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Old 02-20-2013, 04:20 AM   #1
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Question Writing WebSeries

Hello!

What do you know about webseries?

I'm trying to write one, and I started hunting some down for examples, but the well-done scripted ones (ie: not vlogs, and decently proffessional; high-production value) seem to be very all-over-the-board. Like so:

Neil's Puppet Dreams - Really cute and self-contained, but seems more like comedy sketches.

The Divine - Not really self-contained, seems more like a feature film broken up into pieces.

I'm having a bit of difficulty getting my hands on the original Sanctuary webisodes, I think there are 8 episodes total? I don't recall :P

But, YES.

I want my webseries to be like a tv series in short bursts - self-contained episodes, tells a story. Each episode is around 15 pages long - is that too much? Should I do them shorter? And how many episodes?

There doesn't really seem to be any sort of standard for web series.

What are your opinions? Thoughts?
Short seasons, 6-8 episodes? Or more, like 12-15? Or more than that, even?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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Arrow Web-series...

I did a web series a few years ago. Created it, wrote it. Then found a guy who wanted to produce/direct. He pulled it all together and we had a lot of fun casting, shooting, etc. Hard work but FUN (at least for me).

We "aired" about 7 episodes (there were one or two more eps that were shot, but never edited and, therefore, never posted). We got some views and we got some good comments/reviews, but it never really took off. C'est la vie.

If you're gonna do something, do it because you enjoy the creative process. If it's a big hit, then great. But if not, well, at least you had some fun. And at the end of the day, if you're not having a good time, WHY ARE YOU EVEN DOING IT?

Feel free to check out the first few episodes of my show...

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXO7xc4ia-g

Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFlha6DLO98

Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6LkSe-i6aA
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Oh dear no, I absolutely love it. I LOVE writing webseries. I just want a little more information on what's out there, and peoples opinions on season and length formatting.
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There are no rules. Do whatever suits your story best.
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