Visual Storytelling

After reading through the tips on visual storytelling, I came across this video that is a good example of visual storytelling. The video is actually an ad for a non-profit that is trying to provide clean water to children in poverty-stricken areas of Africa. What struck me about the visual aspect of this piece was the good closing and opening shots. As we know from Deborah Potter, getting your shots to tell a story with a beginning, middle and end is important. Because of the good opening and closing shots, this video was able to accomplish that very well. The beginning of the video is a shot of the ocean, emphasizing the water. The last shot (before some text at the very end) is of happy children dancing around. This plays up the good that can come to them if they get the water that was seen at the beginning. Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable piece and a good example.


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