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Film your science

August 31 @ 9:00 - September 7 @ 12:00

This workshop is fully booked. Please contact koch@vrc.uni-frankfurt.de to get a spot at the waiting list.


Do you want to learn to communicate your science visually without spending excessive time or money? In this workshop, you’ll learn to make appealing short films about your research with equipment as simple as your smartphone.
We will teach you everything necessary to make good and useful footage for your own video in half a day to two days. We will practice composition, camera movements and a large diversity of shots online or in person.

You will get to work on your own science film, a take-home resource you can use directly for your science communication and self-marketing. We guide you through the production process with two primary assignments of growing complexity, which will refine your film step by step. You will practice using your smartphone as a videocamera, and we will discuss the results. We will pay special attention to the sound because any presentation or interview will be worthless if the sound is weak. In the more extended versions of the course, we will also pay attention to interviewing, presenting, and the basics of editing.

There will be only 2 webinars: 31 August, 9:00-12:00 and 7 September, 9:00-12:00!!!

Practical remarks

Participants can use their smartphones for the recording; you need no special equipment. A big plus would be to buy an external 25 € microphone. If you want to use different equipment or lack access to a smartphone with suitable recording capabilities, then please get in touch with Erik before the workshop.


August 31 @ 9:00
September 7 @ 12:00


Natural Science Careers (Trainer: Erik den Boer)