Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Pictures Tell the Story

I’m in the middle of making a video that needs to tell the story of a sports season. It’s not a video in the true sense—it’s more of a photo album on DVD. And yes, that technology is rapidly becoming old-fashioned, but it’s the one I can easily make copies of and hand out to the participants. So I’m going through thousands of photos in order to construct a narrative. I do that with words all the time; it’s a lot of fun to be able to do it in a different medium. I have a prologue, a cast of characters, some injections of humor. And of course, I need the right kind of pacing to carry my viewers along. 
I’ve done this several times now, and every time it stretches and expands my storytelling abilities. What different kinds of storytelling do you do?

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