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Our team of researchers and professional animators will use multimedia to help you tell your story to colleagues, collaborators, funders, and society.

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Annual Review of Environment and Resources, November 2015

Livestock and the Environment: What Have We Learned in the Past Decade?

By Herrero, et al.

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International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, April 2014

Patient safety in the operating theatre: how A3 thinking can help reduce door movement

By Aij, KH

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MRS Bulletin, October 2015

Engineered nanomaterials in aerospace

By Arepalli and Moloney

Details & Pricing

Multimedia content can help drive a global audience to your article. Our Video Abstract service includes:

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a 1-2 minute animated video explaining the key findings from your paper
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a Powerpoint slide deck of images from the video to use in presentations
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your video posted on our YouTube and Vimeo channels and tagged with keywords, short title, description, and article link to make your video more discoverable
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an author checklist with tips and resources to help you maximize the reach of your video

Pricing: $1,500 | Average Production Time: 3-4 weeks

Testimonials

Two distinct influences of Arctic warming on cold winters over North America and East Asia

Nature Geoscience
August 2015

Two distinct influences of Arctic warming on cold winters over North America and East Asia

It was great experience for us to see how our scientific description can be translate into public words. Interactions with your team (writers/illustrators) were very prompt and efficient as they already well understand the main idea of our paper. I... Read more

Jee-Hoon Jeong, PhD | Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences, Chonnam National University

Observation of the nonlinear phase shift due to single post-selected photons

Nature Physics
August 2015

Observation of the nonlinear phase shift due to single post-selected photons

The video creation process was quite smooth and [the production team] consulted us about the accuracy of the details in the video very carefully. We have used the video to promote our work on social media and can also embed... Read more

Amir Feizpour, PhD | Department of Physics, University of Oxford

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FAQ

Video Abstracts

How long will it take to make my video?
Our average production time is 3-4 weeks, but this can vary depending on author-requested revisions. Video abstracts get more traffic when they are included in press releases, so it is advantageous to allow plenty of time prior to publication to work with your institutional press office.
What file types can I upload?
We accept all file types as long as each individual file is smaller than 100MB. For images/photographs, high-resolution (300 dpi) tiff files or jpgs are ideal. For line art, such as graphs, eps and pdf files are ideal as they will be editable for animation purposes, but very high-resolution (1000+ dpi) tiff and jpgs will also display well. We can also accept other image file types, such as png, gif, and bmp, but their use will depend on their display resolution.
Who makes these videos?
The video production team is composed of writers, voice-over artists, illustrators, and animators with graduate-level scientific training from top US research universities. Our goal is to produce an accurate synopsis of your article that is accessible to a wide audience – from colleagues and potential collaborators within and outside the field to funders and members of the public who are interested in the research.

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