Green Screen Adventures

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Green Screen Adventures
Green Screen Adventures Logo.png
Genre children's television series
Created by Gail Sikevitz
Written by Jessica H. Carleton
Steve Gensler
Directed by Christopher M. Faulkner
Starring Jessica Honor Carleton
Ariel Coleman-Turner
Kierra Bunch
Rafael Torres
Brendan Buckley
Robert Schleifer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3 (as of September 2009)
Production
Producer(s) Producer- Gail Sikevitz, AP- Liz O'Neill
Location(s) 26 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois,
student or teacher-submitted video
Editor(s) Christopher Faulkner, Drew Pertl. Story Coordinator- Katy Daso
Camera setup Chroma key
Running time Half hour show
Production company(s) Weigel Broadcasting
Release
Original network WCIU-TV
Picture format 480i
Audio format MTS stereo
External links
Website

Green Screen Adventures is a children's television series which premiered in 2007. The series was originally produced for local broadcast on WCIU-TV (Channel 26) in Chicago, which is the flagship station of Weigel Broadcasting, and is designed to fit the FCC's educational and information programming requirements while also being produced locally in Chicago. However the program now also airs nationally on Weigel's MeTV digital subchannel network, and from October 2008 – 2013 on This TV when that network was owned by Weigel.

Green Screen Adventures features stories and drawings by students in first through eighth grade using sketch comedy, story theatre, game shows, original songs, puppetry and more. Since their debut in 2007, they have featured stories written by almost 1,000 elementary school students.

The show is set around the submissions of short stories, school reports, poetry, essays, basic academic questions and artwork from students between first and eighth grades. A parent or guardian then signs a standard release form if the idea is used in the series.

An ensemble of actors for the series then takes these submissions, and the program's writers and actors create a short teleplay which is acted out with minimal props, costumes and a chroma key backdrop (the titlular green screen of the series.) The student's story is brought to life by the actors as the green screen becomes the world of the story or subject. The Green Screen also showcases the children's original artwork.

Cast and crew[edit]

Jessica Honor Carleton is a writer, actress, puppeteer, puppet designer and storyteller, while Kierra Bunch, Brendan Buckley, Sasha Smith, Scott Gryder, Robert Schleifer, Alexander Knapp, and Zach Rebich are the actors and puppeteers. They all play the roles of people and animals. Nancy McDonald is the floor director and costume designer. Retired cast members include Christopher De Paola, Ariel Coleman-Turner, Frankie Benavides, Rafael Torres, Casie Walls, Nathan, and Lawrence Thompson, who is a singer.

Original characters[edit]

Characters played by Jessica Carleton[edit]

  • Coach D.
  • Detective McMystery
  • Fuzzwink
  • Gerald the Giraffe
  • Lady Fontana
  • Penny the Horse
  • The Green Screen Clown
  • Emily Cox Teamerie

Characters played by Ariel Coleman-Turner[edit]

  • Earth Girl (later on changed to "Green Girl")
  • Howie the Howling Monkey
  • Martha Graham Cracker

Other[edit]

  • Benjamin Noculars (played by Brendan Buckley)
  • Fang the talking Zubat (played by Frankie Benavides)

Puppets[edit]

Jessica Carleton designed the following puppets for "Green Screen Adventures" while the plush ones like an elephant, a monkey and an owl have been bought:

Sock Drawer Drama[edit]

Note: These sock puppets are animals.

Food Folks[edit]

Other[edit]

External links[edit]