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Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - Shooting And Editing Research Video

Thu 11 Mar, Fri 12 Mar, ... Fri 19 Mar 2021


Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan, shoot & edit high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 11 Mar   10:00 - 11:45 10:00 - 11:45 Online Ryd Cook
2 Fri 12 Mar   10:00 - 11:45 10:00 - 11:45 Online Ryd Cook
3 Thu 18 Mar   10:00 - 11:45 10:00 - 11:45 Online Ryd Cook
4 Fri 19 Mar   15:30 - 16:00 15:30 - 16:00 Online Ryd Cook

Participants of this course will learn to:

  • Use a phone camera to record video
  • Shoot more professional video clips & photos
  • Film themselves and present
  • Plan a video/film
  • Do more advanced video editing
  • Upload a video online
System requirements
  • A fully charged smartphone with a camera and/or a digital camera capable of shooting video
  • Laptop (plugged in or charged) or Desktop computer
  • Headphones or earphones
  • Phone’s &/or Camera’s USB cable to transfer footage
  • Strong internet connection
  • Da Vinci Resolve editing software. Follow this link, scroll to the very bottom to see a link to download the free version on the left:

Please check it runs OK. If it does not, try

  • If you have Adobe Premiere Pro, use this.
  • Optional but very useful: Tripod that works with smartphone, tripod for your digital camera.
Requests for participants

Ahead of the first session:

  • Write down the most common question you get about your research. Or a question you’d like to answer & explain using video.

During the sessions:

  • Wear headphones or earphones at all times during VC sessions.
  • Mute your Mic when you’re not speaking.

Thu (session 1)

  • 10am-11am VC Intro, Brief & Examples
  • 1am-11.45pm VC Planning tips
  • 1pm-2pm OT Small tasks: decide platform. Watch linked video clips (Ryd not available)
  • 2pm-4pm OT Small task: make plans for film (Ryd not available)

Fri (session 2)

  • 10am-11am VC Shooting tips
  • 11am break
  • 11.15am-11.45 VC Shooting tips 2
  • 1am-4pm OT Shooting time. Transfer footage onto your computer (Ryd not available)

Weekend all day

  • OT Shooting time. Transfer footage onto your computer (Ryd not available)

Mon (session 3)

  • 10am-11am VC Video Editing
  • 11am break
  • 11.15am-11.45 VC How to export & upload
  • 1pm-3pm OT Editing (Ryd available)
  • 3pm-4pm OT Editing (Ryd not available)

Tue (session 4)

  • 10am-12pm OT Editing/Exporting/ Uploading (Ryd not available)
  • 2.30pm-3.30pm OT Editing/Exporting/ Uploading (Ryd available)
  • 3.30pm-4pm VC Showcase and Q&A

If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact Selen Etingu-Breslaw ( or Diogo Gomes (

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