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Scientific Research - Professional Photography - Multimedia Services

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What We Do
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About Diomedea

Combining an intimate knowledge of the scientific method with skills in photography, videography, sound, web and mobile technologies, Diomedea produce world-class multimedia packages featuring a suite of visual messages and stories building the essential bridge between the world of science and the world outside.

COMMUNICATION

Communicating science to a wider audience helps to gain public support and trust providing a greater understanding and appreciation of the value of science and the role it plays in shaping our world.

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Building bridges between the world of science and the world outside serves to raise awareness of potentially critical issues, raises the profile of both the researchers and organisations involved, as well as providing a potential source of inspiration.  

ACCESSIBILITY

Engaging with the public and undertaking public outreach to make science accessible should be seen as a fundamental part of the scientific workflow. The more the general public are informed about science the more they will understand, trust and support it.  

CREATIVITY

Combining an intimate knowledge of the scientific method with skills in photography, videography, sound, web and mobile technologies, creating engaging visual and audio multimedia products telling the story behind your science, the research methods used and the people involved.

 

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A picture tells a thousand words…

A single image has the power to entice, fascinate and inspire, captivating our attention in a manner very difficult to achieve with just text. An image has the potential to construct or convey an entire narrative sending the viewer on a journey. An image has an instantaneous power greater than the written word with the ability to bridge language and cultural barriers. An image can be engaging, emotive and compelling capable of telling a thousand words and more.

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Our Services

 
   

Diomedea develop communications products to form a cohesive multimedia package to include…

  • Still Images
    High quality, high resolution images that can be used standalone or as a sequence for telling stories that can be enlarged to the size of a billboard.
  • Video
    Broadcast quality video that can be used for a variety of media outputs from standalone video clips to the production of mini documentaries.
  • Timelapse
    Broadcast quality timelapse sequences can be created to show the passing of time to movement or processes that are subtle or imperceptible to the human eye. These can be provided as standalone products or incorporated into video outputs.
  • Photo Stories
    A series of images placed in chronological order depicting a story accompanied by short statements to enhance the viewer’s experience of understanding scientific research.
  • Mini Documentaries
    Short films between one to five minutes telling your scientific story or concentrating on specific aspects of your research.
  • Articles
    Use of images and words to create engaging and accessible stories about your scientific research to be used in magazines and websites.
  • Podcasts
    Short sound and/or video bites creating an engaging and accessible mini-story that can be downloaded and played on mobile devices.
  • Social Media
    Set up social media pages and initial content including the ‘big 4’, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram and maintain for the duration of the project. Training provided to personnel for continuation of engaging social media content following the project.
  • Websites
    Complete development of a customised website focused on public outreach, bringing all visual assets together under one roof and optimised to feature highly in popular search engines for maximum visibility. Full content management system and blog provided giving full control over content. Training provided to personnel for continuation of engaging content following the project.
  • Press Packet
    Images, podcasts, video and press releases brought together in a user-friendly format to be disseminated to a broad range of media outlets.
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Our Work

The Diomedea Framework

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Diomedea have designed a multimedia framework to unravel the complexities of scientific research with the aim of connecting outcomes to an audience beyond scientific and academic communities. Using current, accessible media technologies the framework ultimately endeavours to communicate the importance of science through a series of interconnected ‘products’ which focus on both scientific accuracy and broad accessibility.

Having worked extensively in both scientific research and media technologies, Diomedea is well placed to provide the essential bridge between the world of science and the world outside. Combining an intimate knowledge of the scientific method with skills in photography, videography, sound, web and mobile technologies Diomedea produce world-class multimedia packages featuring a suite of visual messages and stories.

Forming a close collaboration with the research institution and personnel involved, Diomedea develop bespoke communication strategies based on the key areas of research, outlining key objectives, to include target audiences and key messages, along with the specific suite of products required to achieve them most effectively.

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Some of our Clients

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Gallery

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Richard Shucksmith

_DSC0519Dr Richard Shucksmith undertook his undergraduate education at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales in Bangor where he studied Applied Marine Biology. During his time here he took a year out of his study to work with Professor Micheal Kaiser’s research group resulting in a number of research cruises and several peer reviewed publications. On completing his undergraduate with a first class honours he moved to the Scottish Association of Marine Science to undertake a PhD (Biological Invasions: The role of biodiversity in determining community susceptibility to invasion). During this period he worked on several projects communicating science to the public and was University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) student of the year 2007, the same year his PhD was successfully completed.

Richard has had an interest in photography since his childhood and during his time studying science Richard used his photography skills to document his work and the work of other scientists.  He undertook several research cruises as the scientific photographer working closely with the research team to document their work and produce engaging imagery.  Since his PhD Richard has won several environmental awards for his photography including British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) overall winner 2011 and been widely published in national and international media.  Richard now works on communicating science, environmental issues and conservation through multimedia platforms using various techniques such as still images, motion picture and sound.

George Stoyle

GWS-3072George Stoyle obtained his first degree in Media Science in the early 1990s after which he worked for nearly 10 years in the IT industry involved in web and database development. Following a number of years volunteering for a marine conservation charity, George changed career paths in 2006 studying for a Masters in Tropical Coastal Management at Newcastle University. After receiving a Distinction he moved to Honduras for 2 years where he worked as a coral reef ecologist with Dr Steve Box. Here he was concerned with the patch dynamics of macroalgae along with the role of parrotfish in maintaining the structure and function of reef integrity. Since then George has been involved in numerous and extensive projects in both the eastern and western Caribbean where he has worked with closely with Professor Bob Steneck from the University of Maine as well as numerous researchers from the Smithsonian Institution.

George has had life-long fascination for the natural world and a love of the beauty of remote places and associated wildlife. As a full-time conservation and ecological photographer he endeavours to produce imagery which has the potential to convey a narrative, projecting ideas and messages intended to raise awareness of issues relating to the environment and our relationship with it. He has undertaken a number of photographic expeditions both in the UK and abroad to document the research activities of individuals and organisations. His photographs have been finalists or commended in a number of national and international competitions and he has contributed articles to numerous magazines, blogs and scientific publications. George also has an advanced knowledge of database design, web development, digital technologies and software.

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