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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...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Business Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Business Video Edition

It's a crazy, fast-paced world. At least… it is for everyone that I know. We have work, family obligations, errands, emails, church, grocery shopping, little league, and… well, you get the idea. Everyone's busy. And when that happens, it can be easy for a piece …

Los Angeles Metro Buses Now Running Web Series, “Los Americans”

Los Angeles Metro Buses Now Running Web Series, Los Americans

A new web series is using an unconventional tactic to find popularity: mass transit. More than 1 million daily Los Angeles Metro bus riders are now being exposed to web series, thanks to Transit TV's broadcasting of One Economy's "Los Americans" Monday through Friday.

How To Market A Web Series To Generate Interest & Gain Viewers

How To Market A Web Series To Generate Interest & Gain Viewers

We have discussed a number of successful web series and what the creators of those series have done to increase awareness, and hopefully viewers. Sometimes, unfortunately, just being good isn't sufficient. A quality show needs not only to connect, but it needs to have a …

YouTube Web Series App Attacks! Gets Distribution Deal With Koldcast

YouTube Web Series App Attacks! Gets Distribution Deal With Koldcast

If you're an upstart YouTube web series, it's tough to get noticed out there, especially since there are 48 hours of videos uploaded every minute. So the producers of a new show reviewing the latest apps, called App Attacks!, decided to pursue a less crowded …

How To Shoot A Room To Look Bigger & Production-Quality Sound – Film Riot

How To Shoot A Room To Look Bigger & Production Quality Sound   Film Riot

In our continued coverage of Film Riot's excellent video production tutorial series, today we take a look at episode 49, "Creative Cam Techniques, NAB & a Special Guest," which provides practical, useful tips that any video production professional can learn from. The crew discusses how you …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Internet TV Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Internet TV Edition

Another big week for major world news, as the UK riots took center stage for most of the week. It was a huge week for online video and online video news as well. Because we know many of you are even busier than us (if …

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own – Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

In filmmaking, one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have in your arsenal is a jib. A jib operates a bit like a see-saw, using counterweights to balance the camera, and it allows for unique camera movements and camera angles that you …

We Lost Our Gold: Using Audience Incentives To Drive Web Series Growth

We Lost Our Gold: Using Audience Incentives To Drive Web Series Growth

We've discussed a number of ways web series creators try to collect viewers, but how about the possibility of discovering buried treasure if you watch? On July 31 of last year, almost exactly a year ago, a group of puppet masters aired the first of …

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name actors are getting into web series in a big way, and it's adding legitimacy to a medium that has been looking to break out beyond a few isolated hits. The question is, "Why would any actor worth his salt want to do a web …

Comic-Con is the Hot New Place to Launch a Superhero Web Video Series

Comic Con is the Hot New Place to Launch a Superhero Web Video Series

One of the ways a web series tries to attract attention is by premiering around a certain event, where a core audience is starving and excited for new content. Two web series are about to take advantage of San Diego's annual Comic-Con (July 21-24, with …

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