Sharing your research in the form of a story allows you to engage broad audiences in your research, including non-traditional science audiences in your research. The first thing you will need to do is find a way to structure your research as a story.
The first place to start with crafting a story is to introduce a question that will be of interest to readers. What are the broad implications of the work you are doing? How is it relevant to the lives of the audience, or how does it answer a central problem?
According to The Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, California, there are 7 key elements to keep in mind when creating a digital storytelling piece.
Point of View
Before anything else, make sure you have decided what point you're trying to convey and what perspective you bring to this video. What is this story saying?
A Dramatic Question
Pose a question that your viewer can connect with their lives or experiences, and provide a compelling answer.
What about your research and its implications engages viewers emotionally, not just intellectually?
The Gift of Your Voice
Personalize your research to help the audience connect. Why are you well positioned to tell this story?
The Power of the Soundtrack
Don't forget about audio cues beyond your voice. How can music or sound effects immerse your audience, create a mood, or emphasize a point?
It takes a lot to hold someone's interest for over 5 minutes of video. Holding someone's interest for 2-3 minutes is much easier. Keep it no longer than a video you'd want to watch.
The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses. Trust your own sense of what works. Is it entertaining and well paced to you?