Our teacher Mark Gantt co-produced and starred in his own web series – The Bannen Way, on Sony’s Crackle.com. Take a look at it here!
Running time: 80 minutes, Three Chapters, 13 Episodes
OVERVIEW: Learn how to develop and pitch your idea into a web series that will get made and get seen. If you’ve been waiting around for the right project to come along that matches your creative talent and vision, the digital world gives you the opportunity to “build your own door and walk through it.” Mark covers everything from defining your idea into something that will work for the web, to building the foundations of your pitch package for funding and fans, and finally gets into the nitty gritty of executing your pitch strategy so that you can accomplish the project that you set out to make. A nice introduction into the world of web series, and how to make something that truly shows what you are capable of creating.
Learn how “The Bannen Way” did it – a crime / action drama on Sony’s Crackle.com, that got 14 million views in 6 weeks (4 Streamy Awards including Best Actor (Mark) & Best Drama, nominated for 2 Webby Awards).
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How to Develop and Pitch Your Web Series
INTRO: How I got started making web series, and what are your first steps to make yours?
CHAPTER 1: DEFINING YOUR IDEA
Ep 1-1. Target Audience: Who is my target audience?
Ep 1-2. Format: How do I choose the best format and length?
Ep 1-3. Foundations: What are the foundations for a dynamic project?
CHAPTER 2: DEVELOPING YOUR PITCH PACKAGE
Ep 2-1. Package: How to develop a pitch package to assemble your team?
Ep 2-2. Team: How to build your project team?
Ep 2-3. Budget: How to estimate a budget for a teaser or the web series?
CHAPTER 3: EXECUTING YOUR PITCH PLAN
Ep 3-1. Crowd-funding: How should you approach a crowd-funding campaign?
Ep 3-2: Casting: How to approach casting for your web series?
Ep 3-3: Production: What to shoot to help you pitch your web series?
Ep 3-4: Pitching: Who and what to pitch?
Ep 1: BONUS. Building: How to get more people to watch your web series once it’s done?