Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsRICHARD LANGLEY: 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Every day there are more than 4 billion video views on Facebook alone.
Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsMICHELE AARON: In the 21st century, more people than ever before are writing and producing their own films. And they're doing so across the globe. From Miami to Mumbai, from Beijing to Birmingham, these stories are finding their way online.
Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsRICHARD LANGLEY: Some of what we see online captures our imagination. It compels us to watch for hour after hour, and encourages us to share with our friends. But some of the content online doesn't do this.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 secondsMICHELE AARON: So just what is it that makes a great digital film?
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsRICHARD LANGLEY: And how might we bring stories to social media that might respond to and contribute to our changing world?
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsMICHELE AARON: I'm Dr. Michele Aaron.
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 secondsRICHARD LANGLEY: And I'm Dr. Richard Langley. And we're both academics specialising in film here at the University of Birmingham in England. Over the course of the next four weeks, we'll explore what elements you need to tell a great story, to produce a great film, and to get that film out there in the world.