TIP OF THE WEEK: Boyd Huppert Maximize the Surprise

Boyd Huppert: Maximize the Surprise

“Surprises are the ‘gold coins’ that reward viewers for investing time in your story. Effective storytellers identify their surprises BEFORE writing and editing. They understand reporters are responsible for the set-up, while the punch line (a revealing sound bite, picture or pop of natural sound) belongs to the photographer/editor.”