Hey Webheads, thinking of producing your own web series?

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So watching Lit for Webheads  has inspired you and you want to shoot your own literary web series. All a Webhead needs to get started is an idea, a computer and the right production equipment. Since few of us know where to start, we’re here to help!

Recently a young producer I know invested in basic equipment. She is just starting out, so a lot of thought and research went into balancing cost with practicality. As inspiration, let’s look at what she uses. To upload HD quality video either directly or indirectly to the internet, and livestream to a tablet, she has a Canon VIXIA HF R52, with an added camera pan table. It also has a removable data card for additional storage. For sound she has a compatible RØDE “shotgun” mic held on the camera with a bracket with two cold shoes. A Neewer LED video light and a modestly priced tripod complete her self-made starter kit. You can always go bigger, but this should get you off to a good start.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Catch Brent Bailey (Emma Approved) on the February 6 episode of Hart of Dixie…upcoming series Project Dashwood has a giveaway and more fun during #DashwoodWeek…Did you see the Carmilla writing and transmedia team’s hangout?…The Candle Wasters posted video from day one of shooting Lovely Little Losers…In case you missed it, here is the Pemberley Digital & The March Family Letters Q&A…Sadly, In Earnest and Green Gables Fables are drawing to a close…there are two weeks left in the fun, incentive-filled (autographed YA novels!) crowdfunder for The Classic Alice…Have you seen the bloopers from A Midsemester Night’s Dream?…And as an early Valentine’s Day present, Pemberley Digital gives us the VidCon-exclusive The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Blooper Reel. And, yes, Dizzie shippers, there’s kissing…

WHAT’S HAPPENING

After Maggie’s John Thornton rant on East & West, she answers questions from Twitter and eats jam toast.

On Elinor and Marianne Take Barton, Marianne shut down after being rejected by Will, Edward was exhausted from looking after Lucy, Brandon found Marianne incoherent after a cold walk in the rain, and Elinor tried to make sense of it all.

Tom left on business and the Crawfords insinuated themselves more into Mansfield Park on From Mansfield With Love, Frankie opened a care package from Will, and Ed is clearly smitten with Mary.

Anne decided to defer college to stay home and help Marilla with the farm on Green Gables Fables, and Shirbert shippers buzzed about the twitter exchanges between Anne and Gil.

On In Earnest, Aunt B freaked out when she heard the name “Prism,” alluding to a crime against the Bracknell family, Lacey and Drew discussed Victorian christenings, and Algy has to bring Lacey to face Aunt B.

The March daughters voted to make Laurie an honorary March daughter, and presented part 2 of “The Witch’s Curse” on The March Family Letters.

On The Misselthwaite Archives Phoebe told Mary about the secret glade where Uncle Art and Aunt Lily spent happy times, but that the forest became forbidden after Lily passed away there. Mary hikes in the forest, and makes friends with a cat named Robin. Wait, were those toadstools?

A leaky pipe on The Writing Majors sets off a series of events that sends Emily into full panic mode, which frustrates Jane.

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