Video Series: California Community College Makerspaces
PARTNERS: CCC Maker, Butte College, Cabrillo College, Folsom Lake College, City College of San Francisco, Allan Hancock College, Sierra College, Sacramento City College
PROBLEM DEFINITION: How might we highlight the impact and potential of community college makerspaces?
SOLUTION: The videos demonstrate seven college makerspace ecosystems, each unique yet cohesive in their values and practices of inclusivity, accessibility, innovation, community, and creativity. Each video is strategically marketed to help secure future funding for individual college makerspaces. The video series will be featured at the 2019 International Symposium for Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 2016, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Division funded the $17 million CCC Maker Initiative for three years under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework. The CCC (California Community Colleges) Maker initiative prepared students for 21st Century careers and contributed to regional economies.
Collaboration with the core CCC Maker team during exploration was invaluable—here, the scope and problem definition were clearly defined.
Defining our roles and teams, we planned the video production timeline in conjunction with other projects and deadlines.
Traveling to five cities in California, we shot the content for all six videos in two and a half months.
Ramping up for the make/SHIFT conference, our team was working on many different projects. Inspired by an article share by one of our team members, I created this poster to keep sight of our goals.
My roles included project management, communication/coordination among campus communities, storyboard development, designing, editing, and allocating creative assets (motion graphics, photography, and branding) for production. Additionally, I managed timeline, budget, and equipment purchasing.
I worked with subcontractors for music production and camera operation.
CONSTRAINTS & LIMITATIONS
Audio files, gone. : | ….I wanted to cry, well I did a little. Somehow, our audio files for one of the days of shooting at Cabrillo College did not exist (6 interviews). After panic mode, I went into solution mode and racked my brain on how this could be fixed. Ultimately I went back to Santa Cruz (not the worst place to revisit) to reshoot two indispensable interviewees. Their interviews ended up being better than the originals and all was well.