Pearson Originals

May 2, 2018  :  With Pearson
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About the Project

Blue Chalk Media was commissioned by the higher education division of Pearson to create video stories that put a human face on key topics explored in its new digital courseware introducing students to the study of sociology.

From race and gender to immigration to electoral politics, the films in this series, dubbed “Pearson Originals,” take the form of short character-led documentaries that highlight subjects who are “living in the news."  

To create the series, our production team traveled all over the U.S. to capture personal stories while a team of editors worked to cut them into easily digestible short films of 12 minutes or less.

Following delivery, each film was paired with a specific chapter in the courseware to help students connect the patterns studied by sociologists with examples of real people caught in the swirl of social change.

  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Pam Huling, Executive Producer
  • Dickson Musslewhite, Executive in Charge of Production
  • Jeff Marshall, Executive in Charge of Production
  • Rob Finch, Supervising Producer
  • Natalie Taylor, Assistant Supervising Producer
  • Jesse Crowell, Production Manager
  • Natalie Camou, Producer
  • Julianne Parker, Producer
  • Megumi Nishikura, Producer
  • Eleonore Hamelin, Producer
  • Whitney Bradshaw, Producer
  • Megan Clark, Producer
  • Dana Romanoff, Producer
  • Anna Clare Spelman, Producer
  • Sean Logan, Producer
  • Jamie Francis, Director of Photography
  • Jason Greene, Director of Photography
  • Rob Finch, Director of Photography
  • Megan Clark, Director of Photography
  • Luke Versalko, Director of Photography
  • Ivan Weiss, Director of Photography
  • Jessey Dearing, Director of Photography
  • Curtis Boone, Director of Photography
  • Raffaele Mosca, Director of Photography
  • Adrian Durazo, Director of Photography
  • Chuck Smith, Director of Photography
  • David Parker, Director of Photography
  • Kylie Juggert, Editor
  • Maria Kjellstrand, Editor
  • Jesse Crowell, Editor
  • Rob Finch, Editor
  • Greg Snider, Editor
  • Natalie Taylor, Editor
  • José Marquéz, Editor
  • Sarah Marcus, Editor
  • Ron Pearl, Graphics
  • Little Girl and The Robot, Original Music
  • Maria Teresa Fernandez, Additional Photography
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Music Composition
  • Post-Production