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Murder? - A Comedy Web Mini-series by Adam Hall. Share this project Done Share Tweet Embed Tweet Share Email Murder? By Adam Hall Play A group of reality show "stars" are locked into a house and filmed 24/7 for a Big Brother-esque TV series. Los Angeles, CAWebseries Share this project backers pledged of $3,000 goal seconds to go Funded! This project was successfully funded . A group of reality show "stars" are locked into a house and filmed 24/7 for a Big Brother-esque TV series. Adam Hall Project by 2 created | 12 backed See full bioContact me About this project We made it! Now, that said, we get to offer a stretch goal that we really wanted to do, but thus far haven't been able to afford. So, we're adding a stretch goal. $4000 (that's $975 from where we are now).

So, what do you say? Welcome to "Murder? " From the creative team that brought you the multi award-winning musical comedy short film Sudden Death! *please visit for more information Murder? So what's the show? A lot! Wardrobe. Crew. RESTORATION: an online sci-fi mini-series by Stuart Willis. Share this project Done Share Tweet Embed Tweet Share Email RESTORATION: an online sci-fi mini-series by Stuart Willis Play In a near-future world, where individuals have their memories downloaded for backup, a man awakes in a body that is not his own.

Melbourne, AUScience Fiction Share this project backers pledged of $15,000 goal seconds to go Funded! This project was successfully funded . In a near-future world, where individuals have their memories downloaded for backup, a man awakes in a body that is not his own. Stuart Willis Project by First created | 14 backed See full bioContact me About this project 2019. After a routine backup, Oliver Klein wakes up to find that his memories have been restored into a body that is not his own. And this foreign body? (* Science alert: We know that Muscle Memory doesn't exist. RESTORATION is an online miniseries that follows in the tradition of the sci-fi we love : Philip K. RESTORATION explores what it means to be human. Risks and challenges. Antidote 15 – How far would you go to save your own life? RECKONING - a Web Mini Series - HOME. Club Swim - Web Miniseries | Indiegogo. Club Swim, a mockumentary miniseries, follows the life of an undervalued assistant swim coach as he forms his own team of misfit swimmers, the Flounders.

Club Swim – Season 1 In the fall of 2012, we set out to create a collaborative miniseries project with some fellow media communication students at our university. With just some personal equipment, a few scripts, and a couple hours every weekend in our athletic building, we completed 5 episodes in just 5 weeks. We all had so much fun we wanted to do it again – but better. We have more than 50 media and acting students requesting to work on future Club Swim episodes, and our school has offered us access to some of their professional equipment. We have the beginnings of a great project – but we need your help. Here’s where you come in… Creating any project has costs. All our episodes will be available for free online, and making the best possible product for our followers is our biggest thank you.

Other Ways You Can Help Watch our show! What Does it Cost to Make a Webisode? As striking writers and Hollywood studios bicker over how much money is or isn’t being generated by online shows, let’s turn our attention to a different question: How much does it cost to create an original web show? When asked, a number of production house and studio execs kept mum on the subject of their webisode budgets. But this is a burgeoning industry, and as long as price tags are kept secret, we become not only silos, but silos in the dark, where no one knows what kind of budget is too little, too much, or just right — never mind what they’re getting for their money. Despite the dearth of information, there are a few numbers out there that can help us establish benchmarks. First, let’s clarify: this isn’t about the cost of producing a daily vlog, or even most podcasts. At the low end of the spectrum, we find Yuri Baranovsky, writer and director of the web sitcom Break a Leg.

At the high end of the spectrum is the award-winning Sanctuary. Of course, that’s the really high end. How Do You Define Web Series Success? In the independent web series world, success can be tough to define. Sure, there are bootstrapping shows that are undeniably winners, but for every Guild there’s the series that may have never reached mainstream success, but helped its creator land a more prominent gig, or led to a merchandising deal or adaptation into another medium. For example, The Guild started out as independent production, completed with the help of crowdsourced funds before making a deal with Microsoft for distribution. But it encompasses every element of web series success — it was picked up by a major distributor, has lead to spinoff projects in other formats like comic books, and helped those involved find other projects — not just Felicia Day, but also Sandeep Parikh and Jeff Lewis.

