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“Carmilla” Web Series Producer Steph Ouaknine Talks Streaming Media

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Now that we’re 18 episodes into Carmilla Season 2, we can’t help but feel something BIG is on the horizon. Last season, we saw our heroines overthrow a vampire tyrant and bring a nasty-looking angler fish onto the campus of our beloved Silas University. How will they blow our minds this season? Maybe the utter destruction of the human race, or worse—the permanent end to our OTP (one true pairing) Carmilla (Natasha Negovanlis) and Laura (Elise Bauman)? What a nightmare that would be! *sobs uncontrollably at the thought* Before I continue to geek out about all the saucy things happening on the show, here’s the 411 on Carmilla. The web series, which is based on J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella…

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The stakes have been raised! Carmilla returns for more vampire-y goodness

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Calling all Creampuffs: Season 2 of Carmilla (one of our favorite vampire webseries) is back, and I might die from excitement. OK, DIE might be a bit melodramatic, but you get the picture. We’re loving all this queerness in transmedia storytelling these days—and it’s about damn time! Carmilla, which was co-created and written by the fabulous Jordan Hall, is based on the J. Sheridan Le Fanu novella of the same name. The show has grown in popularity since its first episode aired on YouTube in 2014. Fan art, fanfiction, Tumblring galore! I mean, really, you can’t go wrong with a girl vlogging her college “studies” only to find out things at her university are not quite normal. Add in vampires,…

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Jane Austen inspires a witty new web series: Project Dashwood

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Webheads love a great Jane Austen web series! Starting this week is the long-awaited Project Dashwood, a modern adaption of Sense and Sensibility, set in southern California. BookTrib got the scoop on the new series from the its creators, Alayna Mae, Maeve O’Connell, and Jessamyn Leigh. Lit for Webheads: What is the premise of Project Dashwood? Project Dashwood: It is the life of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as seen through the eyes of their younger sister, Margaret. She’s into film and trying her hand at vlogging, so she films everything that happens to her family. The story starts three weeks after her father dies. LFW: Where do you film? PD: We all live in Eugene, Oregon, and shoot there, mostly…

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Webhead extra! Vote for your favorite web series kiss

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: A new Webheads poll! Let’s face it—Webheads live for the kisses that curl your toes and heat you up. Our gift to you—some of our favorites all in one place!  Now go vote for Webheads’ Favorite Kiss.  It’s a tough choice, but somebody has to do it—you may just have to watch again and again and again… Lizzie Bennet Diaries   The Lizzie Bennet Diaries   Emma Approved   Carmilla   Classic Alice   Frankenstein, MD   In Earnest The Lizzie Bennet Diaries   New Adventures of Peter & Wendy   Welcome to Sanditon   Emma Approved Vote for your favorite lit web series kiss: 

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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…

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Lit for Webheads — Spotlight on 2014 voting results and look ahead to 2015

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We’re back, Webheads! Did you miss us? We take a break, and all kinds of things happen! The March Family Letters announced a distribution partnership with Pemberley Digital, A Midsemester Night’s Dream ended, and everyone had a Christmas video, including Lovely Little Losers and Carmilla, (in its own creepy way). Now we are rested and ready for a new year of literary webiness. And what better way to kick off the New Year than with three new series? But first, drumroll, please! Your choice for Favorite Literary Web Series for 2014 is Emma Approved. Thank you to everyone who voted. NEW IN TOWN East & West is a modern adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. Maggie Hale is a…

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Lit for Webheads: Spotlight on Year-In-Review–Vote your fav

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It’s the end of another year and we can’t resist jumping in with 2014 Webheads Most Memorable Episodes. Let’s take some time before we toast in a new year of literary webiness to take a look back at a few of our favorite web series moments. Then vote for your favorite web series, and watch this column for the results. We loved the finale of Emma Approved (the cranes!). But we agree with #1 in the LBD Care Center fan poll, Episode 70, when Knighthouse becomes a thing—“At Last.”   “Don’t grow up; it’s a trap!” There is so much we love about The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy that it would fill a page (and it did in…

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Holiday gifts for the web series lover in your life

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Whether making your own wish list, or shopping for your favorite Webhead, we have some favorite lit series goodies we would love to get wrapped in a sparkling ribbon! Proceeds from all the gifts here go directly to support your favorite shows. A great way to get your fix and support hardworking artists. To prevent Carmilla withdrawals, every Creampuff needs this stunning poster. Why buy anything else when you could be buying books? No, really. We love that this poster from DFTBA.com says exactly that. For your Lizzie Bennet Diaries fan, get the complete series on DVD (featurettes, bloopers and commentary included!), or a special LBD edition of Pride and Prejudice with forward by executive producer Hank Green. Everyone needs…

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Jane Austen is back in a new web series

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Give a cheer, Webheads! A new Jane Austen-based web series has begun—and we have the EXCLUSIVE interview with the head writer, Kimberly James. Watch the premiere episode of the UK-based From Mansfield with Love, and then read all about it in our exclusive interview here.   WHAT’S HAPPENING Alice went missing on Classic Alice, and the longer she stayed silent, the more worried we were. She will recover from her bumps and bruises after the car accident, but will she recover from driving away Reagan and Andrew?     Laura went on a rescue mission to save the captured coeds, Carmilla ended up dead, and we were reminded that oral storytelling can sometimes be way cooler than seeing the action.…

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Lit for Webheads: Spotlight on Thanksgiving

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Bring out the green beans in cranberry Jell-O, Triffid ice cream, tea and eclairs! Webheads everywhere, from Valeton to Sanditon, are celebrating literary web series. Let’s raise a glass of chocolate banana cow juice and toast the talented, dedicated people who create them. Whether your Thanksgiving includes football, shopping or a food fight, there’s always time to watch your favorite web series. WHAT’S HAPPENING Did you catch the first-ever web series crossover when Anne Shirley (Green Gables Fables) and Cecily Cardew (In Earnest) became friends on social media and mentioned each other in videos? (Caroline Lee of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries appeared on Emma Approved, but they are in the same universe.) On Carmilla, Laura unsuccessfully tried to rally the…

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Doctor Who make appearance web series

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Maybe you’ve noticed that there is an unexpected common thread in literary web series that warms my nerdy heart: Doctor Who. Carmilla’s Laura has a TARDIS mug. Wendy Darling has a TARDIS dress. Friends of BookTrib, Kyle Walters and Shawn deLoache (The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), are such big fans that they have a weekly review show. No matter the web series, the references are everywhere. Maybe finding them should be a new drinking game! WHAT’S HAPPENING On In Earnest, Jack is waffling about telling Gwen about Cecily, and Algie is scheming to meet her. Cecily resumes her video diary to avoid studying, and we meet Lacey Prism and Drew Chausible. Will Cecily ever meet the mysterious Earnest?…

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