Science Video of the Week! Thanksgiving Chemistry
Nov 27, 2013
Welcome to the sixth Science Video of the Week feature! Each Wednesday I will post an interesting science video with some comments from either myself or the producer, and will conclude with some questions for discussion. I started this feature for the Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC email list, and I really want to hear your comments as well!
If you created a science video you would like to share, especially ones that had interesting challenges you’d like to discuss, send it to me and we can chat a little about how you approached the production!
Before you watch the video:
Bytesize Science is a great example of a science video series produced in the DC area. The American Chemical Society started this off as a podcast for middle-school students, and has transitioned the series into videos that show the general public the chemistry involved in our everyday lives. Just in time for the holidays, they have made this video, 5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving through Chemistry!
Watch the video: [length – 4:47]
After you watch the video:
Bytesize Science creator Adam Dylewski says that one particular challenge with this video was the timing. When the video has a theme pertaining to a specific day, of course you have a pretty hard deadline. The video team came up with the “5 Tips” idea about a month ago, and by the time they had done the research and written the script, they had about a week and a half to put the video together. To speed up the process, “instead of animating the whole episode, we were able to just animate the intro and then shoot some interesting footage of cranberries, antacids, and other things in our studio,” says Adam.
We probably all have a lot of work to get out of the way before the holidays. Now that you have some chemistry tips to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal this week, what tips do you have for completing a video when crunched for time?