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Television and Field Reporting, 6th Edition by John DeTarsio, John Larson, Fred Shook

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How to Improve Your Storytelling Ability

 

 

Audiences with many viewing choices expect certain standards from their favorite information sources. At the very least, they want their stories and storytellers to be interesting and appealing. Even when your intentions are noble but your work suffers, viewers can only judge what you put on the screen. In the end, nothing else matters. “The ability to appeal, whatever the subject matter, separates the successful creator from the artistic failure,” writes filmmaker and author Edward Dmytryk in his book On Film Editing.1 Survival and professional advancement depend on a commitment to produce stories with a style and substance that are consistently solid, unique, and appealing, even on ...

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