December 5, 2011
For all the budding filmmakers out there—don’t forget to come to The S Factor video workshop tomorrow night in Moscone South, Room 300! Three Hollywood filmmakers will critique 10 videos created and submitted by AGU scientists and talk about the secrets behind successful video storytelling.
Leading the workshop is oceanographer-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson, writer and director of the feature film documentaries Flock of Dodos and Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy and author of Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style. He will be joined by screenwriter Sean Hood, co-writer of Halloween: Resurrection and the 2011 remake of Conan the Barbarian, and Jason Ensler, co-producer and director of TNT’s Franklin & Bash, who has also directed episodes of Gossip Girl, Chuck, and Psych, among others.
Go to The S Factor blog before the show starts to preview the 10 videos being reviewed at workshop. Then watch Tuesday night as the videos are viewed, analyzed, questioned, and praised by The S Factor panel as they coach scientist-filmmakers on how to use powerful imagery to tell better stories. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. See you there!
— Allie Wilkinson, AGU Public Information Intern