Skillman Video Group Chronicles Innovation at MIT’s Nuts & Bolts Class

Capturing a Hub of Innovation


Skillman Video Group has embarked on an exhilarating project with the MIT Enterprise Forum Global to document the “Nuts & Bolts” class at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This two-week course gathers some of the brightest graduate and undergraduate minds from colleges across the Boston/Cambridge area, providing them with unparalleled access to industry leaders worldwide.

Overcoming the Elements

Our journey began amidst the whims of New England weather, with a snowstorm greeting us at the start of our project last week.

However, our dedication to our craft saw us through, as our team punctually arrived and set up, undeterred by the snow.

Our commitment ensures that not even Mother Nature can halt the progress of capturing this significant educational event.

Strategic Setup for Optimal Coverage

Each day, our professional videographers invest approximately four hours in meticulously setting up and capturing the dynamic and informative lectures.

Utilizing state-of-the-art broadcast-quality HD video cameras, our team strategically positions themselves within the classroom.

This year, we chose the left side of the room to ensure comprehensive coverage of the class while maintaining a respectful distance to avoid disrupting the students and the educational process.

Collaboration for Flawless Audio

A key component of our successful shoot has been the collaboration with MIT’s AV department.

By connecting our cameras to the main sound mixer, we have been able to capture crystal-clear audio, thus enhancing the overall quality of the video.

This partnership underscores the importance of teamwork and technical expertise in producing professional-grade educational content.

The classroom setting presents unique challenges, from ensuring optimal lighting to managing the acoustics.

Our experienced videographers have adeptly navigated these hurdles, employing their skills to adapt to the environment swiftly.

This adaptability is crucial for filming live events where conditions can change rapidly and unpredictably.

The Road Ahead

As we look forward to another week of filming, our team is excited to continue this creative journey.

Once the shoot wraps up, the next phase will be the editing process.

This stage is where our footage will be transformed into a cohesive and engaging video that reflects the energy and intellect of the “Nuts & Bolts” class.

We are committed to producing a final product that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Anticipating the Final Product

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of part two of this video project, where we will delve into the intricacies of the editing process.

Our goal is to create a compelling narrative that encapsulates the essence of this innovative class and showcases the impact of these future leaders in technology and business.