Call for applications: Video Training Workshop Series

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Migration and Mobility Network

Communicate your research findings with high-quality videos! This training workshop series will provide step-by-step support to help you produce engaging academic video content using the freely-available platform Lumen 5.

Over four modules held online between March and June 2021 (two hours each), you will develop your own high-quality video project that will communicate your research to public audiences. At the end of the series, you will have the opportunity to showcase and share your work during a final closing event, as well as to use the final video for your own purposes (e.g., for your website, future grant applications, public events). With the guidance and feedback from peers and professionals in video production from Ample Education, you will develop your skills while reflecting on and planning future public engagement activities.

This series is aimed at research students and staff who want to tell a story with some of their existing research. As spaces are limited to 12 participants, and this series is supported by a grant for public engagement hosted at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), priority will be given to the following groups in order:
(1) academic and communications staff, research students (MPhil and DPhil), and postdoctoral researchers, affiliated with SAME; (2) anthropologists who are affiliated with other departments; (3) other social science researchers and students.
Prior experience of making videos or other media is NOT a requirement. While the precise dates of each module will be set in collaboration with selected participants, we anticipate they will happen in line with the schedule below:

22-26 March First session, “Why videos? Which videos? An introduction to Academic multimedia content”
12-16 April (Trinity 1st Wk) Second session, “How to create? Hands-on training to get started”
10-14 May (Trinity 3rd Wk) Third session, “Maximizing impact: Refine your dissemination strategy with the support of media and video experts”
24-28 May (Trinity 5th Wk) Fourth session, “Let’s do it! Guidance to polish your video project”
14-18 June (Trinity 8th Wk) Showcase during the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography departmental end-of-term garden party (TBC)

Attending all four of the two-hour modules, and working on your video in between sessions, are essential parts of the experience. Please review the anticipated schedule in above before applying knowing that he final dates will be chosen in line with participants’ availabilities as far as possible. We also understand that caring responsibilities or other factors might come into play and will work to accommodate participants’ needs as far as possible. Please free to share any comments or questions you might have at the time of the application.
To apply, complete this form by Friday 5 March (17.00). Applicants will be notified of decisions by Wednesday 10 March. Space is limited. If there are more eligible applications than places, priority will be given according to the list above.