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“FLOATERS: Behind the Scenes”
As YouTube made headlines in 2006, New York City-based Phoebeworks Productions was conducting its own digital video experiment and, in the process, quietly redefining the future of television.

The migration of TV programming to the Internet has been widely considered inevitable; Phoebeworks was among the pioneers in producing television programming expressly for Internet distribution.

Floaters,” an original sitcom about three young women at a temp agency in New York, launched on Sept. 12, 2006, and was uploaded a few minutes a day — in “webisodes” — for 15 weeks. The series was honored with a New York Emmy Award in 2008.

Jim Isler edited the “Floaters” series, and also documented its creation, with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage of production, outtakes, and more. “FLOATERS: Behind the Scenes” examines not only the creation of one series but the beginning of a new chapter in the evolution of entertainment.
a documentary featurette


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a documentary featurette by Jim Isler
camera and editing by Jim Isler and Tom Isler
2006, 17 min, color


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