Stories Make the World
Storytelling is always at the heart of any kind of documentary journey. And for today’s episode of the podcast, we will explore 5 Ways to Tell Someone’s Story, followed by a shared conversation with, Stephen Most, who has been working in documentary for 40+ years and he has had a hand in the writing and/or producing of four documentary films that were nominated for an Academy Award. Stephen has just released his new book, Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary. In this episode, we discuss:
- how & why storytelling is an essential part of the human experience
- how doc filmmaking gives extraordinary access to the world’s most intimate stories
- importance of truly listening to our subjects + their stories during the interview
- why interviewing with a sound recorder might sometimes work better than on-camera
Some of the ways, as we discuss in this episode, in which you can tell someone’s story in your documentary film:
- archival photos/footage
- find the details
- become the explorer
- silence is okay
Watch the trailers for Stephen Most’s documentary films:
River of Renewal
Oil on Ice
Watch the trailer for Stephen Most’s book:
You can purchase here Stories Make The World
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