MIT’s goal was to produce a new webseries to excite and inspire K-12 students about science and engineering. We partnered with MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology to create a new genre of academic video: a student-hosted, high-production-value ‘edutainment’ series called Science Out Loud. Currently in its second season, Science Out Loud has featured pinball computers, invisibility cloaks, carbon nanotubes, plant metabolic systems, charcoal made from corn husks, and humanoid robots.
This was an incredibly challenging project, requiring us to train students with little or no hosting or writing experience in a just a few weeks; shoot intense days in multiple locations with tricky demos; and come up with creative and interesting ways to help the content reach its full potential. But it was also one of our most satisfying adventures.