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Web Series Development

Thought about creating a web series and want to know how to go about it? This course will discuss web series creative development including episode outlines, storylines, pilot and pitch development, and other elements such as actors and sound. Production concerns such as funding sources, budgeting, platforms around the world and the key role of social media will also be covered. This workshop gives a general overview for filmmakers new to web series and looking for a starting point for your production.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking and Short Film Writing are recommended as prerequisites.
This workshop is sponsored by DRCC. Learn more at:

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS, prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application at

You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link 24 hours prior to your class. To join the workshop click on the link and open the application or web browser. After this, the instructor will admit you into the workshop.

Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time so the instructor can admit you before the lesson begins.

part 1: Mon 30 November 2020, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Wed 2 December 2020, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Mon 30 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Barb Taylor

Barb Taylor has expertise in mobile application, audio and animation worlds.  She has just wrapped researching and writing a digital strategy for the City of Calgary property which includes an investigation into the impact of Internet of Things (IoT), artifical intelligence and voice.  Previously Barb was mobile application product owner for Canadian Tire, CBC and Corus Entertainment. Barb has audio expertise through her previous positions as Digital Manager for both CBC Radio and Corus Entertainment Radio. She is the recipient of the Corus Innovation Award for the creation of a tween online radio station and a Webby Honoree for her work on the CBC Massey Lectures’ website based on Lawrence Hill’s book Blood the Stuff of Life

Barb is an award winning animation artist. She’s most recently completed a cell animated short Bobbi and Sheelagh with support from Canada Council which recently screened at Tricky Women Animation Festival in Vienna, Fairytales in Calgary among others.  Previous animation includes Tomboy, recipient of the CBC Canadian Reflection Award and Audience Award Reeling Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Chicago among others. Barb currently has an animated feature film Queen Maeve in development and is just completing a short based on the memoir How to Get a Girl Pregnant in collaboration with artist Karleen Pendleton Jiménez.

Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember