How to Make a Web Series

Actually I have no idea.  But I know a good one when I see it, and there are tips in the videos at the end of this post for those of you thinking of wading into that territory.  I just like to watch.  That sounds awkward.

Remember when I told you all about STORYHIVE from TELUS?  It’s that online platform with a Kickstarter vibe, where content creators from British Columbia and Alberta can compete for a chance to win funding for their project.  The contestants have submitted their entries and now it is time for us to vote!!

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The pitch videos are now on STORYHIVE, and our votes determine the 15 from each province who will win $10,000 to produce the pilot of their web series.  Each of the 30 winners will have their pilot aired on TELUS Optik TV On Demand.

I love the local aspect to the contest – that the contestants are all from the same few cities – the community that can be built among the entrants can be just as valuable as the prize.  I know that I count on the blogging community to help me grow and learn and also for networking.  I’ll bet a real synergy is formed between the web series’ producers as well to make amazing products.  I’m jealous of all those west coasters who get to have a hand in launching the careers of people in their own communities.  I love seeing local sites on TV and it would be so much fun to watch the videos and look for people I might know and might spot on the street one day.  I think I am crossing into stalker territory here and have probably just ruled out Southern Ontario as a future location.

Go to STORYHIVE and watch the pitches.  I love how widely the topics vary – there’s definitely something for everyone.  And hurry because voting closes on December 1st!  But first watch these videos if you want to see someone as awkward as I am.  They’re hilarious and will make your day.

This is episode 2 of the How to Make a Web Series web series (how’s that for meta) with Nicole.  And for the record, I do own a briefcase:

Episode 3 is an interview with those funny guys at Convos with My 2-Year-Old:

And here is Episode 1 if you missed it.  But first go vote!!

 

Disclosure:  I received compensation to write this post, but absolutely no pizza.


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