What is an Engineer?

By April 19, 2018Blog

What is An Engineer?

Chocolate Films helps kids from Wandsworth

understand what it means to be an engineer through animation.

Have you ever wondered what an engineer really does? At Chocolate Films, we explored the role of an engineer as part of the large-scale development underway in Nine Elms, south London. Chocolate Films has produced a new animation to inspire young people to discover more about the role of an engineer to celebrate the Year of Engineering. The award-winning Battersea based film production company will be moving to a Bellway development in Nine Elms in 2 years time and so Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership commissioned Chocolate Films to illustrate the incredible regeneration of their new home for local young people to understand and be inspired by.

From the new Northern line station to the Battersea Power Station and Circus West, from the new super-sewer to the completely out of the ordinary feat of design, the clear bottomed ‘sky pool’; the animation makes you really think about how much of the world around us is down to the work of engineers.

Preview the animation here: https://youtu.be/GHA968vzBXQ

This unique film production company, Chocolate Films is also a social enterprise outreaching to local communities offering training and skills in media and filmmaking and so Chocolate Films with the commission from Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership have set about engaging with Wandsworth schools and running stop motion animation workshops to teach young people about engineering through creativity. Participants will be lead by an animator in a hands-on experience, bringing to life a re-imagined Nine Elms, so that young people can think of the way they would design and construct the new area, if they were an engineer for the day.

With a fun film about engineers, workshops in animation and a screening at Battersea Power Station, this creative programme is definitely set to inspire the next generation of engineers! We hope that you enjoy and learn, and feel inspired by our animated film! Happy Year of Engineering!

Screening of the film

Date: Wednesday 14th May

The Village Hall at Circus West Village,

Battersea Power Station,

188 Kirtling St,

London SW8 5BN


Sinéad Loftus, Chocolate Films

Tel: 0207 793 4287   Email: sinead@chocolatefilms.com



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