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Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences

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The Engaged Researcher: Research Video: Social Media


Everyone is watching video on Social Media these days. So it is a great place to share your research. Learn about the best ways to create & upload video for, as well as go live on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You just need yourself, a smartphone and your enthusiasm!

Target audience

MPhil, PhD and Post Docs


• Bring a fully charged smart phone capable of shooting video

• Facebook (Page, not personal), Twitter, Instagram apps installed with accounts (not all are necessary)

• USB cable for charging & transfer footage to a laptop

• Bring an idea for some short, extremely simple videos that you will shoot on the day. It does not need to be linked to your research

• Laptop

• Optional: For more advanced editing, Latest version of free editing software software downloaded : Da Vinci Resolve ( or Hit Film Express ( Please check they open OK.

• If you wish to use other software (E.G. iMovie, Premiere Pro) this is ok, but please let us know


• Use your phone camera to record video for FB, Twitter, or Instagram

• Shoot more professional video clips

• Learn about the difference between FB, Twitter & Instagram Videos

• Upload a video to an FB, Twitter or Instagram page

• How to see impact of video (comments, statistics, views etc)

• How to go Live

• Basic editing on laptop & or phones

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