CreatorUp is the online web series school teaching the next generation of web series creators how to make and market their own new video projects on the web. Aspiring creators learn by connecting with top web filmmakers and YouTubers on a topics specific to the web: developing a web series, producing web series, writing for genres like comedy & sci-fi, directing, editing, camera, Kickstarter funding, show hosting, distribution, and marketing. Learning experience includes: on-demand online video tutorial courses, live video-conference workshops, as well as individual online consultations, live workshops, and group programs.
TechZulu caught up with the founder Mike Tringe and this is what he told us.
When was it launched and where?
CreatorUp was launched online in Beta in January of 2013 and our startup team is based in Los Angeles.
Who are its founders?
Mike Tringe earned his BA in History and Science from Harvard, and his MFA in Film Production from USC. He’s worked as an English and Film teacher at the American School of Tangier, and has also assistant taught film production at USC. Following graduate school, he worked in Film Finance and Sales at CAA, Creative Development at Vuguru (Michael Eisner’s multi-platform studio), and Content Partnerships at Blip Networks.
Sara Akhteh received her BA in Film Theory from UCSC and her MFA from USC in Production. Sara coordinated the summer film school at USC, which included such programs as: Bill Cosby’s inner-city youth program, and the Universal and WB backlot programs. Sara