Producing Webisodes

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Producing Webisodes

Spring 2021

Taught By: Vinay Chowdhry

Section: A

CRN: 4428

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 54258) 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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 2:15pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 703

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021