Apply to become a Maker on MadeTV
Apply to become a Maker on MadeTV

Apply to become a Maker on MadeTV

Welcome to MadeTV – the ultimate destination for makers and artists like you to showcase your creativity and talent to the world! Are you passionate about sharing your skills through workshops, tutorials, or even hosting your own TV show? Look no further, because MadeTV is here to empower you on your journey to success.

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Expand Your Audience Reach:
Expand Your Audience Reach:

By submitting your videos to our platform, you'll instantly gain access to a wider audience eager to engage with your content. We're dedicated to helping you get noticed and appreciated on a global scale.

Opportunities for Growth:
Opportunities for Growth:

Standout performers on our platform have the chance to be featured in professional workshop series produced by our team. Furthermore, exceptional pilots can evolve into full-fledged TV series, with the potential for broadcast on platforms like PBS12, reaching an even broader audience.

Access to Resources and Support:
Access to Resources and Support:

As a MadeTV maker, you'll gain exclusive access to our entire website, connecting you with a vibrant network of fellow artists and makers. Our team is committed to supporting your journey with monthly meetings designed to refine your content, provide marketing strategies, and offer valuable insights on growing your brand.

Community and Collaboration:
Community and Collaboration:

Join a thriving community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity and craftsmanship. Collaborate with fellow makers, exchange ideas, and elevate your craft to new heights.

Frequently Asking Questions

What are the requirements to be a Maker on MadeTV?

  1. Regular Content Submission: Makers must commit to submitting content on a consistent basis, with a minimum frequency of at least once per month. Regular updates keep the audience engaged and ensure the continued growth of your channel.


  2. High-Quality Production Standards: All submitted videos must meet high standards of production quality. This includes excellent lighting, clear audio, and professional presentation. The videos should be well-edited and feature clear instructions or demonstrations.


  3. Engaging and Informative Content: The content should be engaging, informative, and relevant to the interests of our audience. Whether it's workshops, tutorials, or showcases, the content should add value and inspire viewers.


  4. Marketing and Promotion: Makers are responsible for actively promoting their channel and content to their followers and networks. This includes leveraging social media, email newsletters, and other marketing channels to drive traffic to their MadeTV channel.


  5. Consistency and Reliability: Makers must demonstrate a commitment to consistency and reliability in their content production. Maintaining a regular upload schedule is essential for building and retaining an audience.


  6. Originality and Creativity: We encourage makers to bring their unique voice and perspective to their content. Originality, creativity, and innovation are highly valued qualities that help distinguish your channel and attract viewers.


  7. Compliance with Guidelines: All submissions must adhere to MadeTV's content guidelines and standards. This includes compliance with copyright laws and community guidelines.


  8. Commitment to Growth: Makers should demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and growth. This may involve seeking feedback from the MadeTV team, experimenting with new content formats, and actively engaging with the audience to understand their preferences and interests.

Does it cost anything to be a Maker?

No, it does not cost to be a Maker on MadeTV. Our platform welcomes content creators from all backgrounds and experiences without any financial obligations.


As a Maker, the only thing we ask is for your active participation in our complementary Maker discussions and meetings, aimed at helping you maximize the success of your channel. Additionally, we encourage Makers to contribute content regularly to the channel, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for our audience.


Moreover, as a Maker, you receive free access to the entire MadeTV platform, including our Community page. This provides you with the opportunity to share more about yourself with our vibrant community of fellow creators and enthusiasts. You can also utilize the platform to market your own company or brand, further expanding your reach and connections within the MadeTV community.

In what ways can a Maker contribute to the channel?

Makers on MadeTV have the opportunity to enrich the channel by submitting tutorials, offering a single TV show pilot episode, hosting live workshops for our audience, or engaging in all three options.

Are there ways to earn money by being a Maker on MadeTV?

Absolutely! Once your initial video is approved and live on our channel, there are various avenues for monetization available to you. These include participating in our affiliate program, where you can earn 20% of every sign-up generated through your unique referral link.


Additionally, you can leverage MadeTV as you would any other social platform, directing traffic to your website, services, and promoting your products or upcoming courses.


Furthermore, successful performance on our channel opens doors to paid opportunities. Exceptional content creators may be invited to participate in professionally produced tutorials, host live workshops, or even star in a TV series (particularly if you've submitted a pilot episode that resonates well with our audience).

What is the difference between a tutorial and a pilot?

Creating and filming a 15-minute tutorial and a 15 to 30-minute pilot TV show episode involve different objectives, formats, and considerations. Here are the key differences between the two:

1. Objective and Purpose:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Objective: The primary goal of a workshop is often to educate or instruct on a specific topic or skill.

    • Purpose: Workshops are designed to provide practical knowledge, guidance, and hands-on experience to the audience.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Objective: The primary goal of a TV show pilot is to introduce the concept, characters, and overall tone of the series.

    • Purpose: Pilot episodes aim to capture the audience's interest, showcase the uniqueness of the show, and set the stage for future episodes.

2. Content Structure:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Format: Typically more straightforward with a structured flow, often including segments like introduction, content delivery, and hands-on activities.

    • Depth of Content: Focuses on a specific topic or skill, providing in-depth information and practical applications.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Format: Follows a storytelling structure with plot development, character introductions, and potentially subplots.

    • Depth of Content: Balances introducing the central concept with engaging storytelling; may leave certain aspects open for exploration in subsequent episodes.

3. Production Style:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Presentation Focus: Emphasis on clear and effective communication of information.

    • Visuals: May include slides, demonstrations, or practical examples to enhance understanding.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Narrative Focus: Balances dialogue, character interactions, and visual storytelling to create a compelling narrative.

