ADVENTURES OF A WEB SERIES NEWBIE will return next Friday

ADVENTURES OF A WEB SERIES NEWBIE will return next Friday

Yes, I’m on a mini-vacation.  But check this space next Friday for an all new Adventures of a Web Series Newbie.  Have a great week everybody.  See you soon!

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 69: Having a Hard Time Finishing a Script? This Might Be Why

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 69: Having a Hard Time Finishing a Script? This Might Be Why

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I am a perfectionist.  You might not know it from my work, but it’s a trait that I and a lot of other writers/creatives share.  Being a perfectionist can drive you crazy and can set up situations where you never ever finish anything.  Which will also drive you crazy cause never finishing is like failing.  Argh.

It is not atypical for me to write over 20 drafts of a script and continue to pick at…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 68: The Directing Workshop

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 68: The Directing Workshop

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Last Sunday I attended an intense twelve hour workshop on directing motion here in NYC. It was a part of a nationwide tour featuring a well-known commercial director, Vincent Laforet, and since I’m gearing up to finally buy a camera in by the end of the year and start shooting I thought it would be be really worthwhile and fun.

It was and, in part, wasn’t. It was a looooonnnggg day. I was up at…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 67 - YouTube NYC

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 67 – YouTube NYC

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I live in NYC and when I launched my first web series on YouTube, one of the first things I did was become a part of the YouTube NYC community.  I’ve written a little about it here a while back and it’s great.

They have free classes which have been invaluable.  I not only got great tips about branding building online, but production tips.  It’s part of the reason I decided to pick up a camera…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 66: Is Crowdsourcing Worth It?

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 66: Is Crowdsourcing Worth It?

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This week’s entry is gonna be short.  I’m actually taking a mini-vac and leaving early today, but wanted to write a bit more about crowdsourcing.  And just how important is it right now if you’re doing a web series.

I’m part of the camp that believes that the primary way videos should be paid for on the web, as annoying as it sometimes is post release, via advertising.  If you’re lucky. Very…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 65: Does Online Popularity Translate in the Real World?

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 65: Does Online Popularity Translate in the Real World?

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 65: Does Online Popularity Translate in the Real World?

Hmmmm. This week a few big YouTube and Vine personalities failed spectacularly as live-streamed red carpet hosts of the Daytime Emmys. I watched videos of it and their “hosting” skills were embarrassing. They made dumb, seriously distasteful racist and rape jokes, admitted on camera that they never heard of any of the people they were interviewing (who were nominated for awards) although they…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 64: Promotion Revisited

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie – Chapter 64: Promotion Revisited

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 64: Promotion Revisited

This week, there was an article in The Wrap, that said more Game of Thrones fans watch fan-genertated videos on youtube than official GoT content. In fact, less than 11% of GoT videos viewed are from the show’s official channel. And the thing I thought was: Instant free promo! Wow. If you’re lucky enough to have that happen.

One of the hardest parts of releasing a web series is promoting it.…

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