Creating a Multimedia CV or Project Summary [B4]


You may know how to write a conventional CV. You may also have experience in writing summaries of your projects or areas of work. However, as the Web moves towards greater use of video, there will be an increasing need to make use of multimedia in order to stand out from the crowd and to get key messages across in a fast and memorable way.

The first half of this session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn techniques and best practices for producing a multimedia CV or project summary. We will discuss how to prepare for the filming of a video summary for your CV or project, and how to encourage more natural behaviour in front of the camera, even for those who are instinctively shy in such situations. We will also review what works and what doesn’t work in terms of getting your message across succinctly in video, and how to use video as part of a wider multimedia CV or project promotion.

In the second half of the session, participants will have the opportunity to put this into practice. Participants will be invited to prepare a brief summary about work they have been involved in or even a brief personal CV. This summary will be used by Kirsty Pitkin, who will interview participants based on this information. Rich Pitkin will film each interview and will provide a professionally-produced video, which you will be free to take away and use. Participants will also have the opportunity to get first hand experience of the editing process, with a practical video editing challenge.

Note: Due to the interview processes involved, this session will be restricted to a maximum of 10 participants.

Facilitators: Kirsty Pitkin and Rich Pitkin