Lights, Camera, Engineering
Even the most talented engineers can have trouble explaining exactly what they do to other people. The Ri Channel, armed with a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering, is helping new engineers hone their presentation skills by putting them in front of a camera and asking them to explain their work.
A total of 30 audition videos were whittled down to six engineers with different specializations. Eventually, the “Components” series will include ten short films that focus on different aspects of engineering.
The Ri Channel is an online Royal Institution project in the UK that showcases science videos. You can read more about the production of the engineering videos here. Producer Olympia Brown explained the concept behind the series in a recent blog post:
Talking to our final six about their specific interests and working ideas into scripts we hit upon a problem – how do we pull these fabulously brilliant and diverse stories together? As well as helping to develop the presenting skills of engineers, for me, the point of the project was to show what engineering actually is, how it’s different from science and how it makes a huge difference to our everyday lives.
You can see Brown’s demonstration video below, as well as some examples of other Ri Channel engineering videos:
Source: Ri Channel