Show Your Story

Video production allows you to show your story so much more than audio storytelling. In video, you have the ability to not only tell your story but visualize it. This story is no different from any other story, there must be a beginning, middle, and end in both production and execution.

Video production allows you to show your story.
Video production allows you to show your story.

A Beginning

In producing a video there are so many factors you must plan before beginning production. You have to have a clear and concise topic that means something. Once you have achieved this, you have to think of how you want to execute your argument. This may include a script, setting up an interview, and planning visual and audio additions to put together the best possible visual for your viewers. When producing your video, the beginning of it is very important. This is the first bit your viewer will see. You want to set the scene and hook your viewer to stay and view the whole thing. The beginning of your video should let your audience know what your video is all about and why it is important to watch it all.

A Middle

In the production of your video, the middle is where you would capture the footage that you need. All the planning you did would be executed in this step, gathering all the visuals you will need to show your story to your audience. The middle is key in exploring the main conflict or point in the progression of the story you are telling. For a documentary film this would be where you would provide evidence and justification for your story. This may include an interview of a source that would enhance what you are trying to get across.

An End

In producing your video, the end would be the editing stage. All the footage you gathered in the middle step of production would be cut, edited, moved, deleted, added, etc. in this step of production. This is where the final product of your visual story will come to life. In the video itself, the end is where you reach some sort of resolution. This is the moment where all the questions from the beginning and middle are answered and nothing is left unsaid. The ending must be strong to provide your audience with a final takeaway of the story you just told.

The end of your visual story should answer all the questions of your audience and leave them wanting more.
The end of your visual story should answer all the questions of your audience and leave them wanting more.

In visual storytelling, there is so much more than just telling a story, for you must show it as well. There must always be a beginning, middle, and end both in the production and the visual story itself. Always remember that while this is your story you are showing, your audience is just as important and must be drawn to it. Have a purpose and share your story.

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