Make Television

Making a Television Show for Internet TV

Want to make your own television show? Don't know where to start? Don't know what to do? Don't know what's the difference between Internet TV and plain old TV?

You're in the right place to get some info. This blog and site -- Make Television -- is about making Internet TV. Coming from someone making television shows for Internet TV for the first time. (So I'm a newbie at this, probably just like you.) We'll also have other television makers on here too.

You can learn from our mistakes, so you'll know what to avoid and not have to go through them too. And learn from the things we did right, so you benefit from our experience. And we'll get other Internet TV makers on here to share their experience. (You can also get help on our message boards.)

I'll take you through the steps of producing Internet television. Explaining the problems I went through and how I solved them. From hiring the crew -- camera operators, sound people, the director, etc. Getting locations (and having an idea of when and how much you'll have to pay to get locations). What technology to use (and what not to use). The business. How to promote your show. Advertising. And more. And also how to make a living off all this.

What is Internet TV

First, let's get one misconception out of the way. Internet TV is TV that comes over the Internet. It does NOT mean you are going to watch TV on your computer. (Although you can if you want.) You can watch Internet TV on your big screen television set (like you do with plain old TV).

What can you expect from Internet TV?

  • What you want when you want to watch it.
  • Hundred of Thousands of shows.
  • New opportunities for would be television and movie producers.
  • The cost of producing shows and movies decreasing.

Next Blog Entry

In my next blog entry at Make Television I'll share my experiences with hiring a camera operator. Where I was able to find them. How much it cost me. What equipment I needed; and whether I rented or purchased the equipment. (And yes, what kind of camera you use does matter, and can have a huge impact on the quality of your show.) And give some tips (based on what I've learnt) on selecting a good one. So either bookmark this site's URL -- http://maketelevision.com/ -- or subscribe to our RSS feed -- http://maketelevision.com/feed -- to keep in touch and up to date.

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published on Friday January 27, 2006 @ 3:18PM
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