PLUG-IN ON TOUR
September 28, 2012 admin
October and November look set to be a busy months for Plug-in on the conference circuit. Over the next few weeks Dom and Juliet will be spreading the Plug-in gospel in London, Amsterdam and Trinidad.
The first stop on our whistle-stop world-tour will be London where we’ll be at Power to the Pixel’s Pixel Market to present one of our first original IP projects out of the gate: Ha Ha Bonk. Power to the Pixel is an annual conference and cross-media finance market which sees an international gathering of producers, content commissioners, funding partners get together on London’s Southbank. We feel very privileged to be presenting one of only 30 international projects to have been selected.
One week later we’ll be on our way to Cinekid in Amsterdam. Cinekid is an annual children’s media festival featuring movies, television, workshops, games and other forms of interactivity. Unlike many of the conferences we attend, Cinekid is a festival for children not just about them. However a new addition to the conference is the Cinekid for Professionals seminar programme and co-production market and Plug-in is set to be involved in both. As part of the conference programme Juliet will be speaking about the design principles behind making apps and digital content for 6-12 year olds as well as a business-focused talk on how stuff gets made and what the future holds for multiplatform production companies like our own. Whilst Juliet’s busy with that, Dom’s going to be pitching Ha Ha Bonk again to a pan-European audience of funders and commissioning execs – wish us luck!
Our next public outing is a little further afield and will see Juliet heading to the Caribbean to take part in Animae CaribeThis event celebrates the art of animation and digital media in Trinidad and Tobago and across the diaspora. Here Juliet is going to holding a workshop on Augmented Reality – a brilliant opportunity to show off our webcam portfolio and share some of our AR projects with an international audience – as well as teaching some of them how to do it for themselves. We have a very exciting AR project currently in development so we’re looking forward to sharing some of our learnings from that also.
Back to London for our last gig of the season. This time Juliet will be helping out with the latest Children’s Media Conference spin-off – DIY Research – A Producer’s Guide. The event is part of a new CMC programme: Research meets the Producers. The seminar is intended to deliver a practical guide to research techniques to use with children and families, providing advice into conducting your own viewer and user research. Here Juliet is producing the interactive UX sessions – which will feature experts on child usability from the BBC.
So all in all it looks set to be a busy couple of months. Oh and if you want to know more about Ha Ha Bonk – then watch this space – we will follow up soon with an introduction to this innovative, multi-platform, user-generated joke format for 6-12 year olds. For now though, meet Eugene and Dave…