Log Cabin Productions specializes in digital content. From strategy work to game development, we make any digital space the place to be. We conceive, develop and produce sticky, story driven games and videos across all platforms for kids and parents.


We cut our teeth crafting award-winning games, activities and social spaces for TVOKids, Kids’ CBC and PBS Kids to name a few.


Founded by award-winning producer Jennifer Burkitt, Log Cabin is passionate about creating immersive content for kids and parents that captures the imagination of an ever-growing and sophisticated playful audience - an audience that desires great stories and games on demand on any platform.


Come invent for the next generation.


ABOUT US



OUR TEAM

Our digital shop is built around a multi-award-winning team whose core team members have worked together for years and have now reunited to open the doors at Log Cabin. Digital accolades include a recent Youth Media Alliance Award, a Japan Prize best educational website for broadcaster TVOKids.com, Geminis, a Webby nomination, multiple Flash in the Can Awards and Yahooligan’s site of the Day awards.


We build our project teams based on client needs and recommendations for each property so we have the best skill set in place to maximize platform development.



SKILL SET

Our team is currently developing with Adobe Air, HTML5, Flash, Unity, PHP and Drupal, and can build native Apps for iOS or Android. We have full-stack developers and can adapt to your technical needs. Our talented designers have spent their careers illustrating and animating for children. Our gifted content producers have penned words for children in print, TV and of course the exciting non-linear world of digital.



Meet Our Founder





Jennifer Burkitt

Founder & Creative Director


Jen is a digital veteran, having spent her career in the interactive space. In 1996, she joined the Canadian Film Centre as Manager New Media Programmes at Media Linx Habitat. For the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), she programmed the Interactive Arena, a lecture series showcasing innovative digital pioneers. Following that, she was Lead Producer for Medium One Productions and produced many projects for PBS Kids, Cinar and The Learning Company. Jennifer moved to TVO next where she was Manager of TVOKids.com for five years.

Jennifer spent eight years as Executive in Charge of Interactive Content for Children’s & Youth Programming at CBC. She provided strategic and creative development, oversaw interactive production and worked closely with the broadcast team to deliver work that blended interactive and on-air initiatives. Jen has worked with broadcasters and production companies from all corners of the globe to develop international co-productions while accessing the very supportive Canadian digital media funds to build award-winning digital content that blends and extends television programming, as well as developing stand-alone digital media that stretches technical boundaries.

Accolades for her work include various digital awards, a Canadian New Media Award, several nominations, such as Geminis, NHK Japan Prize, Youth Media Alliance Awards and The 2013 Webby Awards. Jennifer has a Media Arts degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University and a Psychology degree from the University of Guelph.

Jennifer’s favourite role is mom to her 12-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son. Both of her kids are avid athletes and play on their city’s all-star teams. When Jen is not building media, you can find her in the gym watching her daughter shoot hoops or at the rink watching her son shoot pucks from the point.

Jennifer and her family enjoy spending time at their own log cabin on the shores of Lake Huron.



Meet the Team

 




Tara Harte

Senior Writer & Content Strategist


Tara is a writer, editor and content strategist with 15 years’ experience in the children's digital space. She has developed content for websites, apps, games, TV and social media. As an Interactive Writer/Producer at TVOKids and Kids’ CBC, she produced desktop and mobile games for preschoolers and school-aged children. She wrote narrative game scripts, radio and TV scripts, blogs, comic books, polls, interactive demos, book reviews, quizzes and trivia. She also acted as interactive writer for several games on Teletoon.com.

As an ongoing author and editor for Scholastic Canada and Nelson Education, Tara develops classroom materials (books, magazines and websites) for their Literacy and Social Studies programs (K to 8). She is a regular contributor to Owl magazine, and has written for CCI Entertainment and the Ontario Physical Health & Education Association. Tara is also a freelance editor of swoony romance novels for Harlequin Enterprises.

Tara holds an honours degree in English Language and Literature from Brock University and a post-grad diploma in Interactive Multimedia from Niagara College. She is currently developing story-driven multiplatform projects for Log Cabin Productions.

 




Elisabeth DeFazio

Senior Designer


For the past six years, Elisabeth has been a freelance illustrator and animator focusing on the children’s digital entertainment space. Prior to venturing out on her own, Elisabeth was a Senior Designer at Kids’ CBC for five years where she built countless games, launched many fresh new sites for various ages, created print material for the department and brought to life the channel’s favourite animated character, DOT, to children across the country.

A digital industry veteran and multi-award winning artist, Elisabeth has worked with all of the major broadcasters in Canada and is constantly in demand. She is a regular contributor to LCP work and is currently re-visioning the digital face of Knowledge Kids in BC.

Elisabeth works fluidly between digital content and video, and recently re-worked the new on-air brand for Corus. She builds sites, games and apps for preschoolers, school-aged kids and tweens. Elisabeth is always happy to test her creations with her own two children who are a constant source of inspiration.

 




Hooman Rowshanbin

Senior Developer


Hooman has been developing games and apps for all sorts of platforms during the past 20 years, specializing in digital products for children. His work includes numerous games, many of which were top traffic drivers for major Canadian broadcasters, such as YTV, Teletoon, Treehouse, TVO, Disney XD and The Knowledge Network. Some of his products have also been sold to content producers in the United States and Europe.

Whether it be a casual web game or a complex app to be distributed in the app store, Hooman is comfortable working in just about any platform currently out there.

Hooman holds a Computer Science degree from York University.

OUR WORK

Building smart digital media for kids and parents on all platforms

 

Project Title TBA
A Transmedia Co-Production
EXCITING NEWS! Log Cabin Productions, along with our collaborators Plot Media and Tiny Owl Workshop, has been awarded funding through the joint initiative between the Canada Media Fund and Screen Australia - the CANADA-AUSTRALIA INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA INCENTIVE!
Knowledge Kids
Audience: Preschool aged 3-6 & School-aged 6-8 for App
RE-VISIONING THE DIGITAL PRESCHOOL PRESENCE FOR KNOWLEDGE KIDS
Strategy Work and Digital Concept: Knowledge Kids and LCP worked closely together to develop a new site, and through CMF funding, delivered a Video Bundled App for Winter 2015.
Game development for Show Nico Can Dance
Audience: Preschool aged 3-6
Concept: Atomic Cartoon commissioned LCP to develop a dance activity for preschoolers that allows kids to interact with one of the TV show’s animated stars, Nico. The game is built in HTML5, is responsive and is available online and on multiple devices.
MadLibs Style Storytelling App
Audience: Preschool aged 3-6
Digital to Broadcast Concept: Kids' CBC commissioned LCP to develop a preschool-focused MadLibs style app wrapped around their popular broadcast segment "Kid Canada". The app allows preschoolers to star in their very own story by choosing from all sorts of playful options that results in the development of a surprising tale ready for broadcast or sharing.

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