Think big, start small, act now, before everything becomes too late. The logic is beautiful and so is the urgency. Especially for storytellers whose hopes and expectations drive their individual capacities to make an impact.
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.
Not everyone is a good storyteller, but we all have a great story to tell. Some people might not know the great stories they have within them which is why we introduce you to the craft of documentary storytelling.
What makes a good story? What makes you turn the page, keep watching or listening? Is there a method by which we can tell our own stories better?
The narrative structure is about two things: the content of a story and the form used to tell the story. We'll show you more in depth how to construct your story to make sense of time, place and characters.
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.