Play patrol is my latest side project. It is easily my most ambitious project yet.
My wife and I discovered that our kids really enjoyed YouTube videos featuring their favorite characters in toy form, however we were disappointed by some of the stories we were seeing. There was very little educational content, and in some cases the videos weren’t even appropriate for children.
Rather than just turning off the TV, We decided to create our own kid-friendly, high quality, educational content in the same style. We did more research, planning and purchasing on this project than anything we’ve ever done before.
We acquired a massive toy inventory and created a custom toy-scale studio in our basement complete with cameras, lighting, props, and backdrops. To properly modify our space for this filming equipment I even had to create some custom hardware. That required sketching, modeling, waterjet cutting, welding, sandblasting painting and a whole lot of planning. It was serious business. I even created a custom theme song from scratch. You can hear it here.
It’s too early to say if this will ever have a financial return on investment, but I am very hopeful that we will see a lot of young kids learning from our content. And that is enough for us. Season 1 of Play Patrol is currently in post production, check back soon to see how it all turned out. 🙂
- Play 50%
- Patrol 50%
- Inner Child 50%