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.

How Much Does an Epic FreddieW Web Series Cost? $636,010 [Web Series School]

How Much Does an Epic FreddieW Web Series Cost? $636,010 [Web Series School]

YouTube superstar FreddieW's Video Game High School broke records on Kickstarter last year when it raised $273,275. Last week FreddieW shared the full budget breakdown for his blockbuster web series Video Game High School via glorious infographic below. The web series costs breakdown is staggering and provides a lesson on ...

Web Series School: 'Epic Rap Battles' Serves up Platinum Programming

Web Series School: Epic Rap Battles Serves up Platinum Programming

In this week's web series lesson we look at the #36 most subscribed YouTube channel, Epic Rap Battles, and learn a few secrets about perfect programming. For video marketers, Epic Rap Battles is a perfect case study of programming from the YouTube Creators Playbook.

Web Series Round Up - New Shows to Advertise Against or Sponsor as a Brand

Web Series Round Up   New Shows to Advertise Against or Sponsor as a Brand

So another month is upon us and that means more cool new content for you to check out and maybe advertise against or, in some cases, perhaps even sponsor as a brand. With it being December I imagine that production is probably wrapping up on ...

REVIEW: MyMusic Show - ReelSEO Reacts to The Fine Bros' Latest Web Sitcom

REVIEW: MyMusic Show   ReelSEO Reacts to The Fine Bros Latest Web Sitcom

YouTube veterans The Fine Bros have created the first true 21st century sitcom. MyMusic Show is a mockumentary sitcom created by Benny and Rafi Fine (creators of the wildly popular "Kids React" series) follows a music production company and it's roster of wacky employees. It's hilariously clever, consistent and built for social audiences.

Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn: Review - The Best Video Game Movie Never Made?

Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn: Review   The Best Video Game Movie Never Made?

Machinima and 343 Industries (Microsoft's new game studio in charge of the Halo 4 franchise) have created the ultimate piece of tent-pole marketing for the Halo 4 video game, the Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn web series. For the five Fridays leading up, fans enjoyed installments of the epic web series serving as prologue to the game.

The Guild: Season 6 Review – Groundbreaking Web Series Still Impresses

The Guild: Season 6 Review – Groundbreaking Web Series Still Impresses

Felicia Day's The Guild isn't just a web series, it's a symbol. What started as a crowd-funded season 1 became a Microsoft sponsored hit and eventually the flagship program on the YouTube funded Geek & Sundry channel. The Guild is online video royalty and Felicia Day is the queen.

ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt, which I wrote about a while back, is in the business of finding talented filmmakers who have got financially sustainable web series they want to make. In order for them to be financially sustainable, they need to appeal to brands who will sponsor them ...

A Quick Look at Machinima's Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Web Series and Tent-Pole Marketing

A Quick Look at Machinimas Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Web Series and Tent Pole Marketing

We heard about it for months: Machinima was going to spend a ton of money to get a Halo 4 web series/video game tie-in after a round of funding, led by Google, rewarded the channel with $35 million to spend awhile back.  Halo 4: Forward ...

Web Series Distribution and Kickstarter Campaigns Through The Eyes of a Man Teen

Web Series Distribution and Kickstarter Campaigns Through The Eyes of a Man Teen

While the rate of quality content being produced solely for the web has steadily increased over the past few years, the biggest challenge remains getting discovered and finding an audience. The Man Teen web series went the route of self distribution when it first was ...

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series ...

New Hulu Series 'Up to Speed' A Fantastic Trip Through American Cities

New Hulu Series Up to Speed A Fantastic Trip Through American Cities

I was perusing the internet, looking for something entertaining to watch, when I ran across this article from Whitney Matheson at USA Today talking about "Up to Speed," a new travel documentary series from Dazed & Confused/School of Rock/A Scanner Darkly director Richard Linklater.  Starring ...

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

I've been doing a lot of online video viewing lately as I cut the cord a handful of months ago (60 hours in July). I started thinking that what I needed to do, aside from shining the spotlight on great shows, was to also shine ...

High Quality Web Series Continue with Hulu's 'The Booth at the End' Season 2 Premiere

High Quality Web Series Continue with Hulus The Booth at the End Season 2 Premiere

Last year, we discussed The Booth at the End, a show that went through some unusual distribution channels and then ended up premiering in the US on Hulu.  The show, created by Christopher Kubasik and starring character actor Xander Berkeley, illustrated that there was room ...

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

With the rapidly blossoming expansion of original online series, I've been pondering a way to start curating some content via what I watch, because as this month-long online video viewing project I'm doing is going to show, I seem to watch a lot. Considering that ...

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With 'Caffeinated' Web Series

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With Caffeinated Web Series

It's 2012.  It's an election year.  And you're about to hear a whole bunch of nonsense from the candidates, their followers, and people claiming to be experts in the effort to get their guy into the White House.  But just because all of these political ...