Friday 31st October 2014,
Televisual

research

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

Transforming Hollywood 5: Indie TV Panel

On April 4, 2014 I convened a panel of indie TV creators and UCLA/USC’s Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television, co-organized by Henry Jenkins and Denise Mann. Below you will find 1) video from the panel and 2) a blog post bearing the title of the panel “Indie TV: Where Creators and Fans Pilot [...]

May 29, 2014 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Contemporary Television Syllabus

Contemporary Television Syllabus

How do you teach television today? There are a lot of ways. Here’s my attempt. This week I’ll start teaching “Contemporary Television” to introduce students to the complexities and contradictions of an industry that has changed rapidly over the last 30 years — and continues to do so. There so much television, and so much [...]

March 31, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 2

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Full post at USC. Earlier this month the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presented a Research Seminar with Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. Christian discussed his tentatively titled manuscript, Off the Line: Independent Television and the Expansion of the Creative Economy, [...]

March 26, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Why I Produced The Web Series ‘She’s Out Of Order’

Why I Produced The Web Series ‘She’s Out Of Order’

Over the next few weeks and months the Internet will get yet another web series, but this time I have a hand in it! I put on my producer hat and helped shepherd a new comedy, set for release this spring. She’s Out Of Order is a Philadelphia-set comedy about Tara Moseley, an arts and [...]

February 25, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 3

Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ Will Not Change TV. Web TV Already Did.

Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ Will Not Change TV. Web TV Already Did.

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish for linking. We’ve waited almost a decade for more Arrested Development, the groundbreaking sitcom of the aughts. Now with a release date set, critics and fans are eager for Mitch Hurwitz’s franchise to break new ground on the web, via Netflix. Think Progress‘ Alyssa Rosenberg, one of television’s sharpest critical [...]

January 11, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video 2

Web TV Networks and “Next-Gen” Television, 1995-Now

Web TV Networks and “Next-Gen” Television, 1995-Now

Research update! Every once in awhile I introduce academic articles I’ve published for readers who can’t access them. This fall I wrote a piece for a special issue of the Journal of Communication Inquiry on television studies. The issue, with essays from Michele Hilmes, Horace Newcomb, Eileen Meehan and others, is an outgrowth of the University of [...]

December 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

Beginner’s Guide to Making and Marketing Web Video

Beginner’s Guide to Making and Marketing Web Video

I’m speaking at the 2012 Blogging While Brown Conference tomorrow, and I was asked to prepare handouts instead of a Powerpoint presentation. My panel, with Scandalous Beauty‘s Erin J. Bailey, is titled “More than Words: the Power of Images & Video.” It’s sponsored by BlogHer. Here’s the description: Is video is the next wave of web monetization? [...]

June 1, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 2

Chicago-bound!

Chicago-bound!

I’m very pleased to say I’ve accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. My official appointment begins fall 2013; this fall I will be a visiting assistant professor at the school (with the mission of finishing the book). Northwestern’s School of Communication [...]

February 14, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 1

Looking Beyond Big Video in ‘Continuum’

Looking Beyond Big Video in ‘Continuum’

Click for journal article at Continuum. As video networks become increasingly successful monetizing audiences — through either advertising or subscription — the question arises: what about everyone else? Most Americans are unaware of the rich ecosystem for video online, from smaller omnibus sites like Blip to minority networks like GLO. Yet as dynamic as the space [...]

January 30, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Introducing: Hacktivision

Introducing: Hacktivision

I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to announce a new blog about the future of video and television! Within the last month, YouTube’s re-launch has changed the video landscape, Hulu and Netflix announced more original content, and the web series community has been experimenting with award shows. Hacktivision is the brainchild of Josh Braun, a Quinnipiac [...]

January 16, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0