Science Videos that Inform, Educate & Entertain
I script, film and edit videos for a wide variety of topics — like the series featuring the University of York Nuclear Physics group's Binding Blocks outreach programme. The White Rose Industrial Physics Academy asked me to produce a set of interviews with physics students at the Universities of York and Leeds about their industry placements. I've also created numerous animations and video interviews for outreach programs, online learning and MOOCs at the University of Sydney. And sometimes I do videos just for fun. You can find a bunch of my video work on my YouTube channel, TopQuark.
Whatever the motivation, I love finding interesting, surprising and effective ways to tell the stories of science through video. There's so much amazing science out there. What story do you want to tell? Let me know.
Audio & Podcasts
It's not just video — I'm a big fan of audio too.
I spent five years producing a science show on community radio in Sydney, and I have a load of audio editing experience through producing podcasts of scientific talks at the University of Sydney.
Got a good idea for a podcast? Want to learn how to produce your own great-sounding audio content? I'm all ears.
Media & Presentation Skills Training
More and more, scientists require the confidence and skills to communicate with a variety of audiences, from school kids, to journalists, to politicians, to pub crowds.
Communication and presentation skills are increasingly important for science graduates as well, and students expect to get real training and experience through their degrees.
I can create a programme to provide real experience with writing, editing, and presentation on microphone and camera, to build confidence and hone skills. Sound good? Talk to me.
Sometimes you don't need the picture, you need the thousand words. I can help you to strip out the unnecessary jargon, unbury the lede, get the story front and centre, bring your personality to the fore and tailor your science for your chosen audience.
I have written and edited news, columns, interviews and articles about science for years at the University of Sydney. I know how research (and researchers) work, and what media publications are looking for.
Got some words that need smithing? Drop me a line.
Events, Performance & Comedy
I'm a talented and engaging presenter, interviewer, MC and event host, whether it's Physics in the Pub, handling Q&A during a public talk, inspiring school students with fun demos, or winding up a conference dinner with some science cabaret.
I've done jokes about quantum physics, sung songs about global warming, and spun stories about science in the era of Fake News. I've presented science shows to pre-school kids in remote Australian towns, interviewed Nobel prize winners about receiving that call from Sweden, and argued with business leaders in swanky clubs about science and philosophy.
Looking for someone to grab the mic and take to the stage? Give me a yell.
Outreach & Education
I have years of experience designing, producing, running and evaluating science outreach & education programs, from innovative online science competitions and MOOCs, to teacher development workshops, to two-week-long intensive residentials for talented students from all over the world.
Got an outreach idea that needs some help to get off the ground? Need materials, content, training or delivery? I can help.