Create Video Abstract


Create short video abstracts in just 10 minutes following the four easy steps below. You can create them for your research, or you can summarize the research of others. If you already have a video abstract on YouTube, Vimeo, or another site that you want to share, just use the Share menu above (when logged in) to link it to WeShareScience.

Use your Firefox, Safari, Opera, SeaMonkey, or Internet Explorer (v10+) browser to create your video abstract.  Unfortunately the Chrome browser does not support the recording tool for Options 1 & 2. 




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Use the tools below to create your presentation, record your narration, upload the file, and share it with others.



Create your presentation using other software (such as PowerPoint). Then record your narration, upload the file, and share it with others using the tools below.




Record an abstract using a video camera or webcam. Then upload the file and share it with others using the tools below.







Resources
Video Tutorial for Option 1 | Sample #1  |  Sample #2  

Tutorials on Making Scientific Video Abstracts (on iPhone, iPad)

5 Steps to a Video Abstract | Make a Whiteboard Video | Make a Science Screencast

Producing Research Videos | Tell Your Story | Animate Your Research





STEP ONE: Create Slides

TIP: The slides have limited space and should not contain all the information you will describe in your narration. Just include the highlights at bullet points.
TIP: Your video abstract should last NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES
TIP: Content in the slides will not be saved after you close your browser window.

A.  Complete the form below for each slide of your presentation.






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B. Review your slides using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Make revisions here and click the Preview button again to create a revised presentation.



STEP TWO: Narrate Your Slides

TIP: Do not try for perfection. The goal is simply to give an overview of the research.
TIP: Sound energetic, this will get viewers interested in the research. Placement of your microphone is important.
TIP: Though the abstract should be short (3 to 5 minutes) you do not have to rush. Simply tell viewers about the most interesting aspects of the research.

A. Start the screen recorder using the button below.

B.  When the recorder box appears, resize the box to capture your full browser window. If you do not have the latest version of Java you may have to download it first.

C.  Come back on the We Share Science tab in your browser, and click on the Start Slides button below.

D.  The recorder box now appears on top of your first slide, and you can start recording your abstract by clicking the red-circle record button. It will record your voice and slides at the same time.

D.  Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to forward your slides.

E. Hit the Done (X) button to stop the recording. You can re-record the video if you are not pleased with it.


1. Turn on Recorder

Note: The recorder uses Java so you may have to accept the warning that the website is starting a Java Applet.  If you prefer, here is a non-Java screen recorder that works pretty much the same. Just start either screen recorder before coming back here to start the slides so that the slides will be the active tab on display.



STEP THREE: Send to YouTube or Vimeo

When you have finished recording, save the file and upload it to your YouTube account or Vimeo account. You can do this directly through the screen recorder without any hassles.



STEP FOUR: Pin the Video on We Share Science



A. If you have not already, login to your WeShareScience account.

B. Go to your YouTube or Vimeo account and copy the URL (web address) of your newly uploaded video. Uploading a video can take 3 to 5 minutes, so do not worry if you do not see it immediately.

C. Click here to add your video (or use the Share menu at the top of WeShareScience).

D. If you want ideas for adding a snappy, attention getting, title and abstract about your research then you should check out: http://clickbaitphd.tumblr.com/archive.