Course content includes:

Pre-production: Introduction to science communication / Story telling / Script writing / Planning film shoots

Production: Understanding cameras / Directing short films / How to interview / Understanding light and composition / Recording good audio

Post-production: Editing films / Adding titles and names on screen / Getting your films published and seen


I’m definitely going to use all the things that I learned. I work in communication for a big airline and I can use all the techniques that I learned in this week. I would definitely recommend this course.
— Teresa Bartelds, KLM
As Managing Editor of Ecography, I often help our authors to communicate their research via social media. This course gave me additional tools to make short videos for authors. I gained understanding in film-making theory as well as how to shoot films and what to think about when interviewing researchers. In addition, I learned how to edit film material in film-making software, and with simple tools, make a film look really professional. I highly recommend this course!
— Maria Persson, Lund University
I’m a biologist, and it’s important to talk not just to your peers, but to the public. What was great about the course was it covered all the stages of film-making in a week, and we got a good idea how to make effective movies that we can use in our jobs.

The teacher’s background and effective communication skills were very important in conveying such a huge amount of information in just one week.
— Frederico Mestre, University of Evora
I didn’t really understand all of the steps involved in making a short documentary. Before the course and with my science training I would have probably prepared something descriptive and boring. The tricks for effective storytelling of scientific results in a video documentary were really useful and the techniques for shooting and editing videos were foundational to me. You basically leave the course with the knowledge and skills to start preparing your own videos.
— Professor Miguel Araújo, University of Madrid


University of Oxford, University of Bristol, University of Bath, University of Evora (Portugal), NHS