“Face-off With a Deadly Predator” is a great video — wonderful story, amazing images. From a tech point of view, it offers great inspiration to those of us moving into motion.
When it comes to video production it doesn’t get much simpler than “Deadly Predator.” Yet, as far as the quality of multimedia storytelling is concerned, it doesn’t get much better. Notice that the decidedly simple approach to the video interview of Paul Nicklen doesn’t detract from the piece — at all.
As you watch “Deadly Predator,” consider how you can put the still images in your collection to motion — adding only your own voice
To be clear: You don’t need to record yourself on video. As Bill Cunningham proves, voice-only voice-overs can work quite effectively when creating a video from still images. (Consider adding a little royalty-free music for drama, as in “Deadly Predator.”
A big thanks to Mary Lynn Price for strongly suggesting I watch this video, when I interviewed her for “Adventures in Motion.” “It’s so simple and yet it’s gotten more than two million hits on YouTube,” she said.
Price told me that as long as we have a good story, multimedia can be as simple as mixing our images with our own thoughts in our own voices.