Getting your start as an Internet video star can be really tough, especially when you're operating with practically no budget for the equipment and staff that you need. That's why it was so exciting when we heard how Canadian hopefuls can get $10,000 from Storyhive to produce your own unique web series that will then be distributed through the Telus Optik TV network in Canada.
Many aspiring filmmakers have now submitted their pitches to Storyhive and now the task falls on you to vote for who deserves to get the money. A total of thirty people will be given $10,000 each to spend as they see fit. This could involve upgrading their PC rig to better handle high-definition video editing or maybe they want to hire some staff to help with the video production. If you want to encourage great local talent and help them get their start in the business, support the Storyhive initiative and choose the best web series pitches.
You have until December 1 to vote on the the Storyhive website. After the finalists have been selected, they'll produce their pilot episodes before battling it out for the grand prize of $50,000 to finish their web series. It takes money and talent to make great video, as Nicole learns in the video below. Just having a briefcase isn't enough.