The S Factor: Video Workshop with Randy Olson and Hollywood Filmmakers

Tuesday 6 December, 1900h-2200h
Location: Moscone South, Room 300
Cost: Free

UPDATE: Be sure to check out The S Factor blog for Hollywood filmmaking tips, tools and tricks and also to preview the 10 movies that will be reviewed at the workshop!

Make your science video a must-see!

Three Hollywood filmmakers will critique 10 videos submitted by AGU scientists and talk about the secrets behind successful video storytelling at The S Factor video workshop. 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, will lead The S Factor panel that includes 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.

Want to have your science video reviewed by The S Factor panel? Submit your video of 5 minutes or less by Fri., Nov. 4! To submit a video, first upload it to YouTube and then e-mail the link to your YouTube video to Dan Curl at dcurl@agu.org. AGU will let you know by Nov. 18 if your video has been selected for The S Factor screening.

Don’t have a video to submit? Come watch 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.