As a video story teller, I'm always looking for a way into the story. How can I tell this story in a way that is interesting?
In Part 1 of Making Great Video Stories, I wrote about the Process video. Another way to ensure you're telling a compelling story is to tell your story through someone who is obsessed.
People who are obsessed are fascinating. They usually have to juggle their obsesson with their daily lives, money, their family, and their job so there is an inherent conflict right there. Conflict good.
The other thing that is great about telling a story about someone driven by something is that they have amassed, most likely, a huge treasure trove of assets. The assets could be record albums, or business cards, or love letters.
How does this help us? B-roll! Great b-roll makes for a great colorful story.
At Wheelhouse Communications, I pitched to the The Daily (the iPad only newspaper) a video about the release of a new Dr. Suess book, The Bippolo Seeds and Other Stories. The way into the story was to focus on Dr. Charles Cohen a Dentist by day and a Suessologist by night. What is a Suessologist? Click the video to find out. Can't see the video? Click here.