    • Visuals: Cinematic elements, diverse camera angles, and creative shots contribute to the overall storytelling.

4. Engagement and Interactivity:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Engagement: Encourages audience participation.

    • Practical Exercises: Often includes hands-on activities or exercises to reinforce learning.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Engagement: Primarily relies on engaging storytelling, character development, and plot twists to captivate the audience.

    • Interactivity: Limited interactivity compared to a workshop but aims to keep viewers invested through the narrative.

5. Length and Attention Span:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Length: Typically concise to maintain audience attention.

    • Attention Span: The focus is on delivering information efficiently within a shorter timeframe.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Length: Can be slightly longer to allow for character development and plot establishment.

    • Attention Span: Still crucial, but there's more flexibility for storytelling nuances and character introductions.

6. Budget and Resources:

  • Tutorial (10 to 15 minutes):

    • Budget: May require fewer resources, especially if it's an educational or training video.

    • Production Value: Focus is on clear communication rather than high production values.

  • Pilot TV Show Episode (15 to 30 minutes):

    • Budget: Might require a higher budget for diverse locations and more elaborate production elements.

    • Production Value: Higher emphasis on production quality to create an engaging viewing experience.

In summary, while both a tutorial and a pilot TV show episode involve planning, filming, and storytelling, they differ in their objectives, content structure, production style, engagement strategies, and resource requirements. It's crucial to align your approach with the specific goals and expectations of each format.

What are the requirements for a tutorial submission?

Tutorials should be 10 to 15 minutes in length


  • Define Tutorial Objectives:

    • Clearly outline educational goals and key takeaways.

    • Identify target audience and expertise level.

  • Choose a Topic:

    • Select specific, relevant topic aligned with objectives.

    • Ensure content suits a 15-minute timeframe.

  • Script and Outline:

    • Develop script or detailed outline.

    • Divide content into segments for flow.

  • Engaging Introduction:

    • Start with captivating intro.

    • Clearly state purpose and benefits.

  • Structured Content Delivery:

    • Break content into digestible sections.

    • Use visuals, slides, or demos.

    • Incorporate real-life examples.

  • Interactive Elements:

    • Include exercises or activities.

    • Provide PDF of materials.

  • Professional Filming Setup:

    • Use high-quality camera.

    • Ensure proper lighting.

    • Use stable surface or tripod.

  • Audio Quality:

    • Use decent microphone.

    • Record in quiet environment.

  • Practice and Timing:

    • Rehearse for smooth delivery.

    • Adjust content to fit timeframe.

  • Filming:

    • Start with brief introduction.

    • Maintain eye contact.

    • Use natural gestures.

  • Editing:

    • Remove unnecessary pauses/errors.

    • Add intro/outro graphics.

  • Branding:

    • Incorporate branding elements.

    • Maintain consistency.

  • Promotion:

    • Share teaser clips on social media.

    • Encourage viewers to share.

What are the requirements for a pilot submission?

Pilot episodes should be 15 to 30 minutes in length. ONLY ONE EPISODE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED.


  • Concept Development:

    • Idea Generation:

      • Start with a beloved genre or a personal passion.

      • Consider what makes your idea unique.

    • Brainstorming:

      • Create a mind map or list of story elements.

      • Mix and match ideas until you find a compelling concept.

    • Target Audience:

      • Identify age group and interests.

      • Tailor concept to appeal to this audience.

  • Script Development:

    • Outline:

      • Structure with clear beginning, middle, and end.

      • Introduce main characters and motivations.

    • Character Development:

      • Ensure characters have clear goals or conflicts.

      • Keep dialogue natural and character-driven.

  • Pre-Production Planning:

    • Storyboarding:

      • Visualize episode flow with key scenes.

      • Note camera angles and movements.

    • Location Scouting:

      • Find suitable, accessible filming locations.

      • Consider practicality for filming.

    • Shot List:

      • Plan each shot in detail for coverage.

  • Equipment and Budgeting:

    • Camera:

      • Use smartphone or DSLR for quality.

    • Audio Equipment:

      • Affordable options for dialogue clarity.

      • Ensure quiet recording environment.

    • Lighting:

      • Utilize natural light or LED lights.

  • Team Assembly:

    • DIY Filming:

      • Set up stable camera.

      • Use tripods or household items.

    • Enlisting Help:

      • Involve friends, family, or film students.

      • Collaborate for support.

  • Filming:

    • Stay True to Script:

      • Follow script with room for improvisation.

      • Capture various angles for interest.

    • Natural Movement:

      • Avoid static shots; experiment with movement.

  • Editing Process:

    • Software:

      • Use free or affordable editing software.

    • Cutting and Polishing:

      • Trim scenes for concise runtime.

      • Enhance audio and experiment with effects.

  • Engaging Elements:

    • Captivating Intro:

      • Grab attention early.

      • Introduce tone or compelling conflict.

  • Test Screenings:

    • Gather Feedback:

      • Share with peers for constructive criticism.

      • Adjust based on feedback.

  • Submission and Promotion:

    • Create a Series Cover:

      • Design eye-catching image.

      • Use design tools or seek help.

    • Prepare Descriptions:

      • Craft concise series concept and episode description.

    • Promotion:

      • Utilize social media for buzz.

      • Share behind-the-scenes content and trailers.

  • Remember:

    • Enjoy the process and learn from the experience.

    • Stay open to feedback and adapt for audience.

Tutorial Example

Please watch the example video to familiarize yourself with our quality standards and review the guidelines before submitting your application.

Pilot Episode Example

Please watch the example video to familiarize yourself with our quality standards and review the guidelines before submitting your application.

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Before submitting your application, please make sure to carefully review all of the requirements, frequently asked questions, and example videos.

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