PBS Episode- Shoot for Make TV

OnLatte, Inc. on National Public Television in January

A few weeks back, the Latte Art Machine was filmed for an upcoming episode of Make: Television. Make: Television is a new program that will be nationally syndicated on PBS and is produced by MAKE:.

Setting up the shot for Make TV Lex in action with the Latte Art Printer

For this shoot, Lex and I met at the apartment of the camera man, Jason. Along with him was Emily Goldberg who was in charge of making it happen. Jason and Emily filmed several takes of the Latte Art Printer in action and interviewed Lex about the invention. According to Emily, Make: Television will be airing around the New Year so we will keep you updated about when you can check it out.

To see what an episode of Make Television is like, have a look at the highlights from the first episode:

What is Make Television? Each week, Make: television shows the best projects from Makers who submit their videos, a segment of the show called Maker Channel. This segment features the videos made by Makers themselves – a showcase of the “best of the best” of YouTube-style videos.

So, if you’ve built something inspired, useful, imaginative, ingenious, or just plain clever, share your genius with the world. Produce a one to three minute long video that shows the best thing that you’ve made and send it here.

How did we got on the show? Make Magazine blog was the first venue to pick up on my original YouTube video. Shortly after the post on Make blog, I got a call from the Creative Director of Make:TV, exploring the opportunity of filming our Latte Art Machine. Soon, we scheduled the time for the filming of the short episode in Boston. I hope it comes out all right, since I was high on coffee / low on energy toward the end of the interview.

Selected works at SIGGRAPH 2008

Designs from the first two days at the conference

Designs that were a hit

In short time we will be uploading all of the photos from SIGGRAPH, but we would like to highlight a couple of designs that were a hit at our booth. The first drew a very large crowd and opened many debates on the true meaning of Latte Art. For this design we took a picture of ???? (Help us Josh Pines since I didn’t grab her card) on the spot and then printed it on a latte. The response was overwhelming and it was great to make it happen.

Both Lex and I agree that the best free hand design (we had a stylus at the booth) was done by Irene Strychalski. Not only is it a great sketch, but it really proves the point that we are not only trying to create a great printer, but also establish a new artistic medium.

Irene's Kitten

Irene's Kitten