I have finished my script but I am writing as an on spec TV episode series. I have written the Pilot episode and I was just wondering if I should shoot it as a Web series. Anyone has an idea how I should approach this?
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I have completed my teleplay (a drama) with about ten episodes and I am currently working on a thirty-minute kid’s show that I am going to shoot it as a web series. I believe that going the web series route is a great opportunity to get your show out there that can be possibly picked up by a network. There are some great benefits for having your show as a Web series: 1) Quality online programming can be achieved on a small budget. 2) For me as a screenwriter/filmmaker it is an opportunity for me to get my work out there show/highlight my talent and create creditability as a screenwriter/filmmaker and create a marketable portfolio, which is the same reason why I chose to direct a short film before attempting to work on a feature first. I want t get my feet wet by working on a few short films and my web series before attempting to direct a feature. I hope this helped you a little. I wish you all the best.
Thank you for the tip,I wish you all the best!
You are so welcome. Blessings to you!
I've shot thousands of cable access shows all over NYC and surrounding area which is a great almost-free way to test your show; certainly the cable system in your area has a Public or Leased Access Department and maybe for ten bucks an hour you can use their equipment...(It's kinda cool when people stop me in Target and say they saw my show.)
I agree with both suggestions. I am in a similar situation. I have 2 seasons in the works totaling 23 episodes for my show. We are hoping to gain more exposure by making it accessible online as a web series, but we also plan on releasing our show on our local public access channel (one of our voice actors works there so we have an in), but we fear that we will be limiting our audience if we only release the show on said channel. But we are in a much smaller city than NYC. I guess what I am trying to say is that we are going to release our show anywhere we can to get the most viewers possible.
Colleen- Got you covered! Not only do I show them on the cable system I upload them too, make a youtube channel as well...take a look at youtube.com then search Frank Vespe to see some of my shows. (I'm the guy standing next to the tripod.)
Awesome, Frank! I will definitely check out your shows! I will have to set up a youtube channel at some point. I am pretty old school when it comes to tech stuff (my web series is stop motion animation) but I am trying to get out there and be more involved in online stuff, hence my new profile on this site... baby steps