A Story to Create a Story

Each video started with a short story telling us what this was about and why we should care. it got right to the point, but left a lot of room to move around and expand on. [structural]the rest of the video was spent filling in gaps and expanding on emotions that the original story started.[structural, rhetorical ] By giving us this simple starting point it gives the listener both something to center their attention on and a reason that they should keep listening to the story.[rhetorical] They attach to our emotions and pull us closer to the rest of the video. By the end of the story they start to wrap up emotions and tie them off one by one, creating a neat compete video. By taking each part of the original story and resolving it, it not only makes the story easier to write, but feel more complete after the audience finishes with the movie.[structural, rhetorical]

The cookbook agreed with a lot of what i said earlier about how you take an emotion instead of an idea. Ideas can be hard to build on, but if your emotional about something you can always find words.[structural, rhetorical] What i didn’t touch on is the visual images.Good stories can tell themselves, but images and pictures help give us more to tie our own experiences into.[structural]  After listening to the podcast The House on Loon Lake I could tie some of that story into my own life. I couldn’t help but want something to look at to bring it more to life. With these, you get both the story and the visuals to bring the story to you.[structural, rhetorical]

Adam Steffy

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~ by adamsteffy on February 14, 2011.

2 Responses to “A Story to Create a Story”

  1. Please title and sign your blog posts! Also, when you post, make sure you tweet the url

  2. I went back and edited it to put in the title and sig after i posted, but it looks like it didnt actually do anything.
    -Adam Steffy-

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