Collab Lab runs workshops in simple video production for schools, universities, and many more.
STEM subjects are not as popular as they could be among students. This is especially true for female and BAME students and students from lower socioeconomic classes. This is having a knock on effect in the industry as not enough people are entering the scientific workforce, especially since modern society is becoming increasingly dependent on science. Our video workshop combines creativity with science which inspire students to think about science in a new light.
We generally work with KS3 - A level, but if you think you would like to have a workshop for your younger students, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
"I just wanted to say a huge thanks for delivering the workshop for us last week. The students really enjoyed it and found the skills really useful in making their videos. You have loads of energy and really got the students enthused :)"
For scientists and science communicators
If science communication is something you are passionate about, perhaps you have already tried making your own content in the form of blogs or talks. But making videos requires a set of skills that don’t always come naturally. We can train you in simple video production skills so that you can start making your own videos. These are generally provided via an institution, but if you are an individual contact us and we can try and team you up with some other individuals to run this workshop.
"Before this workshop, making a video seemed terrifyingly difficult & beyond my technical ability. Collab Lab helped me to unlock my creativity and guided me through the filming and editing processes. It was a lot
easier and more fun than I imagined thanks to their expertise."
- Aimee, PhD student
For science festivals
We run both scheduled workshops similar to the ones we provide at schools and also drop in sessions called "Be A TV Presenter!". This is an activity that takes 10 - 20 minutes where visitors drop in, write a script using prompts or information sheets provided then film it with a professional camera. We edit the video then send it to a teacher/parent/guardian. If you would like us to be at your festival, please contact us.
"Thank you, these videos are excellent! They [my children] both enjoyed making and watching them."
- Alex, parent who attended our festival workshop
Workshops can be tailored to your needs and can take from two hours to a full day depending on what you require, please contact us to learn more. We are also willing to offer a discount for multiple workshop bookings.