Multimedia Storytelling 1 – JOUR 590 (Write Comment)

the ‘gold standard’

NYT Snowfall

NPR Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

ESPN Out in the Great Alone

National Film Board of Canada Interactive

SI Lost Soul

New Yorker Shelter and the Storm

The Guardian Firestorm

Seattle Times Sea Change

Cincinnati Seven Days of Heroin Epidemic



understanding our context

Vice – Race in the US in 2017

Video Now Study

Blue Chalk Ricardo’s Story (DACA)

National Geographic Border Wall

Is there Objective Truth in our era?

How do we/can we measure success? ‘The awful power of metrics’

The ‘pivot’ to video, is it working?


the present

Lin Manuel Miranda

Gary V on Friction and How To Start

Simon Sinek’s 10 Rules for Success

The Boss


skate to where the puck will be



One of the hurdles – The Digital Divide

digital storytelling (revised) (Write Comment)


‘There are only 3 colors, 10 Digits and 7 Notes; Its what we do with them that is important.’
– fortune cookie



Ira Glass

NYT – Solar Eclipse



NYT, 1 in 8 Million

Missing Pieces

Good Night Moon


Video Sequencing:

10 second ‘rule’

sticks, sticks, sticks

wide, medium, tight, tighter, super tight, action, reaction, reverse

5+ shot method – hands, face, wide, over the shoulder, creative, interview

Student 5 shot example

Action, detail, overall, open, portrait, end

looking for – action, movement and nat sound

OK video

Better Video

The language of CUTS



TBC, The Song Poet

TBC, Team Prodigy

TBC, One Last Wish

Eric Seals, Freep, Hey, baby!

Colin Mulvany, Everyone Needs a Painting

Katie Falkenberger, The Loneliest War

Colin Mulvany, Beggar in a Suit

PostSecret: Confessions


Blue Chalk, A Tribute



Radio Lab: Moments

Sibelius – Finlandia


Putting things together:

NYT, Snow Fall

100th Giro d’Talia

  • Tom Dumoulin
  • Nairo Quintana
  • Vincenzo Nibali


Race starts/leaders

  1. Quintana takes the lead
  2. Dumoulin time trial, takes lead
  3. Quintana accident
  4. Dumoulin incident
  5. Quintana takes lead
  6. Dumoulin struggles
  7. Last Stage


10,000 Hours

Learning how to practice

Lighting for stills

Ira Glass on storytelling 1, 2,3, 4

Storytellers resource


‘The hunter-gatherer mind is humanity’s most sophisticated combination of detailed knowledge and intuition. It is where direct experience and metaphor unite in a joint concern to know and use the truth.’
– Hugh Brody

A very important PSA (Write Comment)

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