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Web Show Central Magazine

Web Show Central is a quarterly magazine for creators and fans of online and digital content; web series, web shows and YouTube channels and shows.

Each issue includes inspiring interviews with creators of local content; tips and advice from creators; and reviews and what to watch online.

In past issues we’ve interviewed creators of High Road, Flat3, The Adventures of Suzy Boon, White Man Behind a Desk, Nothing Much to Do (and so many more); we’ve covered the ins and outs of crowdfunding, Patreon, entering web fests (and so much more).

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Check out past issues:

Issue 10

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Included in this issue:

REVIEW: THE ADVENTURES OF SUZY BOON

This isn’t a new web series – but it seriously needs more attention. Four and a half stars – a must watch if you haven’t seen it already. Reviewed by Rene Le Bas.

WEB SHOW: BEHIND THE WHITE MAN BEHIND A DESK

With creator Robbie Nicol: Tweeting John Campbell was a big deal – we spent an embarrassingly long amount of time drafting our replies to his tweets.

WEB SERIES: REGGIE’S CASE FILES

Writer Lex Scott: Learning what you can achieve on a micro budget has made me far more critical of people insisting you need lots of money to produce good work.

WEB SERIES: BLADING NEW ZEALAND – WITH A CAMERA

Creator Matt Earle: The feedback from our crowdfunding gave us the confidence to go out on this epic journey.

WEB SERIES: JACK OF ALL TRADES

With Producer Marko Klijn: Let us keep this simple – this is just plain fun!

WEB SERIES (AUSTRALIA): i can’t even.

With creators Hayley and Alyce Adams: Web series should be recognised as their own separate format, not shorter episodes of TV.

WEB SHOW: HAHANA

With Director/Producer/Editor Vicki Makutu: Directing and producing for me was all new, so I was learning a new skill while I was actually in the thick of production.

ISSUE 9

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Included in this issue:

WEB SHOW INTERVIEW: HUMAN POSTCARDS

Director Nora Jaccaud: We imagine each film as a 60-second dose of humanity that even the busiest person can enjoy.

WEB SHOW INTERVIEW: ENGAGE TV

Director Kerry Du Pont: Engage has always been about telling real teenage stories, and you can’t do that with adults reading from an autocue.

WEB SHOW INTERVIEW: LIVING BIG IN A TINY HOUSE

Creator Bryce Langston: It’s very exciting to be filming a web series in New Zealand that’s getting so much international attention.

CREATORS: HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL WEB SERIES

Create individual titles for each web series episode, rather than an episode number – and other vital tips for creating a successful web series from the Vancouver Web Fest.

WRITING THE RECIPE – STORYBOARDING

With storyboarding imagine you are looking through a camera lens rather than drafting down the action needed directly. By Warren Mahy, Shot Mechanics Ltd.

 

Issue 8

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Included in this issue:

INTERVIEW: TROPFEST NZ 2015

Finalists share the challenges and inspirations behind their short films.

INTERVIEW: GAME OVER

Web series Director Trish Phelan: Don’t make a show reel, tell a story like any TV writer or short film Director would.

INTERVIEW: VAJAZZLE

Short film Director Nathalie Boltt: Crowdfunding is the answer for filmmakers who can’t navigate or wait for Film Commission funding.

INTERVIEW: YOUTUBE – THE NEWEST CAREER IN NEW ZEALAND

YouTuber Jamie Curry: New Zealanders don’t understand YouTube is a job, a career path and an advertising platform.

INTERVIEW: $1 RESERVE

Producer Anna Duckworth: Showcasing new acting talent through a web series.

INTERVIEW: LOADING DOCS IS BACK!

Ten doco makers share the inspiration for the short films they’re about to make.

CREATOR’S CORNER: YOUTUBE: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESS

As a YouTube creator, how do you stand out, how do you get seen?

CREATOR’S CORNER: THE ADDED VALUE OF CLOSED CAPTIONING

YouTubers and web series creators around the world are joining the closed captioning movement and bringing words to the internet.

CREATOR’S CORNER: WEBFESTS AROUND THE WORLD

Web festival directors and web series creators share insights into the benefits and logistics of submitting to web fests.

CREATOR’S CORNER: MAKING WEB SERIES THAT WORK

Web series creators discuss how to build and engage with audiences: The first five seconds of your video is the time you have to grab someone’s attention.


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