Makematic-Produced Series Wins a Telly Award

How We Became America: The Untold History picked up a Silver Award in the 43rd annual Telly Awards.

The series was produced by Makematic in partnership with the American Battlefield Trust and the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. The Telly Awards honour excellence in video and television across all screens and last year attracted 12,000+ entries from top video content producers.

How We Became America: The UNTOLD History celebrates that not everything worth knowing exists inside the cover of our history textbooks. The still-growing series is associated with our larger Untold initiative.

“The American Battlefield Trust represents an important segment of our nation’s history that must be taught and learned by all who care about this nation. The Driving Force Institute is proud to partner with the Trust to help bring that story to students across the country as part of the Untold History series.”

DFI CEO Patrick Riccards.

Breaking the Default with Ink Factory Studio

Breaking the Default with Ink Factory Studio

We’re setting global standards in the quality of our content. So it’s important that we upskill in the areas of diversity and inclusion and fully embrace this visually in our animations and characters.” 

Catherine Davies, Co-Founder, Makematic

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Free CPD Courses Available Now

Free Bite-Sized CPD Courses Available Now

That’s right. We offer FREE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Courses! Where are they, you may ask? They are all living in the new Community that we created in October – Video Supercharged Learning!Read More

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Employee Spotlight Blog: Andrew Brooking, Senior Producer

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we create our videos? This month, we spoke to Senior Producer, Andrew Brooking. Since joining Makematic during the height of COVID-19 last year, Andrew has made a huge impact on the team. He spoke to us about how he joined the team and his responsibilities as a Senior Producer.Read More

Makematic Community Launching

What You Can Expect From The Makematic Community: Makematic Vlog

In case you missed our announcement last week, we’ve decided to create a Makematic community!

In this episode, I get straight to the point and explained what exactly you can expect from this community. More importantly, what you’ll be getting when you sign up.Read More

Online Makematic Community

We’re Building An Online Makematic Community

So we’ve decided to build a Community! A community of educators and education professionals who are interested in improving their use of multimedia in the classroom. We have a lot of expertise in this area and we want to share that expertise with you!Read More

Learning on Social Media

Learning on Social Media: Makematic Behind-The-Scenes Vlog

Learning on social media is not the first thing people think of when they open Facebook or Twitter. But that’s what I decided to do in this vlog.Read More

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Employee Spotlight: Lee Henry, Scriptwriter

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we create our videos? This month, we spoke to Scriptwriter, Lee Henry who has been at the company for four years! He discussed how he got his role at Makematic, his responsibilities as a scriptwriter, and much more.Read More

3 Tips on How To Nail Your Work Experience

3 Tips On How To Nail Your Work Experience

Congratulations, you landed yourself work experience! Give yourself a pat on the back for getting one of the hardest parts out of the way when getting experience in any industry. Here at Makematic, we’ve had the pleasure of working with young people from all walks of life to help introduce them to the world of work. Here are our top 3 tips to help you nail your work experience.Read More

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Why We Need To Keep Telling Women’s Untold Stories: Makematic Behind-The-Scenes Vlog

Another month, another vlog, and this time Tara Walsh hosted the vlog with some special guests all the way from the U.S! In episode 15, Tara chatted with two co-producers from the Women & the American Story and Untold stories to discuss why we need to keep telling Untold stories.Read More

Illustration of Project Manager Melissa Hodder

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Hodder, Project Manager

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we create our videos? This month, we spoke to Project Manager, Melissa Hodder, who’s only been at Makematic for 8 months but has immensely helped and supported the Production team in all of their projects.Read More

The Untold Pitch Competition Winners

As you know, we’ve been running an Untold Pitch Competition with a group of students from California. If you don’t know about it, we suggest catching up on this blog to see all the entries and what the Pitch Competition is all about.

We had over 40 entries, to begin with, and we managed to cut it down to 12 shortlisted entries. It was tough bringing it down to 12, but even tougher to select 5 winners. In order to decide the winners, a 50/50 voting process was implemented. 50% of the vote was through social media. The other 50% was by the Pitch competition judges.

Thanks to this it made our jobs a whole lot easier to announce the winners.Read More

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