Risks and challenges
Because of the setup and back and forth with the institution, its labs, and its various Principal Investigators, there are several potential risks in the filming and production process.
• Due to the unique access LabTV filmmakers have with the institution’s labs and some of the unusual requests we make to create the best mini-documentary possible, there may be delays in filming for a wide variety of reasons, including scheduling conflicts between the two parties, issues related to secondary shots (b-roll), school calendar timing, receiving still photographs from the scientists, etc.
• LabTV will always try its best to find scientists whose research may affect the disease or condition the sponsor chooses. However, given the rarity of some diseases the sponsor may choose, we cannot guarantee the right scientist will be found at the institution of their choice. If that is the case, LabTV will find a scientist whose research is as close as possible to the chosen disease. This is not a concern for common diseases.
• LabTV’s goal is to create as many mini-documentaries of young biomedical scientists as possible. If the demand from sponsors exceeds our expectations, LabTV may incur delays in matching the filmmakers’ schedules with the time allotted by the institution’s labs. Likewise, we are very confident in our editorial team, which has created created hundreds of mini-documentaries, but each video is unique and may pose new editorial challenges – so unexpectedly high demand may lead to delays in our post-production and editing process.
• To give our sponsors as desirable a product as possible, we allow each sponsor to set preferences for the scientist that is featured in the mini-documentary they sponsor. However, given the limited number of medical researchers at the desired institution, and the focus on finding a researcher whose work may impact a specific disease, we cannot guarantee that the featured scientist will match the sponsor’s desired nationality or gender.
• In the unlikely event that demand for filming an institution’s bio-medical researchers exceeds the total number of researchers at that institution, LabTV will contact the needed number of sponsors about whether they would like to delay the creation of their sponsored mini-documentary until enough new young researchers enter the institution, or they would like LabTV filmmakers to film research scientists at another institution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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