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Peggy Garner

Seeking Information About Web Series/Webisodes

Please excuse my ignorance on this subject. Will someone please educate me on why web Series and webisodes exist? What are the benefits of doing webisodes? This is new to me and, I just want to understand it, gain from it and possibly use it to my advantage sometime in the future. I just need someone to take a few moments to educate me about the advantages and disadvantages of webisodes please.

Darrell Shanks

To get noticed by a television network and become a television series

Peggy Garner

Ok thanks Mr. Shanks. I appreciate that info.

Darrell Shanks

No problem. Do you have any films that you finished

Jonathan Kramer

Peggy.. this is a VERY important area in my opinion. The one thing we all know about life is that change is not only imminent but part of living. With that comes the need to LET GO of the past ways of doing things and stay with the flow of change. As a visionary as well as someone who embraces innovation, the simple fact that single platform content is old school. With the rapid expansion of technology, developing content that is viewed when and where the audience wants it, as well as immersing them within story and characters is FAR more engaging than single platform content. Web series are an essential part of the transmedia approach. There also FAR less expensive to produce and when done properly are a great vehicle for building audience which can lead to development of other platforms. If you'd like to chat further let me know.

Eric Alagan

@ Jonathan - I'm on the same page as Peggy - ignorant. But I do have a bunch of shorts - 5 minutes or so - scripts in the works. I'll like to connect with you and discuss further. Cheers, Eric

Peggy Garner

That's cool.......also Jonathan thank you....

Jonathan Kramer

Eric.. we're not hunting for shorts since all projects are series with multiple seasons projected. Will shoot you a PM in the event you'd like to connect.. Peggy, your message is truncated so I'm not sure what you meant, LOL

Peggy Garner

Oh sorry lol lol I was just thanking you for the information. It was good info.. Actually you confirmed my thoughts......Thanks

Darrell Shanks

Eric i can get your short films on television email me at Dshanks76@comcast.net

Eric Alagan

@Jonathan - I received your PM and will get back to you later today - as I'm off to a meeting now.

Eric Alagan

@ Darrell - many thanks. I'll get back to you via PM later today. Many thanks.

Darrell Shanks

No problem Eric

Eric Alagan

@Jonathan and Darrell - PMs sent.

Mike Romoth

One of the panels at the Screenwriters World Conference last August was on web series (man, that must have been one pithy experience for me judging by how many times I've mentioned the one conference I've attended on S32!). The biggest goal of anyone looking to work in the entertainment industry is getting higher-ups to see your work...whether that's written or in video form. Webisodes give people something to see. Period. And if you do a good job or have a great concept, industry people are happy to take you in once you have proven you can deliver the goods. Some people who already work in the industry like to make webisodes because they can do their own thing and work on their own creative project. It's the same way with all media. You can get a job with a cool six-second Vine. Your career can be made from one viral video. Some webisodes have crappy production values. Some have a nearly professional polish. The people who spoke at the conference worked on two different web series: Caper and Robot, Ninja, Gay Guy. Caper is made by people who work in Hollywood but who have their own ideas. One of the quotes I took away from my single, oft-referenced visit to Hollywood was from one of the members of the panel on finding work in the gaming industry, where potential future employees are encouraged to demonstrate their skills by building mods and levels for games they like (many games include the tools for making player-created content, e.g., mods and levels). As we were getting up to leave the panel discussion, one of the executives shouted out "You have to show that you can do it to show that you can do it." I will always have that quote staring at me from the wall right above my writing desk.

Jonathan Kramer

Good stuff here Mike.. thanks for sharing. Yes, the beauty of the webisode is it's a calling card and engagement tool. I've been receiving regular updates from Krishna Stott, Bellyfeel UK, about the latest developments in digital production with focus on Transmedia, gaming, interactive, Social TV and IoE (Internet of Everything). But as you remind us here, the best thing we can do is to DO IT. Show me da' money!! LOL

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