What do you think? Can a story translate to film?
I’m trying to see by using the scientific method to find out, but I would like the opinion of storytellers. On professionalstoryteller.ning.com I have three live recordings of myself telling stories. Rachel Hedman told me she likes the story better when she hears it live but can a story still come through on a recording? I have heard Bill Harley perform live and on CD. I liked the performance better when I was there, but I can’t say if the story was better.
I have also taken a common urban legend and turned it into a shot film. You can see it at the Chiller network’s contest site Dare2Direct.com. The title is “The Puzzle.” (I’m no Hitchcock) but did the story come out? I heard a lot of people talk about the “storytelling” of film at the Oscars last time and I’m not seeing what they are. Can a story be told in film?
Let me know what you think.