CAPSTONE VIDEO EVENT: THE MIT EUGENE MCDERMOTT AWARD IN THE ARTS 2020

ASKlabs produces the capstone video program to celebrate the MIT McDermott Prize during the global coronavirus pandemic. Congratulations to McDermott Prize 2020 recipient, British Designer Thomas Heatherwick. Produced in collaboration with the Arts at MIT, MIT Productions, and Heatherwick Studio.

"THE MIT MCDERMOTT PRIZE 2020: DESIGNER THOMAS HEATHERWICK"

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR ALBERTA CHU (2020)

Running Time: 40 minutes

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The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT is MIT's most prestigious art prize, awarded bi-annually.

 

The 2020 Capstone Event video program highlights include: welcome by MIT President Rafael Reif, MIT Productions' mini-documentary of Heatherwick's MIT Residency in MIT Design 4.022, a conversation between MIT Dean of Architecture Hashim Sarkis and Thomas Heatherwick, and Heatherwick's acceptance speech from London.

The MIT Live Webcasts held on December 8, 9, 10, 2020 with a festive (remote) Filmmaker Q&A after the December 9th screening event. Thanks to all who joined to celebrate Thomas Heatherwick, the Arts at MIT, MIT Architecture, and innovation in design, technology, and engineering.

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FILM CREDITS

The McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT 2020 Sponsors
Brit d’Arbeloff, Gala Chair

Colleen & Howard Messing 

Jane & Neil Pappalardo

 

Anne & Kurt Locher 

Nancy Lukitsh

Lore Harp McGovern 

Susan Whitehead

 

Karen & Greg Arenson 

Ann & Graham Gund

Philip S. Khoury

The Sherry & Alan Leventhal Foundation 

Joyce Linde

Bethany & Robert Millard

Melissa Nobles

Hyun-A Park & Jacob Friis

Susan & Bill Poduska

Cynthia & John Reed

Barbara & Martin Rosen 

Hashim Sarkis 

Caroline Schill & Marcel Botha

Ann C. Allen

Lisa Frye Ashe & Reid Ashe

Mel & Hope Barkan

Ellen Berman & Roy Cohen

Lois & Jim Champy

Larry & Atsuko Fish

John Frishkopf & Brett Mattingly

Wendy & Philip Kistler

Flora Major & the Kutya Major Foundation

Helen & William Pounds

Virginia & Richard Simmons

Terry & Rick Stone

Katherine & Glenn Strehle

Doreen & Kenneth Wang

Peter J. Wender

 

Katie & Paul Buttenwieser

Ann Beha & Robert Radloff

Janet & Irving Plotkin

 

4.022 Design Challenge

Instructor: Jeremy Jih

Teaching Assistants: Daniel Griffin, Alexandra Waller

4.022 Students: Tommy Adebiyi, Omoruyi Atekha, Layal Barakat, Ningxin Chen, Sabrina Cheng, Amy Fang, Emily Genevriere, Sabrina Hare, Nina Huttemann, Allison King, Josephine Kuchta, Stephanie Li, Yanjun Liu, Cristian Martinez Herrera, Chloe Nelson-Arzuaga, Mao Otsuki, Marina Rogers, Rebecca Sholler, Rebecca Slater, Jordan Tappa, Nicole Teichner, Sally Thach, Janice Tjan, Alexander Tsao, Lila Wine, Diego Yanez-Laguna, Jenny Zhang

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Alberta Chu 

Producer/Director 

 

Stephanie Munroe 

Editor

 

MIT Video Productions

Joe McMaster, Producer/Director 

Jean Denoyer, Editor 

 

Directors of Photography

Stephen McCarthy

Wesley Isaac Richardson

Marcus Hawk

 

Field Sound

Steve Bores

Andy Turrett

 

Motion Graphics by James Carlsen

 

Music by Titlecard

 

Post-Production Finishing by Modulus

 

Production Materials Used with Permission

Above Summit

Artists Rights Society

David Adjaye 

Alexander Calder

Gustavo Dudamel

Olafur Eliasson

Arthur Ganson

Alicja Kwade

Robert Lepage

Audra McDonald

MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology

MIT List Visual Arts Center

MIT Media Lab

MIT Museum

MIT Music and Theater Arts

MIT Self-Assembly Lab

MIT Office of Communications

Brian Huang & the MIT Infinite Magazine

MIT Glass Lab

MIT School of Architecture + Planning

MIT Symphony Orchestra

MIT Tangible Media Lab

Otto Piene

Andrew Schneider & Co.

Trillium Studios

The University of Texas at Dallas

 

Photography Credits

Autumn de Wilde

L. Barry Hetherington/MIT

Lenny Martinez/MIT

 

Special Thanks

Heatherwick Studio, Victor Kosakovsky, Gayle Mault

Peggy Cain, Karla Casey, Susan Cassidy, Harry Bachrach, Lydia Brosnahan, Martha Davis, Heidi Erickson, Marissa Friedman, Erin Genereux, Melanie Gonik, Clayton Hainsworth, Katherine Higgins, Leila W. Kinney, Rod Lindheim, Mark Linga, Danna Solomon, Leah Talatinian, Skylar Tibbits, Melissa Vaughn, Andrea Volpe, Susan Wilson
 

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