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Friday, August 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Web Series Frontier: Ideation and Creation

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What do “Orange Is the New Black,” “Gary Saves the Graveyard,” and “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” have in common (besides long titles)? They’re all successful web series - that is, episodic content that has been intentionally created for and to be delivered over the Internet. Web series are fast-proving to be the most exciting narrative platform in the new postHollywood paradigm - and the most effective way for aspiring screenwriters, content creators, and film makers to break into the entertainment industry. Compared to the traditional networks, producing a web series is extremely affordable and egalitarian. With little more than a smartphone and a computer, you, too, can become a showrunner. This two-part workshop - plus a panel discussion - focuses on the essential ingredients for writing and producing your own series for the wild wild web. Part 1 will be a step-by-step examination of the process from concept ideation to delivery. We’ll discuss the creative, practical, and logistical challenges that face every production no matter what the scale and budget. Designing a doable series, webisode and season length, the duties of a showrunner, assembling a crew, and getting the most production value are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

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Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He's worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. His credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), Dudes, The Mask of... Read More →
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Martin Vavra

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Martin Vavra is the creator of three web series, as well as multiple short films and over 100 commercials. He has worked with Intel and Microsoft and his award winning films have played all over the world.


Friday August 7, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mount Hood

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