This week Bobby Del Rio (In Real Life - The Series) sits down to chat how a single Facebook post can change your career. An inspiring chat on how to self start a series and why collaboration is so important. From working with tv execs to working with others; we dive into the mind of this actor/creator/writer and find out how you switch gears from theatre, to tv to web. So grab a drink with us as we pick Bobby's brain on everything from being an actor on My Roommate's An Escort to being the creator of your own series.
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Hosts on Insta: @DanSpeerin @vincekes1
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The Digital Liner Notes:
00:00 - The cool kids table
04:00 - The wikipedia entry of Bobby Del Rio and his series "In Real Life - The Series"
05:45 - How to start a web series with a single Facebook post. A conversation on how to begin a giant collab.
08:45 - Is Fibe TV1 is the last the tv to web option in Canada?.
10:40 - The origin story of writing IRL with a large group of collaborators. We chat about the process of how acting improv exercises provided what ended up on the written page.
13:33 - Keeping your cast and collaborators engaged with a schedule
18:00 - What it means when Fibe TV1 network acquires your project in the early stages.
20:00 - Why diversity matters in your writers room and behind the camera.
23:55 - Bringing your big idea and making it a reality in a writers room. IRL's Four Day writing session and their four thought quadrants.
27:00 - The value of layers for re-watch value and the extra content in the IRL vault.
28:50 - The benefit of having different voices in the room - and getting to the next level with your writing. A chat about protecting your own voice.
34:12 - Why Bobby thinks IRL "should've failed". The power of the collective.
35:35 - The crowdfunding chat - and how a good campaign can transform the perception of your role in the industry, how it can even lead to a tv pick up and how the deadlines help you market the projects.
40:33 - Set your crowdfunding goals to something you can realistically achieve. And why it's better to go over than drive yourself crazy to meet the higher goal.
41:50 - Bobby talks about working with Bell Fibe TV1 and going into things with the right approach.
47:30 - The difference between web and tv versions. How to writing/producing when dealing with standards and "web windows". And how you can "burn" your series, if you don't think through.
54:14 - Marketing strategy on tv versus web. How do you launch something when your launch dates are so close? Meanwhile, have we come full circle? How Web series have become a tv calling card. And Dan explains the digital community argument versus "old "new" media" versus "independent web web series".
01:00:00 - Shoutout Time!
And finally join the community over at Stareable!
Bobby gives Quinn Marr a shoutout and if you can't get enough of IRL and Bobby listen to his interview with Quinn.
And finally Bobby reminds you to check out the good old Saskatchewan boys at Maple Syrup Shots.
Here's his #MRAE bosses giving them a plug back when they were in the Girth radio studios for #Creatortown!
And that brings us to the end of another trip to #Creatortown! Come back next Sunday for another awesome creator chat. And if you want to be a guest, get your project shouted out or have your cover/new single played email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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