Courtside: How to Make Real Happen

Adrian Wallace and Omran Omaid from Courtside Series.

Adrian Wallace and Omran Omaid from Courtside Series.

Fresh off of T.O. WebFest two of the guys behind Courtside (Adrian Wallace and Omran Omaid) drop in to Creatortown for drinks and poutine. We talk about how the indie filmmaking spirit is alive and well in 2017 but it's just living in web series. The gents discuss breaking the rules of the web game while sprinkling a little of that 90's Miramax magic into their web series. And ushering in a Creatortown first, the Courtside creators remind us how important a soundtrack can be by giving us a little taste of the Courtside soundtrack with "PHAB's IF YOU WANT TO". A great episode all about pushing boundries, telling real Canadian stories and picking up the ball that Canadian tv dropped. A must listen, if you're about to embark on your first web series creation.

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Our Music Guest: PHAB- Find him at @1PHAB across all social media.


00:00 - Hanging out with Poutine and drinks with a podcast booth full of creators.

04:20 - Find out what Courtside is - inspired The Wire, to Clerks and Canada's Trailer Park Boys.

10:35 - How Courtside picked up the ball that TV dropped. 

17:25 - How did they find each other and how did they fund it?

26:50 - Why it's important to choose a visual style for you web series. From a slick intro to shooting in black and white. We talk about the importance of having strong visuals.

35:54 - Shooting with a small crew and new actors - and shooting improv style with just outlines.

41:00 - A conversation about the web series writing trap. Authentic dialogue versus "seeing the writing"

46:45 - The guys talk about Phab's track "If You Want To" and how it fit perfectly into #Courtside.

51:59 - Why all Web Series should have a soundtrack - a conversation about music giving your series production value.

59:47 - How low budgets can make you more creative. All of the things to keep people in the story.

01:07:00 - The time machine question - what would you do differently?

01:12:00 - Importance of leaving the ego at the door and how to share your inspiration so everyone is on the same page.

01:16:30 - Their T.O. WebFest experience and meeting new creators and being the smaller budget project among larger budget projects.