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SC47 ECS

Scientists must film!
Convener: Laura Roberts Artal 
Thu, 21 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / 13:30–15:00  / Room 0.90
Communicating science to a wider audience is becoming an increasingly important part of academic research. With this scientists are adopting a variety of communication strategies to reach the general public. Video presentation offers a unique opportunity for geoscientists to discuss their work in an engaging and stimulating manner.

This course will focus on two key aspects of using videos to communicate research.

Part One: Scientists must film!
The first part of the short course will demonstrate how scientists can use video to share research with a non-technical audience. There will be a panel style discussion with some of the finalists from the 2014 and 2015 EGU video competitions. The finalists, all of whom are active early career researchers, will share their first-hand experiences of making a short science film for the first time. The panel will also include a professional film-maker who will also be able to share their skills in scientific film production.

Part Two: My video is ready, now what?
After investing valuable time and effort into producing a film, many researchers are faced with the question: now what? The second part of the short course will focus on how scientists can raise the profile of their film work. An online & cross media specialist will share tips with the audience as to how to disseminate their film work effectively.