These two are regular kids. They are not any different from the kids that go to the school with your kids and yes – they get in trouble for not cleaning their rooms. However, our weekends usually start with, “Mom, do we get to shoot a video today?
It is a hard to be a small channel in the huge digital ocean of mega channels. It is tough to get noticed, and it is next to impossible to make it big (but that is the goal). Sure, you know a hand full of Kids Channels with millions of subscribers, but next to them, there are thousands of channels just like ours swimming up to the surface.
Four truths about our channel:
- Yes, I am a full-time working outside of home mom
- No, we don’t keep all the toys we review
- If we did this for a fame or money, we would of quit our show a long time ago
- No, kids don’t get to skip school to do these videos
Serious Work Behind a Fun Channel
Just like in any real production, we have the staff that makes everything happen a serious business – from brainstorming to snacks.
ON THE SET
We have a set – the space where we shoot our videos. Well, we have two video arrangements – we are fancy like that!
We have our little studio in the basement with the lights and a brick wall that
We also have a great porch right outside of our house with a great natural lighting.
FILM AND EDITING CREW
Just like any serious production our company has some great professional help. Usually, it is mom and dad to the rescue kind of scenarios, but the kids are starting to learn the tricks of the trade as well. However, for now, mom is the one staying late going through the gigabytes of footage.
We might not have a room full of screenwriters working on our episodes, but that doesn’t stop us from having arguments over the scripts and lines
WE HAVE FUN
What keeps this little channel going? We have the fire to fuel our ideas and we love to play! It might not mean much to you, but it is a recipe for a great day in the studio for us!
WE TAKE CREATIVE BREAKS
Filming four episodes back-to-back is not always easy, even if you love doing it and having a blast.
Maybe one day we will have a table in the back of our studio with shrimps and cheeses, but these days we have CLIF Kid Zbar® that recharge us quick and get us back in the working mood in now time!
CLIF Kid Zbars made with organic ingredients that active kids need in flavors they crave. These bars are Non-GMO and have essential nutrients for active kids – portioned for kids in flavors they love.
And now we are back to work – Camera! Lights!
My kids love setting up the cameras and lights, sound testing, and coming up with catchy phrases. It is an awesome big play for them where they could be anyone they want. It’s difficult sometimes to fit playtime in around all the other activities back-to-school brings, but by getting creative and establishing a routine, you’ll be sure your kids are healthy and thriving all year long.
Just because school is back in session, doesn’t mean kids should lose out on creative playtime. Take time out of each busy school week to get creative with your kids, allow them the time to have free-play, and watch their healthy habits grow.
Want to start your family channel? Turn your smartphone camera one and let kids be kids! To get your imagination going, check out the CLIF Kid COME OUT TO PLAY video.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.