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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932907866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932907865
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Byte-Sized Television is a first of its kind, all-in-one guide to creating short-form TV series for the Internet. Written in a hip and entertaining style in the language of the Web generation, this book guides the aspiring videomaker from an initial series idea through writing, production, and uploading and marketing a polished pilot and successive episodes of his or her own original Internet TV series.

About the Author

Ross Brown has written and produced some of the most successful TV series of all time including The Cosby Show, Who’s the Boss?, and Step By Step. He has created prime-time series for ABC, CBS, and the WB. Ross teaches at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, one of the top film schools in the country, where he created the groundbreaking Byte-Sized Television courses. He has taught and mentored hundreds of students. His students have won awards at LA Webfest, The New York Television Festival, and the LA NextTV festival, and have gone on to launch successful careers in film and television.

 


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Ross Brown began his writing career on NBC's award-winning comedy series The Cosby Show. He went on to write and produce such hit TV shows as The Facts of Life, Who's the Boss?, and Step By Step. He has created prime time series for ABC, CBS and the WB. His play Hindsight received two staged readings at the Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, California) in July of 2007. His short play Field of Vision was performed in Chicago at the Appetite Theater's Bruschetta 2008 festival.
He is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange, CA, where he developed a series of cutting-edge courses on creating TV series for the Internet.

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It takes you through the process step by step in an engaging, down-to-earth, easy to use format.
E. J. Farrar
I was a student of Ross Brown's at Chapman University and, if his book is half as good as his class was, you'd be crazy not to buy it.
teacher's pet
If you are considering making a TV Show for the Internet and your scripts are short and want a following, then this book is for you.
Dennis Dowhy

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By jj on April 13, 2011
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I wanted to love this book, but it became a love hate thing. First, and glaringly, it is not 260 pages. Not even close---under 200 actual pages which makes for a thin book. They paginate to 218 but over 20 of those pages are for one appendix or another. One was on additional reading, and I looked at those books---not impressive.

First, what I thought I was getting was a somewhat technical book on how to make an internet TV show happen. What you get is 199 pages written quite nicely by a writer about writing, mostly. That part was really, really disappointing. Not because it was poorly written--->because it was about WRITING. If the book was billed as WRITING for video, then fine. But it is about CREATING a TV SERIES for the INTERNET. I just thought there would be more about the internet and about how to do a series on the internet---technical stuff.

He says to upload it onto U-tube. Then he does say, unless you want to do some interactive things and then you might need a website. I just thought he could have expanded on all of that, or maybe could have had a co-writer who knew about such things, because I personally think the advent of internet TV is about programs you make that stand alone on the internet and have audience interaction---something like Bravo. If you think you are getting that, you aren't.

It is a 2011 version and so I assume his links to sites on the web are current and he does give some good ones. He has ideas on how to get casting--->like going to a college or to a theatre group. I thought that was helpful---I probably would have put an ad in the paper and these are MUCH BETTER ideas. I give him credit for that.

He points out what anyone who has ever used a video camera knows which is that the sound is pitiful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Watson on April 1, 2011
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Every time my kid comes home from school, he's got another Youtube video to show me, some video a few film students made and posted. And while a few are howlingly funny, just as many cry out for an editor, for direction, for "Byte Sized Television" by Ross Brown. Writing with the verve of a longtime comedy writer and the knowledge of an insider, Brown has put together the best "how to" on how to join the future of TV. It takes more than talent and a camcorder. It takes hard work, organization, script savvy, and a sense of what will, and more importantly, what will not work. My favorite section of "Byte-Sized Television" is "Fatally Flawed Series Concepts." Save yourself time and trouble. Brown has 20 years in the business. Listen to him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Colleary on March 31, 2011
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... without reading this book first. I have worked both with and for Ross Brown, and he knows TV. From concept to posting and everything in between, it's like hiring him to run your show (and a lot cheaper!).
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By Angela Marsh on April 9, 2014
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This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning the nuts and bolts of creating a television series for the internet. From concept through marketing, Ross Brown delivers an easy to read guide filled with examples, resources, and interviews with content creators to make this process accessible and easy to grasp. A must read for anybody interested in television production, writing, or creating their own series from the ground up.
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Great book. Besides learning about web video series alone, I learned more about storytelling and creating characters for video in this book than most I have read. If you plan to do anything with online video, it is an excellent read.
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By Robert Philipp on October 22, 2013
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Really good book. Concise and gets to the point quickly. Highly recommend this book for broadcast students and hobbyists alike.
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By FRANK LENTINI on September 25, 2013
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If you want to do a series, this book is a must read. Ross Brown covers every step in detail.
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Nicely organized book that gives a practical outline to follow to create your own web TV series. Highly recommended. I sent my copy to my producing partner.
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