Who watches the videos?
VL: Most of our videos deal with topics requiring advanced scientific knowledge. Our target audience ranges from students in higher semesters and Ph.D. students to established scientists. Recently, we were very pleased to learn that some videos are also used in upper intermediate courses in schools to support teaching.
How can a scientist participate in Beilstein TV?
VL: Often, the first contact with scientists is made when they publish an article in one of our journals or when they attend one of our symposia. But we are of course happy to receive suggestions for interesting topics from any research group. Scientists are always welcome to contact us.
What is needed to produce a video?
VL: Today, nearly everybody has a video camera with good resolution at hand: a smartphone. Although this device can be used for filming everyday scenes, the camera is not sufficient to produce high-quality videos. For high-quality videos supplementary lighting, good sound, professional editing, camera work, and above all, a good concept for explaining the scientific content is required. Since the scientific videos are part of our funding projects, we cover all production costs.