How We Make Cosmic Kids and Who We Are

Our yoga adventures are all home-made by a small team. Here’s how we do it…

First, Jaime writes a kids yoga adventure – a story with yoga postures in it. Once she’s got it working really well, we film her performing it in front of a green screen (often in one take!) Our genius friend Konrad 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. We take care to make the lighting right and get the colours looking brilliant.

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

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 (Jaime’s husband) then writes the music. Martin also produces Cosmic Kids and makes sure all the systems which help people access what we make are working.)

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 getting on and doing it.

Here’s us filming an episode (back in the Sports and Social club!):

 

Ways to get involved

Watch (DO!) our latest yoga adventure

Post a picture of your littles doing Cosmic Kids on Instagram – and put #cosmickidsyoga on it so we can find it!

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Like us on Facebook and tell your pals about us!

Find out more about Jaime.

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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!