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The Office of Undergraduate Research provides resources and workshops to help students make a knockout video submission to the Showdown. Trent Lesikar, videographer for the School of Undergraduate Studies, has provided tips for creating and editing a short research video.

High-quality audio is key to a good video. Students can make an appointment with the Public Speaking Center in order to both practice their audio script, record it, and receive feedback from a trained consultant. Students who have received training to use the Foundry (a joint initiative of the UT Libraries and the College of Fine Arts) can access the Foundry recording studio.


We recommend watching videos from undergraduate researchers at other universities.

Here are some other resources that can help you identify strategies to use in communicating your work

  • UT communication professor Keri Stephens’ “Hi Y’all” series of brief videos on presenting
  • Log in to Lynda.com with your EID for free video tutorials on videography and related software