What other shows represent success of some sort in this space? Below is a list representing some of the best examples out there for independent creators. Undoubtedly, there are some shows I’m overlooking here. CreatorUp! - Learn to Make Great Videos | Learn Web Series. How_to_produce_your_own_web_series_on_nearly_a_zero_budget_e-book.pdf. How to Create a Web Series: 7 Tips for Creating A Successful WebSeries. Web series are no different when it comes to video marketing. You basically have to follow the same rules as outlined in the YouTube Creator Playbook as they're for the most part good guidelines to follow for any online video project. But web series might take a little more time to plan out, since what you're trying to do is to tell a long-form story in short bursts. You also have a much more specific audience, one who wants to stick with your story rather than just get a day's fix of opinion/jokes/amusement., yes, the official blog of Tom Cruise, just laid out an excellent series of steps to follow when creating a web series (Thanks to our friend Gregory Markel from Infuse Creative for pointing this article out to us). I'm not sure why a site dedicated to Tom Cruise is providing how-to steps for web series marketing, but hey, we're glad they did. 7 Guidelines for Creating a Web Series Web series are the equivalent of self-published novels for many aspiring video creators. How to make a webseries: A 'Zombie Basement' case study.

Just before Halloween, when the world is at its peak saturation of all things ghastly and ghostly, a 77-second teaser for a zombie-themed webseries dropped on YouTube. It packs a punch of high production values and a slate of recognizable names, but it was missing a key element: a release date. That’s because the fate of Zombie Basement is still undetermined.

The shifting attention of Hollywood to the digital space has inspired many to enter the Web world for creative endeavors, with more and more critical attention being placed on Web over traditional media. However, that doesn’t mean big budgets have always followed, and the nature of the medium leaves a lot of ideas fighting for far less cash than is available for even a subpar Hollywood film. It’s in that cutthroat environment that the creative forces behind Zombie Basement find themselves—on the hunt for the perfect way to fund their creativity. “I have an 8-year-old son, and his dream is to be a YouTuber,” he said. Cost of a Web Series - Season Two. Posted July 25, 2013 Over a year ago we raised $273,725 on Kickstarter for Season One of Video Game High School. After releasing the show last July, we revealed exactly how much the show cost.

This January, we went back to Kickstarter and asked for the exact amount we spent on Season 1. We figured if we were successful we could, at the very least, give the audience something on par with the first one. This allowed us to accomplish three of our stretch goals – a set of 3 comics for backers, a 5.1 surround sound mix, and a live orchestrated score. From the beginning, we wanted to shake things up with Season Two – we wanted to go bigger and better in every way; we wanted to create an independent webseries at a scale no other webseries has ever achieved.

Early on, we made the decision to shoot Season Two as a full-scale TV show. This meant we would need more than what we raised on Kickstarter. The final budget for Season Two was set 1.4 million dollars. The final spend ended up at $1,339,558. The Cost of a Webseries. In September of 2011, we decided to try running a Kickstarter campaign for the first season of our feature-length webseries Video Game High School.

If you can believe it, at that time most people had never heard of Kickstarter – after all, this was several months before the behemoth campaigns of projects like Tim Schafer’s Double Fine adventure game or the Ouya console popularized the concept of crowd-sourced funding. We had already had a tentative budget locked in place secured through private investment, but it wasn’t enough to execute the script to the degree of production design and polish that we wanted. The purpose of the Kickstarter was therefore to raise additional money for the project, as well as to start to generate excitement and anticipation for the series itself.

We set our Kickstarter goal at $75,000 and blew our goal out of the water by raising $273,725. All said and done, VGHS Season One cost $636,010.71. How to Create A Web Series [Part One: Pre-Production] This year is my year of doing big, scary things I’ve never done before. In December, I remember walking home from class and thinking, “what challenges scare me?” I came up with two: skydiving and helming a web series. Since skydiving is a perfectly rational fear I don’t want to tackle anytime soon, I decided to create my own web series. It’s a good challenge since I want to be a showrunner one day, and this experience will help me hone important skills, like serving some of the best crafty you’ve ever had in your life. (People who have had my chocolate chip cookies know what’s up.) My web series is called Antidote 15, and you can read more about it here. Before You Start, Study What Works I’ve always been a fan of web series since I think they’re a great way to experiment with an extended narrative on a smaller scale.

