Storytelling In Motion and In Stills
Storytelling with images and words by themselves is great. But by taking advantage of animation we create a “movie” to bring together images, verbal descriptions, and music which together adds whole additional dimensions that are very powerful. These animated motion stories create an excitement and interest with much the same sets of ingredients: still photos or videos, the verbal elements of the story and selected music to set the tone and pace the telling. The motion of these stories engages the viewer in a way that brings all of the senses into play.
There is no limit to how many images and how much of a written story we can include. Each animated story is customized to the needs of the story and how it will be used. This is a simple way to create a story and make it accessible to viewers on any subject.
The story starts with a title, sections, images, the story line and accompanying music to set the tone and the rhythm for telling the story. For some stories, it is good to be short, give the message, portray the atmosphere and share a bite size experience. Other stories call for using more clusters of images and mover extensive content. In either case, this is a medium that can be used to tell stories in an immediate and impactful way.
Another second approach uses a simple framework to bring out the theme of the story and organize the images and language as an unraveling story that enables the viewer to go through the story at their own pace. The advantage of this is that viewers determine how they want to experience the story. The same images and language can be used, so this is a difference in the choice of medium to convey the experience.
Having different options that can readily be brought into play gives different options to share a message and experience. Below are links to both kinds of storytelling. Try them out to see what additional storytelling options are available to you.
All Souls Processional, Tucson, Arizona