Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba

So, until about three minutes ago, I had never seen Yo Gabba Gabba and only knew about it from you guys talking about it (so I guess everyone else has seen it, right?) From what I just looked at it is obviously really excellent, and there's some things they did that I think we could learn from. (You who know more about it could probably add to this list)

-Seamless incorporation of live video and animation (and several different kinds of animation at that)

-Simple but fun/colorful sets (looks just like what I was picturing when I commented on Ha's color post - our style could (should?) be simple, bright shapes made more interesting by adding texture, in our case via stamps.) http://yogabbagabba.com/#/come-out-and-play

-Having an online presence - okay so our whole thing is that we're gonna post these one youtube/vimeo, but we should make Imaginauts accounts on all those sites (facebook? vimeo? myspace? classmates.com?) if not an actual website (errrr too hard?) and design an Imaginauts logo / title that pops up at the beginning of the show (you know what I mean.)

-Maybe this is beyond our means, but should we have songs IN the show? maybe one song (besides opening/closing themes) per show about whatever that show's theme is? I think a lot of kids shows have that...


  1. What comment on the color post? It's not there :(

    Also there's a lot to learn from yo gabba gabba, I agree! I think the only thing that we have to be wary of when looking at them for inspiration is that their target audience is much younger than ours.

    I can ask a couple people if they'd want to help with website design, if we're willing to throw some budget money towards a domain name (although I think you might be able to get those for free?)

  2. I think domain names (assuming it's not something really popular that's already been bought) are pretty cheap - my friend got one with her name for a year for 8$.

    my color post comment somehow didn't make it to the site @##&*$^@ :( put a new little one up in its place

  3. Also, I think it'd be great to put songs in the show, but I see the extra burden it would place on us. One possible solution would be to outsource some of the musical work, like Yo Gabba Gabba does, and feature guest musicians.

    Another thought: what if we had a contest for guest musicians? People could submit song proposals, and we pick the best ones most relevant to the show. It would be great publicity for up and coming student musicians at vcu and also solve our anxieties about being too ambitious.


Fill me with your thoughts.