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Tyler McRae

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Tyler McRae

Tyler is a soon-to-be graduate student of Sheffield Hallam, currently working an internship at the local independent cinema, The Showroom. He has been entrenched in the blogging world for just over two years, having started his own film and TV review blog: stayhumblestayhungryblog. He aims to apply hi Film and Screenwriting degree to his writing and blogging skills while creating half-hour and short drama and comedy screenplays. This will hopefully lead him into his dream of dreams: getting a foot in the door within the creative industries and eventually writing sitcoms for a career. Simple pleasures include Tottenham Hotspur, Quidditch, WWE and The Simpsons.

Report – Play to Learn or Learn to Play?

Posted on: Monday 10 July 2017 11:52am

The full session is available here as a podcast: Emma Cooper led the open talk on the educational side of gaming and what this can do for the future of education. Takeaway: There is a demand for quality educational games Government needs to invest more in other creative ways of…

Report – Learning Through Animation

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 4:48pm

Kath Shackleton, Producer at Fettle Animation, headed this broad talk on the process of producing educational animation for children of all ages.  Takeaways: Constant testing is needed for content to succeed. Make animation for kids, not their parents. Animation can greatly assist in further learning.  Details: Zane Wittingham, Creative Director…

Report – CMC Creative Keynote: Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 11:26am

The session began with a presentation by changemaker Nikki Christou: The full session is available here as a video and as a podcast: The connoisseurs of Creamy Muck Muck, Dick and Dom had entered the Crucible to cause mess, mayhem and talk about their 20+ year career in children’s television.…

Report – The Art of Writing for Animation and The Art of the Theme Tune: Knowing The Score

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:31pm

Two Art of… talks in one session saw an insightful interview with top children's writer Andrew Brenner, followed by notes on notes from composers Banks and Wag Takeaways: Writers and composers both need to absorb the whole show as inspiration, not just an outline brief Writers need to be aware…

Report – Can We Fix It?

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 3:06pm

Debating the issues surrounding online child safety has never been more important. Giles Dilnot spearheaded this important panel discussion, with the aid of in-house social media app Slido to bring audience comments and feedback into the equation  Takeaway: Tech conglomerates need to be more involved in safety, despite it not being profitable.…

Report – Tuesday Workshop: Open to Virtual?

Posted on: Tuesday 04 July 2017 5:37pm

A hands- and head-sets-on workshop on getting to grips with the world of virtual – and how to use it to create good content. Takeaway: Creative storytelling is in high demand for the VR industry. Small techniques from non-creative sectors are crucial in immersive design. The market for children’s virtual…

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