Byte Sized Television: Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet

Byte Sized Television: Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet

by Ross Brown

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Overview

"Byte-Sized Television" is a first of its kind, all-in-one guide to creating short-form TV series for the Internet. Written in a hip and entertaining style in the language of the Web generation, this book guides the aspiring videomaker from an initial series idea through writing, production, and uploading and marketing a polished pilot and successive episodes of his or her own original Internet TV series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615930685
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 04/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 831 KB

About the Author

Ross Brown has written and produced some of the most successful TV series of all time including The Cosby Show, Who’s the Boss?, and Step By Step. He has created prime-time series for ABC, CBS, and the WB. Ross teaches at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, one of the top film schools in the country, where he created the groundbreaking Byte-Sized Television courses. He has taught and mentored hundreds of students. His students have won awards at LA Webfest, The New York Television Festival, and the LA NextTV festival, and have gone on to launch successful careers in film and television.

 

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface           

What’s this book about, who is it for?

            1.            What is a webisode?

            2.            The series concept

            3.            Creating compelling characters

            4.            Creating the world of your series

            5.            The pilot – story

            6.            The pilot – script

            7.            Choosing a visual style

            8.            Practical concerns – equipment and budget

            9.            The pilot – preproduction

            10. The pilot – production

            11. The pilot – postproduction

            12. Building on the pilot – coming up with episode ideas

            13. Placing your show on the Internet

            14. Interviews with pioneers in the field and other creators of note

Epilogue

You’re ready – honest – so go do it!

Appendix I

Screenplay format tutorial

Appendix II

Recommended reading for more detailed discussion of each craft

Appendix III

Syllabi and course outlines for teachers

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