I’ve watched and why I think each one is particularly good: The Booth at the End. 3 Phases of Web Series Pre-Production Don’t get me wrong, I love Pre-Production. 1. 2. 3. -Amy. Writers On The Web: Developing Web Series Ideas, Part 1. So you’ve decided to write and produce your own web series… now what? It’s time to start brainstorming and developing web series ideas, characters, and premise. But before you do, read on… Developing a concept for a web series is no different than coming up with a TV pilot idea.

You need compelling characters that people will keep coming back to watch, and conflicts that can “drive” the series as long as you need it to go, whether it’s a few webisodes or several seasons of the show. You do want to remember one crucial difference between creating your web series and creating a television show: you’re going to be filming your web series yourself. There are many, many considerations you’ll deal with in the process of producing your series, and we’ll go into detail on those in later articles. If you live in Los Angeles or New York City, finding locations will likely be the most challenging aspect of producing your own work. Locations will require a location fee, insurance, and permits.

Kickstarter: You’re Doing it Wrong. Script consultant Julie Gray is the author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas. A veteran story analyst for some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood, Julie will be appearing at the London Screenwriter’s Festival on October 25th. Contact Julie here. How many Kickstarter campaign requests do you receive in a given month? You might be very involved in a filmmaking or screenwriting community and receive several. You might be working on your own right now. I receive about four to six requests a week. You and I are not so different. To write a script and/or direct a teaser for your short or feature film and then to create a Kickstarter Campaign for the project takes amazing dedication and tons of precious time. But I am not excited about your Kickstarter project. Because you’re doing it wrong. When I began consulting with screenwriters in Hollywood over a decade ago, screenwriters were driven by the brief phenomena of bidding wars and Shane Black paychecks. 1. 2.

How to Make a Web Series and Why It's Important. Don’t Know How to Start a Web Series? Award-winning web series creator, Rebecca Norris, gives her expert advice in our FREE download! Download Your Free Copy of Creating a Web Series 101 Now! 1. Get your TV pilot idea off the ground. If you have a TV show idea and can’t get noticed by a network, take your TV pilot and break it into mini episodes of two-minute, bite-sized bits. 2. Creating a web series is extremely low cost compared to creating a TV series. 3. Making a web series is a great way to be able to supply a constant stream of storytelling to a huge online audience. 4.

You are your own boss. 5. With a web series, you have the freedom to launch the story you always wanted to tell in the way you want to tell it. 6. Making a feature film can take years between writing, developing, shooting and editing. 7. Web series are growing by leaps and bounds. Bonus reason: How To Make A Web Series. How to Create Your own Feature, Short, Pilot, or Web Series | Acting Tips | Training Advice, Best Monologues, How-tos | Backstage | Backstage. By Jessica Gardner | Posted May 19, 2011, 1:23 p.m. Photo Source: AJ Golden Falk Hentschel felt frustrated with his acting career. He had been trying to get good representation and auditions, but neither was happening for him. "I was trying everything in my powers," Hentschel says. Close to giving up, Hentschel decided to at least fulfill his childhood dream and play the lead in a film that looked like "a real Hollywood production.

" Hentschel gained a lot from the experience, including being a part of the production process from start to finish, forming friendships and partnerships (including with Grce, with whom he would collaborate on more shorts), and gaining a true understanding of what it takes to make a film as an actor and a producer. Most important, it helped move his career forward. Hentschel is one of many actors who have decided to stop waiting for the phone to ring, and to start taking control of their own careers.

From Frustration to Inspiration Getting Started The Rewards. 10 Things Web Series Actors Should Know. Posted by Steve in News on 11 1st, 2009 | one response We watch a lot of films and web series here in the Screening Room, but since we’ll never manage to watch everything, every so often we try to reach into the community and find out what the filmmakers and creative types who produce all of this great content are watching. While we’re there, we try to pick their brain about another topic near and dear to their hearts. This edition we are talking to web series actors and asking them: As compared to working on more traditional, commercial projects, what would you tell someone who wants to get into web series / independent film?

If you’re in a big hurry, scroll to the bottom for the readers digest version. Annemarie Pazmino – Actress – Compulsions As compared to working on more traditional, commercial projects, what would you tell someone who wants to get into web series / independent film? I would tell them go for it!! What has been your biggest challenge with your current project? Citations. 9 Things Web Series Producers Should Know. 6 Reasons To Start A Web Series. 7 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Web Series. Web Series: Four Things to Ask Yourself Before Starting.