Here’s an introduction video for a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC in the vernacular) on bioinformatics we produced for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Biotechnology Education. Many MOOC intros tend to be a single static shot of a course instructor boring you to death, but JHU elected for something different.
Gathering several experts in the field, we shot a series of interviews to provide valuable insight into modern bioinformatics. These were interspersed with the course introduction and also provided as stand-alone media later in the course. This is a good example of a modest, targeted increase in production value really lifting what could have been a simple series of screen capture videos into something more interesting and engaging, and ultimately more educational.
Interviews were shot in the same day, same location with sync sound to the Panasonic AF100, wearing the very cinema-like Sigma 50-150/2.8 lens and fed with good ol’ tungsten (as always).