Thursday 22nd February 2018,
Televisual

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Web Series Research and Television Genres

Web Series Research and Television Genres

I’ve been incredibly busy of late with various projects (lectures, editing documentaries, freelance and academic articles) and haven’t had time to post. Nevertheless I did want to give a couple scholarly updates. First is really just a class assignment — click for report — on Jason Mittell’s Genre and Television. Mittell’s is a remarkably well-researched [...]

September 28, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Series Research and Television Genres

A “New Kid” Delivers Mad Men Parody “Ma Men”

A “New Kid” Delivers Mad Men Parody “Ma Men”

(Click the photo above for video!) The level of humor here is pretty base: the Boston accent is funny. But, hey, it is funny! Bloggers are already raving about New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre’s spoof Ma Men — although it really has little to do with the original. The 36-year old McIntyre is [...]

September 16, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

The End of YouTube?

The End of YouTube?

No website stays on top forever. So in the tradition of reckless speculation, in an article over at Ronebreak, I lay the case for YouTube’s demise, just for sport. [...]

August 10, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on The End of YouTube?

“Adam On The Road” and Other Web Series

“Adam On The Road” and Other Web Series

You’re forgiven if you don’t watch any made-for-Internet television — also known as: web series, webisodes, web shows, or web originals; they’re still working on the name. Most people don’t. Ever since Lonelygirl15, the faux-vlog on YouTube turned ridiculously over-the-top web series, debuted three years ago, the web show has been consistently on the rise [...]

July 10, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on “Adam On The Road” and Other Web Series

Online Television, Web Serials Primer – Introduction (Part 2)

Online Television, Web Serials Primer – Introduction (Part 2)

DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION: Where the Shows Go                               Web serials are also experimenting with distribution and exhibition online. The main debate centers on how to showcase the show, how people find it. This typically involves using either a video hosting site [...]

May 7, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

Online Television, Web Series Primer – Introduction

Online Television, Web Series Primer – Introduction

UPDATE!: I’ve updated the following post in a clearer format with better information on how the market works. Please see this post: “What is a Web Series?”   ORIGINAL: I wrote this primer on made-for-online TV serials for a seminar here at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania to orient myself [...]

May 6, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 9