COMPUTER SCIENCE

Client BBC Bitesize

Duration 14 x 4 minute shorts

Starring Javone Prince, Verona Rose, Donna Preston, and Steve Bakur

Production Company Too Tall

Credits

Editorial Consultant        

Peter Marshman

Lead Design               

Ed Tracy

Designer              

Dennis Larsen

Animators

Razvan Stacescu 

Re-recording Mixer

Traian Brumusescu

Co-Producer           

Diana Tracy

Produced, written and directed by

Ed Tracy

Producers for BBC Bitesize

Victoria Birch

Howard Freeman

 

The challenge was to present computer science in a way which is attractive to students who might otherwise run in the opposite direction. Firstly we created formats which the young target audience could relate to; animated sitcom, memes, and computer games. Then we abstracted the many complex lessons to fit into everyday contexts. Concepts such as algorithms we explained in the context of learning how to play a fun computer game, and approaches to coding we presented as menu options in a chicken shop. The films have been praised for raising the bar for Bitesize in terms of content and production value.

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All fourteen films can be viewed on the BBC website.