Training

With a total of more than 25 years of science communication experience within the On-Show team, and a range of specialisms from on-stage presenting to digital production, our training sessions are designed to share that experience efficiently and practically.

We train researchers, early-career science communicators, teachers and even people in the corporate world - anyone who has an interest in communicating science!

To check availability for training sessions or to discuss a booking contact us.

Presenter Training

In the On-Show Presenter Training sessions we cover a variety of topics from confidence to using props effectively. We look at how to best use public speaking skills in a STEM environment as well as the dreaded PowerPoint or Prezi that go with it! We cover how to communicate information effectively and clearly and use voice projection, filling a space and moving correctly within a STEM show.

All of this is covered whilst directly relating it to how we communicate science and the logistics behind communicating science in different environments. The majority of the session will look at the essence, key messages, narrative, feel, and style of a presentation and how to choose correct demos to fit.

The On-Show Presenter Training sessions are ideal for freelancers, science centres and aspiring science communicators. Drop our team a line in the Contact section for details.

Film Practicals

For the practical part of the film making series we will concentrate on how to film. We will film and edit a video having been given a bunch of props to play with earlier in the day. We will look at the practicalities of environments, visuals, sound, logistics and editing.

In the edit session we will concentrate on one piece of edit software to show the general ideas of editing a good video. The finished videos will be viewed by the whole group and then will go online on a dedicated site for the world to see.

Film Theory

In this non-practical session, we will look at filming and editing video whilst learning the practicalities of film making as well as some top tips in a workshop environment. The session will include some theory of film making, how to use stories and script if necessary. Narrative is one of the key elements to any film, long or short, the workshop will look at how this translates into film and how best portray your story.

We will also look at the differences between mobile phones, digital cameras, ‘one touch’ camcorders, Digital SLR Recorders and basic Camcording Instruments as well as the technicalities and basic settings on these devices and how they can be used to good effect. Editing is a big process in making video so attendees will take a quick look at types of editing software, from software built in to your phone or camera, to freeware to low budget software and high end software as well as screen casting software.