A client recently told me a story about climbing Mount Olympus in Greece. When he started the story, I anticipated hearing details about the challenging terrain, the gorgeous views, the pilgrimage up the majestic mountain of ancient Greek mythology.
Instead I heard a hilarious story about the food he ate at the hiker's hut on the mountain. Stories about keeping a watchful eye on a struggling fellow hiker, and a magical moment they experienced together, meeting a goat herder on the trail playing a silver clarinet.
It was a magical moment for me too, hearing the story of his Mount Olympus climb from so many years ago. I am grateful.
One glimpse and we’re transported in time.
UK Documentary filmmaker Greg Ward set up his camera in a quiet location and asked people to hold one of their school portraits and talk about themselves in the past, present and future.
Simple unscripted methods of storytelling.
I think this technique would work great at a class reunion, a family reunion or even a business retreat setting. It's an affordable approach, a great way to tell the stories of a group of people.
Producer Audrey Robinson Favorito explores the craft of digital storytelling