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.

Machinima To Bring Fanboys What They Want: Lots of Tommy Wiseau

Machinima To Bring Fanboys What They Want: Lots of Tommy Wiseau

Tommy Wiseau has become this generation's type of celebrity: a man who has a cult following for all the wrong reasons, but embraces the attention.  His film The Room makes regular rounds at (often sold out) midnight showings around the country, a movie so uniquely ...

Ballet Still Beautiful, Boring After Hulu's Latest Day in the Life

Ballet Still Beautiful, Boring After Hulus Latest Day in the Life

Morgan Spurlock's "Day in the Life" has always been a good idea, the thought that we might to get to see some interesting people during one of their normal days is captivating.  However, it seems that there are too many limitations to the form.  I ...

Washington D.C. Suburb Looks for Tourism Dollars Through Web Series

Washington D.C. Suburb Looks for Tourism Dollars Through Web Series

We've seen a number of branded videos lately that advertise a product, but put the marketing in the background in favor of good content.  Videos like the DC Shoes ad (Ken Block's Gymkhana 4), the Rise of the Planet of the Apes ad (Ape with ...

Web Series Shelf Life Releases a Red Band Trailer While We Wait For The Debut

Web Series Shelf Life Releases a Red Band Trailer While We Wait For The Debut

Back in July, we talked about a new hopeful web series premiering their first trailer around the San Diego Comic Con.  Shelf Life, an R-rated Toy Story concept that promises to have action figures speak like no action figures before them, has been offering a ...

Girl Talk's Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesn't Explore Them

Girl Talks Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesnt Explore Them

Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, is a mashup artist.  His 2008 album, "Feed the Animals" pushed him into indie rock stardom, the indie part likely being permanent.  Since Girl Talk creates all of his music from unlicensed samples of popular music, he'll probably never be ...

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Back in May the popular Hulu web series The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt, got picked up for a movie deal from Image Entertainment.  Now comes the announcement that the series is getting international distribution courtesy of Sony Pictures Television.  The Confession will ...

Annoying Orange: A Backhanded Complimentary Breakdown Of The Web Series Success

Annoying Orange: A Backhanded Complimentary Breakdown Of The Web Series Success

The Annoying Orange is popular. Indescribably popular. Anyone who feels the urge to write about it tends to feel hatred that they didn't know was inside them. It taps into loathing that people tend to feel towards Nickelback or Dane Cook or that Jim Belushi ...

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

In a previous article titled, "How to Market A Web Series To Generate Interest & Gain Viewers," we talked about a number of ways web series have tried to increase awareness. One of the segments, called "Tie The Web Series to a Companion Piece," discussed ...

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Film Riot host Ryan Connolly got a hands-on test of the RED Epic camera a couple of weeks ago and showed some footage he shot with it, mostly he and his crew just having fun and horsing around. When it was about time for him ...

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 ...