Developing my own web series has made me more aware of how people, even within the industry, simply do not get it. They see web series as TV episodes, but only shorter.
THAT IS WRONG.
Web series are there own medium, different from TV and film. I think the web series that fail are the ones that don’t understand this. If web series were like TV, then I’d just watch TV.
Web series are experimental. They have the ability to try different narrative and shooting styles that wouldn’t be accepted on TV or film. That’s what makes them unique. The best web series are the ones that could ONLY work as a web series (e.g The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)
Some see web series as a stepping stone to turning their idea into a TV show or film, but I think this is wrong. Web series should be recognised as their own separate format.