How We Make Cosmic Kids and Who We Are

All Cosmic Kids yoga adventures are home-made by a small team of us. Here’s how we do it…

First, Jaime writes a kids yoga adventure – a story with yoga postures in it. Then she tries it out on the kids who come to her yoga classes in Henley and Marlow in England.

Once she’s got it working really well, we film Jaime performing the story in front of a green screen (often in only one take!) with the help of our genius friend Konrad who does the filming, sound and post-production. We used to film Cosmic Kids in the Sports and Social Club in our village (thanks to Jake who got us started!). These days we do it at Meadows Farm Studios in Henley On Thames.

Konrad takes the footage into post-production (which is really a little garage in Bracknell), and creates a 3D animated world for Jaime to be in. He also ‘keys’ Jaime, which means cutting Jaime out of the original footage and making her look like she’s in the Cosmic Kids world (rather than a studio with green paint all over the walls). Konrad uses Blender for the animations, Nuke for compositing and Premier for editing and sound.

In Jaime’s classes, the kids always wanted to see who they were meeting on their yoga adventure that day, so Jaime used to print out a picture from the Internet to show them. Nowadays Nick Hilditch develops a character and animates them, which allows us to show the kids the character they are meeting when Jaime looks through the Cosminoculars.

Martin then writes the music. Martin also produces Cosmic Kids.

Then Konrad outputs it and we put it on YouTube. Then kids around the world go on an adventure.

Jaime & Martin spend their days planning what to do next with Cosmic Kids and then get on and do it. Their friends and families are kind enough to listen to them banging on about it. Thank you, friends and families.

Anyway, here’s what it looks like when we film an episode:

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  • mona

    you are great, thanks for teaching yoga to kids and their lovers. xoxo

  • susankelley

    This morning my three year-old son asked if we could do yoga every day– which is solely because of the Cosmic Kids Yoga we’ve done together so far. Thank you!

    • Martin

      That’s so wonderful to hear! We love stories like that! Martin

  • Erika Grediaga

    My daughter has been following Cosmic Kids since it began, and she loves it! She asks to do yoga, gets her mat and ends up playing several episodes back to back. I have a blog and will be writing a piece about you guys soon!

    • Martin

      Thanks Erika! Looking forward to seeing your post. Let us know when it goes up and we’ll put it up on our Facebook page. Wishing you and your daughter well!