Video: Hands That Make
PARTNER: Maker Media
PROBLEM DEFINITION: Featuring people who use their hands to create, play, and build how might we explore the power and the pleasure of using our hands to make things?
SOLUTION: The video gives examples and testimonies around why our hands are so important, how our brain works directly with our hands, and in-turn why learning must be hands on.
I was given a list of contacts to connect with and interview for the video. Due to timeline and budget, I recommended four acquaintances. 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. After interviewing and collecting content, I wrote a short narrative—weaving together quotes and ideas about why we make and how we learn.
Constraints & 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 feedback, the client preferred to see faces. Fortunately, I was able to reschedule all four interviews to capture necessary footage.
The final piece was published by Maker Media here. The final collaboration was successful and the message was clearly delivered. For future projects, I learned that clearly communicating look and feel during the exploration and scope phase is essential and to collect more than enough content for those just-in-case scenarios.