Eric Maierson over at MediaStorm put up a post about getting better at storytelling. Several good ideas embedded in here, some of which have more to do with changing yourself than your subject matter.
Going forward, I want to challenge the notion that the only way to do things is the way I’ve done them in the past.
Yes, there is an anarchistic thrill in breaking rules, but that’s not the point. As I’ve stated elsewhere, editing is an act of empathy. It’s about bridging the gap between subject and viewer to create understanding. And emotion is our single greatest tool for that purpose. Get the viewer to feel what the subject does.