Video-Journalism for Scientists
Organisers: Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg & Neuchatel (CUSO), and University of Basel (GRACE)
Trainer: Dr. Samer Angelone MORE INFORMATION
Links to the workshops Video-Journalism for Scientists
Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg & Neuchatel (CUSO Microbiology) 2019
Video-journalism is one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting developments in the field of science communication. Unfortunately, video-journalism lies outside the training of the science academies. In this workshop, we seek to challenge, inspire and train a new generation of scientists to find innovative, creative and journalistic ways of reporting science through film. Video-journalists, the jack-of-all-trades, have many tasks, including pitching, developing and researching stories, producing, shooting and editing videos.
I. Theory and practice
Stories: pitching, developing and researching
Production of low-budget films
Screenwriting and storyboarding
Camera, lighting and audio
II. Workshop projects (Video-reports)
Participants (groups of 2-3) prepare video-reports (2-10 minutes long) about the topics that they wish (with science focus or related to science)
Before filming the video-reports, participants present and discuss their projects (story, script, storyboard and technical storyboard) in class
After filming, participants edit their films together with the trainer
The resulting video-reports are screened and discussed in class
The workshop is intended for master and PhD candidates, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Exact and Natural Sciences.
Even when participants come from different backgrounds, the chosen subject to be filmed will include all possible scenes which the science journalist may face.