After producing hit films like Soul Food and reality shows for BET and TV One, Tracey Edmonds is looking to conquer the Web. In March, she launched Alright TV, a family- and faith-oriented Web network.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has turned to the web to share eye-opening artwork with the world in a new web series, “82nd & Fifth”. The series, which consist of 100 two-minute videos, two of which will be released each Wednesday through December 25, features The Met’s curators talking about “100 works of art that changed the way they see the world.”
Jack Black is getting into the web series biz, partnering with Yahoo to produce Ghost Ghirls, a scripted comedy series slated to hit Yahoo! Screen this spring. The 12-episode series, starring Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci, tells the story of two young female ghostbusters that investigate paranormal activity.
Web video has long been considered a cheaper alternative to television and film, but these days professional web series often look just as good as what you see on TV. And the cast, crew and equipment used to shoot web series often rivals that of film and television productions. So how much money goes into producing a series for the web? To shed some light on this question, YouTuber Freddie Wong’s production company, Rocket Jump, has created an infographic revealing The Cost Of A Webseries.
As Gangnam Style approaches 1 billion views, another viral video is making history on YouTube as well. Today, ‘Charlie bit my finger’ became the first non-professional, non-music video to surpass half a million YouTube views. The video hit the landmark just in time for the launch of three new original web shows staring viral stars Charlie and Harry, along with their younger brother Jasper.
Today a new Hanukkah web series is launching that is unlike any Hanukkah web series you’ve ever imagined. Bubala Please puts a new spin on the holiday of lights with Jaquann and Luis—two “latke-making, dreidel-spinning, menorah-lighting gang-bangers.” That’s right, we said menorah-lighting gang-bangers. And yes, it’s every bit as offensive as it sounds.
Charlie Bit My Finger is the most successful homemade viral video of all time. The video has been viewed over 486 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube in 2007, has been featured in commercials, television shows, and parodied and remixed without end. And the ride isn’t even close to being over. Today news hit the press that Charlie and his brother Harry are getting their own web series.
According to a report from Mike Shields of Adweek, Twitter is “in serious talks about the possibility of launching several original video series via Twitter.” They already serve as a major platform for the sharing of web video, with over 500 video links being tweeted out every minute, but it looks like they are preparing to take things a step further, with new original video content that will actually live on the site.
‘House of Style,’ the iconic MTV fashion show hosted by super models like Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn, Molly Sims and Bar Rafaeli is revving up for a comeback on the web. MTV is bringing the series back as a digital show, which will premiere on the MTV style blog on October 9.
Multimedia storytellers have found a niche in creating punchy, multi-part stories for video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. But the visual bookmarking site Pinterest is also open to videos and audio tracks, and artists are taking notice. On Thursday a Web series called “Beat Girl” hit the pinboard running with 145 pins containing both videos and still images. Has a new genre arrived?