The Loading Zone was formed collaboratively between WIPB, Ball State’s affiliate PBS station, and the Digital Corps. WIPB was looking to fill commercial length time during children’s programming. Both parties, through research, realized an educational show about technology would be a great solution. The audience for this project is made up of children ages 2-8 years old.
I was brought on this project during the development of our pilot to manage and creatively lead the team. Soon after the pilot was green lit I was accompanied by Micah Holtgraves to help co-manage the production of the series. My tasks as creative lead and project manager is comprised of:
- Scope and timeline creation and maintenance
- Creative direction
- Task creation and organization
- Organizing and leading meetings
- Topic Curation
- Quality control: Reviewing every piece of work from creation to completion
- Working with my superiors and clients to ensure the quality of each episode
Due to the extensive nature of this project I share many of these responsibilities with my co-project manager.
This project rests on the shoulders of a very talented and creative team. Made up of 24 multidisciplinary students comprised of animators, designers, editors, writers, and video producers. Without them, this project would not have been possible. Go below to find links to their work. Nikki Dixon and Micah Holtgraves, two of my fellow coworkers, were incredibly helpful in making this project a reality.