For Testa Productions, CLD designed and built an in-depth website that explores the history of French-language education in Canada. Communication was paramount in creating a streamlined work environment and successful outcome in this collaborative effort between remote designers, developers, producers and directors from several different creative organizations.
In the 1980s, Francophone parent committees across Canada launched court challenges against provincial governments to recognize their children’s right to be educated in French. “Droit comme un F” is a TV documentary with a companion educational website which tells the story of the struggle of Francophone minorities outside Quebec then and now.
CLD was brought on board to design and develop the online component of the project. The site employs a cast of over 40 illustrated characters, interactive graphics, animation and historical timelines, as well as video clips of Francophone artists; each segment delivers resources and tools aimed at informing and teaching a younger generation about the Canadian francophonie.
With so many elements to keep track of and so many creatives playing an active role in the development of the site, an evergreen record of work-to-date ensured that all stakeholders were always in the loop as the project progressed. CLD and our partners implemented a cloud-based system of shared folders and documents enabling everyone to record comments and approvals in real time and update schedules and deliverables on the fly. Itemizing and tracking assets and deliverables for each section of the site became a fluid and efficient process and played a critical role in delivering the project within the three-month deadline.