YouTube is where the money's atSo you want to make a web series? Well, there are hundreds of web series, but few hit the marks required to get them noticed. Apparently, making a web series is not just coming up with an idea and borrowing your friend's DSLR. Who knew? But so many independent filmmakers – by their nature – try to make web series off their own backs without getting advice. The result? A series of videos with only a handful of views. So if you've got the ideas and need the know-how, time to call action on this 1-day course that will give you all the skills to get you started.
What you'll get on the day:
- Why make a web series: An overview of the different types of web series that are being made, from vlogging to sketch comedy to continuous narrative and episodic dramas.
- Planning + finance: Like any film production, web series productions need to be financed and planned. However by its nature your series' story structure will be different to that of a feature film or a primetime TV series.
- Marketing + community: What happens after you have made your series? How do you get anyone not related to you to watch it? If you add your episodes in a Facebook status can it go viral?
Over 16s only. Valid ID may be required. This course lasts from 10:00am-5:30pm, followed by a networking drinks session.