Inventionland was recently a movie set for a group of middle school students preparing for the Carnegie Science Center’s i5 Digital Video Competition!

Last week, Inventionland was taken over (at least for a few hours) by a group of local middle school students. Under the direction of their teacher, Mr. Frank Kruth, students from South Fayette set up shop in our creative design facility to shoot a five-minute film that they intend to enter in the Carnegie Science Center’s i5 Digital Video Competition.

Of course, we’re always eager to have our creative crew star in TV, movies or webisodes; but, this competition holds an even more special place in our creative hearts. The i5 Digital Video Competition encourages students to showcase the uses of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in their lives by exploring innovations, issues, individuals, inspiring careers and incredible income potential.

Behind the scenes i5 video shoot

According to Kruth, his students were so impressed with Inventionland that they found it hard to concentrate at times.

“First, I want to thank you for helping so much to make our students’ experiences so wonderful. I truly appreciate the help everyone at Inventionland has given me this year. Richie and Justin are good students and worked hard to be prepared… However, when they walked in, they said they were so taken aback that they found it hard to concentrate on what they needed to do,” said Kruth.

At the end of the day, the Inventionland visit left both the students and their teachers feeling inspired.

What next for these young filmmakers? Once the students edit their video, it will be ready to submit to the i5 Digital Video Competition. We can’t wait to see the finished product!

Copyright Inventionland, 2015