Stories and storytelling are a thread that has run through our work right from our earliest days. So you won’t be surprised to hear that Adam Westbrook’s article for journalism.co.uk, It is time to take storytelling seriously, grabbed our attention. It’s about a new book about what it takes to produce standout storytelling.
From the blurb:
This unique book lets you listen in on 25 of the world’s best digital storytellers. They each share one golden piece of advice, the sort of wisdom only experience can teach.
This is a book like no other: it’s not about the basics, or the easy wins. It’s about creating remarkable, high quality stories that endure and make an impact.
And it’s written by the people who really know what they’re talking about. Almost all of the contributors have won awards, including Emmys, Webbys and BAFTAs, and work for The New York Times, The Guardian, Media Storm, This American Life, the BBC and others.
After hand picking more than 20 of the world’s most renowned digital storytellers we gave them a challenge.
Share one practical piece of advice that they’ve learned in the course of making high quality stories. It had to be something you don’t read in your average book or on the average blog. And they had to do it in just 200 words. The result is a book which you’ll be able to digest in a single sitting, but still rich in the sort of knowledge and experience you can’t get anywhere else.
This book is for anyone who wants to be better at digital storytelling, whether in video, photography, audio, web design, interactives and more. From j-students to seasoned pros, it is aimed at anyone in hot pursuit of excellence, over mediocrity.
You can find out more about (and buy) the book here.