Your Research in a Video Clip

In this 2.5-day course participants will generate a video clip about their research project.

On the first day, students will be introduced to the steps of filmmaking and will then draft their first storyboard. In a second step, students will generate footage about their research. On the second day, the students will learn about film cutting and editing and will then apply this new knowledge to their own videos to generate the first version of their film on the research project. In the following day, all video clips will be watched and discussed in a small “film festival”.

See here what other students created.


Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to

  • Describe the aims of visual science communication in the video format
  • Plan the steps of filmmaking for an own project
  • Produce a script for your video story
  • Carry out a shooting/ footage about your research
  • Cut your footage into a film of up to 60 seconds

Participants and requirements

University of Basel PhD candidates from all disciplines of health sciences (e.g. epidemiology, public health, medicine, nursing science, clinical research, biomedical engineering), or SSPH+.

Maximum 20-25 participants. Sign-ups are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and preference will be given to students of PPHS or Biomedical Engineering.

You will need:

  • a device that is able to record film and export it to your computer
    • If this is a smartphone: Filmic Pro downloaded and ready (if you don’t already have it you will need to buy it for about 15 CHF )
    • If this is a computer: DaVinci Resolve (free version, or another software of their choice) downloaded and ready

Dates and location

27. (Day 1) and 29. July (Day 2), 05 August 2022 (Day 3)

Location: Zoom (Days 1 and 2), Study Area 14.03.003, Gewerbestrasse 14, Allschwil (Day 3)


Workload & credits

18h workshop

All students that further elaborate on their film project and submit a final version of their film about their research project within 2 months will receive 1 ECTS.

Course Lecturer:

Science communication in text, film, photography, exhibition. Trained art historian and science journalist, making pictures, films, exhibitions, research descriptions and website hosting for research groups in sciences and engineering. Reinhard already taught researchers in biomedical engineering about how to produce research videos.