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Past GradFlix resources

The Art of GradFlix Workshop

John Bandler, McMaster professor emeritus, and Megan Vierhout, finalist of our inaugural GradFlix and past 3MT competitions, recently led a workshop about communicating your research through GradFlix. Learn some great tips about script writing, voice, storytelling, and more!

John Bandler offers one-on-one coaching and support to McMaster grad students. Please email John at for details.

Lyons New Media Centre

Grad Studies has partnered with the Lyons New Media Centre to bring students resources and a virtual workshop, to help you craft your video! with the creation of their videos. Lyons New Media Centre has lots of resources that graduate students can access.

Looking for some hands-on help or advice? You can book one-on-one appointments with a Media Specialist at Lyons.

GradFlix Information and Training Session – Social Sciences and Humanities

Featuring McMaster communications experts from the Faculty of the Humanities. But don’t let the title fool you! Students from ALL faculties will get some fantastic communication and technical tips from this team.

Information Box Group

Three Minute Thesis presentations


You can find many tutorials online, covering everything from storyboarding to stop-motion animation.

Stop motion animation with cut paper

How I plan shots and transitions

LinkedIn Learning collection Go to LinkedIn

The McMaster community has free access to LinkedIn Learning modules. We have created a brief collection of videomaking tutorials, but you are likely to find many more with a search.

If you don’t know how to access LinkedIn, visit UTS for more information about how to access.

SSHRC Storytellers Visit SSHRC Storytellers on Youtube

GradFlix is an opportunity for our grad researchers from Humanities and Social Sciences, to get valuable hands-on experience in sharing their research in a creative and compelling way. Watch past SSHRC Storyteller finalist and McMaster PhD candidate Michelle Ogrodnik.

Visit SSHRC Storytellers on Youtube.