You tease out fascinating stories from information many consider arcane. You know how to explain the role of proteases. You know how Lake Vostock could add to our understanding of astrobiology.

But you might not know what’s meant by “b roll,” or the differences between on-board, shotgun, and lavaliere microphones. How do you create a visual story out of a scientific concept? What is “broadcast quality” video, and why should you care?

Bottom line: How does your role as a science writer change, given the demands of video scripting and video production? Listen to a panel from a March 26 NSWA event discuss the relationship between writing and video editing; the role of a writer in the production process; and how video storytelling affects both writing style and story construction.

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Panelists: Rebecca Kelley (Writer); Bob Zat (Editor); Stephen Para (Producer); Beth Anderson, (Science Animator). Together, the panelists had over 100 years (ouch!) of film and video experience. You can find Bob Zat and Rebecca Kelley on LinkedIn.  Beth’s company, Arkitek, is found at http://www.arkitek.com/.