How do I make a short?

Because of the rapidity of the changes that have made video-making widely accessible, many of you may still have no experience in multimedia composition. If you think, “But I’m not a film-maker…” think again. We want especially to encourage videos of the sort that almost anyone can make.


By way of example, here are

  1. a short clip about the notion of a persistent vegetative state, and
  2. a series of three episodes about worms in traditional Chinese medicine.

Three steps

As these series clips illustrate, it is entirely possible—and often easiest—to make engaging scholarly shorts just by following the three simple steps below:

  1. Prepare a Keynote or Powerpoint presentation of your story or analysis.
  2. Record your narrated presentation with a video capture program (see below).
  3. Export the recorded presentation as a movie (.mov or .mp4) file.

That’s it!

We are of course happy to accept submissions made with any software, and experienced film-makers are welcome to use their editing programs of choice.

Impressions of ICTAM IX

  • Impressions of ICTAM IX, 2017, by Matthias Burmeister, ICTAM IX Filmteam

Trailer ICTAM IX, 2017