Episode Thirty-Two: Web World
In the world of entertainment, no medium is more exciting these days than the World of the Wide Web. This still-new outlet is breaking new ground everyday and changing the way we view television and movies. The Web has even sparked its own new format and no, we’re not talking about clips of cats playing piano. What we are referring to is the webisode, which is, episodic content made just for the Web. One of the most popular Web shows is The Guild, which is a show about a group of online gamers who decide to take their virtual friendships to the next level by meeting in the “real world”. Join us as we speak with the director of The Guild, Sean Becker and ask him what it’s like to be apart of this exciting new medium.
Sean Becker- Director/Editor
Sean Becker is an Emmy award-winning director as well as a Streamy Award-nominated director and editor. After graduating from San Jose State University in 2003, Sean directed video segments for a variety show which aired on the UPN network. This resulted in a regional Emmy award in 2005 for the short film Parallel/Parallel. In 2006, Sean co-founded Awkward Pictures along with producing/writing partner, Payman Benz. Together they created Comedy Gumbo for Sony Pictures’ online division, Crackle.com. Just recently, Sean completed production on season 3 of the popular Microsoft-Sponsored online series, The Guild, and is currently in production on a new sketch show entitled The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour.