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If your video is comprised of interviews, try to get your b-roll after you’ve recorded all or most of the interviews. The reason is that inevitably the people interviewed will say certain things that may inspire the kind of b-roll you’ll want to shoot. Read more bladeronner.com.


Entries in storytelling inspiration (4)



In the online world, 12-minute videos can be excruciating to sit through. Tell me what I need to know in 90 seconds, then let me move on with my day. But this one kept me fully engaged, if not literally holding my breath to see how the story unfolded.

Can you imagine the time, vision, and effort that went into creating such an intricate piece? Whether or not the creators set out to tell an environmental story or not, the symbolism in this video is hard to ignore. Which makes me think that, along with WWF's We Are All Connected, this is one of the most powerful communication tools the environmental community could ever hope to harness.

Big thanks to Hank Wilson and Open Culture for bringing this to my attention!

TECLOPOLIS - Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

To learn more about the making of this video, visit www.teclopolis.com.ar.

We Are All Connected

This is the most beautiful thing I've seen all week.

WWF - We Are All Connected - Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

360-Degree Video

Oh, how I wish the footage were sharper. And the controls more intuitive. And I much prefer Jeff Buckley's version of this song. Still, this technique is amazing, and a remarkable new way of experiencing video. Enjoy the ride.

360 video - Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

Prius Goes Plural

Adorable. I miss my Prius.