Webseries Theories was a multi-channel, film theory web project that I created. Essentially, I set out to engage the community of people producing and enjoying narrative web series. My ambitious goal for the project was as follows:
“Web Television is pioneering a new dawn of interactive entertainment and communication; it deserves a community of independent intellectual thought and appreciation.is hopefully one step on the path toward that end: a platform for inquiry into understanding our blossoming medium. It’s not a news site, but a web journal with the aim of facilitating thoughtful, interactive, and open discussion. It promotes intellectual thought, commentary, critique, theory, and appreciation of the Web Series format and Web Television culture.”
While the project was active, I regularly reported on new web series and web television news. My writing ranged from web series production advice, commentary, and reviews to film theory applied to web series. My writing approach for the project included analysis of the cinematic qualities of the web series. But the approach also included analysis of the series’ web presence, content delivery platform, and marketing tactics.
Despite being an on the side, one-man operation, the project generated a moderately successful level of engagement with the web television community. During the project, web series creators regularly sent me press releases regarding their series. Also, several of the other web television culture publications engaged with the project through social media and other communications.
I have republished a selection of some of the posts that I wrote as a part of the Webseries Theories project on my blog for this site.
Finally, I am always looking for new opportunities to write film theory and analysis. So click the button below and tell me about your film writing project.