Your Own Show (Service)
Your Idea as a Show
Our team will take your personality and ideas and turn them into a professional television-style show.
Do you have an idea you would like to turn into a show, or have you always wanted to host your own?
Creating a show tape is a great investment to test your idea and get potential viewers, investors, and sponsors excited about your series.
And it's easier than you might think.
Great for lifestyle, how-to, and documentary/reality/unscripted-style show ideas you'd like to pitch as a series – see our other services for single productions.
Before You Start
How much should you spend on developing a show?
As little as possible.
We recommend getting familiar with the world of television production before you get started.
There are great resources available, and many are even FREE:
- How To Make Your Own TV Show by WikiHOW (FREE)
- How To Pitch A Reality (TV) Show by Joke & Biagio (FREE and you can even pitch them your ideas!)
- How to Create a Winning TV Pilot Proposal by Udemy ($)
Many successful on-line shows have been built using the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) route to build an audience over time on YouTube and other social media channels.
But if you're still not sure how to start, need more guidance, or would like something more professional than the DIY approach – especially if you're trying to land local sponsors early – we're glad to help.
Follow our steps below to get started.
You Set the Pace
Our flexible development process lets you choose only the steps you need when you're ready for them, or add them all to your cart at once to complete them faster.
There's no long term commitment – for example, you can choose only the first steps if you already have your own gear or choose all the steps if you'd like to use ours. You can even change your mind along the way.
The choice and pacing is up to you.
We'll Start w/ Your Ideas
To get started, fill out our short free questionnaire here – this will start to identify your goals, refine your show idea, and start getting you crystal clear on what you want your show to say. We'll then use that information to create a detailed outline that contains all of your show ideas in a simple, clear format. The questionnaire is free with no pressure or obligations.
Initial Consultation (2 hours)
We'll Fine Tune Your Concept
We'll meet* in person or by on-line video chat to go over your questionnaire, walk you through your outline, interview you and ask all the questions necessary to get the information you want into your show. Together, we'll collaboratively start to decide on the video concepts, the look/feel and style, the possible recording locations, and guide you on the other details involved with how the actual show is going to look, sound, and perform. This will guide your idea to "work on TV" (or on-line video platforms) and start to give us a solid start before putting it all together in front of the cameras. Requires step above.
Written Show Treatment & Pitch (8 hours)
We'll Turn Your Ideas Into A Professional Show Description
We'll work from the your questionnaire and consultation to create an unscripted show treatment – the blueprint that describes what your show will look like and what viewers will see every episode. We'll express your ideas in your voice to make sure the show comes out of your unique point of view and personality, including the subjects you cover and the style you use for your show. We'll create it in a professional, industry standard format for you to use in your independent pitches, proposals, and sponsor / fundraising efforts. We can optionally provide you with script development and location scouting services for an additional fee/s as a complete turn-key solution. Requires step above.
Rehearsal (4 hours)
We'll Give You Confidence
Two of the biggest things that separate 'real' shows from those that feel amateur are your comfort level on camera and video production quality. We'll come to your location * and coach you on how to comfortably present, communicate, and express your point of view on camera while building self-confidence and a sense of achievement. This is also your chance to fine tune your style and content before taping your pitch tape. Extended time, studio rental, and multiple rehearsal sessions available for an additional fee/s. Requires step above.
Taping (4 hours)
We'll Professionally Tape Your Pitch Tape
Our experienced team will come to your location* to showcase your best on camera while crafting your show's look, feel, and style to professional levels. We'll use our broadcast-quality, professional gear and gather all necessary releases. Extended time, additional cameras, and studio rental available for an additional fee/s. Requires step above.
Post Production (8 hours)
We'll Edit Your Pitch Tape
We'll edit and post-produce a first draft for your review, from which you can direct up to four rounds of editing. Your final video can be up to 3 minutes long – an ideal length for new on-line episodes – and will include your current branding and 1 royalty free music track for web playback. We can optionally include additional music and create graphics to enhance your show's look and feel. Requires step above.
We'll Publish Your Work
Your final video will be available to watch from all the major online video platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. You can use this pitch tape to gauge audience interest, pitch to sponsors, and share with producers to create an entire series. We can optionally create a DVD and make it available for order on-line. Requires step above.
Promotion, Pilots, and More
We Can Help You Get Noticed
The process doesn't have to stop with a published pitch tape. We can also optionally help you launch and promote your show by writing a press release, creating a show landing page, creating content marketing pieces and sizzle reels, and featuring you on our video outlets.
We Can Help You Create a Pilot or Full Series
We can also optionally work with you to develop a longer show pilot or full multi-episode series, including how to budget for a full series, pitch your idea to networks, integrate sponsors, and more. You can also create your own show pilot DIY-style to save costs and gain valuable experience.
Get Started for Free
Fill out our free questionnaire here and we'll get in touch to talk about your idea, its viability as a show, and whether it's a good fit for our process.
The questionnaire is free with no pressure or obligations.
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