Video invitation

We invite all research projects in the Centre for Digital Life Norway to contribute with a 1-minute video to be shown before and at the Digital Life 2021 conference.

Please notify communications adviser Norunn Torheim on before 10 September if you want to contribute.

The deadline for contributing with a video is 10 October. Upload your video and manuscript through UiO's FileSender and send to We will add intros, outros and subtitles to the videos.

If you're not an experienced video producer, this simple procedure will help you to get started.

How to make your 1-minute video for Digital Life 2021

1. Before you start recording

  • Think through what you want to tell your digital life Norway colleagues about your project.
  • This could for example be:
    • What is your specific research question?
    • Why is this important?
    • What is your unique approach?
    • What is the status of the project, has there been any positive or negative surprises recently?
    • How is the everyday life in the project in the lab or on Zoom?
    • Who are involved in the project?
  • Then
    • Decide what your message is and what you want to prioritize.
    • Put extra effort in planning your opening line to catch your audience’s attention in the first seconds. Asking a question is one way to do that.
    • Think through what scenes/situations you need. You need maximum three scenes – one is fine.
  • Contact Norunn Torheim on  if you want to discuss your ideas before you start recording.

2. Recording of your video

Alternative 1

  • Use your mobile phone and record everything in one take

Alternative 2

  • Use your mobile phone and record separate scenes and combine in a video editing programme.

Alternative 3

  • Create video from slideshow in PowerPoint

Some things to consider

  • Use the same image aspect ratio for all takes. We prefer 16:9 widescreen.
  • If you have to move your camera, move it very slowly.
  • Make sure there is enough lightening in the room.
  • An external microphone gives better sound.
  • Make sure there is as little background noise as possible in the room, unless the sound in the room has a role in your video
  • If you have problems with noise, consider using music or voice-over instead of people talking in the video.
  • A voice-over can be made by recording sound directly to a separate file on your phone or your computer and merging the sound with the video clip(s)in an editor.


  • Make sure that all participants in your video have consented for the centre to show the video in the breaks at the conference. Also, we need to know if we can publish the video online, share in social media or use the video clip in a conference video from the centre to promote the conference.
    To do this properly, we recommend that you use our consent form.
  • If you use pictures, music or video sequences from others, make sure you have the rights to use the material. Contact Norunn Torheim on  if you need our help to buy images or video sequences from databases. We will do this for you and cover the costs.
Published June 23, 2021 7:59 AM - Last modified June 23, 2021 8:22 PM