Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
As I type this I am doing the happy dance at my desk. Filming on Season 1 of Shotgun Mythos is officially wrapped! It has been a long road (filming began on September 15), but we have accomplished what we set out to do. New episodes of the show have been airing every week since December 23. (And we had teaser and promotional material coming out weekly before that!) Clint has 9 more webisodes to edit and Season 1 will be complete!
Thanks to all of our fellow web series creators for their kind words, support and tips over the past year. The fun has just begun! We resume filming in September!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Our teaser trailer for Secret Diary of a Call Centre Girl, the bite sized comedy web series for everyone who has a dream and 3 minutes a week to kill.
Starring Christina Anne Aceto
Created by Ed Mochrie
Credits: EMMA ECCLES - Christina Anne Aceto
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Ed Mochrie PRODUCER: Peter Szabo
DIRECTED BY: Peter Szabo, Reese Eveneshen, Ed Mochrie
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Montgomery
WRITTEN BY: Neil V. Kidd SOUND RECORDISTS: Kieren Sherry, Craig Hennessey PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Alex Whynacht, Zach Ramelan, Raven Cousens, Torin Langen, Mango Sum Pi Films Presents: SECRET DIARY OF A CALL CENTRE GIRL IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Possibility Films
PECIAL THANK YOU TO: Merc Media
Monday, July 22, 2013
This post comes from Jeremy of Spidvid.
The most important thing to get big actors attached to a web series, is to believe in the idea enough that it's possible. The reason this doesn’t happen more often is probably because web series creators don’t think it’s possible to get good, recognizable actors to work on their projects.
Use IMDBPro to get actor's contact information. This is a valuable tool that might very well be under utilized. Basically you pay 20 bucks a month and have access to contact info for most actors, or their agents.
Send them a script, and outline why an actor would be a good fit for a lead character. It's important to have something tangible to show actors, to make the project appear more real, and to show there's a serious push being made to make it happen.
Having a talented director is very important, don't underestimate the power of a great director with a successful track record. Elite actors want to work with a team who can execute, and a director who they can get along with and trust is critical. Also be sure to communicate who else is involved, such as your director of photography, producers behind the series, and the other actors who have committed themselves and are officially on board.
So if you can crew up with really talented, established people, better known actors might come on board because they know that you will turn out quality content which will help to grow their personal brand, not hurt it. Don't forget that brand name actors typically have larger than life egos, so you have to know how to stroke those egos, and convince them that getting involved with your project will benefit their career in a positive way!
The four big things to keep in mind are:
1. Believe it's possible to attract a big actor or two as your leads
2. Use IMDBPro
3. Write a fantastic script
4. Build a solid team before you contact actors
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Part 3 (Finale)
Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
This be my first post on WST, and natch, it's a shameless plug:)
Please check out our kick-ass new web-series, The Undrawn. It's the X-men meets The Office as Bottom-feeding superheroes compete for fame, fortune, and a movie franchise deal.
Episodes 1-5 are live. The Season Finale, Episode 6, is coming soon. Please feel free to share, review, scream it's praises from the mountaintops or enthusiastically warn others away. We made this for you out there, so love it or hate it, we just want you to watch and enjoy!
EPISODE 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjVTD-ADRNk
EPISODE 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PCG4hrIMl0
EPISODE 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvygLhZwQCA
EPISODE 4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMx7fj_xYd4
EPISODE 5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHOmttGvXR8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjINWakp1ssN08dwOFh97LQ