Story In Focus

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Co-operative social networking is a win-win

by Debbie Bateman I’m sure that you know how important networking is for connecting with potential customers. When we need a product or service, we all tend to ask someone we know for a recommendation. The advantage of this approach is that it gives us confidence in the quality of[…]

What is pre-production and why should I care?

People tend to associate video production with pointing the camera and shooting scenes. They think about location, lighting and who will appear on camera. All of that is important. Yet, the work that comes before the shoot is every bit as important. The work before the shoot is referred to[…]

What is a story and how do I know when I have a good one?

Greg Nuspel Our lives are awash in stories. You can’t have a decent conversation without coming across at least one. Spiritual practices are shared through stories and so are current events. We love stories in movies and books. We learn to read sitting on our parents’ laps listening to stories.[…]

The Talking Heads were an awesome rock group

Debbie Bateman  I enjoyed “Burning Down the House” as much as anyone. It’s a great song and the Talking Heads were awesome as a rock group. But if that’s all you have in your video, you’re missing out on the key advantage of visual storytelling. Videos are stories told through[…]

Filmmakers Film Jam

This weekend a local filmmakers’ club had what they call a film jam. Wanting to lend a hand and have some fun, I attended. Film jams are a great way to practice your craft. The idea of a film jam is that anyone with an interest in filmmaking, from actors[…]