Youth advisory board

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We believe it’s absolutely crucial to experiment, to include the target group and focus on process in order to lift the sector of children’s content creation as a whole. That’s the larger perspective, which we are putting on top of the agenda.

Since 2015 we have worked with a number of Young Experts taking part in co-creation and co-tutoring during RealYoung, ThinkJam Lab and The Opening Industry Day.

The successful and unexpected results for the participating adult professionals has led us to conclude, that we must have a steady body of Young Experts, from which we can seek advice and feed-back. This is what we now open up to via the presentation here of our Youth Advisory Board. 

2018 will see the participation of Young Experts at both RealYoung and the VR co-creation lab. during the Opening Industry Day.

Welcome Young Experts into our on-line network!

 

 

 

elliot w Elliot, 9
I love love to play Nintendo Switch (Zelda), Minecraft, LEGO and Harry Potter for PS3. My favorite movies are Diary of a wimpy kid, the Harry Potter-movies, Airplane (1+2). I am fluent in English and can watch many different sorts of films without subtitles. I like also to play drums, guitar, ukulele and to make songs. I am also good at building IKEA furnitures and other stuff where I should read a manual. I like to make my own games in Scratch and here is my Youtube Channel. /Sweden
      Len w Len, 9
I love to watch science documentaries, and my favourite books are books were I have to find objects or solve crimes. I craft a lot in Minecraft, and together with my brother Jim I shoot movies with PvZ-Puppets. /Germany
         
lova w2 Lova, 13
I have been dancing for many years, street, jazz and all kinds of dance. I love to listen to music and watch Youtube.  Comedy and horror movies are my favorite genres. I like all kinds of games. Board games, Playstation, mobile phone games....you name it! I also love to prank my mom and my sisters! /Sweden
  jim w Jim, 12
I love to watch movies, and the ´Making of´s`, because I want to know how stuff is done (VFX). 
I draw a lot, especially Logos and Characters, and I´m playing ´Rocket League` on Level Legend.
Together with my brother Len I shoot movies with PvZ-Puppets. /Germany
         
joel w

Joel, 16
Right now I am studying at Malmö Latinskolas Gymnasium, with a major in Humaniora/Culture. I am bilingual (Swedish-Danish) and as fluent in English and I am learning French. I like travelling both in Europe and in countries like South Africa, China, Brazil, India and USA. One of my favorite cities is New York. I am much into music and fashion and watch documentaries on VICE and occasionally I play on-line games and I have internet friends from many countries../Denmark/Sweden

  asta w Asta, 14
I have been dancing for 8 years and I still love to dance. I have been dancing ballet, jazz and right now I'm learning how to master hiphop.
I also love reading. I read every thing from fantasy, crime storys to non-fiction. I have an amazing job working in an ice cream cafe and i have been working there for a year. I like to see movies and especially series. I just finished Bones. A series about FBI and a laboratory that tries to solve crimes and identify people.  /Denmark
         
nicolas w Nicolas, 16
I am from New York state but I moved to Sweden when I was 5 years old. I go to the music program at Sundsgymnasiet located in Vellinge. I attended the acting program at New York Film academy in the summer of 2015. I enjoy producing and playing music on my free time. I am excited to work at the Financing forum for kids content, and I am interested in finding out how a platform like this is put together. /USA/Sweden
  molly w Molly, 11 
I attend a school with extra music classes. I love to sing and I also do gymnastics. I love to shoot and edit videos and have a quite popular slime Instagram account (mango.sliimezzz) and a YouTube channel (zmolly). I'm picky in my taste of movies but if it's good, I really enjoy watching films.  /Sweden
         
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Kids are much faster to adopt new communication platforms, genres, narrative styles and possibilities than the industry, and they represent of course our target group. It seems not only logic to bring in the children as sparring partners at an early stage in the creative process, more and more, we are convinced, that it will be nessecary in many ways.

Kids often express existing ideas in unexpected and new ways, and thereby bring important insight and energy to innovative concepts for kids. And since it’s often not very common for creators of content for kids to bring them in as resources early in development processes, our professional participants may be quite supprised of the feed-back they receive.

The point is to make creators not only more professional in dealing with the target group but also to become much more aware of what it actually requires, to be able to catch the attention of children and youth today. Which also underpin our outmost principle: to take children with their needs, interests, problems and ideas serious.

Since 2015 we have therefore had Young Experts to work with the professionals in different settings. Each year our initiative RealYoung welcome Young Experts at the roundtable during the work-shop. In 2016 our creative lab ThinkJam during the Opening Industry Day we over two afternoons challenged creatives of kids content from all fields/sectors to backtrack their ideas and examine the actual theme in order to make the original idea better. Within the process the workshop involved the target group itself and brought the kids in as co-creators.

2018 will see the participation of Young Experts at both RealYoung and the VR co-creation lab. during the Opening Industry Day.