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The University of Queensland hosted the 2022 Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT). Doctoral students from Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia took part in the competition. Contestants were required to present a 3-minute thesis in a video format with only one PowerPoint slide to showcase their research communication skills.

CIT was approached in May 2022 by Professor Rafi Rashid to provide videography and editing services for 3 contestants. 3MT’S specifications were abided during the production period of the videos. For a high quality resolution, Sony PMW-500 camera was used to film the contestants along with Sennheiser EW G4 Wireless microphones for clear audio output. Students filmed at CIT studio, against a green screen. The background colour was changed to white in post-production to seamlessly blend with the PowerPoint slides.

CIT team is proud to have produced videos for Wharton Chan’s “Lab-on-a-Chip? Sounds Amazing!” and Philippe Vachon’s “Stopping Inflammation: a BAT Angle”, both of which won the Top 2 Prizes in SG 3MT National Competition against students from NTU and SMU.

Out of the two winners, Philippe Vachon qualified to the grand finals of 3MT. He was the only Asian amongst the 9 Asia Pacific finalists who were selected out of the 57 contestants from around the world. CIT also proudly produced Devyani Pande’s “Governance of Autonomous Systems” for the National round.

“When I approached CIT around May for the competition, they accommodated to all my requests efficiently! The team made the studio available right away, upon my request. They even ensured that all the filming specifications of 3MT’s were met when I emailed the details a day before the filming date! Upon viewing all other submissions from different countries for 3MT, I must say that NUS’s videos produced by CIT were the best in terms of production quality. My experience working with CIT from start to finish was a very good one! I hope to collaborate with CIT for all other future competitions and beyond.”

Professor Rafi Rashid
Integrative Sciences & Engineering Programme,
National University of Singapore

Click on the link to view the entry of Finalist, Philippe Vachon: