The Media Resource Centre (MRC), in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, is delighted to present the Make Web TV Forum – Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making webisodes (but were afraid to Google) – a one day seminar at the Mercury Cinema Adelaide, offering an opportunity to kick-start aspiring filmmakers’ careers via online delivery.
The seminar is a prerequisite to applications for the MRC’s Web TV production initiative, which offers up to three applicants/teams $3,500 cash plus $3,000 in-kind equipment hire to produce a webseries for online delivery.
Featuring national and international (via Skype) guest speakers, the forum will cover the full spectrum of online content creation and delivery through presentations, Q&A’s and case studies. Guest speakers include:
- Enzo Tedeschi & Julian Harvey (Founders, Distracted Media Online) on creating compelling online content, online audience interaction and traversing the tricky ‘feature to webisode’ story structure.
- Christian Russell (Head of Digital, Clemenger BBDO) on impacts and trends in online advertising and discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of branded content in today’s fickle webiverse.
- Mario Miscione (Creator, The Vault) on the new ‘web to feature’ career path, sharing secrets behind his award winning drama series and demystifies the online video ‘viral myth’.
The seminar also features Q&A case studies from successful online content creators Christiaan Van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters), Steinar Ellingsen (The Inland Sea), Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann (Henry & Aaron 7 Steps to Superstardom) and Tatjana Alexis (SYD2030).
The event concludes with the launch of the 2014 Guidelines for the MRC’s annual Web TV! Webisode Production Initiative followed by a premiere screening of the 2012 Web TV! pilot webisodes.
Web TV! Webisode Production Initiative:
The MRC will offer three applicants/teams $3,500 in cash investment plus $3,000 in kind equipment & facilities hire to develop, produce and market an original web series (4+ episodes, up to 8 mins per webisode) for online delivery and promotion via YouTube’s Global Partners’ Program.
Pitches for potential web series can be in any genre (skit comedy, review, reality, soap, youth, drama, ‘how to’, sitcom, ed-con, factual, doco, mash-up, voxpop, ‘rant’) providing they are (a) narrative-based and/or (b) incorporate a serial structure (sequential or progressive episodes, rather than individual, one-off uploads).