Humans are visual creatures led by their vision. We're all shaped by stories: we love telling them, we love reading them – and filmmaking is an incredibly powerful tool for sharing them. In film every single frame works to tell the overall story.
The interview is a fundamental of documentary film. We consider interview styles as well as pointers for compelling storytelling.
There is no right or wrong way to tell a compelling story, but over the years we've found some things work more than others. Here's our first Cheat Sheet on crafting great stories.