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Blend of Web +‎ episode, coined to describe Scott Zakarin's The Spot (1995–1997).[1]


webisode (plural webisodes)

  1. A short audio or video presentation on an Internet site.
    • 2012, J. C. Calciano, quoted in 2012, Suzanne Lyons, Independent Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking, unnumbered page,
      I've build[sic] a fan-base on the Internet to market my movies through my webisodes. I started the webisode a year before my first movie, and within two years, each of my webisodes average between 20,000 to 50,000 views a day.
    • 2012, Nigel Barker, Michael Valos, Terence A Shimp, Integrated Marketing Communications, page 230:
      Webisodes such as the '6 beers of separation' described in the IMC Challenge at the start of the chapter are online episodes or chapters of an ongoing story. One of the best early examples is the BMW webisode where well-known people such as Guy Ritchie tell engaging stories involving BMW cars.
  2. An episode of an Internet-based movie etc.
    • 2010, Michael Scaramozzino, Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making of the Autiton Archives: Fault Effect - Pilot Episode, page 524:
      With the pilot webisode Fault Effect done and the additional character concepts prepared, it was time to start laying the groundwork for the initial batch of future webisodes.
    • 2013, Christine Acham, “4: Blacks in the Future: Braving the Frontier of the Web Series”, in Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, editor, Watching While Black: Centering the Television of Black Audiences, page 65:
      Overall, through an analysis of the structure, content, and context of these Web series, this chapter assesses the power of the webisode as a tool for the expression of Black voices, as empowerment for Black creative forces, and as a potential site for creating Black community.
  3. An episode of a television show that is only aired online.
    • 2002, Ibis Fernández, Macromedia Flash Animation & Cartooning: A Creative Guide, page 346:
      n most cases, what was referred to as an episode or a webisode wasn't even a complete scene but instead an unfinished thought. A typical Seventh Portal webisode would set up its characters and present a conflict. Then, just as the conflict arose, the webisode reached its designated time limit and the audience was left hanging, rubbing its collective head and wondering, what the heck was that?
    • 2013, Paul Booth, “2: Frak-tured Postmodern Lives, Or, How I Found Out I Was a Cylon”, in Josef Steiff, Tristan Tamplin, editors, Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?, unnumbered page:
      The webisodes made clear: Jammer betrayed the Resistance. [] The webisodes reveal not only character details, but aspects of the narrative arc of the series as well. In Webisode Five, Viper pilot and new husband Duck cries when his wife is killed in a Cylon raid on New Caprica.

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  1. ^ Jouni Smed et al. (2021) Handbook on Interactive Storytelling, Wiley, →ISBN, page 14