Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 76: The Web Series is Dead. Long Live the Web Series.

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Recently there was an article in The Guardian about the future of web series that’s been causing a bit of an uproar in the indie web series community.

It says that web series are in decline because Hollywood has stepped in and indie creators can’t compete with the big guns: Netflix and Amazon.  It goes as far as saying that aside from a few established talents/series that have managed to sustain…

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Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 75: R.I.P. Joan

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I’ve been working towards a deadline and it’s been nuts (pulling 12-15 hour days) so this week will be short.  I was going to postpone but instead decided to write a few words about Joan Rivers, who, unless you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t hear, recently died.

I don’t think there’s a female comedian today who’s not indebted to her.  And while I’m not a stand-up, I do write comedy and…

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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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