In my 5 years of experience making web series, I’ve found one thing to be true: it’s difficult to write 5 narrative minutes that has strong character development and useful story development. Television episodes have the luxury of time to do both (sometimes too much of it), but I’ve fallen into a pattern of concentrating on one or the other in a given episode.
One of my episodes where I feel I did a decent job of both still clocks in at almost 7 minutes: Family Tree
How do you balance your storytelling tasks? Or do you disagree?