children Bilingually
When: Thursday, 3 November, 5.30-7pm
Where: Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale Campus, UC
Who: All welcome! Free entry
Please RSVP: latlproject@canterbury.ac.nz

For more information on the Learning and Teaching Languages Lab, please click visit our website: twolanguages.canterbury.ac.nz/ or follow us on  Facebook: Growing up with two languages

Associate Professor Una Cunningham
School of Teacher Education
Author of the book: Growing up with two languages