Monday, 25 April 2016

Talking head video...

This is a piece of shameless self-promotion, but I recently made a short video at work as part of a  broader project to showcase the School of Sociology and Social Policy's research profile. Eventually it'll be posted up on the School's website, but for now, it's having its first outing on You Tube via social media.

I have to confess that I didn't really enjoy making it - this is definitely not my natural medium, and in spite of much encouragement from the cameraman, Steve, I found it a little disconcerting to gaze into the camera lens and chat about the research. I'd practiced what I wanted to say quite a bit beforehand, which helped, but I still look a little bit like I'm about to be executed, especially at the beginning. But nevertheless, I was happy with the end result, and think that we managed to capture the important points about the project and my book, Immersion (which has now gone to press and will be out in August).

I hope you like it.