For my show project I made a series of web-episodes and
put them online to view to an audience. My web-series
was called ‘detention deﬁcit’
For the project I Directed the episodes ﬁlmed ...
...I also wrote the scripts for the episodes, In some cases writing too
much and having to edit down...
...And I also acted in the episodes.
Research I did before starting the project
I started out researching what a show was and what it meant to
put on a show. I looked at theatres and cinema and discussed
similarities they had including talking
about things that were different too.
I also looked at street performances as well. How it’s different too
to putting a show on including differences for audiences as well.
I then moved to looking at
television and how that was
different from say theatre or
I then started looking at current web-series online and
stating how they were different from a show on television. after
looking at webisodes i moved to thinking of ideas for my webseries.
throughout the project I used a blog to record my work
done and wrote down things i needed to do.
I wrote most of it at home and it was a good way to
sum up work done for each day and making a record of
the project as a whole. it was good that it was on a blog
because it meant i could do work at home on it and any
computer i happened to go on, whether it was college
or somewhere else.
Jobs and teams
The way jobs and teams were organized was
we all had a meeting and voted for who we thought
would be best for each individual job, starting with the
most important like director and chairman. In the end
the roles were altered slightly due to the class splitting
into two groups.
My job while i was in one big group, the class,
was to write the scripts for each episode. i
began writing the scripts and character proﬁles
while still in the larger group. after we were
split up into two groups My jobs had changed
slightly. i was still the script writer. i also did
directing for the episodes and edited two of the
Planning the content of the episodes wasn’t too
difﬁcult. Before i went off and wrote the scripts,
i sat down with my group to see if they had any
ideas for content of the episode. they would
give me ideas if they had any and then i would
think up an idea for the episode. i made sure to
use ideas and visuals that we could easily apply
to the web series. because i knew we were
ﬁlming at college, i didn’t chose to write an
i knew straight away that the best
way to publicize the web series was
to create a fan page on facebook. it’s
the most popular site on the web and
is heavily used by our target
audience. it seemed the perfect
choice. trailers before the episodes
were important to. they got people
more interested and they anticipated
what the next episodes would entail.
we also wanted to distribute it on
facebook, putting links to the
episodes on their release dates.
the ﬁrst episode was an introduction to the characters, not featuring a main
narrative. i wanted to show the characters and their personalities before playing
around with story lines in future episodes.
things that didn’t work was that the editing was cut too much. hayden wanted to play
around with the editing to make it more funny. in the end it took the comedy away. i
decided not to cut in the same way next time around.
we had to censor swearing in this episode as well. although me and the group thought
it was terrible, we got some good feedback on this. people found it funny.
SHOW 2 my second episode was called trapped. this time around the
episode had a story line. the characters that were
introduced the episode before were now being put through
a situation. this is my favourite of the episodes.
i edited this episode and i kept it simple. i didn’t want to
over do the editing like the episode before.
audience feedback was positive for this episode, more so
than the ﬁrst. people really seemed to like the characters.
lots of people liked Matt's character, vince.
after uploading it
to facebook we got
episode 3 was called gas leak and was the last episode we
made. because of this we wanted to go off with a bang. i
decided to write the script with the group. i thought that it
would make the ideas more crazy and make the episode
completely original in comparison to the other two.
this episode featured lots of effects which is something that
we hadn’t used in the other episodes. i wanted to make the
episode different and a surprise to the audience.
audience feedback was good for the web series. it was mostly the same as well.
•people didn’t like valories character
•people really liked vince
•people didn’t like the ﬁrst episode as much as the other episodes
•they really liked the catchy title sequence and thought it made it look more professional.
•the fake violence worked really well and was represented well
over all I'm happy with the show project. i know that some aspects could have gone
better but in the end, people really enjoyed the episodes and went online on the release
days to watch the episodes. this project wasn’t just about making a successful web series,
it was about creating a fan base and getting people interested in the series. i believe that i
managed to do this really well.