All for Kids

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All For Kids
Genre Children's Television
Created by Media Farm
Directed by Phillip Tanner, Rami Fischler
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 80
Production
Producer(s) Phillip Tanner
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Southern Star Group
Talefinn Entertainment
Media Farm
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 11 November 2008 – 2009
External links
Website

All for Kids is a half-hour pre-school television series produced by Media Farm, commissioned by the Seven Network with Southern Star Group responsible for the international distribution on Series 1. The second series of All For Kids is being distributed by Talefinn Entertainment and Media Farm.

The first episode was broadcast on the Seven Network on 11 November 2008 at 11am,[1] and ran for 40 episodes.[2]

The premise of the program places kids firmly in charge: it’s a show made for kids, by kids.[2] It is the first significant Australian, wholly original half-hour series featuring presenters aged between six and eight years. Hosts Karl and Keira, chef Lindsay, gardener Madi, craft expert Christian,scientist Jameson.The show also has some guests like Sophie Hensler, Liam Kingston, Bill Willamson and many more.They take the audience "on a journey into their lives by demonstrating how to cook, garden, do science and make stuff... their way".[2] The show encourages children to do activities with their parents.[3]

The series also features Mark Travers, a song writer/musician, who teaches kids about the alphabet through music, song and animation.[2]

The program is shot on Panasonic P2 HD cameras, which provide crisp, bright and colourful images. The first series filmed hand held and this offers a natural feel rather than being too staged. A steadicam was used in Series 2 The kids natural performances are much more important than perfect framing and the hand-held feel makes the viewers believe that this could take place in their homes.

The crew include Producer Jason Critelli, Producer/Director Phillip Tanner, Director Rami Fischler, Cinematographers John Brock & Nate Martin, Writers Phillip Tanner, George Dodd, Lyndon Barnett, Fiona Campbell and Leone Carey. Production Manager Lauren Bayliss, Production Assistants Sofia Madden, Dimitra Theodoulou, Marie Schleimer and Editors Christopher Mill, Hayley Lake, Michael O'Rourke and Baylon Davies.

The program is a logical extension from Cooking For Kids with Luis and Gardening for Kids with Madi, both produced previously by Phillip Tanner and Jason Critelli and broadcast on Nickelodeon (Australia). Indeed All for Kids was broken down into interstitials for broadcast on Nick Jr, including Gardening for Kids with Madi (which included the original series), Make This for Kids with Christian, Science for Kids with Jameson and Cooking for Kids with Lindsay. Series 2 has been picked up the Walt Disney Television for their Disney Junior Channel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keira host of fun". Hills Shire Times. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d "All for Kids". Gravity Media. Archived from the original on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  3. ^ Sally Rope (20 November 2008). "The kids are doing it for themselves". The Age. 

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