Video: Hands That Make
PARTNER: Maker Media
PROBLEM DEFINITION: How might we explore the power and the pleasure of using your hands to make things, featuring people who use their hands to create, play, build and explore.
SOLUTION: The video gives examples around why hands are so important for us as humans, why our brain and hands are wired together so well, and in-turn why learning must be hands on. Published by Maker Media here.
I was given a list of contacts to connect with and interview for the video. Due to timeline and budget, I recommended four individuals I knew from the Sacramento City College Makerspace; all makers, business owners, and/or crafts-people.
After interviewing and collecting content, I wrote a short narrative—weaving together quotes and ideas about why we make and how we learn.
All affiliated with the Sacramento City College Makerspace—Missy is a business owner and faculty member, Finley is a student, Scout is a business owner and former student, Cody is a former student and current adjunct faculty member.
Constraints and Limitations
Inspired by the title, “Hands That Make” and confident in my decision to shoot only hands, I did not capture any faces while filming. After viewing version 1, the client asked to see faces.
Fortunately, I was able to reschedule all four interviews to capture necessary footage.
For future projects, I will clearly communicate the needs of audio, visual, and look and feel during the exploration and scope phase of the design process. While communicating look and feel may be limiting, I learned to collect more than enough content for those “just in case” scenarios.
In this instance, the final collaboration was successful and the message was clearly delivered.