Today on the podcast we switch things up a bit, on this episode I get put into the hot seat as budding filmmakers, Anna and Graham, grill me about creating my web series THE DREAMERS from scratch.
We go over all things technical - equipment, production, and editing. The conversation is fast paced and informative. If you are curious about the process or dreaming about getting your own web series off the ground - this is the podcast for you.
2:50 - How Anna found Kelsey
3:50 - Kelsey's journey to finding an agent and then dropping them
7:15 - How Kelsey makes her ends meet as a filmmaker and how she financed Season 2
8:50 - To crowdfund or not to crowdfund? Why you should use Seed&Spark
10:50 - How to truly self distribute your work. Enter Gumroad.
13:18 - What does it take to build and retain fans? How does The Dreamers build its fan base?
14:50 - Working through Social Media to build a fan base
15:40 - Should you write and market to a small niche for a web series?
17:20 - How much technical training do you need before creating a web series?
19:20 - How many people do you need on a crew to create a web series?
22:00 - What equipment do you need at minimum to create a quality looking web series?
26:00 - The day the car rig died. #RIP
27:45 - What you need to understand about sound work while filming and some editing tricks
30:45 - What was the formula The Dreamers used to film full length episodes?
32:20 - Making mistakes and how to weather them when filming
34:50 - Why the quality of your audio and sound is so deeply important when filming
35:40 - How to license music like a boss when creating a web series, and things to avoid
45:15 - Anna and Graham's idea for their web series
47:00 - Improving a short film and why it's the best
48:40 - What do you think about putting a web series on YouTube versus Vimeo?
52:15 - Should you open a business bank account when you start your web series? An LLC?
56:25 - What are the steps to going with the SAG-AFTRA New Media Contract?
1:00:00 - The Scarlet Line is THE COOLEST.
1:01:00 - If you could give yourself three years ago some advice that you know now, what would it be?
Thanks for listening y'all! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions. We'll be doing another Q&A soon with more questions, because we barely scratched the surface.