Some researchers have asked us how to create a video summary for the Lawrence Creative Prize, so we wanted to share a very simple way of doing it in your lab in just a few minutes. Remember, judges don’t consider video quality for the top 3 winners of the Prize (they judge the science), so it does not have to be a Hollywood production if you don’t have time.
How to do it in a few minutes? Get someone in your team to simply interview you about your research using a smart-phone or iPad or even laptop. Here’s a video example of such a technique Thinkable.org did with a colleague in a lab in the UK. Very simple, but effective for people to understand. Here’s a more detailed guide to help you create a video, but remember to make sure the sound/lighting is alright first.
NB: This format is new and exciting for a prestigious prize, so there will be fewer entries this year for Ian Frazer and other judges to consider. That means those who can create a simple video will have the best chance of winning, so we encourage you to apply here – the deadline is August 20.
Please let us know if you need any help!