Storytelling

22
Feb

What You Need To Record A Great Audio Interview

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Editing · Multimedia · Storytelling · Video & Film

I know this sounds weird, but audio is the most important part of video and multimedia. People notice when audio is hard to hear or if the sound of construction is buzzing in the background. Sound has an amazing power to pull our attention away from or focus on our attention […]

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08
Feb

Visual Stories for Nonprofits: Dry Land Flower for Mexico Tierra de Amaranto

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

Francisco Alcala Torreslanda is a social documentary photographer based in Mexico. He creates documentary images and visual narratives that bring to light the positive sides of society.    How were you connected with Mexico Tierra de Amaranto? I have a personal connection with Mary Delano, the founder and director of […]

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11
Jan

Virtual Reality and the Future of Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Storytelling · Video & Film

I’m a newbie to virtual reality storytelling so I’m always looking for inspiring VR stories to learn more about the craft. I haven’t been impressed. Too often I’ve watched films that don’t use the full 360-view or showcase the technology without a story. But then this past October I visited […]

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23
Nov

Podcast 4: Informed Consent & Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Business · Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography · Podcast · Storytelling · Video & Film

Working with vulnerable people almost always leads to questions about how we should behave as ethical storytellers. In this podcast, we discuss the difference between consent and informed consent,  model releases, and how to handle difficult situations like photographing children. If you’d like to see more of this kind of […]

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26
Oct

A Flowchart to Help You Find the Right Medium for Your Story

Posted by | · | Infographic · Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Video & Film · Writing

Do you ever get stumped about what kind of story to create? Let our story flowchart help you! Click on it to see it larger with links and all. Flowchart made with SmartDraw.

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26
Oct

How to Rework a Story for Social Media

Posted by | · · · · · · | Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Uncategorized · Video & Film

This month we wanted to get down to practicalities and show you how to rework a story for different social media channels. Today, I’ll share the way I used a video story for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. While my demonstration in these posts uses a video for the major links […]

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08
Sep

Thomas Patterson: The Editor’s Take on Working With Photographers

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling

Photography can be a lonely business.   When I was a full-time photographer, I often felt like a lone wolf, moving from assignment to assignment, shoot to shoot, without much of a connection to the audience for my work and without the feedback from clients I needed to improve. Too […]

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24
Aug

How Do I Know If My Story Is Actually A Story?

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Storytelling · Writing

I once spent an entire year studying storytelling. I wanted to understand why some stories held more power than others. What made them different? I looked at a lot of stories. And I saw things that people were trying to sell as stories that were totally missing narrative. So here […]

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03
Aug

The Value of Telling a Real Story – Warts and All

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Oftentimes, the real-life stories we remember the most are marked by twists and turns, obstacles, and failure. Like the one about the world-famous ballerina rejected from a ballet academy when she was 13. Or the one about a man’s sleepwalking disorder that nearly killed him. Or the one about a […]

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