Not exactly what I set out to do, but I’m really happy with how this project turned out.
The story told by WOODKID in the album “Golden Age” is, in his own words, “the story of a young boy growing up.” I was introduced to one of his music videos a while ago and was impressed by the visuals he created. His story is most significant because of the fact that he produces, writes, and performs, each of the songs on the album as well as scripting the music videos associated with them. He does have other people help him but in large part he has developed every aspect of this story solely by himself. My personal favorite is track 5 and the music video plays a major role in my liking of the song. I find the art of music videos so interesting. I’ve always been a huge fan of all types of music but often I enjoy the music much more if I can relate it to visuals. Also the story of the artists themselves has always helped me find new music and often time make me like them more or less depending on who the type of person they or the band comes off like. Anyways this post is random because I missed one and now I remember why because it was in my drafts so I thought I’d share it meow. This is not this week’s blog post!!!
This article shares some great ideas on how to develop a video story that breaks from traditional approaches.
Learning to tell stories through video requires you to gain an understanding of how to edit your material. Larry Jordan and Norman Hollyn discuss how to tell stories through video editing in a great Masterclass tutorial. Check it out.
Check out this great book on video editing and storytelling.
Antonio Bolfo discusses the power of images in his interesting TED talk.
Vimeo offers a great overview of the 4 elements of sound. These videos demonstrate how to use each element for your own storytelling purposes.
Here are two cool examples of repurposing sound into a new narrative.
Finding Storytelling Ideas
Setting a Story in Motion