Recently I was introduced to the world of making scientific content for social media in a fun workshop. As part of this workshop, I was introduced to the world of Lumen 5 https://lumen5.com/dashboard/. I’ve always tried to communicate my research to the public through social media and Lumen 5 makes doing this really achievable. This website enables you to quickly generate a high-quality video ideal for sharing on Facebook etc. For social media videos, I didn’t realize the significance of using text over the video to allow the public to read your story and see the images. Often your video gets viewed on public transport (or other places where sound is a no-no) so having a video that can communicate without sound is important. The media library used to help construct these videos is free of any copyright issues which is nice.
See my first attempt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbxOaHoMdjE&feature=youtu.be