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Thread: Writing WebSeries

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    I am a bucket. AgentSparkle's Avatar
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    Question Writing WebSeries


    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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    Pro scribe MrJayVee's Avatar
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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:

    Episode 2:

    Episode 3:

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    I am a bucket. AgentSparkle's Avatar
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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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    figuring it all out
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    There are no rules. Do whatever suits your story best.

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    Joker Groupie Celia Cyanide's Avatar
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    probably watching DARK KNIGHT
    Do you know what you want to do with it exactly? The only rules you will really have will come from the site that is hosting.
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