Story Ideas

Story Ideas

Where do you get your story ideas? When we listen to somebody’s story, sometimes a phrase in the story or emotion that you feel from it sparks our inspiration, doesn’t it? If you jot down your thoughts at those moments, you get more story ideas. Next time when you...
Listen to the Beats!

Listen to the Beats!

What are the beats, you ask? In music, the beat is the basic unit of time. It is often defined as the rhythm listeners would tap their toes to when listening to a piece of music. It’s the same logic in storytelling. Thebeat is the smallest unit of story. A collection...
Change Your Perspective!

Change Your Perspective!

You may be thinking that you can’t do too much when you tell a story on screen. If you are, it’s time to change your perspective. In the digital world, there are limitless possibilities. You can create different story worlds for your audience by changing a little...
Camera Shot Types

Camera Shot Types

Let’s learn different camera shot types. One of the benefits of telling a story on screen is that you can mix them and make your story more compelling. You may need to be creative to do a medium full or longer shot though. If your space is limited with clutter like...
Ride The Wave of Laughters

Ride The Wave of Laughters

Comedic timing is hard for me to measure. I always pause for laughter, but how long is long enough? One time, while I was telling a story, I paused for laughter. The laugh was bigger than I thought it would be, which caught me off guard. My mind went blank! For the...
Ride The Wave of Laughters

Know Your Audience

I’m always fascinated by audience’s reactions while I’m telling a story. We all know that “knowing your audience” is one of the most important key elements when we tell a story. But how so? Where they laugh, what they respond to, how they...