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A web series is a series of episodes released on the Internet or also by mobile or cellular phone, and part of the newly emerging medium called web television. A single instance of a web series program is called an episode or webisode.
While the popularity of web series is continuing to rise, the concept itself isn’t entirely new. Scott Zakarin created the first advertiser supported web series in 1995, The Spot.
The rise in popularity of web series can be seen as a result of...

Scary Web Series, Short Films, and Parodies – A Halloween Video Grab Bag

Scary Web Series, Short Films, and Parodies   A Halloween Video Grab Bag

Searching for horror and Halloween video on the Internet the past week made me realize how important it is for content creators to distinguish themselves.  I don't know what to look for.  Try searching for "horror short film" or something similar in YouTube.  It's pretty …

Indie Music Artists Get Professional Feedback With OurStage Panel Web Series

Indie Music Artists Get Professional Feedback With OurStage Panel Web Series

OurStage.com is a place where independent music artists attempt to get noticed, and where people looking for a reprieve from the mainstream can find bands that "no one else" knows about yet.  In partnership with MTV, the site offers competitions and instant visitor feedback so …

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

One of my favorite things about online video is how quickly it evolves, changes, and matures. We've mentioned Aim High a few times recently, the web series from McG that has dabbled in using viewers' photos and details from their Facebook accounts within the show …

First VEVO Scripted Series Hits YouTube With Some RockNRoll Horror

First VEVO Scripted Series Hits YouTube With Some RockNRoll Horror

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has endured over 35 years because, yes, it's fun to make fun of a movie that is horrendous.  But there is no question that the reason why people are able to get through the flick is that it has some …

Aim High Web Series Excels In Its First Two Episodes

Aim High Web Series Excels In Its First Two Episodes

Aim High, the high school undercover spy comedy starring Twilight's Jackson Rathbone, premiered its first two episodes this Tuesday on Cambio.  You have the choice to watch the episodes with "personalized settings," where your Facebook profile will add your music and pictures to the show, …

Diablo Cody Returns To The Web With Red Band Trailer

Diablo Cody Returns To The Web With Red Band Trailer

Several years ago, Diablo Cody launched her writing career by blogging her candid account of the life of an exotic dancer, which she then leveraged into the book Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper.  Soon after came Juno, which won …

Simpsons Lead Artist Looks To Launch Animated Web Series Through Kickstarter

Simpsons Lead Artist Looks To Launch Animated Web Series Through Kickstarter

Erick Tran has been the lead artist on the blockbuster TV series The Simpsons for 15 years.  Now, he looks to get funding for his new animated web series, "Urban Reggie," through Kickstarter, a site where people can learn about a creative project and decide …

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Horror is well represented on the web, and this Halloween, there are a load of choices for those looking to find daily doses of the scary leading up to the big day.  There are a bunch of web series currently playing and even more that …

Web Series, The Great Star Wars Trek, Mashes Up Star Wars, Star Trek, & Lost In Space

Web Series, The Great Star Wars Trek, Mashes Up Star Wars, Star Trek, & Lost In Space

If you want a boost in the online video world, getting a boost from something already popular is a good way to go.  In the YouTube Creator Playbook series, we just brought attention to a Ke$ha parody video that was released at the height of …

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

I don't watch ESPN much anymore, at least their flagship program Sportscenter, mainly because catch phrases and useless statistics rendered the show nearly unwatchable over the years.  Almost in a quiet fashion, however, ESPN has been doing good work with documentary series such as 30 …

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