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Video vs. Real Life

Several readers forwarded this video.

It’s a great example of the principle of intrigue. Notice how the video sets up a game with the viewer– how will writer Charlene DeGuzman’s key point be revealed in each shot?  Once we know what her point is, we watch in horror, recognizing our own behavior over and over.

Instead of telling us answers, telling us what to think, this video invites us in and allows us to think.  Getting your audience to draw its own conclusions is so much more powerful than explaining.

And the point she makes about real life vs. electronics?  I love that too.

Got a video you love? Send it along. If I post your video, you’ll win…um…you know…some admiration.  Maybe a little glory.  Nothing, actually, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

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Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman, president of LA-based Custom Productions, Inc., is a prolific producer, writer, and director, known for over 200 diverse media projects. He is also the author of the best-selling book "How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck," taught globally from middle school to graduate level, and available in 9 languages.

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