Summer Science

Video Capture 2

For some months now I have been preparing for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

We have been working with the fabulous team at Science Projects on developing seven demonstration experiments – one for each of the seven SI base units.

Being so distracted, the deadline for submitting a video almost passed me by. In fact my colleague Andrew Hanson and I remembered with just one day to go!

So after a necessarily short planning phase, Andrew and I shot the video below on Andrew’s iPhone.

The background noise on some of the sections was problematic and Andrew had to do a great deal of filtering to get anything close to intelligible.

But given that everything was shot in’one take’, we were pretty happy with it, even if it came out a bit long (5’20”)

The end of the film was forced on us because my colleagues from the ‘length team’ were both absent when the end of the film was shot at about 7:30 p.m.!

After feedback from the team at the Royal Society we were asked to shorten the video and we took that opportunity to re-shoot the start and end of the movie with a proper microphone.

And here is the final shortened version (2’34”) which should be on the Royal Society site next week.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks 

Thanks to everyone who helped: Andrew Hanson, Brian Madzima, Rachel Godun, Stuart Davidson, Robin Underwood, Teresa Goodman, Lucy Culleton, Masaya Kataoka and Jonathan Fletcher

 

One Response to “Summer Science”

  1. Andy Henson Says:

    Hi Michael,

    Great video!

    You are probably aware that my team run the World Metrology Day project and website (working with OIML). Would you like to add the video or rather a link to it (as its close to World Metrology Day)?
    http://worldmetrologyday.org/

    and more specifically:
    http://worldmetrologyday.org/links.html

    If so e mail us using the contact e-mail

    wmd@worldmetrologyday.org

    Cheers

    Andy Henson (just about to depart for EURAMET GA & Research Council meeting in Bucharest!)
    BIPM

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