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The web series is dying – and Netflix and Amazon Prime are responsible

The web series is dying – and Netflix and Amazon Prime are responsible | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

As brand new shows found audiences online, established web series had already proved the viability of the medium as a career launchpad: Broad City, a New York-based comedy about best friends Ilana and Abbi, was picked up by Comedy Central; Children’s Hospital, a kind of nightmarish Scrubs, is now shown on Adult Swim; and Burning Love, a Ben Stiller spoof of The Bachelor, won an Emmy. They all began as online series, in the wild west web, where anything goes.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:32 PM


"James Rawson: The fledgling format, which seemed full of potential only a year ago, is in decline, because it cannot compete with the big guns of online television"

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, September 14, 2014 5:27 PM

The emergence of Netflix & Amazon Prime over web series argues that the value proposition for consumers is on control first--the  'delivery on demand' rather than the raw, quirkiness of indy productions.  Now the face-off moves to content.  But can high budget productions keep up with demand for content?  Raises the bar for web series, certainly, and eliminates the novelty effect for early adopters, but good content is good content.  I see adaptation not demise.  

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The 10 best web series of 2013

The 10 best web series of 2013 | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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If television is the brash younger sibling of cinema, then online web series are its screaming newborn grandchildren. As it's a medium still very much in its infancy, a whole host of questions remain unanswered. How long should an episode be? How do you keep fickle viewers coming back for more? Will they ever make any money? Until those answers are found, online filmmakers will continue to explore the possibilities of the nascent form, occasionally with wonderful results. Here are the best examples from 2013.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 28, 2013 12:43 AM


James Rawson:  "From surreal sci-fi invasion comedy The Power Inside to hard-hitting death row documentary One for Ten, it has been an eclectic but wonderful year for web TV series" ...

Web-On!'s curator insight, January 4, 2014 3:13 PM

Las series han dejado de ser parte exclusiva de la televisión. En plena revolución transmedia, conoce cuales han sido las mejores web series en inglés de 2013. [Artículo en inglés]

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The WASTELANDER PANDA Saga! Part 1. Development: Creating the Storyworld of Wastelander Panda

The WASTELANDER PANDA Saga! Part 1. Development: Creating the Storyworld of Wastelander Panda | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

Victoria wanted to try to translate the experience of her favourite video games to film – where players don’t just have one pathway to follow, but can go out and explore a vast world.  She came up with the idea of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  The idea of the protagonist being a panda started as a rhyming joke – Wastelander Panda! – and became more serious over time

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:18 AM


Kirsty Stark (Producer), Ella Macintyre (PMD) and Victoria Cocks (Writer/Director):  "One of the first questions we’re asked when people hear about Wastelander Panda is “How did you come up with the idea?”  It’s a strange concept – the meshing of two ideas that don’t necessarily fit – but this seemingly incongruous pairing is one reason we believe the project has had so much attention so far" ...


A great article about a great project!

David Collet's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:46 PM

Interesting post on the making of a movie with a limited budget and no apparent experience.

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Lessons In Web Video From The People Who Brought You “Red Vs. Blue”

Lessons In Web Video From The People Who Brought You “Red Vs. Blue” | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Dan Soloman:  "Rooster Teeth, the studio behind machinima classic Red vs. Blue, talk about lessons learned from 10 years of making web video and how the studio is evolving for the medium’s next phase."


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

I just love the way these guys are thinking :

 

“It’s such a wild, wooly world out there in online video,” says Hullum. “We don’t really think of competition in that capacity.” He describes an employee of the company they found through videos he’d made that were similar to the ones Rooster Teeth makes. “We could have been, like, Oh, this guy’s trying to do what we’re doing,” he says in a mock-disappointed voice. “Instead, we said, Oh, this guy’s doing cool stuff like we do! Let’s talk to him! And he’s a great guy to have on the team.”


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:29 AM

Before YouTube, there was Rooster Teeth ....

Asil's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:33 AM

Reb vs Blue is what got me interested in machinima ... great scoop, DRC!

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's comment, June 20, 2013 11:36 AM
Thanks Asil :-)
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Five Different Routes to a Web Series

Five Different Routes to a Web Series | Machinimania | Scoop.it

David Licata:  "The web series can take many shapes, from a no-budget serial made in high-school media classes to Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to Netflix’s long-format House of Cards."


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From the comments: 

"A great lay of the land. And in doing so, this points out in bright neon letters what is wrong with the vast majority of web series today" -


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:49 PM

A very informative read ....

Tina Stock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:45 AM

The REALLY interesting portion of this column is in the comments.

Asil's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:24 AM

Food for thougth

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Computer Viruses Can Kill in Ambitious Sci-Fi Web Series H+

Computer Viruses Can Kill in Ambitious Sci-Fi Web Series H+ | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Hugh Hart: "In the new online series produced by Bryan Singer, people are going crazy for a chip that hardwires their nervous systems into the internet 24 hours a day -- until a virus kills a third of the world's population" ...


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