A Man of Men

Here is a story that helps show the power of the subtle audio edit. There are so many quiet moments that make the story respectful and honoring not needlessly emotional.

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Compare Versions of the Same Story

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WCCO and KARE-11 are first-rate TV stations in Minneapolis. So when two crews both cover the same story, it is a remarkable opportunity to compare stunning work.

The WCCO story is more factual, the KARE-11 story goes for feeling.  Notice the difference in the amount of natural sound in the two stories. Did one work better than the other? Why?

How did the reporters think of what they had to say versus what the characters said?

Which story felt more like it took you to the cave? Did one make you feel like you understood the story more clearly?

NBC News also produced a story. 

WCCO Story:

 

KARE-11 Story

Students Use iPods and Hipstamatic to Tell Stories

 

“If you could tell the world anything, what would you say…”

When this thought was presented to five San Francisco teenagers, they took to their neighborhood streets and used an iPod and Hipstamatic to weave their stories into a visual storytelling project, #WeHearYouSF. The project aims to empower students, who have not been successful in traditional school settings, to learn by doing.