Storytelling is the most universal form of communication. In the digital age, storytelling through film and social media is crucial for reaching broad audiences. But these skills are typically overlooked or not sufficiently developed in science communication workshops. We have therefore put together an intensive workshop that will give participants fundamental skills for developing engaging science stories, and for sharing those stories on social media using DIY videography.
The morning session will offer an overview of story development, including visual storytelling. Participants will work in small groups throughout the morning to brainstorm and outline a story about a particular topic in paleontology. In the afternoon session, participants will learn essentials of videography, and work with their groups to produce short videos about the science stories they developed that morning. We will also discuss effective use of different social media platforms for science outreach. At the end of the workshop, we will publish the participants’ short videos online through the SVP Education & Outreach Facebook group.
Registration: $25 (select this workshop when registering for the 2018 SVP annual meeting).