Science communication & outreach
translate your research and tell your story
We understand that science communication & outreach is a crucial part of contemporary research. We work with grant writers, principles and researchers across disciplines to mold research into focused stories the public can understand. moreover, we are experienced in communicating scientific concepts and processes. In the field or at the lab, expand your audience and broaden your impact through our science Communication & outreach Photography and video production.
Initially, we dive into your science to discover the compelling threads in your work and explore areas that resonate with a broad audience.
Additionally, we work alongside professors, researchers, and PhD candidates to map their audience, select the platform and form a narrative to illustrate their work.
Once a grant is approved, we produce impactful media to share your science with the world. This includes the classroom, presentations, conferences, C.V.s, websites, and future grant applications.
how we do it
Cairns Film is a digitally native science communication & outreach photography and video production company creating all content in-house alongside the best equipment in the game. We are experienced shooting underwater, in class IV whitewater, at cliff’s edge, on mountains in blizzards and wherever else we need to find the best story.
Sony cameras with 10 bit ProRes 4K capabilities
DJI drones with 10 bit capabilities
Cinema lens package
- Ronin gimbals
Mobile Zoom audio recorders
RAID Storage System and Solid State Drives
- Professional lighting and backdrops
licenses & certifications
AIARE Avalanche Saftey
FAA Commercial Drone License
SCUBA Open Water
- Swiftwater Rescue
Wilderness First Responder
Produced and written by Dr. Lindsey K. Alberston of Montana State University and directed and edited by Greg Cairns and Chet Stefan of Cairns Film. In partnership with the National Science Foundation, Montana State University, San Francisco State University, and the Stroud Water Research Center.
Dr. Albertson often uses this film in presentations on her research. She has two typical audiences; grade school students, and professional researchers at conferences. We thoroughly enjoyed working with macro photography on this project. Science communication & outreach brings together elements of science video production, outdoor video production, and nature video production to create new and unique perspectives.
Albertson lab, montana state university
Ben Tumolo, Ph.D candidate, montana state university