Production 101: How to Create Your Own Comedy Web Series
Instructor:  Brian Walmsley
Showcase Date: TBD
Class Time(s): 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Class Duration:
Location: Flappers Comedy University - Waldorf Room
118 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, Ca 91502
Cost: $295.00EnrollBuy Now
From Between Two Ferns and The Guild to Epic Rap Battles and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, comedians have been at the forefront of the "new media" revolution, crafting online comedy content outside of the traditional studio route and drawing tens of millions of viewers (and the profit that goes along with them!). No longer must you wait to "be discovered" - instead, discover your own ability to create and produce your OWN comedy web series... even with no budget!

In this intense 6-week class, you will study with a veteran television and new media producer to learn all three phases of professional broadcast television production:
  • Phase 1: Pre-Production / Development
  • Phase 2: Production
  • Phase 3: Post-Production / Delivery

During the course, students will take their ideas and craft them into their very own television series and videos; at the end of the six weeks, each student will have not only fleshed out their concepts, but will have developed their brand and produced a Vine video, a YouTube Trailer and a 3 to 5-minute video to launch online!

For this unique class, it is highly recommended that you bring at least one show concept / idea you would like to build into your own online video series and channel. (Not sure what idea to use? Here's a hint... Make sure your idea can answer these two questions: "Who am I?" "Who is my audience?")

Required Equipment:
  • Video camera (or whatever HD device you will be using to record your videos). Suggested Camera: Canon Vixia or Sony Handycam. You can also use your HD Phone or Tablet, however not recommended for more intensive productions.
  • Editing program: Cyberlink, I-Movie, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Movie Studio, Pinnacle, Adobe Premiere.

NOTE: Please be aware that due to the instructor's professional television production work, the schedule for this class may be subject to change from week to week; should this occur, we will attempt to coordinate with you and give you as much advance notice as possible!
Brian Walmsley

HGTV's House Hunters E! True Hollywood Stories Keeping Up w/ Kardashians The Girls Next Door Fashion Police

Brian Walmsley is a veteran reality TV producer, particularly in the field of New Media, producing online content for numerous shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Girls Next Door, Fashion Police, True Hollywood Stories and many more. His work has been seen on a bevy of different networks including ABC, NBC, E! Entertainment, G4, Style Network, Bravo and the Oxygen Network among others; he currently works as a producer on the hit HGTV series House Hunters.