“We Know Life by Motion”
Dyche Mullins Lab, University of California, San Francisco and Lillian Fritz-Laylin Lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Neisseria meningitidis: at home inside human capillaries”
Guillaume Duménil Lab, Institut Pasteur, France
About Celldance 2018
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Hailed by Francis Collins in his “NIH Director’s Blog” as “microscopic blockbusters” and “bio-action” thrillers, Celldance videos are a high profile opportunity for ASCB members to hone their science communication skills and present the excitement–and impact–of their research. The ASCB is looking for member labs to submit proposals for entry into Celldance for 2018.
Three ASCB member labs will be chosen from the short proposals to produce short (2-5 minute) “Tell Your Own Cell Story” videos. If your proposal is accepted, ASCB will make your lab an unrestricted $1,000 grant toward production costs. Your Celldance video will premiere on the web and live at the 2018 ASCB/EMBO Meeting in San Diego.
Is your lab interested in submitting a proposal for Celldance 2018? All you have to do is send us a one or two page story outline (in a narrative, storyboard or script format) plus a short video sample of your most beautiful/most exciting cell imaging. (These samples do not have to be the video sequences that you will use in your actual Celldance video).
- A Celldance proposal should be simple, a one or two page story outline plus a short video sample of your most beautiful/most exciting cell imaging. (These samples do not have to be the video sequences that you will use in your actual Celldance video.) Tell us why these images are important to health or to science or to yourself.
- Make it personal. Put yourself and your lab mates on camera. The world needs to see what cell biologists look like. Bring outsiders into your lab world and your experiments.
- Use video imaging to reveal the wonders, dangers, and beauties in your field of research.
- Use your imagination. Use whatever story telling device you need—animation, white boards, voice-overs, interviews, poetry, song, or dancing. Tell a story. Don’t give a PowerPoint talk.
- Make it relevant to students and non-scientists. Highlight the impact of your research on health, the environment, or human lives. Imagine that you’re explaining what you do to your parents, a member of Congress or a layperson who just wants to know why researchers study fruit flies or single molecules.
Proposal text should be sent to email@example.com. If your video is less than 10MB then you can email it, otherwise please send a shared link for download (google drive, drops etc.) or a link for viewing (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
We will assign a PIC member to be your producer, acting as go-between with ASCB and with our professional post-production videographer and music providers. ASCB will provide at our cost all postproduction services including final editing, music, credit slates, and promotion.