There's probably a bajillion things I could say about this little foray into childrens programming but I've been a little pre-occupied with real life stuff over the last few days so I've forgotten half of what I was going to talk about. I did get a little nostalgic when preparing this one for the web though, these critters are so cute (not that I'm biased). I still hold out hope that I'll get to produce this one as five minute TV fillers for kids under the age of three. Maybe I should just produce six 'episodes' at this production quality and sell direct to the public. Any producers out there can stop laughing now, ever heard of Baby Einstein? Yeah, knew that would quiet you down!
Um, what else, this type of video is a good example of the type of thing I would take along to a funding meeting when looking to produce a pilot. It's not as important as the script or the budget but it certainly improves your chances of inspiring the sometimes surprising lack luster imagination of a funding committee. Seriously, it's not a criticism, they're not paid to be overly imaginative, they're paid to skim the script for anything undesirable, scour the budget mercilessly and smack the pinata of expected revenue until they're sure there's candy inside. The sooner a person understands that the easier it will be to produce the type of documentation which inspires those types of committees to part with their highly under-resourced budgets. What else, oh, if you're interested in producing early childhood material always attach an early childhood professional as a consultant (I'm sure everyone has at least one friend who is a teacher or something) to review your scripts and so forth, it goes down really well. All that is good stuff to know but it's not as much fun as actually making a show like this. The payoff is seeing kids enjoy themselves while they're developing their amazing little brains.
Hmmmm, I got nothing, watch the Vid!
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