Help, I Want to Make a Video But My Topic Is Not Very Visual!

I recently received an email from a reader who was having difficulty figuring out how to make a video about his non-visual topic. He wanted to communicate his research on data technology but was at a loss as to how to depict this topic using video. I gave him some suggestions specific to his situation, but realized that there were likely others out there like him. So, I decided to make a tutorial that shows three ways to generate film footage about a non-visual topic. Here it is:

2 thoughts on “Help, I Want to Make a Video But My Topic Is Not Very Visual!

  1. Clever and practical suggestions Karen.

    To those I would add — choosing a compelling storytelling theme such as: Mystery Solved, If this / Then this, Piece of a Bigger Puzzle, History and Future, or other dramatic arc.

    • Thanks, Mark. Yes, developing a good story is key for any science video. I’ve summarized some storytelling themes here:

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