Video Storytelling – Michael S. Webster

I’ve had very little experience with video storytelling.  Most of my experiences include an interview style video for Veteran’s Day at work and helping a friend make a video for his FILM class.  I have seen a lot of television and movies, and as a member of an audience, I am aware of the capabilities of digital storytelling.

The human species have always incorporated a visual element in storytelling.  From drawing on cave walls to acting out Greek tragedies and Shakespeare to movies and television; in 3D and Smell-O-Vision.  It’s an aspect of Show-Not-Tell where the phantom play of images tell the story and the dialogue fills in the holes and the music adds atmosphere.

The skill of video storytelling has a lot of skill sets, including scriptwriting, directing, composition, and editing.  the main thing I want to learn about video storytelling is  . . . everything.  Editing, filming the right anglers directing the subject matter, as well as scriptwriting and story boarding are all things I want to learn.

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One thought on “Video Storytelling – Michael S. Webster

  1. meaganmthornton March 4, 2015 / 6:23 am

    This sentence: “the phantom play of images tell the story and the dialogue fills in the holes and the music adds atmosphere.” Genius. It’s exactly what I was thinking, only I just couldn’t seem to put it in my own words. Very well put. Video incorporates various things to evoke emotion from viewers…and it’s this dynamic that makes video so unique. – Breanna Larson

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