In January, the Alliance Education and Engagement Team held a workshop “Visual Messaging 101”. David Garraway, Director of the MSU’s TV Station, led the group. He covered essential basics such as how to prepare to capture your story and technical tips to ensure your products look and sound good. Participants brought their iPhones or iPads to develop one-minute videos. They either used pre-recorded b-roll or interviewed researchers at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center where the event was held.

David emphasized that anyone sharing their research, management project, or outreach program needs to tell a good story. The Alliance is considering additional opportunities like this one to build on the experience.