Behind the scenes

Blogs and articles about sharing our experiences in science communication.

What makes the #xmaslectures?

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
21.11.2013
Christmas Lectures

Which special elements capture the essence of a CHRISTMAS LECTURE?

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The best phone call of the year

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
06.10.2013
Alison Woollard Life Fantastic

How do we choose the Christmas Lecturer each year? There's more to it than meets the eye before making that all important call.

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The changing face of the Ri Channel

Posted by
Robert Cawston
Date posted
11.03.2013
Ri Channel screenshot

Thoughts (and memories) of redesigning the Ri Channel. Or, why we did this, but not that.

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24 Films for Advent

Posted by
Ed Prosser
Date posted
20.12.2012
Test tubes with coloured lights

The making of the Ri's online Advent Calendar 2012.

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Engineering: An Ingenious Approach

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
28.08.2012
Martin Pavier filming

Putting engineers on film and filming engineering.

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Chasing the White Rabbit

Posted by
Robert Cawston
Date posted
04.08.2012
Butterfly and beetle collection

The internet is big, so how do we find the stuff that matters?

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Technical write-up — Bureau for Visual Affairs

Posted by
Tom Elsner
Date posted
07.03.2012
Video processing for Ri Channel

The Bureau's Tom Elsner on the unique technical challenges of creating the Ri Channel.

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Footnoting the Web

Posted by
Robert Cawston
Date posted
07.02.2012
Bookshelves, p!o on flickr

Moving beyond the bucket and adding value to online video.

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DemoJam 0 — Behind the scenes

Posted by
Jonathan Sanderson
Date posted
16.01.2012
Demojam

This account of how DemoJam came to be isn't accurate, but that's the blur of production for you.

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Filming the Ri Channel ident

Posted by
Ed Prosser
Date posted
02.12.2011
Transparent balls

How filming an ident is harder – and more fun – than it looks…

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