You need to decide what story you are going to tell and how to tell it. Do you have thoughts, experiences, memories or opinions about a specific theme?
Ask yourself – How does the story affect me? Do I think it is a good thing or a bad thing in my life and why? Am I, or my friends or family, or people in my community, involved in a way no-one else would know about? What would I like to say?
Think of what might catch the interest of people watching your video. Think how you can tell your story visually.
Does a documentary style suit you and your ideas, or something more unusual – perhaps a rap response to a subject? Or a beautifully shot tour of your community? Use your imagination as well as following the traditional rules.
By Georgey Spanswick
15th March 2011
By Neil Cartmell
19th August 2009
Decide the details of your story
Plan who tells it
Personal is powerful
Think about your style of filming
Remember your audience
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