Make: television had a blast shooting this past week at Eurekafest, the Lemelson-MIT Program’s celebration of invention. We were there to capture the spirit behind inventing and talk to high school and college students about their experiences as inventors. Groups from all over the country came to participate in a four-day-long series of design challenges, invention presentations, and more.
We wanted to try something a little different from the look of Make: television so we dug up our teleprompter and borrowed a page out of Errol Morris’ playbook and did all of the interviews with an interrotron. This is a simple, yet effective way of having the interview subjects communicate directly to the camera, while allowing them to interact with the interviewer and not just a dark lens.
Later this summer, Make: will be releasing a series of short videos that aim to inspire new generations of inventors as a partnership with the Lemelson-MIT Program. Stay tuned to Make: Online for more information.