Three scientists who helped to develop cryo-electron microscopy won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This is particularly relevant as the UM Life Sciences Institute has one of top Cryo-EM labs in the country! In this video, two University of Michigan scientists from the field of Cryo-EM explain what it is, how it's revolutionizing biology and how they are using it in their own labs.
Creating the Cryo-EM science video
Working again with Michigan Media, Kohlitz produced, shot b-roll and edited this video highlighting an extraordinarily new science as used by two elite experts. Once the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was announced, the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute realized its own distinct role in the news making subject and wanted to capitalize on the moment. With only about two weeks to produce, shoot and edit a video, Michigan Media and Kohlitz swept in, interviewed professors Melanie Ohi and Michael Cianfrocco, shot b-roll of some cool science-y things (liquid nitrogen anyone?) in one day, then Kohlitz edited a video in about 4 days. Maybe we'll win a Nobel Prize in speed video someday.
Producers // Kohlitz.com and Media.Umich.Edu
Interview Video // Ed Hamlin
B-Roll Video // Ed Hamlin and Kohlitz
Editing // Kohlitz