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Storytelling with Video – Workshop Agenda

Science Communication Workshop | Agenda | Speaker Bios | Participant List | Resources
Communication Training for Scientists

Science Communication Workshop: Storytelling with Video

July 14, 2015
9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansett, RI

Visual Storytelling Essentials for Scientists 
9:00-9:30 Introductions and Overview of Workshop
Presenters Gianna Savoie and Jeff Reed will describe Ocean Media Institute and discuss why scientists should be engaged in visual storytelling.
9:30-10:00 Taking the Science from Story to Screen
Presenters will explore narrative and the differences between good writing and good storytelling.
Handout: 10 Commandments of Screenwriting
10:00-10:30 Different Stories, Different Platforms
Presenters will explain the importance of varying approach according to storytelling criteria.
Clips: Rethink the Shark (
I Am Ocean (
10:30-12:00 The Art of the Interview
Presenters will describe the vital basics of the on-camera interview, from camera framing to language, and allow time for practice in an interview role-play exercise.
Handout: Interview Techniques
12:00-12:45 Lunch
Hands-On with Cameras
1:00-1:30 Lean and Mean: The One-(Wo)Man Band
Presenters will assist in the process of getting to know camera gear (iPhone, Point and Shoot, GoPro) and discuss low-cost must-haves in the field.
1:303:00 Tricks of the Trade: Getting the Best Footage and Audio
Presenters will describe types of shots and lighting, review the all-important shot list and explain how to shoot with the edit in mind. Participants will learn how to get the best audio, mitigate sound programs and gather useful sound elements.
3:005:00 Editing Basics with iMovie
Savoie and reed will provide step-by-step lesson on editing from ingesting to logging to creating a timeline in iMovie, introduce audio software, show how to add simple graphics to a video, and demonstrate the file export. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops; those with Macs with iMovie installed will be able to do some sample editing. Ocean Media Institute will supply project files, raw to edited, so participants can follow along and practice at home.
5:00 Adjourn


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #EPS-1004057.

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