I am continually amazed at the growing power of visual storytelling in our society. Instagram is an exploding platform for social media based primarily on the visual – pictures we take and post to our feed. Here are a few great examples of visual storytelling through Instagram and other visual mediums and platforms.
This article shares some great ideas on how to develop a video story that breaks from traditional approaches.
Check out this great book on video editing and storytelling.
If you want to learn more about sound, I have posted below a few more great articles that discuss how to tell stories with sound.RADIOLAB’S JAD ABUMRAD ON STORYTELLING WITH SOUND
- RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad on Storytelling with Sound : “I love the visceral quality of sound and that it just feels good when you hear a noise that you like.”
- Storytelling with Sound Design: “Here’s how you can tell if you have a good video: Mute the music—Before you add sound design, mute the music track. Is the video still engaging? If not, sound design can add the emotional punch that words and images sometimes lack.”
Radio Lab explores the idea of how sound can be like touch. Understanding how sound impacts us physically and emotionally is an important part of knowing how to effectively use sound for your own storytelling.
I recently saw this article about Facebook using your phone mic to record sound and to then tag the different sounds to your status updates. Personally, the idea of Facebook listening to what is happening around me is super creepy. What do you think? Does it “remove every last bit of friction from the way we reference bits of pop culture on the social network,” as Ryan Tate of Wired noted. Does this add a sound layer to your status update? Or is it just another invasion of privacy?
Great Design takes time and requires thoughtful intent during your production. The following articles provide useful insight on some basic design principles.
Here are a few great articles on the evolving partnership between storytelling and technology.
Here is a great story about how your online avatar reflects more about your actual personality than you would have imagine. Read more here.