The White House commissioned a study which found American students were falling behind in STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). WELCOME TO THE MAKERY is the story of three New York City educators and their efforts to create a makerspace where students develop the skills and imagination necessary to face the challenges of tomorrow.
Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. This balanced approach to life and learning results in a well-educated and employed workforce.
Leveraging his expertise in higher education and Career & Technical Education, Kevin Fleming adapted conference presentations and research to create this data-driven explanation. And award winning film creator and producer Brian Y. Marsh brought the data to life through animation.
Shape is part of a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in.
This film and the accompanying website was commissioned by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council to promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change.
Presented by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council
Directed & Designed by Johnny Kelly
Written by Scott Burnett
Produced by Ali Grehan
Production company: Nexus
Nexus Producer: Isobel Conroy
Animators: Felix Massie, Joe Sparrow, Alex Grigg and Johnny Kelly
GIF wrangling: Alasdair Brotherston
Editor: Steven McInerney
Thanks to Mark Davies, Sergei Shabarov and Chris O'Reilly
Special thanks to Cllr Naoise O'Muiri and Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan for their support
Music & Sound Design: Antfood
Andrew Rehrig - Flutes
Will Bone- Trombone, Trumpets, Tuba, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax I, Clarinets
Jesse Scheinin - Tenor Sax II
Wilson Brown - Pianos, Guitars, Synths, Percussion
Chris Marion - Strings
Composition and Arrangement: Wilson Brown
Sound design: Spencer Casey, Charlie Van Kirk, Wilson Brown and Pran Bandi
Final Mix: Andy Baldwin
Link to our Indiegogo Campaign: igg.me/at/tinkerbots/x/6855089
Link to our Website: tinkerbots.net
Plug and play! Tinkerbots (formally known as Kinematics) allows every child to build his own robot, wirelessly and without complicated assembly instructions.