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CMC Spring Webinars

From March – June 2021, The CMC presents monthly free webinars, with the usual rich mix of CMC content to keep industry professionals informed and connected.


Production in the Time of Corona

Friday 26th March 2021, 3-4pm GMT
Free Zoom Webinar. Register here

Case studies revealed how productions in a variety of genres have handled the blocks, challenges, demands and logistical leaps to not only keep going but in some cases respond to the crisis itself. We explored working under official Covid conditions and discovered how some shows have improved their relationship with the audience as a result of the changes they had to make.

The four case studies looked at the different approaches to making great content over the last twelve months despite restrictions and lockdowns. Eve Hebditch from Blue Zoo told us how animation moved to an entirely remote setting and the challenges they found not being able to collaborate in person with Magic Light on their brand new animation for Milkshake, ‘Pip & Posy’.

Chris Rogers from Fresh Start Media shared the story of having to repurpose the Sky Kids news show FYI into a COVID safe production and how a specially designed video conferencing system has opened FYI to having more contributors and has changed the make-up of the show permanently.

JJ Johnson from Sinking Ship explained why, when everybody else was stopping production in the Live Action sector, he decided to make a show anyway, creating, filming and editing the YouTube Originals series Lockdown entirely remotely. We also heard from Saara Chaudry who plays Nira in the show on making a TV show in your own house with your family pitching in, in the absence of a crew.

Vanessa Amberleigh from BBC Children’s talked about going back to the drawing board on the CBeebies Panto and how a live theatre show was repurposed into a brand new show that would still feel like the high point of the year, despite having to lose the audience and keep the cast and crew socially distanced.


Maximising Content Impact

Friday 21st May 2021, 3-4pm BST
Free Zoom Webinar. Register here

Content creators and distributors are finding and serving their audiences on Roblox, Fortnite, TikTok – as well as YouTube and the streaming services.

This session explores how children – the Metaverse natives – interact with the different platforms they’re watching and participating on. The panel will discuss how producers can gain an understanding of kids’ media consumption and where the opportunities are across platforms, to broadcast, promote, and create a space and opportunity for kids to interact with content.

Produced by Alison Foster and Lizzie Wingham, Tiny Dinosaur.


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