Video newsblogging at the Young Scientist Exhibition

‘Could the owner of a white mouse please come and collect it at the information desk’

This public announcement was a reminder that I was quite a way from the office…

I’ve spent most of the week working with RTÉ.ie at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin.

We came up with the idea of creating newsblogs with students interviewing exhibitors about their projects. The whole idea was to demonstrate how quickly you can prepare and shoot a piece of pretty good-quality video and upload it to the web.

The students were coached on how to write a script and conduct interview on camera.
We then filmed the interview, which was generally between 1.30 and 3 mins long and returned to a work station to edit and put the short package up on RTÉ’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition website.

I think it was a very worthwhile experience and the feedback from the interviewers (both primary and secondary students) was very positive.

Check out the finished results here.

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