Revision3 launches Film Riot

Internet series gives 'how-to' tips to indie filmmakers

Web video production firm Revision3 has launched Film Riot, a service/entertainment series centered on independent filmmaking.

The new show will blend instructional, do-it-yourself-type practical advice from a group of actual independent filmmakers with various comedy sketches. During each episode, Film Riot's hosts will also help viewers recreate specific special effects, while guests from the indie movie world offer tips and strategies for succeeding in the industry -- particularly on a tight budget.

The show's concept is somewhat similar to Next New Networks' successful indie film–themed Indy Mogul, which instructs viewers on how to reproduce scenes from popular movies. But Revision3 executives are banking on the show's comedic voice as being a differentiator. "Film Riot gives viewers practical insight, tips and tricks into the ins and outs of Filmmaking 2.0 in the Internet age and keeps you laughing all the way," said Ryan Vance, Revision3's vp, programming and production.

New episodes of Film Riot will be released at each Thursday.