Make It Happen Productions: Educational Videos and Series
Make It Happens Productions’ day-to-day business is not all about entertainment, advertising and promotional content. Every once in a while we get hired to produce something educational that is purposed to affect large groups of people with compelling messages and/or valuable instruction. Our work with First Move is a fine example of this.
First Move is an organization that engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills through the game of chess. While chess can be used at any age, First Move is not a “one size fits all” program. First Move is targeted to the academic standards of 2nd and 3rd grade students. Taught one hour per week by The Chess Lady (via video), classroom teachers facilitate the exercises; no chess experience is necessary.
The program teaches vital skills as students learn to analyze, plan and execute. It also engages students in fun hands-on instruction while helping to instill intellectual self-esteem and positive social behavior.
Our job at MIHP is to direct and produce the visual curriculum that is output to all the schools. We’ve been working on this project for two years now and really love working with Wendi, the Chess Lady, as she is very personable to work with and smart which in turn educates us during the process.
We’ve been in the business for over 20 years. As we have gotten older, birthed our own children, and grown more attracted to projects with transformational content that have the ability to affect lives for the better; it’s an added pleasure when work such as this crosses our path.
According to our founder Billy Frank, “Every time I’m involved with something that helps a child, helps another human, or sends a positive message, it touches me personally because it’s what I have always sought after.”