TIP OF THE WEEK: 4/21/2013

The Storytelling Gods who run this board asked me to pass along this week’s tip of the week. I know you need some encouragement after last week. I know you are girding yourself for the May book ahead. You need to know the whole world has not been Fed-ex’ed to hell. I kept that in mind when I selected the story to share.

My tip is to explain, not narrate your video. My old photographer friend Pat Slattery used to call it avoiding the “say dog -see dog” trap. My breakthrough on this came a long time ago when I watched this story. I watched it over and over and over. Every line tells me about what I am seeing, not what I am seeing. Every line enriches my understanding. And when somebody tells you not to ever start a story with a standup- point them here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsc6kW1Spk