Producing Webisodes

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Producing Webisodes
Fall 2022
Taught By: V Chowdhry
Section: A

CRN: 11178

Credits: 3

The "webisode" is not a new genre, but rather a new all-encompassing platform or delivery mechanism for creative content akin to the short film, although the screen it is designed for is smaller, the content is engineered to be episodic, and success is measured by the number of "eyeballs." The goal of the project-level course is to pitch, incubate, develop, write, cast, shoot, edit, and ultimately upload a 5-7 minute pilot episode in the duration of a semester. The concepts should be unique and strongly character driven; professional-caliber production values will be strictly enforced. The semester will be divided into quarters, with students working intensively on development, pre-production, production, and post-production. In the post-production segment, we will study in-depth video compression techniques, visit sites that host video, and discuss the best distribution options or delivery mechanism. Students should have a strong background in audio and video production, as well as a firm grasp of narrative structure and some experience in working with actors.

Prerequisite: Media Practices: Digital Video Production (NMDS 5428) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:34am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 602
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022