Web Series–Notes on the Phenomenon. Cover Image

Serial internetowy–notatki o zjawisku.
Web Series–Notes on the Phenomenon.

Author(s): Paweł Sołodki
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego
Keywords: web series; YouTube; Vimeo
Summary/Abstract: The article takes a closer look at web series which not only are distributed exclusively via world wide web (usually YouTube and Vimeo) but for which thehyper textuality, modularity or transmediality stand for their essential qualities. I have divided web series into three categories: 1) very cheap, short series and seriesof a few episodes amateurish in form ; 2) semi-professional series of a longerlength, sometimes genre-oriented; 3) professional “extensions” (spin-off’s) of traditional TV series, 4) branded series considered to represent narrative commercials of minor and major brands.The author analyses the form and content of the above regarding both fictionaland documentary works; elaborates on one of the most complex examples (“H+. The Digital Series” by Warner Bros.) and finishes with opportunities anddisad vantages of such a film form.

  • Page Range: 33-46
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish