PARTY NY

Kao TV

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Date
March 2015
Type
TV Program
Client
NHK
Create the "face"
of the TV show.

We collaborated with NHK to create an experimental TV show for young children, to get them excited about the possibilities of next generation TV shows.

"Kao TV" is the world's first participatory children's TV program where the child can create the main character of the show. Through the use of Hybridcast technology, the "faces" ("kao" in Japanese) created by viewers were displayed on TV, and they started to sing along with the program.

By installing the Kao TV App (Hybridcast Companion App) in their smartphones, users could select parts of the face such as eyes, nose, and mouth to create their own unique "faces." When your face is completed, it will fly into the TV show and start to talk & sing.

Concept
NHK
NHK educational
PARTY NY
Bascule
Chief Producer
Kyoko Kuramori (NHK educational)
Creative Director
Masashi Kawamura (PARTY NY)
Technical Supervisor
Qanta Shimizu (PARTY NY)
Technical Producer
Ken-ichiro Tanaka (Bascule)
Producer
Mariko Nishimura (HEART CATCH)
Interactive Director / Title Animation
Chiho Araki (Bascule)
Art Director
Miyako Ueki (Bascule)
Hybridcast Animation
Seiya Takeda (Bascule)
Frontend Engineer
Yuya Urita (Bascule)
Character Animation
Tomoko Wada (Bascule)
Sound Producer
Takuya Takahashi (Oyster)
Director
Yutaka Fukuyama (NHK educational)
CGI Producer
Keiichi Okuda (Eleven Graphics)
Director of Photography
Satoshi Oda
Data Broadcasting Engineer
Takeshi Yamada (NHK)
Hybridcast Engineer
Rie Sawai (NHK)
Web Director
Seiji Shiota (Bascule)