It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words—but whicxh words? How easy it is to forget that photos and videos are powerful storytelling tools, but only if you know how to use them. A big part of telling stories with images is to give your videos a unique and distinctive visual “look.”
Have you ever what wondered what kind of planning goes into making commercials, short films, or animations? Well, for starters, the backbone of any of these projects are storyboards or storyboard artists.
If you want to show a story, there’s nothing better than an animation—you can share what you’ve got to say through the look of the characters, their movements, and the sounds they make. CrazyTalk Animator 3 is a perfect program for this task—very simple to use, yet very powerful. If you use it in its Pipeline version, you can even make it an extension of Photoshop!
As a documentary film maker, it’s your responsibility to accurately and responsibly represent someone on screen. That means giving careful thought to how you structure and edit their interview, so they’re not taken out of context.
In the latest from our series on Instagram Stories, we tackle a fun project using an image sequence to tell a story. Learn how to use this feature to get your followers involved with your stories.
Explore your creativity with individual stories on Instagram. In this tutorial, learn how to create a short photo slideshow from scratch using Adobe Photoshop and video editing apps.
The practical reality of documentary video shooting is often much different from other video shoots, such as narrative fiction shorts, music videos, and corporate promos. In a documentary you’re subject to unpredictability, and you have to do your best to simply keep up and remain flexible. This is because you’re depending on telling real people’s stories, in the real world, where re-takes are usually not an option.