Making video with a smartphone

Daisy De Windt and Jack McGrath from Conceptavision led an informative workshop at the July 2019 Inspiring Australia briefing at which they demonstrated how to extend the reach of live science events by making shareable films using a smartphone.

When you consider how much time, effort and money goes in to producing the hundreds of events and presentations that will unfold over the coming weeks, it makes sense for National Science Week presenters to extend the reach of their content.

Many science week presenters lack the resources to develop professional videos. But as Daisy and Jack explained in their workshop, with the right techniques, you can use a smartphone to capture and share messages, adding value to the effort you’ve put in to running public science events.

Thanks to all those who attended the Inspiring Australia briefing in person and via livestream to learn how to make video content, and to Daisy and Jack for so generously sharing their expertise with us. Hopefully these DIY insights from Conceptavision will put you on a path to making great content that spreads your message to a wider audience!

  • Share your creations in social using these hashtags: #scienceweek and #ssf19.
  • Tag @Aus_ScienceWeek, @inspiringaus and @SydScienceFest you’ll be sure to get a retweet!

Watch the presentation

Video Skills Workshop 29 July 2019_LiveStream from Conceptavision on Vimeo.

If anyone has follow up questions or technical questions, contact Daisy and Jack at Their slides can also be downloaded at this link.

Livestream support service was kindly provided on the day courtesy of Insight IT. 

About the presenters

Daisy De Windt holds a Biomedical Science degree, Business degree and a Master of Health Law. After having worked in human clinical trials and communication of evidence-based medicine to change the behaviour of doctors and patients, she moved into video production with filmmaker, artist and lecturer Jack McGrath

Jack McGrath produced his first film – a stop-motion animation – when he was just 12 years old! His specialties lie in stop-motion animation, storytelling and the language of film. Jack is a regular contributor to international conferences on the study of animation itself, and exhibits artwork locally and internationally.

Their company – Conceptavision – is committed to helping researchers translate their knowledge into high quality video content that can change minds and lives.

Have a critical professional skill that you’d like to share with Inspiring Australia stakeholders? Contact NSW Manager Jackie Randles.