Create educational videos efficiently and attractively with your smartphone [DiL]

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In this introductory level full-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to utilize mobile devices we carry in our pockets to film and edit short videos (covering basic camera and editing techniques plus sound recording). In detail, participants will come up with a concept for a film in groups (promotion of study programmes within BayCEER), shoot it with their own mobile phone and edit it within a day. The workshop gives participants the tools to create videos with a "red thread" in good quality and within a short time period. Practical knowledge in this field is helpful for science communication, teaching etc. The course will be held in English, German communication will be possible, too. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the importance of storytelling in videos and learn basic techniques to create a coherent narrative structure
  • Participants will master basic camera techniques with their mobile devices, including framing, focusing and exposure
  • Participants will acquire basic knowledge of video sequence design, including understanding perspective, movement and image composition
  • Participants will learn how to record audio, taking into account aspects such as sound quality and background noise
  • Participants will gain basic knowledge of video editing 


Dr. Wiebke Finkler has a profound understanding and expertise in the field as she's a documentary filmmaker and has been running a variety of workshop formats on filmmaking and user-generated content creation at the University of Otago, New Zealand for several years. She's a creative marketing researcher, filmmaker, author and science communicator. With a background in marine biology Wiebke has a special interest in how filmmaking combined with community-based social marketing can be used as a tool for sustainable development, environmental conservation and social good. She is also the author of the book The Science of Hope: Eye to Eye with our World's Wildlife. She's doing part of her sebattical at UBT and is happy to enter in further exchange or develop new joint research projects.

in particular for students of BayCEER associated study programmes

University: Universität Bayreuth
Seminar host: Dr. Birgit Thies, Dr. Wiebke Fiedler
Seminar ID: ZHL SS2024 41Sb mobile video
BayCEER University of Bayreuth
GEO building, Universitätsstr. 30, Bayreuth
This workshop takes place in the GEO building
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barrier-free access
Dates: 26.04.2024 , 13:00 - 15:00 Uhr
27.04.2024 , 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

The following attendance fees apply:

  • For all students of BayCEER associated study programmes, 0 €

Available slots: 25 slots, thereof 19 available
Stufe: Basic and advanced level
Credible hours: Area B with 12 operation units
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