Videos seem to be one of the most prevalent ways of consuming digital story. Our digital landscape is filled, maybe even cluttered, with visually driven motion pieces. Story has become somewhat synonymous with cinema (long and short). Video stands to be the most representative medium of visual communication. The living picture serves to imitate, emulate, and expose life – life as the show it is.
Story through video as powerful as it may be, still brings out the naivete in me. I am a video neophyte. I throughout my life have learned all too perfectly how to consume the medium, but never formally how to produce it. I have a combined zero hours of experience in producing, editing, and creating video – the only thing that I have is my intuition. Video seems to be a fascinating storytelling platform that I can’t wait to tackle. I want to know and learn so many things – I couldn’t even begin to tell you were to start. I want to know how to maximize my videos persuasive appeal – what rhetorical devices can I use to better my piece? How can/does story through video make a claim? And how can I actually create a provocative and cogent message through video? I feel as though I know a few things, but I want to keep strengthening my toolkit; I want to improve my abilities to better express story through video.