February 2010 Archives

This week join the conversation with Brett Register, Craig Frank, Rick Rey, Zadi Diaz, and Steve Woolf as we talk at length about what a web series actually is, the upcoming Streamy Awards, the International Academy of Web Television, and the ghost of Pixelodeon. Oh, and we drink a lot of wine (except for Craig Frank).

There's a lot of talk about the new generation of Los Angeles entertainment-driven web video makers, the proliferation of scripted series, the lack of quality out there, and the experience of creating non-fiction content versus fictional content. We also touch on some of the hot points around screeners for web series to prompt to Streamy votes, branded entertainment, the small presence of international participants in the International Academy of Web Television, the brief run (and revival?) of WebTVDirt, and east coast versus west coast versus midwest web series creators.

NOTE: sorry about all the cell phone interference in this episode. Next time, all phones in airplane mode!

UPDATE: Jon from Hawaii won the Buckyballs! Thanks for listening the whole way, Jon!

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New Mediacracy

It's a web video conversation over 3 bottles of wine with Steve Woolf, Zadi Diaz, Chris McCaleb, and Kent Nichols from downtown Los Angeles!

It's 4 creators with nearly 200 million video views between them talking shop about the things they've seen and heard over their years in the industry. Lots of good stories and laughs to be had, so come hang out and let us know what you want to hear from future podcasts!

Just some of the stuff we touch on in this talkcast:

  • What we hate about web shows
  • Approaching a career in web video with the right mindset
  • When to call it quits on a long-running show
  • Interactivity (or not) in web shows
  • Production issues galore
  • Juicy stories from years gone by
  • Tons, tons more!

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New Mediacracy is a casual conversation in the form of an audio podcast about the world of web video featuring industry producers, directors, writers, and other content creators.


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