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D.W. Waterson explores the Toronto DJ scene in her web series That’s my DJ, giving the audiences a window onto that drug-fuelled and sometimes dark world. Waterson has been a DJ for years, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she decided to turn what was her daily life into a web series.
Of the visual media available to us in 2017, Web series are still what many consider a recent phenomenon. These sets of related videos are released on the Internet, typically in an episodic structure. Yet despite a bit of mystery around the format, its history goes all the way back to 1995, when the first Web series with video, The Spot, premiered online.
The ability of streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon to deliver series that creatively, financially and critically rival that of network TV has significantly increased interest in-and decreased stigmas about-web-based media. Critical and audience reception of short form digital content is changing, and fast: No longer are web series associated only with low-budget or one-off pastime projects.
That’s My DJ, a vibrant love letter to Toronto’s EDM scene, is a rather cryptic web series at first glance. Like a lot of indie productions, it mostly throws out conventional plot structure in favor of drifting from moment to moment, focusing on subtle performances and stylistic choices.
Age: I’m going to say 25. Is that actually your age? No! But people look at women differently in this industry. If you’re 25 and killing it, then you’re considered super skilled, but if you’re older, people see it like, “Well, you should be that talented by that age.”
You’ve tired out your late-night Netflix options to the point where what you’re watching is just plain pathetic, YouTube has taken you into a black whole of recommendations, and you’re all caught up on your favorite pirated shows. Now what?