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July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – The Art of Voice & Song

Posted on: Friday 05 July 2019 9:37am

This session was split into two parts. The first  was Joss Peach and Ellie Wyatt and focused on the importance of song for children.  Marc Silk ran the second part of the session and focused on the work of the voice-over artist. Part 1: Takeaway: Music is an important part of children's development. A programmes music has a powerful emotional effect on the audience and can change the tone of a scene. It is a collaboratarial process that requires flexibility and understanding from producers and composers. Details: Joss Peach began  by saying the session was designed to be fun and informal which was achieved thanks to audience participation at every opportunity. Together with Ellie Wyatt they explained the importance of…

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November 2018

Manimation 2018: Report – Welcome and Keynote

Posted on: Tuesday 13 November 2018 7:00pm by Helen Dugdale

What is the future of the business of animation? Olivier Dumont from Entertainment One shared the secret ingredients of what made 'Peppa Pig' and 'PJ Masks' the massive international brands that they are today. The Secret of 'Peppa Pig': 'Peppa Pig' went from simple sketch to an international smash. The five minute shows are easily digestible with a strong sense of humour running through each episode. The humour stays with the audience long after they have grown out of other pre-school shows. Humour in preschool is rare, so it is the secret to Peppa Pig’s success. The stories deal with the family unit making it relevant to any kids anywhere in the world. When broadcasters aired the shows back-to-back it caused…

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July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – The Art of Storyboarding and The Art of Puppets

Posted on: Thursday 05 July 2018 9:04pm by Monica Siegenthaler

This session was jam-packed full, with two mini sessions combined as one! The Art of Storyboarding captured the task of creating storyboards in the process of filmmaking, meanwhile the Art of Puppets revealed how puppets can lead us down the road less travelled. The Art of Storyboarding takeway: Know the script back to front. Everyone follows behind the storyboard, it is the jumping off point for the rest of the film. Explore every aspect you can. There is always time for one more joke. Care about what you do. Find something that sparks your imagination in the script when you storyboard. Detail: Chris Drew a Series Director for Blue Zoo Animation Studio walked us through the process of storyboarding as well…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Kindfulness

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 1:57pm by Gabrielle Smith

The full session is available here as a podcast: A huge topic on the minds for kids’ media professionals today – how can we get kindness on the cards? Producers and media industry experts discuss the ways kindness, empathy and respect can make their mark on children’s media content Takeaway: Teaching children to be resilient, respectful and kind to each other is more important than ever – TV and pro-social gaming is a way to do this Imbuing content for kids with messages to bolster core emotional and life skills, at home and at school, is important It's crucial to not only raise tolerance and diversity issues to engage children, but the same also needs to happen with their parents/guardians.…

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