Month: May 2013

Episode the Fifty Ninth: Web Series Anticipation

One does not simply produce a 12 episode web seriesNobody ever said making web series was easy! Maybe we don’t give enough respect to these people who work for little to nothing, sometimes even giving thousands of dollars of their own money to make our entertainment, but we do appreciate it. We also appreciate that lots of times these creators are doing something for the first time because the technology makes it so damn easy nowadays. But of course, it’s rarely the technology that keeps series and films in production hell.

In this episode we chat about some of the shows that have had false starts, and changed paths over the long process from the idea to the release. First up, Causality the Series, a time travel show we’ve been waiting for since 2011.

We finally cover the long awaited Mila’s Fountain, unfortunately not delivering the news that Nick, or the other 999 followers of their Facebook page, want to hear. But we and the creators still hold hope.

Episode the Fifty-Eighth: We finally review the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and The Bloody Mary Show

That’s right, we finally get on board the Lizzie train. In a way I think I was putting it off because I’m nothing, if not a hipster who hates anything popular.

Okay, I’m not really a hipster, and I don’t automatically hate something if it’s popular, but I do feel like a big part of what we do is to help people find new, good and hard-to-find webseries to watch. And let’s be realistic, EVERY-ONE, has heard of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. But we did it, and we have no regrets!

We begin, however, with a confusing conversation that means nothing to you, dear listener, about our episode numbering system. But if you do pay attention, you will hear us ask you to help us name our series on making webseries. So far we’ve covered Visual Effects, Writing and Music Composing. Find us a name for this series.

And on to the shows. We begin with a conversation about Kickstarter, since the creators of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries have raised over $400,000 to do something. Which it turns out is another Austen adaptation of the unfinished novel Sanditon. We are looking forward to a new experiment in storytelling across a number of networks. Maybe this new show will also include Instagram and Pinterest…

The next show we covered we found via our other new favourite experiment in storytelling, Super Mashed Up. As mentioned previously, Super Mashed Up is by the creators of Super Geeked Up and Clutch The Series and brings 7 different webseries worlds in clashing chaos together. The Bloody Mary Show was mashed up with Clutch in this episode

The Bloody Mary Show is a strange little story of a number of paranormal beings, sans vampire, werewolf, or zombies, who hang out at their local and live out their sordid lives while the rest of the bunch meddle in their shit. Enjoy!

Bonusode #33 – Music in Web Series with Adrian Ellis and Rob Gokee

Bach with a Vengeance!

That is what the perfect title for this bonusode would be if we had the balls to deliver that kind of humour.

Returning to the internet-waves, we called in the big guns in the form of music composers Adrian Ellis (Out with Dad) and Rob Gokee (Night of the Zombie King, SOLO the series) to talk about scoring web series and what to do when a director asks for “something that sounds awesome like Hans Zimmer” for lo-no budget.

It was great having both of them on LR to talk about this because we’ve seen a TON of series that stand out with the right score. There are many aspects of production that “make-or-break” it, and score is not one to be overlooked. We talked about how to argue for original score over purchasing stock tracks, how to communicate story through music and why Minnesota sucks so bad…poor Minnesota.

What killer score have you heard in web series lately? We mentioned our favourites, now it’s your turn.