More content is viewed on the web than in movie theaters and on televisions combined. Webisodes are the world’s fastest-growing art form. Billions of dollars are being made through web video, it is the easiest form of cinematic arts to produce, and yet it is the least studied thus far.What is a web series, or more importantly what can your web series be? With the guidance of renowned web video instructor Frank Chindamo, as well as weekly discussions and meetings with established creators, students will explore the art and business of this emerging form
Three aspects will be emphasized:
Writing a webisode series script: Students will learn what makes a viable and potentially profitable web series and script one of their own.
Learning from New Media experts and YouTube personalities: Students will meet industry pros and hear what they did right – and wrong. Learn from their mistakes as well as victories.
Producing a web video series: Students will produce a web series, using the principles learned to know what can make it successful.
The goal of the course is for each student to leave the classroom with a web series, a set of short scripts, or at the very least, outlines for an immediately producible web-series. Additional course work includes basic production, weekly viewings and analysis of successful web series.