Web Series

This is our channel devoted to news and information about Web Series (episodic web video shows). Stay up-to-date with the newly emerging online video movement towards web television and more entertainment based web video television shows. Here we will cover new and interesting web series, talk about those companies that are supporting web series creators (like Revision3, Crackle, YouTube, and more), the type of episodic web video show content that interests us, and keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest web series episodes.

Morgan Spurlock's Third "Day in the Life" Gets More Well-Rounded With Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am

Morgan Spurlocks Third Day in the Life Gets More Well Rounded With Black Eyed Peas will.i.am

The latest in Morgan Spurlock's Hulu documentary series, "A Day in the Life," focuses on will.i.am, the face of the tremendously successful hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas.  In this episode, Spurlock follows will.i.am through Paris, France on the first day of three sold-out shows ...

Hulu's Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

Hulus Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

The second episode of Morgan Spurlock's documentary web series A Day in the Life takes a look at stand-up comedian Russell Peters. In the United States, Peters isn't too well-known, but in his native Canada, the UK, and Australia, he has set box office records. ...

Based On A True Story: A Brief History Of The "False Document" In Film & Web Series

Based On A True Story: A Brief History Of The False Document In Film & Web Series

A powerful technique in the world of entertainment is what is known as the false document. It goes beyond "based on a true story" and invents a history to form a basis in reality. One of the earliest uses of this device was way back ...

The First Original Web Series From Hulu Arrives, Is It Any Good?

The First Original Web Series From Hulu Arrives, Is It Any Good?

Morgan Spurlock, the director of pop documentaries Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, recently got into original web series with A Day in the Life on Hulu. Spurlock will deliver 6 episodes of the series, which will follow personalities as diverse as ...

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 ...

Ben Stiller Brings Tropic Thunder Humor To 'The Fake Trailer Project' Web Series

Ben Stiller Brings Tropic Thunder Humor To The Fake Trailer Project Web Series

Red Hour Digital, a subsidiary of Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films, is prepared to make a viral splash later this year with "The Fake Trailer Project," a series of mock previews made in the spirit of the opening trailer montage in Stiller's 2008 film Tropic ...

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 ...

Film Riot Video Production Tutorials: Film Lingo & Cloning Effects

Film Riot Video Production Tutorials: Film Lingo & Cloning Effects

Last week we went over episodes 113 and 116 of Film Riot, which had video production tutorials on camera angles, coverage, and inserts. Now, we'll take a look at some past episodes of Film Riot that cooperate (and sometimes overlap) nicely with those two recent ...

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