Leon Mayne teams up with Baby Isako (writer for ‘Venus vs Mars’) to present the seminar;
Producing a Web Series Part 1: Expanding the Frame
Friday 3 July 2015 (18:00 – 19:00) (Buy tickets here)

Leon Mayne’s Top Tips
Tip 1: Your characters and story/premise are the most important components of your series. Don’t get hung up on the quality of the camera. People watch shows for their favourite characters and story lines, so as long you concentrate on making those aspects to the best of your ability, the web space/audience will allow you to compliment them gradually with production value (if you don’t have the budget/equipment for it).
Tip 2: Assemble a team that believes in your project and don’t undervalue their importance. Every single person you have in your team, from the soundman to your editor has an important part to play in your series. Make sure they feel valued and listen to what they have to say in regards to their work. A team that believes in your project will give you 110% every time and that loyalty is priceless.
Tip 3: Make sure your premise is realistic/simple in accordance with your budget/resources. This will allow you to shoot frequent episodes, source locations and cast for free/cheap and also allocate your budget to more important components including sound, props etc.
Tip 4: Timing is of the essence. There is rarely a time when shoot-day goes according to plan. There could be problems with equipment, location delays, lateness etc. Make sure you allocate enough time for these mistakes to happen so you can get the shots you need. Always keep the ball rolling on set and getting ready for the next take because time flies when you’re having fun!
Tip 5: Find your audience. Whether your audience is niche or wide open, start to find ways to market to them from the beginning. Social Media is of massive importance in pre, post or during production and release. Get them interested, get them sharing, make them loyal.