How to make a website like icarly
icarly.com is the internet website belonging to the TV Show, icarly.
Kids often want to know how to make a website the same as icarly – the website is fun with polls, jokes, uploaded videos from fans, and of course the popular icarly web show.
Below, you’ll find tips on creating your own web show.
Use fictional characters
The names used for the actors in icarly are not real. Miranda’s Cosgrove’s name is not really Carly. And the lives of the actors on icarly are not real. Sam (Jennette McCurdy) is not really in therapy with her mom.
You can do the same. Make up names and lives for you and your friends who are going to be in the videos.
(That way, you’re not giving out any personal information about yourself)
Make your fictional characters exciting and fun. Give them a history together, quirks and personalities.
Create a set
Where are you going to film your web show? You could have a location inside or outside. A tree house or play house could work well. It can be hard to get the lighting right indoors. So if you do choose to film indoors – make sure the area is well lit. Have props around that suit the theme of the show – some bright, cool things and maybe even some weird, zany things!
Script the show
You’ll need to spend at least a little time working out what each show is going to be about and working out who is going to say what. It helps if the characters of the web show have very different personalities and goals – this can create drama which will help shape each show. In icarly, Sam looks very girly but acts very boyish – she’s tough and will fight rather than talk something out (And she’s also very loyal to Carly).
Where you can make your own web show
Kidzbop is a safe environment where kids can make web shows and upload videos. You can have past episodes and featured episodes of your videos – just like a real web show.
And you can design your own banner and page – and then get fans to your web show!
Where to upload videos
You can upload your video here and then get the code to put the video on your website.
Only videos suitable for kids are uploaded here.
Where to find videos
Videos collected from Youtube especially for kids. You can look through channels and find great video for kids. All videos reviewed by teachers and parents.
(If you click on the YouTube logo when a video is playing, you will be taken straight to the video on YouTube, where you can copy the code to place the video on your website.)
How to make create your web show website
Free blog or website
If you want your own website for the web show (and don’t want to use a platform such as Kidzbop (see above)), then you could try one of the free website platforms. Free blogging platforms may have plugins and widgets for you to add all kinds of fun stuff – such as polls and quizzes.
Before you start:
You can’t make a website exactly like icarly, as icarly is trademarked. Make your own original web show website.
If you’re a kid, ask your parents before you upload videos or create a website.