Join me LIVE in a conversation about what YOU want to see in a science video
Are you learning when you watch a science video online or are you on autopilot, waiting to be entertained
and hope to absorb information passively?
What do you want in a science themed video? Do you want a lot
of animation and fancy CGI, a charming host, real life activities you can do yourself, to see others doing science? Join others
who have opinions, too.
If you have a Google + account (which you can easily get with a gmail address. Learn more. ), you can speak with me on a Google + hangout where I will be live online along with others who are interested in this topic.
Cain, publisher of Universe Today, Pamela Gay, an astronomer and podcaster, and me
tomorrow evening Monday, March 26th at 8pm CDT for a hangout hosted by Jerry Nguyen and
Liz Neeley of SciLingual to discuss how we can take science video production and viewing to the next level. If you can't make it, it will
be made available on youtube for viewing at a later time.
For those less familiar with my work, here's
why I'm one of the guests:
I produce videos myself. Most lately are popular science book recommendations.
I do this a service to literacy in general as well as to science literacy. This is my latest book recommendation:
I also create demonstration videos, and while I haven't made a new
one in about a year, I have spent this time rethinking how to present them and looking to up my production values, hopefully
with some assistance.
For those not familiar with my amateur work, I've done several videos using science
to destroy gummy bears (and gummy bears to explain science), using cookies to explain the different blood cells and to share
scientific concepts we see in make-up products. I want people to understand how scientists think and do their work. I've learned
a lot about what NOT to do in video work, but also a lot about what makes a video successful. Here is a combination
of many of my videos with a chemistry theme:
I've hosted videos that are shown internally in some of the largest
scientific companies in the world. I also do voiceover work for textbook animations and look forward to expanding on this!
My dream is to narrate some of the very books I review!
I'm not done producing
videos yet. My future plans include a Gummy Bear destruction mash-up video, and more science IN cosmetics videos where I collaborate
with scientists, communicators and make-up artists to give you the best information possible. In the works are videos about
weak acids and bases (like the famous baking soda and vinegar volcano) in cosmetics, how the hot field of genomics is hoping
to improve skin care and how the physics of optics combined with materials science makes your skin look flawless!
of videos you see online. What are some of your favorites?