Pearson Explainers

Dec. 20, 2018  :  With Pearson
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About the Project

Blue Chalk Media is collaborating with Pearson to produce a number of series of hosted “explainer” videos to complement Pearson’s digital college curriculum.

The videos use current events to explain key concepts and offer context to 500,000 to 1 million college students nationwide every school year. To date, we have produced videos that explain basic concepts in American Government, Sociology, and Communication.

The videos engage students and provoke critical thinking by connecting ongoing issues to fundamental concepts students encounter in their coursework.

In this video, part of the American Government series, we learn about affirmative action, including its history, impact, and controversies. We focus on affirmative action in college admission and include different perspectives from experts knowledgeable about the issue.

  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Rob Finch, Creative Director
  • Natalie Taylor, Senior Producer
  • Amy Polansky, Production Manager
  • Mariko Fujinaka, Supervising Writer
  • Zulfiya Hamzaki, Producer
  • Brooke Herbert, Producer
  • Lauren Mueller, Producer
  • Thomas Patterson, Producer
  • Ava Anderson, Writer
  • Paula Bernstein, Writer
  • Koby Caster, Writer
  • Elizabeth Costello, Writer
  • Jen Dev, Writer
  • Eric Enright, Writer
  • Mike Francis, Writer
  • Molly Gunther, Writer
  • Angelina Hess, Writer
  • John Killen, Writer
  • Rachel Miller-Howard, Writer
  • James Overholtzer, Writer
  • Garth Paulson, Writer
  • Jacob Schmitt, Writer
  • Katie Shepherd, Writer
  • Elizabeth Simins, Writer
  • Elizabeth Szypulski, Writer
  • Jason Greene, Director of Photography
  • Jamie Francis, Director of Photography
  • Chris Janjic, Director of Photography/Editor
  • Gordon Klco, Director of Photography
  • Sarah Bourscheid, Editor
  • Maria Kjellstrand, Editor
  • Ariane Kunze, Editor
  • José Márquez, Editor
  • Emmalee McDonald, Editor
  • Eric Schoenbrunn, Editor
  • Anna Clare Spelman, Editor
  • Jesse Crowell, Graphics
  • Conner Lee, Graphics
  • John Lee, Graphics
  • Miró Merrill, Graphics
  • Sam Noble, Graphics
  • Ron Pearl, Graphics
  • Kelly Wright, Graphics
  • Nicky Cook, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Beatriz Costa Lima, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Emma Decker, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Kashi Hall, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Lucy Kleiner, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Shannon Neilon, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Delaney Rea, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Sophie Schoenfeld, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Mihir Shah, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Christopher Trotchie, Assistant Editor/Producer
  • Whitney Gomes, Additional Crew & Support
  • Ignacio Rodriguez, Additional Crew & Support
  • Elissa Simons, Additional Crew & Support
  • Emily Volpert, Additional Crew & Support
  • Brenda Hadenfeldt, Subject Matter Expert
  • Jodie Lawston, Subject Matter Expert
  • Kim Norbuta, Subject Matter Expert
  • Ron Quiram, Subject Matter Expert
Services Provided
  • Casting
  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Motion Graphics/Animation
  • Post-Production
  • Research
  • Scripting