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Web Series & Vlogs

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


As he gears up for an appearance at the Tulare Sci-Fi Con 2017 the second weekend of March, Fresno filmmaker Matt Sconce (director of locally shot films Stricken, Firefall, and Altar) sat down with Kings River Life to discuss his latest project, a 10-episode sci-fi web series called SuperBlam.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In June I went to my first VidCon in Anaheim and it was amazing! For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s kind of like an online content convention–some people call it a YouTube convention, but there’s so much more out there now than just YouTube.

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Why I Love Rooster Teeth!

IN THE June 18 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Rooster Teeth is a production company for online content based in Austin, Texas. They started 13 years ago when they began to create a web series called Red Vs. Blue in a small room in one of the founder of Rooster Teeth’s, Burnie Burns, apartment.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I enjoy discovering web series–there are so many great ones out there that more people need to know about! Recently I discovered an absolutely amazing pilot for a new web series called Intricate Vengeance! It turns out that it is from the creative mind of someone we have chatted with before–writer, actor, producer, and director Wilson Cleveland. So we took some time to chat with him about this amazing new series!

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by Kathleen Costa


Sometimes Canada gets it right: Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Whiskey, Canadian bacon, and along with those, a unique Canadian detective television show. Murdoch Mysteries premiered in January, 2008, based on the mystery novels of the same name by Maureen Jennings, who also acts as an executive producer. The series is seen on Canadian television CBC, but through fortuitous channel surfing, it was found to also be airing on Ovation, a U.S. cable television network, under the title The Artful Detective.

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by Jessica Ham



We love web series here at KRL and enjoy sharing new ones with our readers when we find ones that we really enjoy. This week we are reviewing From Mansfield With Love, which is based on the book Mansfield Park. Check out this fun video review, and then go check out the series!

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RWBY: Web Series Review

IN THE June 13 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Web series are growing in popularity with more and more people discovering them. There are some amazing shows out there, and we at KRL enjoy sharing about some of those every once in awhile. This week we are sharing Jessica’s video review of the Rooster Teeth animated web series RWBY, which she posted on her YouTube channel in November of 2014!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This week I’m excited to have a review of Scriptwriting 2.0, Writing for the Digital Age, along with an interesting interview with one of the book’s writers, Yuri Baranovsky (who is one of the creators of my favorite web series Leap Year). A link to purchase the book can be found at the end of this post–a portion of those sales goes to help support KRL.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Fans of the Morganville Vampires books by Rachel Caine will be thrilled to know that the first book, Glass Houses, has been turned into a web series that went up this week! And to top it off Amber Benson of Buffy fame is among the cast! KRL took a moment to chat with Rachel about the web series this week as it was going up on Geek and Sundry.

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Horror Hotel Web Series

IN THE October 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Our Halloween issue seemed the perfect time to talk about an interesting web series called Horror Hotel. Recently we interviewed the show’s producer Debbie Hess about this interesting series, and you can even check out an episode of the series at the end of this post!

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Emma Approved: Web Series Review

IN THE September 6 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



Jane Austen is one of the most famous novelists who ever lived. Her books have romance and drama and teach us a little lesson along the way, especially in her novel Emma. Emma is a stubborn woman who is always meddling in other people’s lives by playing matchmaker. She is so busy worrying about how her friends feel that she never stops to realize her own feelings. She hurts people a long the way by being quick to judge and by going a little too far in the meddling. She learns her lesson but it takes some time.

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Streamy Awards Preview

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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andJessica Ham,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham, Chris Lovato,
& Jessica Runnels



This Sunday is the fourth annual Streamy Awards for online video. KRL has previously reviewed some of the web series nominated this year and we are reposting here our reviews of those nominated series: Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Chosen, and Bravest Warriors. A review of Emma Approved, also nominated, will be up this Saturday morning!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


With the Streamys coming up soon (online video’s version of the Emmy Awards), a lot of people are thinking about web series right now, something we at KRL have been keeping an eye on and reporting about for a while. Web series come in all different shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of budgets and target audiences. This week we are reviewing a new web series that premiered in July, and this one is just plain fun–Axis of Action.

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by Chris Lovato



When Ian Mitchell gets a wood box on his doorstep containing a photograph and a gun, he’s drawn into a game of, quite literally, life and death in the Crackle web series, Chosen.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


After I reviewed the web series Leap Year, I was contacted by Kelsey Rauber, one of the creators of the web series Kelsey. She asked if I’d consider reviewing their show. Always on the lookout for another good web series, I headed over to check it out.

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by Chris Lovato



With the rising popularity of Adventure Time, cartoons have become mainstream among the people they were popular with 20-something years ago. Since those people are “all grown up,” it’s become necessary to cater them toward adults and that is exactly what Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time seeks to do with his newest and quite popular, series: The Bravest Warriors.

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Hipsterhood: Web Series Review

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



I love web series. They are a great way to create something short but wonderful. Web series are my favorite way of entertainment these days, and I have a lot of favorites but one of them on the top of my list is Hipsterhood.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Thanks to my daughter I recently began watching web series and find I have fallen in love with this fairly new style of entertainment. The length of episodes (generally running from 5 to 10 minutes) is perfect for my busy lifestyle–I can sit down and take a quick break and enjoy an episode or two. What has amazed me is the incredible quality that is out there–they easily rival the quality of big budget TV.

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